I tend to agree. If you search, you can find talented people working with popular style music. Unfortunately, the commercial distributors are not allowing their music to be available, so the music is not popular.Evocacion wrote:Pop music?
Nothing, IMHO, since about 1980. There seems to have been a pop musical singularity at about that point in time. No good pop music has been produced since then.
Yeah, just like Hollywood movies: if it has international distribution, it is probably formulaic junk.razz wrote:...
I tend to agree. If you search, you can find talented people working with popular style music. Unfortunately, the commercial distributors are not allowing their music to be available, so the music is not popular.
Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote: ↑Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:30 amDory, I confess that I quite like Simone White's "Beep Beep Song" ... including the beeps, which do serve a structural and artistic purpose. Listening for a little longer would have brought you to such lyrics as:Dory wrote:The first song consisted of the word "beep" but sung loudly, pretty much without any note value with a few other things going on in the background. For me it had pretty much the same effect as listening to the smoke detector going off in my house. I turned it off and then on again two minutes later to hear the same tuneless "beep, beep."
"We walked away,
from the lover's leap,
Perhaps I'm easy to please.
On the other hand ... Adele!!?? Aargh, how, why?Never mind leaving the room - you should have left the house - surely grounds for divorce - just consider yourself lucky that she (Adele) was only whining - her usual strategy appears to be to approximate the bellowing of an elephant seal, in which case the next state may not have been far enough.simonm wrote:My wife was recently playing something from Adle and I had to leave the room, miserable whining about her problems in life - not interested in hearing that.
There's apparently no accounting for taste.
I must check out Laura Marling if for no other reason that I heard she's a good guitarist although she does the 'singer-songwriter' thing primarily I believe.SunnyDee wrote: ↑Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:59 pmI'm not really fond of much pop either, although I was a fan of Ed Sheeran for a bit. I don't think the last album is good. I like Norah Jones who is more or less pop and Sara Bareilles sometimes. The problem with pop is that no matter how good they are, they eventually whitewash and waterdown everything. I am very into some of the Nu-folk and Indie artists, though. Ani Di Franco, Laura Marling, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down come to mind. I very much like some of the up and coming Aussie percussive fingerstylists like Daniel Champagne and Sam Westphalen. All of these people are very original and skilled. Lots more. As a songwriter, if someone doesn't write their own music, I'm usually not interested.
I LOVE them!! Though they are more folk/rock than pop. I am much less encline to pop music, but those days I think Ed Sheeran does really good stuff.