r/Music 8d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

discussion Has any band had the fall that Coldplay had?

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Their first 2 albums are two of my favorite albums ever but everything since for the most part sounds like a less talented and less creative band trying to sound like Coldplay. And the BTS collaboration... holy shit

I guess Imagine Dragons fell quite a bit after their great early stuff

r/Music 9d ago Helpful Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval Vibing To The Stars Silver

discussion What’s a song that instantly puts you in a good mood?

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My top 3:

Half Mast by Empire of the Sun

UnderCover Martyn by Two Door Cinema Club

Up, Up and Away by Kid Cudi

Edit:

Playlist Created By Your Fellow Redditors:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2pB5E3UB8ekddRMkiEYgMY?si=8e85c77137734482

r/Music 2d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

discussion Two months after disaster, media is actually starting to forget what happened at Astroworld. These are the results if you google Travis Scott today.

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Self-post because of subreddit guidelines.

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r/Music 12d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Doot 🎵 Doot

discussion What double albums are all killer, no filler start to back?

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In my experience, most double albums, even the uber-famous ones like Tommy and The Wall, are seen as being overstuffed. Can y’all think of any double albums that aren’t “classic single album + album’s worth of filler” and are actually really high quality the whole way through?

r/Music 26d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Duck Dance

discussion Why does this sub hate rap music so much?

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Everytime I see a post relating to rap music or hip hop it always has toxic responses and getting hated on. Rap music/ hip hop is also a music genre just like every other genre, this doesn’t make it better or worse in any way.

r/Music 18d ago Helpful Wholesome Crab Rave Silver

discussion What band or musician never released a bad studio album?

6.0k Upvotes

Any genre of music

My personal pick is Rage against the machine 4 studio albums all packed with jams

r/Music 13d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

discussion All this talk about closing songs, what’s an epic opening song from an album?

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For me what comes to mind is The End on My Chemical Romance’s Black Parade. Also on Fun.’s album Some Nights, Some Nights(intro).

Edit: so so so many good songs, great job everyone!

Edit 2: this is going to make a helluva playlist

r/Music Dec 01 '21 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Silver Gold Helpful

discussion Spotify wrapped! Who are you in the top 1% of listeners for?

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I am top 0.05% for Daryl Hall & John Oates!

But that's only 1341 minutes of Hall & Oates streamed so I don't think it's all that impressive

r/Music 5d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

discussion If you could only listen to 4 albums from the entire 90s decade, what would you choose?

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Pinkerton - Weezer

OK Computer - Radiohead

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

Blood Sugar Sex Magik - RHCP

r/Music 10d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Mind Blown

discussion What on earth is the point of keeping MTV?

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MTV had a fantastic run from 1981-1991, it was easily the golden era of music videos, so many fantastic videos then like Father Figure, Thriller, When Doves Cry, Like A Virgin and many more and even many music related MTV shows that were short lived were awesome too like Club MTV.

Starting from the early 1990's, they were gradually drifting away from music videos and then it you had so many crap like The Real World, Celebrity Death Match, Daria, Beavis and Butthead, it was gradually killing MTV and what it once was.

It hasn't had any relevance and impact on youth culture since the early 1990's. It use to be about music not crappy shows

Discuss.

r/Music 24d ago Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Silver

discussion Describe a band poorly but accurately

5.9k Upvotes

Cocaine fueled dance/gospel group fronted by a gangly white guy who moves like spaghetti and happens be on the autism spectrum.

r/Music 23d ago Wholesome Take My Energy Party Train Silver Gold Helpful

discussion County music has become insufurable

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I don't know if this is a hot take or not but I believe country music used to be a good genre of music. You had artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins and many more. They made good music that made you feel something, now what do we have. We have absolute dog shit, country was never my favorite genre of music but I still appreciated it. The new country literally fits the stereotype of what country music is, they sing about being red necks drinking beer and fucking hookers it's absolute dog shit. Idk I just think it's disappointing

r/Music 25d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored I'll Drink to That

discussion Music elitism is getting annoying.

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Yes, you can listen to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Paul Anka and a lot of old school stuff. But that doesn't mean modern music is "not real music" and that music is getting worse. As a matter of fact, I should be able to listen to what I want and not feel judged.

