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lesgeaux
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Indie/Alternative Obsession


Not hating or anything (I like all music) but I''m just curious why these genres seem to get a lot more love on the board than others from most posters?






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yurintroubl
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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


Because we've all heard the mainstream stuff on the radio so we're trying to share things that aren't necessarily going to get discovered otherwise IMO.





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inelishaitrust
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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


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Not hating or anything (I like all music) but I''m just curious why these genres seem to get a lot more love on the board than others from most posters?


Intelligent music. Intelligent posters. Took a while for this board to gain traction.






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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


It's not just this board. With the rise of the internet and file sharing, people have more options and are realizing there is more out there than just what it's on the radio.





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Patrick O Rly
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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


It's usually where people are experimenting, which is exciting. For me, I just like good songwriting.





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TheDoc
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It's not just this board. With the rise of the internet and file sharing, people have more options and are realizing there is more out there than just what it's on the radio.


Nailed it






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Baloo
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I actually find classic rock still gets the most love on this board which makes the most amount of sense. But hardcore music fans tend to skew indie/alternative because those bands are more likely to be pushing boundaries and doing something different. Kind of fighting the whole "I've heard it all before" disease that we all can get.

But as others have pointed out, there's not much to gain by saying "the Beatles are great" and then having 10 replies of "Yeah." We all know the Beatles are great.






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BCLA
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It's not just this board. With the rise of the internet and file sharing, people have more options and are realizing there is more out there than just what it's on the radio.


Yup.






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SUB
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I don't ever think about if a band is "indie" or not when I choose the music that I want to listen to. If I hear something I like, I know this pretty quick. Coincidentally, most of the bands I like don't get much radio play.





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Kafka
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I actually find classic rock still gets the most love on this board

There are at least 5 rap-rop threads on the front page

I don't see any for "classic rock"






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Tds & Beer
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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


quote:

Not hating or anything (I like all music) but I''m just curious why these genres seem to get a lot more love on the board than others from most posters?



Because it's a forum of people who love music. Usually, when someone gets more mainstream, they try to perfect their music and it is way more produced by people outside the group. When this happens, it loses what the band's real fans loved about them imo. Songs written to make good music are way better than songs written to sell more copies, and you might call it opinion, but I think it's fact, and that's why you see more people talking about indie and other stuff of that nature on here.



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Brosef Stalin
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I've always been disappointed in the lack of Justin Bieber and Katy Perry threads on this board.





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bobbyray21
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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


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Not hating or anything (I like all music) but I''m just curious why these genres seem to get a lot more love on the board than others from most posters?


I honestly think it's simply the case that pop music isn't the best music out there right now. I do believe that music that becomes pop music simply because it is too catchy to not be liked by the masses is good music. But this doesn't happen a ton. Lumineers, Fun., and Foster The People are three bands that pop in my head that became pop simply because one or more of their songs were simply meant for the masses. I like all of those groups.

What I'm getting at, is if you look back to the 80s, the music that was being played on your mainstream radio was pretty good music. Who is going to argue that Michael Jackson sucked? And on top of that music wasn't as accessible, so even if there was better music out there being made, the common music consumer never would have heard it.

Now we have:
(a) music on the mainsream radio that is arguably not that good, and
(b) easy access to any other type of music in the world. Whatever floats your boat or finds your lost remote.

I listen to more indie stuff than I do mainstream radio stuff, but I also call them exactly like I see them. So, I'm not going to hesitate to say that I think "Call Me Maybe" is an excellent song. But I think it's the exception to the rule.






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bobbyray21
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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


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But as others have pointed out, there's not much to gain by saying "the Beatles are great" and then having 10 replies of "Yeah." We all know the Beatles are great.


And then 5 saying they're overrated.

Not hijacking the thread. Just saying.






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TFTC
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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


I hate to say it, but people who listen to music outside of top 40 radio tend to be more passionate and want to talk about it and discuss it... whether that be alt/rap/indie/americana/classic rock, etc





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buddhavista
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I honestly think it's simply the case that pop music isn't the best music out there right now

Pop music has always sucked. You know the 80s music they play at 80s parties? They didn't play that shite in the 80s (I was there). They played a lot of shitty arse music in the 80s.

You know the music you hear from the 70s? Well that got a little bit more airplay, but most of the radio play in the 70s was light rock and disco, which has not aged well.

I would also suggest this board since it has a lot of college students on it, tends to listen to more college radio.

Finally, with the advent of XM and the ease it is to buy songs, the radio is almost irrelevant when it comes to what people listen to other than children and grandmas.






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Baloo
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re: Indie/Alternative Obsession


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What I'm getting at, is if you look back to the 80s, the music that was being played on your mainstream radio was pretty good music.

While off topic, this is why I argue the 1980s is the best decade for music. The stuff in the top 40 was actually pretty good and the underground stuff was amazing as well. Throw in two brand new genres which would come to dominate music (post-punk or whatever it is called these days and hip hop).

The 80s gives us Michael Jackson, Prince, and Madonna. It also gives us cotton candy like Duran Duran and INXS. Then it gives us Run DMC, Public Enemy, and Eric B and Rakim. Lift the lid, and there's the Minutemen, REM, the Replacements, and Minor Threat.

Fabulous decade for music. The rules broke down. Makes you wonder why it can't happen now.






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buddhavista
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The stuff in the top 40 was actually pretty good and the underground stuff was amazing as well.

No, most of the stuff played on the radio in the 80s sucked. Now it was better than what is played today.

But for every prince, madonna, michael jackson and duran duran song....you had a suck fest song by billy ocean, huey lewis, whitney houston, phil collins or poison.







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Baloo
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While I hate hair metal with the passion of a thousand burning suns, Huey Lewis was pretty inoffensive pop. Billy Ocean, admittedly, was bizarrely popular in the 80s, but I think his bland pop is pretty similar to today's bland pop. And Phil Collins is sort of an underrated songsmith. I genuinely like Collins' solo work. And 80s Whitney Houston blows the doors off of her current batch of imitators.

'80s Whitney or Adele? I'll take Whitney.






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buddhavista
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I think the key here is inoffensive. Granted I owned huey lewis, billy ocean and whitney albums in the 80s, but the music was pretty boring IMHO. And they played that plus a lot of other crap.

Phil collins is a different topic, but I am not a fan. He did write some catchy tunes.

But I do agree it was better than what is being played now, but really who listens to the radio? I can only think of three people I know that listen to mainstream radio. one worked in radio for a long time, so she listens to her old station. And the other two just has shitty taste in music. Like really shitty.

I think its just kids under the age of 16 or so plus at places that need music but won't pay like drs offices.

Everyone else listens to their ipod. or xm.






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