Music back in the day

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  1. tvjunkie

    tvjunkie Member

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    Do you ever get tired of hearing your parents and other ancient people tell you about how music was so much better back in their day? They claim they had the best music, and the best dance moves, and that all our music is noise! Sometimes i listen to the old stuff, but it can't compare with our modern greats. they just had Elvis and Michael Jackson! What's better in your opinion - old or new?
     
  2. Rubymusic1

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    I have more favourite "old" bands than "new" bands currently. I would've definitely said new music was better about 5 years ago, but now I completely disagree. Maybe that's just because I love Punk music especially the 1976-1979 era. Most of the bands I love which are current have been inspired one way or another by Punk anyway.

    Edit- I didn't mean to actually put that Blondie reference in there... But it worked.
     
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    Well, I am one of those who would say that old songs are better. The 80s songs were really great but I have to admit that there are songs from that decade that aren't so good. In every generation there are good and bad songs. There are many new songs that I enjoy now though 10 years from now, when I look back I will still probably look back on the 80s more than any other decade.
     
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    My parents and all the other 'ancient' people have a valid point. I can't stand the music of our generation. It's like we've totally gone off a wild tangent and forgotten that there is a big difference between music and noise. We don't even have good lyrics and most of the popular songs and videos are scandalous. The few good musicians of our generation are swallowed up in a sea of madness.
     
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    You guys can't be serious! I find all that stuff a bit too old because music is evolving. The sound is totally different and even our dance moves have changed because we are not like them at all. It's just like how technology has changed, and technology itself has played a bit part in the music revolution.
     
  7. ozadin

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    I've don't hear that phrase very often, fortunately. My parents barely listens to any music in the first place, and all the music they listen to are from the early 2000's or late 90's when music was better than it is today. If they ever do say it though, I'd have to agree; most music produced today is not something I enjoy listening to.
     
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    I actually love 90's music. In my opinion the 90's was a great decade for music, specially if you're into dance music like me. I also like what they did back then with grunge and rock in general, the videos back then were so original! I really enjoyed sitting in front the TV to watch video after video with my friends! We often talked about how cool this or that video was, or we were like ''owww look at that!'' and so on.

    Sadly I didn't get to fully experience this decade, since I was born in 1987. I did get to experience the late 90's music scene tho.
     
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    I still listen to 60s and 70s music. There has been good music in every decade, but those two are my favorites. There was so much talent around, and sadly many of them died young.
     
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    I grew up back in the fifties, so that music is the songs that touch my heart still. I do listen to other music, mostly country music, and I really do enjoy that as well, but I think for me, Elvos will always be The King.
    They are still talking about the possibility that he is alive, and if anyone could pull that off, it would be Elvis. He had both the money and the connections to do it.
    I know that he hated living in the spotlight all the time, and I think it would be awesome of he was able to skip out and enjoy a normal life somewhere
    The singer that they think is Elvis does sound a lot like he did, and even looks how Elvis might look at age 75 .
    Here is a north clip of Jon singing, so the ones who remember
    Elvis can listen, and decide for yourself..... Does The King live on ?
     
  11. diprod

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    I can't blame them for saying that because they're absolutely right. Music back in those days were epic and really great. These days aren't so bad but aren't so great as well. I prefer the classics.
     
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    I totally agree that music back in the day is so much better than the music now. I have always liked the classic music because it reminds me of old days, which I think that's the true music. The singers really sing from their heart rather than from the beat.
     
  13. Josie

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    They just had Elvis and Michael Jackson??? lmao! Well in my opinion, our parents were right.. but that's my opinion of my own parents and their time. If your parents were talking about the 80s they were wrong lol. The 90s were great though and pretty much every year before the 80s.. but if you don't know music, you'll likely only see that as the years of Elvis lol ;) There's still some really great music out there.. there always will be... but I agree with the generations before me. I'm just proud to have the 90s :)
     
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    The old music is better for one main reason, It paved the way for the new. Modern music is not as original as it may seem. If you study music theory you will see that modern music uses most of the same principles as the old music. They may have more digital and other weird sounds now but the fundamentals are the same. I like some of the new music as well. I'm in my late 30's so I'm sort of in between the old and the new.
     
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    This topic was already discussed; just under a different title. Once again, it's all has to do with what the person is wanting to find in their musical taste. What people think of today's music is going to differ from another's thoughts on it. I like some of both because the old music is nostalgic, while the new music introduces a blend of old and new. Like someone said, it paved the way for this new gen to come in.
     
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    I think it's important to enjoy the new but appreciate the old. A lot of these musicians out today were influenced by musicians back then. A lot of these musicians sample music from back in the day almost shamelessly. There are some days where I listen to nothing but oldies. I think the really good oldies have a certain sense of timelessness to them that modern music doesn't have (they just haven't been around long enough).
    Another thing is how fast people call music "timeless". People are calling songs that only been around for about two or three years "timeless" and it's laughable.
     
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    I believe each has it's place. By the way, I am creeping toward the "old side", so watch it! Just kidding. I am 40, so I can still listen to current music, but like to listen to the older stuff from the 1990's. I do see a lot of covers being done in the last few years. It seems people can't be as original as they once were.
     
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    Brilliant. I saw Blondie just a few weeks ago here in UK....another come back.....absolutely spot on.....brilliant. Ok...and I know that One Direction have also covered this song....but lets not go there....hang on...its actually really good. oppps.
     

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