Why is old music better than new music?

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  1. loki993

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    I listen to the radio sometimes in the car. Today I heard an "old" Pearl Jam song come on, I'm a Perl Jam fan, and I wondered whats the deal with new music. I haven't heard anything new from them in a while, but there was a time where I would get every album they came out with. Metallica same thing, old stuff really great, newer stuff not so much.

    I listen to a ton of classic rock also. That music is timeless. I hear some new music and with a few exceptions there doesn't seem to be anything that's even good. On top of that the new stuff that I do hear that's decent, I can think to myself, will this still be good in 20 years? probably not. I mean I liked Kid Rock when he first came on to the scene, but I was quickly bored with the music. Its like that with most new stuff. It doesn't seem to have the same staying power as the older stuff did.

    I mean I don't know is it the musicians? are they worse? I don't know about that but maybe. Were the 60s and 70 just a magic time in music where lightning struck and there were so many talented musicians working at the same time? I don't know about that either because there are bands that were just as good and memorable since, albeit not as many and not at the same time. I could listen to "old" Pearl Jam, "old" Metallica, Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters etc over and over. I dont know maybe its because I grew up listening to these bands and I haven't with the new ones. Maybe its nostalgia.

    What do you all think?
     
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    Jay9928 I laugh at liberals.

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    Most of the new garbage in my opinion, they do not play their own instruments. I think it is all digital samplers, drum machines, etc.

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  3. Fixxer

    Fixxer Got ointment?

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    Because back then, talent was essential.

    Today, not so much.
     
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    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    Every generation says the same thing! :embarassed:
     
  5. TexanRon

    TexanRon Come 'n Take It

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    Because music used to be written, played, and performed by musicians. Many of them classically trained. Now, street thugs with the vocabulary and talent of 10 year olds. Just sayin'.
     
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    I like older music better. I will listen to classic country before new country and classic rock before new rock. Originality has a lot to do with it.
     
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    There's excellent new music out there, but I agree mediocrity rules the top 40...always has.
     
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    I find old rock is just in my 'comfort zone' more than the newer stuff. I still listen to the pop hits just to stay in contact with whats happening but still like what I can relate to..

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    i think new music is cookie cutter,the record industry is dead and there`s no incentive to create anything new.it seems it has become follow the leader.
    Metallica used to be on the cutting edge of metal now they seem old and just going through the motions.i used to like Green day but it`s hard for me to buy a millionaire whining about being sad.
    i think pearl jam`s ten was a great album,then the band started to suck.
    RHCP same thing the songs all sound the same to me after one hot minute
    i listen to a lot of classic rock and metal,but when i hear new music i feel like i`m getting old i keep thinking "what is this crap?"
     
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    Jay9928 I laugh at liberals.

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  11. Diesel_Bomber

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    Because any little hoochie can sleep with a producer and get a record deal.

    Honestly, I have no idea, but I agree. The new stuff is crap. Most of the artists don't even write their own songs.
     
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    "Why is old music better than new music"?

    Because you're getting older. :rofl:
     
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    Old music is better, No Auto-tune
    Nowadays anyone can be a rock star.
     
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    Eh I like some new rock better than old.
     
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    60s-70s isn't old. Old is something before you were born.
     
  16. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Simple fact is that 90% of everything is crap. Oldies that get listened to are from the 10% that wasn't totally horrible. With current music you are still filtering through the worthless muck in order to find the few pearls.
     
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    The old stuff is better because the new stuff frankly, sucks. Idiots who can't sing, don't play their own instruments, etc. It's been covered already in this thread.
     
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    yeah, 60-70's, thats old.
     
  19. boozer

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    Sorry, I've heard all that old stuff many times before, lets hear something NEW!

    I go to a local festival every year, ROTR, to hear new music. When the Vans Warped Tour used to come here, I'd go to that.

    Keeps me feeling young, although I look like an overweight cryptkeeper.
     
  20. NOLA_glock

    NOLA_glock Shrug Life

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    Trying to find good music on the radio is like looking for a soulmate in the red light district. Radio plays music for the masses, and the masses seem to like crap ;) Pop music is garbage now, sure; but pop music has always been garbage.

    It's just that nowadays, in order to sell crap music to every demographic, they try to make pop-country, pop-rap, pop-rock to where it confuses some people into thinking ______ music these days sucks! You've gotta go looking for the real stuff.