Worst Things About Modern Music


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61Songs don't have a meaning

For example, songs used to have meanings, but now they don't. It's just random crap thrown together and there's nothing the song tries to tell you. - Gunner224

I agree - that's why I listen to metal music. Believe it or not, the most meaningful lyrics are in heavy metal but metal isn't played on the radio. - Metal_Treasure

A lot of pop songs still have meaning - it's all the radio's fault.

62Loudness Wars

Many albums (even indie ones) have to be mastered loudly through compression. Think it's not a big deal? Compare new albums to CDs released in the 80s/early 90s. Set them at equal level of volume and you'll discover that older albums have more punch while newer albums can sound harsh and cannot be listened to for long periods of time, which is a shame because there is new music that is pretty good but ruined by the mastering. Although released from 1999, Californication (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is an example of a "casualty" of the loudness war as it is overly compressed and goes into the red most of the time. In addition, Metallica's Death Magnetic mastering has drawn ire from even the casual listener for its poor mastering. Although mastering isn't wholly blamed on the person who mastered it, because the producers/mixers are responsible as well. If only young people knew the benefits of having dynamics in music (unless they are aiming for loudness/lack of dynamics, but only in ...more

63Iggy AzaleaAmethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, songwriter, and model.V1 Comment
64NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.V1 Comment
65American Idol
66Too many artists collaborating just to increase sales, not to improve music

In rock music, when people get featured, they basically sound the same, except when you start hearing other singer. If a guitarist is featured, the style gets featured and it's pretty cool.

This is one of the absolute worst things. I'm seriously surprised how no one talks about this.

67Ke$ha's single "Tik Tok" selling more copies than ANY Beatles single

So bad it's on here twice.

69Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing about her personal life and not using AUTO-TUNE in her music . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after ...read more.

She's still way better than Miley and Nicki. At least she respects herself.

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70Hip-Hop everywhere

Hip Hop is not for everybody. It's just like what Prodigy said. Hip Hop is not for everybody.

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71No good popular bands

Really OneRepublic And Imagine Dragons Are Talented But Their Music Needs Some Work

You got The Script. They're pretty good, even if I don't really listen to them.

73People like itV1 Comment
74Most Songs on the Radio are about Partying, Sex, Drugs, Weed, Etc
75No Heart, Soul, or Morals Put into Songs Anymore
76Music Genres going Downhill
77Most girls love artists like Justin Bieber and One Direction just for their looks

Let's face it, no one should judge ALL music by the likes of Justin Bieber, pachelbel and nickelback (no capital letters on purpose).

78Ke$ha's single, Tik Tok has sold more copies than any Beatles single

So bad it's on here three times!

79Too many music artist collaborations
80Most popular artists are immature

Justin Bieber is a very good example of this

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1. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
2. No heart, soul, or morals put into music anymore
3. Parents letting their kids listen to inappropriate artists
1. Rap
2. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
3. People consider one genre of music to be the only good genre of music
1. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
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