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buddhavista
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I started listening to indie music because i've grown tired of listening to Nirvana/Deep Purple/Pink Floyd ect for the 1,000 time


mine was a hot girl with a mohawk in 8th grade. She liked the cure, well I was going to like the cure. Went from there.

She turned out to be a total bowhead by the time she graduated high school.

I don't like indie music exclusively. I like good music, just happens that most of the good music over the last 20 years have been on independent record labels.






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Baloo
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Doesn't change the fact that I can't stand their music. I saw/see them as the embodiment of what was wrong with music then.

I can see that in regards to Madonna, but what's the beef with Prince, who was always regarded as a bit of a musical savant? And 1984 Michael Jackson hadn't gone full on freak show yet, and was still churning out, well, great pop songs you could dance to. OK, the Thriller thing was way overdone, but Beat It? Billie Jean? Those songs are pretty great, regardless of era.

And I say this as someone who was already pretty big into punk by 1985. I don't think I would've admitted to my friends back then I liked Beat It, but I'm not so concerned about being cool now. Just curious. How were they what was wrong?






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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Prince- sure, huge talent. Still, he made pop music.

Jackson - not sure what to say. Could not stand any of it.
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but Beat It? Billie Jean? Those songs are pretty great, regardless of era.


Just going by what I've seen you post in the past, this is shocking to me. There's nothing in those songs that appeals to me in the slightest bit. I'd rather listen to the Worst of Sonic Youth, which is pretty terrible.






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RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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I don't like indie music exclusively. I like good music, just happens that most of the good music over the last 20 years have been on independent record labels.


I have to muddle through a lot to find stuff I really like. There is a reason it doesn't appeal to a wide variety of people and isn't mainstream.

Of course, I find the same with mainstream stuff as well. Probably 1/10th of the stuff I hear, I like anywhere.







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AlxTgr
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From there it was REM and The Replacements
I had to get to LSU to hear them. Well, I think I had seen the video of So. Central Rain before then, but was not impressed, at the time.






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TFTC
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Out of curiosity... how old are the current posters in this thread... 40ish? It seems that way





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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Baloo
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Just going by what I've seen you post in the past, this is shocking to me.

I love good pop hooks. I prefer power pop, but I've got a soft spot for a well-made pop song. In fact, it's the reason I prefer McCartney over Lennon -- McCartney had better pop sensibilities. It's hard to write a good hook.

I do love my art rock more. But it's possible to love goofy pop and literate art punk. Heck, I like showtunes as well.






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AlxTgr
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In fact, it's the reason I prefer McCartney over Lennon -- McCartney had better pop sensibilities. It's hard to write a good hook.
+ 1 brazillion.






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Baloo
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Yeah, my problem with a lot of pop songs is not that they are popular, but that they are poorly written, have no hook (or nothing BUT a hook), and are just f'n lazy. Write a whole song, not a fragment of a song. My problem with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga is that once you strip away their theatrics and just listen to the song, there's not much "there" there. I think they don't have very good hooks, honestly, and their attempts to be shocking are just sad and cloying.





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AlxTgr
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Hey, I like Barbie Girl, The Hieneken ad song and Steal My Sunshine





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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
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I have to muddle through a lot to find stuff I really like. There is a reason it doesn't appeal to a wide variety of people and isn't mainstream.

Of course, I find the same with mainstream stuff as well. Probably 1/10th of the stuff I hear, I like anywhere.

not me, I have a pretty good system to find what I like. It doesn't bat 1.000 but I bet it hits around .650. And its based almost exclusively off the what.cd music similar artist. its done amazing well, much better than other methods like last.fm. Now the problem with that is you get stuck in circles of listening to the same style.

So I add in pitchfork + gorillavsbear + select friend recommendations, and 2 out of 3 stuff I listen to I like.

I do agree, that 75%+ of what I hear out sucks. There are a few bars that do well for me, but they are the exception and not the rule.

My bigger problem is that for the most part, my friends have shitty taste in music. I try to steer them to new stuff, but a lot of it is repetitive. At least I got them hooked on TVoTR and built to spill, so that is common ground. But they seem to focus on a lot of really bad folk. fricking hippies.

Its sad most of my friends hate electronica, its really the best stuff coming out right now.






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shuke33
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My bigger problem is that for the most part, my friends have shitty taste in music. I try to steer them to new stuff, but a lot of it is repetitive. At least I got them hooked on TVoTR and built to spill, so that is common ground. But they seem to focus on a lot of really bad folk. fricking hippies.


I have no problem going to concerts by myself. Frick 'em.






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RogerTheShrubber
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Out of curiosity... how old are the current posters in this thread... 40ish? It seems that way



29. Been that way for a few years.






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The Seaward
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Baton Rouge
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I have no problem going to concerts by myself.


i've gone to two alone this year (first time doing it). i'd probably rather have someone with me, but i enjoyed myself both times.






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RogerTheShrubber
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Rush fell quite comfortably in the FM AOR Prog category and were getting airplay quite early on.


They damn near died after Caress of Steel. Record company didn't feel the music was marketable to mass audiences.






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AlxTgr
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I loved how wbrh opened with limelight every day at 3.





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kbro
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At the time when Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, (and I'll throw 'Born In The USA' era Bruce Springsteen in there as well) were popular, the whole of pop music absolutely blew IMO.

We're talking utter garbage like Wham, Su Sudio and ABACAB era Phil Collins, Let's Get Physical by Olivia Newton John, Stuck On You by Huey Lewis, etc.

I strongly dislike Michael Jackson and I only like 2 or 3 Prince songs though I realize he is an extremely talented guitarist.

I didn't have any older brothers or sisters, but I had friends in HS whose older brothers introduced us to that period's alternative music and by the time I got to LSU (85) these are the bands I was into for the most part:

The Clash
Talking Heads
Pixies
REM (massively)
vintage RCHP (Freaky Styley in particular)
Squeeze
Split Enz
XTC
The Cure
vintage U2
The Cult
Guadalcanal Diary
Hoodoo Gurus
Violent Femmes
Joy Division
Velvet Underground
Peter Gabriel
Bowie
Stones
X

and plenty of others along those lines.

I was also into a LOT of blues and some jazz having grown up in N.O. and seeing tons of that live.

Classic rock was something I was pretty burned out on by the mid-80's but I've always appreciated Stones, Dylan, Doors, Zep and still go back to that stuff frequently.

There are tons of alternative/indie bands that I love from the 90's, early 2000's right up to a good number of 2012 releases.

I feel like I'm pretty diverse, but I never have been into pop music for the most part.

Music snob rant ON[ ] OFF[x ] now






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AlxTgr
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On the way home yesterday, I heard September Gurls and liked it enough to download some kind of Big Star comp. Which songs should I start with. There's a bunch.





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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Oops, I was wrong. It's just a combo of the debut plus Radio City. Dammit.


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