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Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 12:38 PM Reply

Now, I'm not usually one for generalizations, disliking things because I've only heard a bit of it, or hating other peoples opinions but I've always had an issue with the genre we call Country Music.
Just to throw my tastes out there, so you can rip them apart, I listen to MF Doom, Tupac, Pink Floyd, Neutral Milk Hotel, DeadMau5, Gorillaz, Outkast, Muse, J Dilla, Kendrick Lamar, Jimmy Hendrix, etc.
So I'm pretty open to music, and I take a lot of recommendations, it's just Country that bothers me.

Now, people around here, they listen to it. Maybe for ambiance, or maybe because they like it.
To me though, from what I've head for the past years in my life. For the entirety of it has been this.
-Reinforcement of the "Dixie" way
-Getting drunk with your friends and having a good time
-Sometimes Feminine reinforcement, for the ladies
-Covers of rock songs, to make them country
-Enforcement of how America is so great, and how it's the only way.

Now, for the cover one. I could think of Rascal Flatts covering up the Tom Cochrane song "Life is a Highway."

Now, I was wondering what you guys thought about it, I maybe asking the wrong people, but opinions are welcome. As standard.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 12:53 PM Reply

Because country now is switching over to a shitty hybrid version of pop/country where the ratio of actual decent country to pop is 1:30,000,000. It's getting fucking stupid.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 01:05 PM Reply

At 8/9/12 01:02 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote: Country is a plague on humanity. It's 99% of the time made by unintelligent Texas trailer trash degenerates who couldn't write lyrics to save their own inbred ass.

I think that's an insult to Texans. It's the Tennessee guys that are ruining it.
At least Texans could run their own country, albeit selling bits and bits to its neighbors.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 01:07 PM Reply

All country music is bad.

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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 01:10 PM Reply

stop listening to american country


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 02:03 PM Reply

Country is shit because it does nothing but reinforce stereotypes. The lyrics are as shallow as you can get, they insist on singing in that mock-Southern honky-tonk drawl which just sounds fucking stupid, and every song consists of nothing more than verse-chorus-verse with absolutely no creativity behind it.

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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 08:11 PM Reply

Simply put, it tries to be something it isn't by blending different genres in an attempt to make it sound more cool, hip or whatever else. Also, much of it seems to encourage age-old stereotypes of Southerners and people who live in farms/country as drunken, god-fearing, Nascar rednecks, when we know that isn't always the case.

Frankly, I can't understand why anyone could listen to this without either getting a headache or turn the station to something else, because this kind of music should never be popular in the first place, and yet it is.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 08:20 PM Reply

Country music has always been bad, the modern country is just acoustic hell

The only good country singers ever, are Johnny Cash, the guy that made the music from toy story (I think that was bluegrass though), and Lorne Green


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 08:27 PM Reply

Listen to Patrice Oneal on Opie and Anthony talking about the top 10 country songs on the charts. it's hilarious.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 09:48 PM Reply

Taylor Swift. That is all.

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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 10:35 PM Reply

I've noticed, through years of listening to my parents listening to country. A good chunk of music on modern country radio is just pop music. All catchy choruses, southern accents, maybe a few slide guitars and banjos thrown in for good measure, all with lyrics written by professional hit-makers. I swear I even heard a country "singer" rapping on a song, I think it was called "Dirt Road Anthem" or something.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 10:49 PM Reply

country music is garbage (yes i just called johhnny cash garbage) it has nothing to offer musically except keeping the fidle and banjo alive


if it is a gigantic horrible typo mah bad

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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 8/9/12 08:20 PM, Xenomit wrote: Country music has always been bad.

^ This, and I now have a slight new found respect for Xenomit.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 10:56 PM Reply

When was country music good?


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:00 PM Reply

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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:13 PM Reply

At 8/9/12 11:07 PM, Bees wrote: i'd say the best thing to happen to country music is the creation of rockabilly.

rockabilly came from rock n roll' ala chuck berry not shitty country music


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:15 PM Reply

At 8/9/12 11:13 PM, Bees wrote:
At 8/9/12 11:13 PM, captainlolz wrote:
At 8/9/12 11:07 PM, Bees wrote: i'd say the best thing to happen to country music is the creation of rockabilly.
rockabilly came from rock n roll' ala chuck berry not shitty country music
cool then country all around sucks then

As I said earlier, there is a very, very slim few who can pass off as enjoyable

The solemness of most of johnny cash's is pretty cool, with this being my example


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:18 PM Reply

At 8/9/12 11:17 PM, Bees wrote:
At 8/9/12 11:15 PM, Xenomit wrote: As I said earlier, there is a very, very slim few who can pass off as enjoyable

The solemness of most of johnny cash's is pretty cool, with this being my example
bored me to tears

Not all music has to have a bpm of 500 and just be "LIHOLCHOWEHGAUHGDKSGCAUGEDCGWGVLCJDBSOVCUGWEOUGCOSUDBOVUG SODUV" all over the place


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:20 PM Reply

You're all a bunch of judgemental Janes.
How can you not like this song?

