Reasons Music Back Then Is Better Than Music Now

Modern music sucks so badly. Miss the old days of The Beatles, Queen, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson when there was no Justin Bieber or One Direction or Rebecca Black. Although there are a few good modern artists like Eminem, the rest is crap. And I will be criticizing Justin Bieber and One Direction the most here so if you're a fan of either one of them, please leave and don't give me the jealousy card because I am not jealous.

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1Artists actually had talent

Old musicians really used instruments. Today's musicians care more on the singing and I don't think even use instruments.

Compare Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Michael Jackson to Justin Bieber and all of One Direction. Each one of those old artists are 10x better individually than Bieber and all of 1D COMBINED.

2Artists didn't have autotune and didn't need it

It's thanks to the wide use of autotune that any old idiot can get a computer to play the music and enhance the voice for him/her, and not actually try to make music. It's also pretty pointless considering that we notice when a record is autotuned. Because it sounds ridiculous. And the thing that really pisses me off with autotune is how electronic music, which is done without it, is criticised by those who cannot tell the difference. For them, if it's not rock, it's autotuned. - PositronWildhawk

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3No Justin Bieber or One Direction
4Songs had good meanings not just about love, sex, or partying

Compare a song like Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Imagine, My Sweet Lord, or Thriller to a modern song like Friday, Baby, Live While We're Young, What Makes You Beaultiful, or One Time. The first five songs had good meaning. The last five were songs that have no meaning whatsoever.

5The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Need I say more? Ok, I will. The Beatles wrote most of their songs. They played instruments. To compare them to any modern artists is foolish and is like comparing a Death Star (The Beatles) to a lousy patrol boat. (Modern artists) The Beatles inspired Queen and Nirvana. But they also inspired modern artists like One Direction. The Beatles are legendary.

Biggest-selling musicians of all time.
Most successful act in the history of show business.

6Love were creative

Compare a love song from the 50s to the 80s like Love Me Tender, Something, or any other love song from that time and compare it to a modern love song like Baby or As Long As You Love Me. Old love songs are creative and original. Today's love songs, not original.

7Past artists are legendary and their music lives on nearly 60 years after Elvis's debut

Artists like the Beatles, Queen, Elvis, MJ, and The Rolling Stones are legendary. People still listen to them many years later. Artists like Bieber and 1D will be forgotten soon.

8Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.V1 Comment
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