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Default Re: My rant on today's pop music

Originally Posted by inneedofgrace View Post
I have to admit that the 90's were a musical black hole for me, especially in terms of rock n roll.
Originally Posted by Deltadrummer View Post
In the 1970s, there was a lot of 1950s nostalgia that came in the form of of punk and new wave
And in the 80's, there was a big interest in 60's music. Into the 90's, we suddenly saw everything about the 70's be cool again.

And 80's music just continues to be considered cool.
I'm always amazed how many people who were too young or not born yet to have experienced the 80's, yet know every band and every song that was popular back then. And in the last 10 years, we've seen a lot of band who fully embraced and reproduced the 80's new wave vibe see success. As much cheese as their was in the 80's, it seems to be a golden era of music to so many people.

And lately, I've even noticed the high school kids wearing 80's type clothing.

I recall in the 90's, listening to grunge take over the radio, and thinking, yeah, but in 10-20 years, will be look back on this fondly with the same sense of nostalgia people give to the 50-80s? I didn't think so.

To an extent, I've been proven right and proven wrong. VH-1 did an "all 90's weekend" this past weekend, and there are numerous cover bands that focus on the 90's. But at the same time, one local radio station did an all 80's weekend this past weekend, and it seems all 80's features on the radio are way more common. 80's cover bands seem to be more abundant than 90's focused bands.

And despite this past weekends look at the 90's, it does seem the vast majority of programing on vh-1 and vh-1 classic is focussed on the 70s and 80s.

I just don't see teenagers looking at back at the 90's and thinking " yeah, it was so much cooler then, when everyone wore flannel and did heroin"

But perhaps that is all just my biased opinion.

Originally Posted by Deltadrummer View Post
. is someone really going to laud Kiss and say Avenged Sevenfold is okay but doesn't have good songs? (Yes, Ian, he said that.)
Eh, well, I think Avenged Sevenfold only really has one good album. I own a bunch of them, but there is only one I like.

Originally Posted by Deltadrummer View Post
there are so many melodic metal bands like Disturbed, After Forever, Within Temptation, a lot of them from N. Europe, that's where it 's happening. There are many of them.
Yes, as I have said in numerous threads, 99% of the albums I've bought in the last few years have been from European bands who have little to no following in the US.

Originally Posted by Deltadrummer View Post
Then there was the whole resurgence of progressive rock in the early 2000s with Tool, Spock's Beard and Flower Kings. Are people ware that these things are happening or have happened?
I think that had more to do with the internet than anything. Tool was already popular. The rest were there, but the net gave them an outlet.

In the 90's Dream Theater really embraced the internet. Back in the days when most people only had AOL, you could go to the Dream Theater AOL board, and Mike Porntoy and then keyboardist Derek Sheridian would actually post and reply to posts from fans, as well as Mike's sister and their ex-vocalist. They helped build a huge network of online prog fans. A lot of prog musicians said wow, I can actually do this music and find an audience now. Where as before they would have limited to just playing in their living rooms.

But still, it's not like those prog bands sell millions (Tool being the exception). Most of them just get by.
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