Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What happened to music? How did it get to today's style?

I don't understand.

A few decades ago there were pure legends. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, Black Sabbath, The Doors, The Dire Straits, Led Zepplin, and so many more. What happened to music like this?
I know that music changes as the decades come and go, but all this change has resulted in not very good and meaningful music.

We get Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Akon, Kanye West, and worst of all, Disney musicians like Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez..

Some of the music today I really like, but the artists I mentioned above are advertised and overrated far too much, to the extent where I think many teens these days aren't exploring other genres where the artists I mentioned in the beginning belong.

Does anyone know what happened? Was it people's love of money that resulted in them making musicians write what they don't want and feel to write, just so it could gain popularity and sell? Britney Spears was an amazing singer as a child, but the record labels modify her voice nowadays.

I'm thinking this sudden and unpleasant change of music is a result for the love of money and reputation.

What do you think?

Answer on What happened to music? How did it get to today's style?

There are thousands of cities in the world with hundreds of underground rock bands who dont extend any further than their home town/state.
Its tuff to say its a lack of creativity because surely out of a million underground rock bands there are some similar to what hit mainstream 20, 30, 40 years ago.
People in general arn't interested in rock anymore, only r&b, pop and dance. problem is its only getting worse with the electro genre taking over.
Music changes every decade, and this century isnt looking good. The only rock that hits mainstream these days are pop rock and pop punk, which is very disappointing.
Hopefully one day things will change, but ive never seen a decade revive music styles from an old music era.