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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:25 PM Reply

At 8/9/12 11:15 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 8/9/12 11:13 PM, Bees wrote:
At 8/9/12 11:13 PM, captainlolz wrote:
At 8/9/12 11:07 PM, Bees wrote: i'd say the best thing to happen to country music is the creation of rockabilly.
rockabilly came from rock n roll' ala chuck berry not shitty country music
cool then country all around sucks then
As I said earlier, there is a very, very slim few who can pass off as enjoyable

The solemness of most of johnny cash's is pretty cool, with this being my example

Of course you could find something decent in almost anything. I myself am not a big fan of johnny cash but he is the best example of popular country that isnt shit. I myself am a fan of artists like Kathleen Edwards, alejandro escovedo, link wray, and john doe who youve probably never heard of. Also I listen to a lot of folk which is what country and blues come from so some country spills through and blend together. Rockabilly fits in those categories too because it is a mix of country and rock & roll.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:29 PM Reply

At 8/9/12 11:28 PM, Bees wrote: lol way to assume im some spazzoid. i didn't comment on which aspect bored me, to be honest the song in its entirety was boring. if that's what you call cool and enjoyable then your music taste is as laughable as your posts

I predominantly listen to electronica, weather that be techno, dubstep, trance, all that.

It's just good to slow down every once in a while


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:32 PM Reply

Modern country sucks because it's either too country or not country enough. Lame traditionalist country being too much, and new era "Nashville" pop (country-rap included) being too little. Country is for the most part dead, and rightfully so. It's had it's spin, and can't really be stretched much longer without ending up "country influenced" rather than actually country.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 12:18 AM Reply

This is the only country song ill ever partially like...Really not sure why...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czw4HjgZ9Fs


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 12:25 AM Reply

Nashville=shit
Memphis=good

Nashville: money greedy pricks more trying to make pop sound traditional
Memphis: Doesn't give a fuck if you like it, rock or GTFO, haterz gonna hate.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 12:26 AM Reply

The only country music I've really ever had any taste for was Johnny Cash. That's not to say that the rest of it is bad or anything, I just don't like it that much.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 12:29 AM Reply

Randy Travis is too busy drinking to make a decent record.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 12:50 AM Reply

I like it, It has a down to earth tone that feels more American and more real than most music I listen to. I think a counter to most of what you propose to country could be used in other ways such as "Why is Rap bad?", "Why is Metal bad?", "Why is X genre, bad?" I guarantee you I could find no less than 10 reasons why a particular genre fails to please the ears in one way or another. That being said, Everyone has different tastes, and not even a bunch of teenagers on the internet can influence that, as crazy as that sounds. For instance and most importantly:

I like country, and I could give a fuck less what y'all's or any other person's opinions are.


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 12:58 AM Reply

At 8/10/12 12:50 AM, HollowedPumkinz wrote: I like it, It has a down to earth tone that feels more American and more real than most music I listen to. I think a counter to most of what you propose to country could be used in other ways such as "Why is Rap bad?", "Why is Metal bad?", "Why is X genre, bad?" I guarantee you I could find no less than 10 reasons why a particular genre fails to please the ears in one way or another. That being said, Everyone has different tastes, and not even a bunch of teenagers on the internet can influence that, as crazy as that sounds. For instance and most importantly:

I like country, and I could give a fuck less what y'all's or any other person's opinions are.

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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 01:00 AM Reply

At 8/10/12 12:58 AM, dark-fox wrote: Lol "Ya'll", you must be one of them fag fellows I here about on the daily cunt, a womens magazine, sure it's for women but the articles are interesting and incase I need to please my man, Ill have it ready way back in my head...But I digress, "Ya'll" is not proper english and fuck you.

I say yall all the time, only without a sothern accent

I also "oil" as "ull", and I often shorten words that aren't supposed to be shortened


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Response to Why is modern Country Music bad? Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 01:07 AM Reply

At 8/10/12 12:58 AM, dark-fox wrote: Lol "Ya'll", you must be one of them fag fellows I here about on the daily cunt, a womens magazine, sure it's for women but the articles are interesting and incase I need to please my man, Ill have it ready way back in my head...But I digress, "Ya'll" is not proper english and fuck you.

Not sure if you're trolling or being serious....either way, none of what you said is relevant to 99% of the rest of my post so there really is nothing to talk about that wouldn't degenerate into baseless name calling from you. With that said, good day.


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