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Cardinal sins of music.

post #1 of 53
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Here is my list of cardinal sins that are in rock, and where applicable, extenuating circumstances while it is bearable.

 

In no particular order of severity.

 

  • Fake crowd noise to make something sound live.

 

  • Whistling. This is NEVER OK.

 

  • Children singing. Now another brick in the wall gets away with this as it is both related to the subject matter of the song, and not all cutesey. Actually, this one is by far the worst.

 

Do you have any more to list and any exceptions that make it OK.

post #2 of 53
The Stones got the childrens choir right on You Can't Always Get What You Want
post #3 of 53

* Excessive  loudness compression. I use in foobar  the component "foo_dynamic_range", and I delete from my hard drive anything that have a dynamic range below 6, with some exceptions like merzbow.

* some artist obviously work with some lossy formats that's disappointing (i.e even if you get original cd, you detect it's lossy).

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Writing primarily for mainstream popularity. Makes me sick.  

post #5 of 53
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Writing primarily for mainstream popularity. Makes me sick.  

I understand this, but mortgages don't pay themselves. :-)

Still rankles when music can mean so much.
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I  forgot autotune.

 

Although I  can't say I  hate this song:

 

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I understand this, but mortgages don't pay themselves. :-)
Still rankles when music can mean so much.

 

Yea, they sure don't, but there's more noble ways then writing completely soulless ****. How does that Moron 5 song go? "I got the moves like Jagger, I've got the moves like Jagger. I've got the mooOOOoOOoOo...." Holy living hell I've never wanted to terminate a band as bad as this one.


Edited by Origin89 - 10/17/12 at 11:15am
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Writing primarily for mainstream popularity. Makes me sick.  

 

Imagine a world where the greatest music *was* mainstream popular music. That ideal world existed in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

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Imagine a world where the greatest music *was* mainstream popular music.

 

This is what I call greatness:

 

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Here is popular music ca. 1940. Check out what happens when the Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway get going! I dare you to get all the way through this video without being amazed.

 


Edited by bigshot - 10/17/12 at 12:11pm
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Imagine a world where the greatest music *was* mainstream popular music. That ideal world existed in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

 

A holy thought.

 

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Here is popular music ca. 1940. Check out what happens when the Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway get going! I dare you to get all the way through this video without being amazed.

 

 

Way before my time, but that type of nostalgia always puts a smile on my face. I don't know if they're just good actors, but people seemed much happier and carefree back then. Nowadays I'm freakin' angry all the time, haha. Not really, but you get the point - mainstream is complete **** today. 

post #12 of 53

along with whistling you can put the La La La.. thing hate that,

also the satanic vocal, kind of old Opeth, I think is ridiculous, unless of course, the voice is original..and other million things I hate of rock

post #13 of 53

Making music for money.  I have no problem with someone making money off their music, but when it's written for the sole purpose of making money, well that's just awful in my mind.

 

Soulless covers of songs that had meaning.  Example:  Miley Cyrus covering Smells Like Teen Spirit.  Why is someone from Disney movies covering a song with lyrics about shooting dope?

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Making music for money.  I have no problem with someone making money off their music, but when it's written for the sole purpose of making money, well that's just awful in my mind.

 


The problem is when it looks like a recipe . I  feel cheated , and spiritually impoverished. This is "anti-art".

post #15 of 53

Believe it or not, Mozart wrote very little music without having been paid for it.

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