Edit: Alright, this post is getting out of hand.

From people missing the point to people assuming things about my life, I've never felt so confused.

I'm French so bear with my broken English lol

As I said multiple times, I have a very eclectic music taste going from classical music to more contemporary stuff such as Serge Gainsbourg or Stevie wonder to the latest mainstream artists (Tyler the creator, Kanye west, even Billie Eilish). My point is that people are biased and refuse to listen to modern music. And yes, a lot of people might relate to the things I said which is why I received so much hate.

For the people saying I don't know music. I was in a conservatory (is that English? I mean music school) from the age of 6 to 14, so, as you guys may have guessed, not long ago. I have learned music theory through classical music for years. I know most of the people reading this have also learned music the way I did so it's nothing special. But I'm just trying to explain that I am not an uncultured kid that only knows "mumble autotuned rappers" (?!) .

Now yes, I'm only 16, I don't have much experience. But that doesn't mean you should treat me like you were superior to me.

"Modern music has meaningless lyrics" To pimp a butterfly by Kendrick Lamar is probably one of the most grandiose and profound albums I've ever heard in my life, both lyrically and musically. It was released in 2015.

"Modern music is full of autotune" I'm pretty sure the people who say this refer to Melodyne. Which, doesn't bother but can bother people and I fully understand. Now, autotune is mostly used for stylistic purposes, T-Pain has a really beautiful soulful voice, but uses autotune because it matches what he wants to make. Kanye's 808's and heartbreaks is mainly based on autotune and has set the standards for cloud rapping.

"Modern music is all the same" This is probably the worse I got here. Let's run it back to the 80's, MOST mainstream songs were similar, the same mixing, the same annoying reverb on the snares, the same synths. Do I consider the 80's as a bad era for music ? Hell no, Michael Jackson's groundbreaking thriller album changed the music landscape with his music videos. Prince's 1999 album influenced a whole generation of artists and so many talents emerged in the music industry.

Now if we're going in the 2010's you can pretty much split it in half, from 2010-2015 the main genres in mainstream music were EDM pop and House, and from 2015-now the dominant genre is Hip-hop. Two really different genres. We've got some pretty great mainstream albums this decades, An evening with Silk Sonic, Kids see ghosts, Good kid M.a.a.d city. These are all pieces of art that were highly streamed and mediatized.

I feel like when you grow up, you can't catch up with change and you start just hating on modern stuff or new generations, sometimes it's based on solid points, most of the time it's based on nothing. I'm not gonna lie, this comment section got me scared as I don't want to end up hating on newer stuff when I grow old.

Also the Paul Anka slander is killing me lol

r/Music 13d ago Helpful Wholesome

discussion Yoko Ono ruins a beautiful performance between John Lennon & Chuck Berry

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This was a great television moment ruined by Yoko Ono. John Lennon gets a chance to perform with his idol Chuck Berry and Yoko decided to wails for no reason. It added nothing to the song. All that it did was ruin a great performance. Fortunately, the audio engineer salvaged it the best he could by turning her mic off. Poor Chuck

Watch the video here

r/Music Dec 04 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome

discussion Unpopular Music Opinions.

8.3k Upvotes

What are your unpopular music opinions?

I would have to say that country was never that good in the first place. Only a few artist such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis etc. were the only likable country musicians for me.. besides that, country was always weak for me.

r/Music 1d ago Wholesome Silver

discussion Debate with girlfriend on queen

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Alright so I was watching the queen live aid performance on YouTube. My girl commented saying “that’s some white people shit”. And because I’m half white I was told of course I would like it because it’s in my culture. Don’t get me wrong I know mainly whites will know of queen, but I just admire Freddie Mercury’s performance for the show. The guys a damn legend from the piano, guitar, dancing, and singing skills obviously. And I loved how he had such great control of the crowd.

I got kinda irritated somewhat because she knows me very well and know me I love music in general. I mainly listen to RnB and some rap. It just bothered me that she jumped to “that’s some white ppl shit” rather than acknowledging my love for music. And saying “I could see why u like that” especially given he started off on the piano which is my favorite instrument.

