Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
I think you're on to something there. So what could be next? What could possibly come in to puncture the bloat we have today ... the tortured melisma, competitive compression, autotune and Protools, formulaic writing, the infernal machines, exposed navels ...
ugh, when you list all the warts like that, it really sounds helpless doesn't it?
Fear not - have faith in the proles! Whatever comes in will be stripped down, some attitude (not necessarily volume), and be played with conviction (I hope). Alas, it will only last a couple of years before the sales weasels gut it.
BTW, That was an interesting comment about the disappearance of the shuffle ... I hadn't thought of that. I guess with the reduction of pop to quarter notes on a (synthesized) bass drum, the shuffle had no place? Dunno ...?