Was music better back in the day?

Keep things civil, people, or else we'll put you in time-out.
User avatar
Hilo Takenaka
Bronze
Posts: 1333
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Down Under^45e45745745745743523232312212357878890774532445657795654376457243543656867973456325
Contact:

Was music better back in the day?

Post by Hilo Takenaka » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:25 am

Pretty self explanatory
Image

Sandbox Characters
Anti-Virus
Trojan
Golden Falcon

User avatar
Annasiel
Administrator
Posts: 4718
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:40 am
Gender: Female
Location: Somewhere grey and full of ghosts.
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by Annasiel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:29 am

Nah. There's good music now, there was good music then. Equally, there's bad music now, there was bad music then. All a matter of tastes.
Alone she drifts from ancient mists
Nary a candle, nary a wish
But in the wont of wandering paths
Through wooded knolls, and windworn crags
She seeks a face she thought as friend
But now -- she thinks as judgement's end

User avatar
UmbraSight
Global Mod
Posts: 2083
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:07 am
Location: Lost in the Snow
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by UmbraSight » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:22 am

It is worth noting that it is easy to think music was better back in the day because only the good music from the past is what we still hear played on the radio.

Not that all the music played on the radio is good, mind.
//… and it was there, and her blade flicked out catching only air. She backed from the door, worn floorboards shivering with each misplaced step...// Fall of the Aelir Isles, Vol. III

User avatar
Reyn
Community Mod
Posts: 3642
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:59 pm
Location: PARANOiA -respect-
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by Reyn » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:17 am

UmbraSight wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:22 am
It is worth noting that it is easy to think music was better back in the day because only the good music from the past is what we still hear played on the radio.
Pretty much sums up my view on "why was x better in the past, it sucks now". You tend to remember good (or at least interesting) things more than mediocre things.

User avatar
Hilo Takenaka
Bronze
Posts: 1333
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Down Under^45e45745745745743523232312212357878890774532445657795654376457243543656867973456325
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by Hilo Takenaka » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:44 am

For me personally; I just don’t see the appeal in many songs now days. The newest wave of rap IMO just doesn’t sound good (although Post’s songs are so mellow that I just can’t get mad)
Looking back at it though; I can definitely agree why the cream rises to the crop. We always say “Every song in this genre sounds the same” but we think that because all the newest hits are played on the radio constantly. Older songs (even ones in the 00’s) had its fair share of similarities, but because they were yesteryear they aren’t played as much, so all the hits sound unique to us.
Image

Sandbox Characters
Anti-Virus
Trojan
Golden Falcon

User avatar
Annasiel
Administrator
Posts: 4718
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:40 am
Gender: Female
Location: Somewhere grey and full of ghosts.
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by Annasiel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:01 am

At the expense of sounding pompous, I listen to a lot of less mainstream music, in terms of modern sounds. That way, I can play it into absurdity at my own discretion instead of the radios doing it for me. xD

Honestly, I love a lot of modern mainstream music, especially in terms of alt. rock and pop. Not too fond of the trap resurgence, and mumble rappers can please just stop already.

In recent memory... Dreams by Beck, Believer by Imagine Dragons, The Emperor's New Clothes by Panic! At the Disco, and Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift are all very enjoyable songs, in my opinion, that played on the radio in the past year or so.

Every generation of music has its mumble rappers. Who can forget the lovesick ballads or corny pop hop of the 80s-90s? (The s is for super, the u is for unique!)

The same year that brought us Bohemian Rhapsody had Rhinestone Cowboy as a top chart song. Modern popular music is different from popular music in retrospect.
Alone she drifts from ancient mists
Nary a candle, nary a wish
But in the wont of wandering paths
Through wooded knolls, and windworn crags
She seeks a face she thought as friend
But now -- she thinks as judgement's end

User avatar
Austin
Member
Posts: 371
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:40 pm
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by Austin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:04 am

The prime of music was from the 40's to the early 2000's. Most modern music is terrible IMO.

Oh, I'm not like The Flash at all. Some would say I'm the Reverse
For the kingdom of God awaits me, for I am saved by the blood of christ

User avatar
UmbraSight
Global Mod
Posts: 2083
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:07 am
Location: Lost in the Snow
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by UmbraSight » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:16 pm

Most of the music from the 40's to 00's was terrible, do nothing new there.

I'd say music is better off now in the internet age than it has ever been before. The number of wonderful artists you can find on say, YouTube is staggering, be they doing covers or writing their own independent songs for us to enjoy.
//… and it was there, and her blade flicked out catching only air. She backed from the door, worn floorboards shivering with each misplaced step...// Fall of the Aelir Isles, Vol. III

Snowskeeper
Member
Posts: 463
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:46 pm
Gender: Eldritch Abomination
Location: IDK
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by Snowskeeper » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:09 pm

The prime of music was from 11,000 BCE to 10,999 BCE. Modern music is terrible IMO.

User avatar
UmbraSight
Global Mod
Posts: 2083
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:07 am
Location: Lost in the Snow
Contact:

Re: Was music better back in the day?

Post by UmbraSight » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:47 pm

Fair
//… and it was there, and her blade flicked out catching only air. She backed from the door, worn floorboards shivering with each misplaced step...// Fall of the Aelir Isles, Vol. III

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests