- Apr 16, 2008
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Bands? Barely any. Which is kind of my point: I don't think that, if you're listening to bands like Fall Out Boy, Mumford and Sons and Linkin Park, you're going to come away with a very flattering view of modern music.It is right as it's my subjective opinion. Which mainstream bands from the last ten years do you rate, if clearly not the ones I've listed?
I don't disagree with the initial premise of the charts being filled with more poppy crap now than they were when alt-rock was the big thing in music, but I would also suggest that a lot of people overrate the entire 90s alt-rock scene and conveniently forget that a) it was the cool thing to listen to at the time, which had the backing of every major label at the time (or in other words, it WAS pop music) and b) other than maybe half a dozen albums, not a whole of the popular stuff really holds up as anything overly special.
But anyway, we had this debate on the GD board at the time of Hottest 100, but instead it was about how 'alternative' music was better in the 90s than it is now, using the same bands, songs, and 'evidence'. Ignoring the rather large amount of irony in that being the case, I don't see the point of of analysing things too much. In the same way that every second big earning movie is a Marvel film, or that 20/20 cricket is more popular than Test cricket amongst the masses, the most popular music is formulaic, electronic-influenced pop music. It's the world we live in.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go listen to some Kendrick Lamar and think about how much better he is than the Chili Peppers, my favourite band as a kid.