Basically for those music lovers out there. That aren’t white, if u were to watch the live aid performance for yourself. Would “that’s some white ppl shit” be the first thing you’d say?

r/Music 17d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

discussion Everytime you hear an ad on Spotify you are indirectly paying a dollar amount to a company whose CEO just invested 100 million euros in AI military technology. Just fyi

11.8k Upvotes

Thought some of y'all might like to know about this

At the same time Spotify pays artists horribly - somehow less than even Amazon does which makes them literally worse than Jeff Bezos (joke)

r/Music 14d ago Helpful Wholesome

discussion Name a great song cover that completely reinvents the original.

1.3k Upvotes

So, not just a straight up cover but one that swaps instruments, changes the tempo, etc.

I like Lorde's rendition of Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and Ashely Johnson's version of aha's "Take On Me" from The Last of Us Part II

Edit: this kinda took off. Thanks for all the great responses!

r/Music 15d ago Helpful Silver

discussion Underrated rock musicians/bands 70s-80s-90s or early 2000s rec.

1.4k Upvotes

The title pretty much sums it all. I would like you to share an underrated rock musicians in the previous century or early 2000s, before 2010.

r/Music 19d ago Helpful

discussion What musician have you lost the most respect for after they did something you didn't approve of?

2.0k Upvotes

If I had to ask my own question, it would be Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon fame, it angers me that such an incredible singer-songwriter can be that awful of a person.

r/Music Dec 08 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

discussion What bands do most people consider one hit wonders, but actually have a bunch of killer tunes?

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Inspired by a post in this sub about "signature songs". To me, the difference between a OHW and a band with a song that is "theirs", is a library of bangers to back that song up.

Prime example for me: Rusted Root. Everybody knows "Send Me On My Way" but have people heard "Exctasy"?

What are bands/artists I might know one song by, but am missing out on a whole lot of? Where should I start?

Edit: Yo, great stuff y'all! Was expecting to have a few recs for a playlist. I reckon with all the bands listed, it'd run about a year! Thanks for all the comments (and the awards lol). So fun to see so many people passionate about bands they love!

r/Music Dec 16 '21 Helpful Wholesome

discussion My 7-year-old nephew has taken up drumming. Who are some great drummers I can show him for inspiration?

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Hey folks! Like the title says, I’m looking for some drummers I can introduce my little nephew to. Here are some that I’ve already shown him:

Buddy Rich

Art Blakey

Mark Simmons

Danny Carey

Brann Dailor

Neil Peart

Gavin Harrison

Looking forward to your recommendations, and thanks in advance!

EDIT: I am floored. Thanks all, great suggestions, you guys are awesome.

EDIT 2: Some of you raised a point about potentially discouraging or intimidating him with some of the flashier players, which is an excellent point I hadn’t considered.

r/Music 13d ago Take My Energy Silver Helpful

discussion I think Weezer's "Only In Dreams" is one of the best album closers of all time.

5.8k Upvotes

The bass riff, the buildup, the subject matter, the solo, it's just so fucking amazing and emotional. What are some of your favorite album closers?

r/Music 3d ago

discussion Recording mistakes that were left in the final mix.

1.3k Upvotes

What are some of your favorite examples of times where a musician made a mistake, but it was left in due to it adding to the song?

r/Music Dec 20 '21 Gold Helpful Wholesome Vibing Silver

discussion As a middle aged rock fan who listens to the same old stuff, I finally found a new band that I really like

11.8k Upvotes

For many Gen X'ers like me, rock peaked in the early 90's with grunge. Pixies turned into Nirvana (who were great) turned into Bush (hmmm) turned into Vertical Horizon (ugh) and it got worse from there. I also loved 80's punk like Bad Brains, innovative bands like Fugazi and Janes Addiction, old RHCP, The Replacements, and the like.

I'm always actively looking for new music and have found some good stuff over the years, but not that really great band with energy, lyrics, and a great sound.

I stumbled on Turnstile's "GLOW ON" recently. Right out of the gate, the melodies were solid, the choruses catchy but not trite, and I got the same feeling I had when I listened to Nevermind or Nothing's Shocking for the first time. Great songs, great energy, great lyrics, elements of the old alternative bands I liked.

Anyway, I've been listening to it on repeat for a while so thought some of you out there might enjoy it.

Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ny1fjdLKew

Edit: thanks for the gold and all the great recommendations! Will definitely check them all out!