Modern music

As I write this, Gwen Stefani is currently on TV, singing live on Letterman’s show.

WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP is that music and lyrics that she performs? Has the world gone completely crazy? Are people really buying (or even pirating) this “song”?

Either the world is mad, or I am dangerously middle-aged and I just don’t “get it” anymore.

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Adam wrote on December 13th, 2006 at 1:30 AM PST:

The new song can barely be considered a “song”

peejay wrote on December 13th, 2006 at 4:32 AM PST:

I stopped listening to No Doubt after Return of Saturn, and I haven’t heard this new “song” but the album cover was enough to scare me away, anyways. ;)

It seems like every generation (classical->big band->rock and roll->rock->alternative rock->rap) drops about half* the instrumentation, song length, musical variation, skill level…imagine what your grand-kids will hear.

Obviously, there are many other branches of music which may or may not fit this theory. This is just a “mainstream pop music” observation.

(*this isn’t to say it can’t still be “good” music, since that’s subjective :)

memson wrote on December 13th, 2006 at 4:41 AM PST:

“It’s My Life” is a cover. It was originally released in the 1980’s by a band called Talk Talk. Their version is much much better.

mikesum32 wrote on December 13th, 2006 at 10:05 AM PST:

I like some of her songs with No Doubt, including Just a Girl, Don’t Speak, Hey Baby, and It’s My Life.

When she tries to rap I get a little sick.

Thomas Bonk wrote on December 13th, 2006 at 12:34 PM PST:

Yes, you’re right, most of the newly released music is total crap. The so called artist even haven’t been writing the songs, not to say that they don’t play any instrument.

I’ve been attending a Motörhead concert last Saturday. This was absolutely great. Really good hand-made music by three grandfathers ;-) Remember, Lemmy is over 60 years old, yet :-)

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