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it peaked in the 90's
bands cant make it anymore. music tv and radio is destroying bands. hype swallows all.
I'm never going to listen to music again.
Things would be better!
this is true.
i mean the indistry is in irreversible decline. nothing now can ever be as special as it could have been in the past. its far too commercialised and money/hype centred.
m2 --> mtv2 transition. theres now such a large market for 'alternative' music that its going the same way as pop did in the 90's, so that one day all popular alt music will become one indistinguishable amorphous blob. oh wait
burn all my records - post 1990s
In the meantime, I'm pretty sure the stuff on MTV2 is still pretty mainstream and non-mainstream music is still criminally overlooked and can be clung on to like your very own son.
What is music? Never heard of it.
I hear the next album's gonna be wicked, though.
more band reformations that noone gives a shit about?
more rehashed genre pastiches?
nu this nu that?
more and more people being priced out of gigs?
more and more bands rushing out albums year after year so the public dont forget them?
more and more festivals becoming commercialised and eventually sterilised. glastonbury anyone?
more and more NME hype bands shoved down our throats one week and forgotten the next?
Uh, depends on your definition of 'look forward'. Let's face it, music has been around for centuries, it's not about to die. If we're really, really lucky, modern music will be an anachronism in our own lifetime and we'll see the dawn of whatever's next.
Failing that, I reckon Yeah Yeah Yeahs have got another really good album in them somewhere.
That wasn't music, that was just noise.
... we all have a tendency to think that music was best in our formative (teenage?) years. Me, I think Glenn Miller and George Formby will never be bettered.
Maybe you should look forward to good music? It hasn't stopped existing.
2. no one gives a shit, you're right
3. doesn't matter
4. doesn't matter
5. Is this a new development?
6. Is this a new development? Seems positive, unless bands are doing it cynically, which i'd hope bands I care about wouldn't be.
7. Festivals? New ones arise. Small loss anyway, from my point of view.
8. doesn't matter
stating the bastard obvious. can someone go and get rid of bloc party, all electro music, kate nash, and the kooks for me?
Utter Plonker, thats nonsense, there was good stuff in 90's and there is good stuff as there was in every other decade since the millenia..
what's your point?
There are some great bands around at the moment (but i do find myself listening to old bands all the time).
"over commercialised and money/hype centred"!!! - it has ALWAYS been that way
mass media in my opinion will be the death of music
your relationship with music is over. move on! or have a rethink.
supreme! And alternative music will be back in its place!
was the exact moment
your conditions for music NOT being over depend on a certain amount of exposure and exclaimed validity. There's a ton of stuff out there, maybe you should buy a bigger shovel and ignore the billboards/tv/radio/publications
i just strongly believe theres no way but down from here
I'll tell you what's over. Graffiti, art, cinematography, fiction and fashion.
well judging by your comments you should probably rename the thread 'musical innovation is over'
Not sure i agree with that but less of a knee-jerk statement.
just because music is being embraced differently by the the mainstream media doesn't mean it's dying.
seriously, what have people got against this decade? it's amazing!
Just cut off your ears and stop moanin.
altho theres more shit than theres ever been. im talking about the boom and bust nature of the industry.
well i despair for it all really. even tho i do agree theres still amazing talent around. just nothing new
there's plenty of new stuff.
mass media and over-saturisation cancel each other out. There will always remain gems under the radar and they'll play for us and make us proud, right?
I can't keep up with the fuckers they all need to slow down and let us catch up.
obviously your music taste is to guitar centric
It's never going to recover from that.
by Bill Drummond. He has a plan to restart music all over again! Yipee :)
so painfully,agonizingly wrong
but more the way it is received, listened to, and consumed. the best is gone
what do ou think is gonna happen to CDs and music you can actually OWN.
what is a record without physical presence? music on a computer/ipod is bullshit.
CDs will die, nothign will replace them, and then what? the digital revolution is straight bullshit
THE LAST TRUE BAND WAS FUGAZI
you're mixing music and the music industry. Music as in the industry is clearly in a bit of a sticky patch, music'll never die though and I think we're on the cusp of some pretty huge changes which whilst at face value seem a bit doom and gloom will eventually lead to some pretty exciting times. Just because music is now almost exclusively influenced by the past doesn't make it any less enjoyable, people are always going to look for something within their generation that they can connect with.