At 3/22/08 01:26 AM, JohnLithium wrote:
Ah, generalizations: the comfort of assertive statements without the burden of backing it up or supplying contextual evidence.
Isn't that what everyone does? It's the only way to make fun of another group of music or to try and make it look stupid. I'm not agreeing with it, what I did there was just say all the things I hear. As a matter of fact, I listen to ALL those genres and THOROUGHLY enjoy them. I will explain WHY I wrote it in the next rebuttal, look down furthur...
So, of course I can disagree with one and not the other.
No you cannot. If you disagree with one generalization but agree with the others, you are a hypocrite, and by the laws of dicks and douchebags, hypocrites are always wrong. This is the reason I wrote that, because you can't not like one group of music just because you've heard some of its music and feel ALL the music in that genre is just gonna be the same thing, that's just prickish.
Then of course there is music without lyrics...
Dance music, I said I missed some.
But, I digress. Of course, there will be varying levels of exposure to musicians and musical acts, I was merely pointing out that both Eminem and ICP share many of the traits I had previously mentioned, and that they only variated slightly in each phenomenon.
Oooh, look who can use a few big words. Course, neither are a phenomenon(Unexplainable scenarios that confound the mind), they are INSTANCES more...shame on you and a C- in English, study harder. Oh, and they are MUCH different actually, if you took the time to think about it, but you don't care about being fair, so oh well.
Of course, there are plenty of bands which expand beyond the themes which you mentioned above, but then again, when most people cannot comprehend rock beyond Nickelback or rap beyond Eminem or 50 Cent, then you really can't blame them when they claim that music (in their terminology, the 'major music industry') peddles monochromatic, repetitive themes. It is simply the law of supply and demand, as well as a reflection of the consumer culture.
Actually, those two as examples are ironic...seeing as Eminem's majority of songs AREN'T repetitive, or at the very least, no more repetitive than any other genre with their songs. Look at the song he did with his group D-12, "Git Up" which was NOTHING but line after line of awesome rapping. 50 Cent is only ever associated with Eminem because Eminem and Dr. Dre are credited with bringing him into the business...that's all, he doesn't copy their styles or anything, he just KNOWS them.