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Old 03-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #16
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I would say that laziness and a lack of guts/creativity/inspiration are killing music, not an emphasis on strong songwriting.

Couldn't agree more. My argument, if I have one, would be that many of the lazy/gutless contigent use 'classic songwriting' as their human shield/figleaf. You can't criticise us, we're making classic pop songs! It's happy! It's sunny!

It's drivel.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #17
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Bummer. I think Scar is a great little pop song.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:54 AM   #18
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i have nothing to contribute other than missy higgins sucks, and scar is one of the worst songs i've ever heard.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:00 AM   #19
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I think you suck. You're the worst song I've ever heard.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:01 AM   #20
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Doesn't the hive hate classic pop tunes?
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #21
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I think you suck. You're the worst song I've ever heard.
your face is the worst song i've ever heard.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:07 AM   #22
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YA MUMS THE WORST SONG l'VE EVER HEARD
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #23
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hey that's not cool man, she's dead

(i'm kidding)
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #24
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cool, killed the thread!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:13 AM   #25
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I think I saw missy higgins live once. I think she opened for ben folds here. And I think she was really terrible, but mostly just forgettable.
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I find that writing a perfect pop song is a very good thing that one should aim for, my real problem is that most artists simply don't have the talent to achieve that, and so we get a lot of shitty attempts at it. So I think you've got a lot of artists who could be doing great things in different areas of music, but are instead over-encumbered* by the the potential satisfaction of writing a great pop song. I guess I largely agree with you, but at the same time I don't think it's all bad.

Is it detrimental to the growth of music? I think most modern music is, as long as it keeps sticking to creating a retro ideal of what music should be, and I guess writing a standard-meter pop song is certainly a part of that. But if some good music comes out of it, can we forgive the waves of crap that are bound to come with any fad? I can shit on about how bothersome it is that we're looking to the past way too often when it comes to new music, but the fact remains that a lot of my favourite bands at the moment are all about that. And now I realise that I'm just bludging work here, so I should finish this post. Right now! Now.


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Old 03-12-2012, 04:41 AM   #27
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*I put this in for LeMel!
I do enjoy words of that nature. Thank you!
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No. The death of music are the manufactured pop acts. Spice Girls, boybands, Bieber, Gaga, Perry.

Hopefully with Amy and moreso Adele the trend goes back to acts with some talent.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:56 AM   #29
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Yeah, because the Spice Girls and boybands have never been more relevant.

Manufactured pop acts have always existed, let's not pretend that their existence is "the death" of music.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:16 AM   #30
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Right? it's funny because I actually feel like manufactured pop acts are less offensive than they were 10-15 years ago.
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