Top 10 Reasons Why the 21st Century is the Best Century for MusicSatire
The Top Ten
Kid A, A Moon Shaped Pool, To Pimp A Butterfly, Madvillainy, To Be Kind; All are albums that have been ranked among the best of the 21st Century, and among the greatest of all time. The Dark Side of the Moon and The Velvet Underground & Nico have nothing to those albums in terms of pure quality, in my opinion. Although I still like both. - Satire
I'd like to add metal has gotten surprisingly diverse too. Lot's of modern metal bands I enjoy more than some of the classics - cjWriter1997
true. - AnonymousChick
Pop isn't all Justin Bieber (who is now deserving of his recognition and is not talentless as some elitists claim he is) or Taylor Swift. There's better pop artists than The Beach Boys and The Beatles even today (The Weeknd, Bon Iver, etc.), so think twice before calling pop worthless due to songs you hear on the radio. - Satire
I'll list some lesser known Pop, considering I find them really underrated and need more attention. In addition, they're pretty good in their own right if you ask me:
Against the Current
Kurt Hugo Schnieder
Tomorrow we Sail
Melody's Echo Chamber
Cimorelli - CrimsonShark
And people rarely say that metal is the devil's music anymore. People have grown used to shock acts, therefore, people are less prone to prevent others from listening to them. - Satire
Marilyn Manson is also amazing, despite being all controversial. - DCfnaf
It's expected as there are more and more new artists emerging every day - cjWriter1997
96.9 has this thing called Throwback Thursdays where they play hits from the 00s, 90s, 80s, and even 70s. From there I realized that almost every hit from pop, funk, and hip-hop sounded about the same. Pop and funk had that same flamboyant, of-its-time groove, and hip-hop had the same flaring chunky percussion-heavy trot with piano in there from time-to-time.
Now I still like this time period, but I realized that if there's one thing I can thank the increase of technology in the 2010s for, it's putting millions of new spins on music. Also, audio fidelity.
Seriously, listen to To Pimp A Butterfly, Run The Jewels 2, The Glowing Man, Bottomless Pit, Teens Of Denial, and Hand.cannot.erase and tell me the sound isn't ridiculously divese. - WonkeyDude98
Take a look at Kid A by Radiohead. Then take a look at A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead. Take a look at Untrue by Burial, then take a look at American Idiot by Green Day.
I think you get my point. - Satire
You’re literally calling me out for making a list that you disagree with. Yes, the 21st Century does have a more diverse sound than the 20th Century; listen to good kid, m.A A.d city, The Powers That B, and To Be Kind in one sitting and tell me that’s not more diverse than listening to TDSOTM, OK Computer, and Sgt Peppers in one sitting. You’re just making yourself sound like a hypocrite, saying I’m arrogant for thinking the blasphemous thought that the previous century is inferior to this one in terms of music, when you sound more arrogant for shaming me on that thought, trying putting someone down for an opinion, even though their reasoning is more accurate than yours. You are an elitist, and an ignorant one as well. - SatireV 1 Comment
"A dollar might just make that lane switch that's just how I feel, now"
"I won't turn around when the penny drops
I won't stop now"
Couldn't be alone,
Couldn't be alone
All of these lyrics are amazing in their own way, and that goes to show how much more diverse the 21st Century is thanks to genres such as rap and electronic maturing. - Satire
Due to the legacy/popularity they have, bands such as The Beatles and Nirvana are pretty popular among teenagers and adolescents today. This allows for the legacy to essentially carry on. Kind of a nice touch. - Satire
Thanks to streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube, music from half a century ago can be played with ease. This confuses me as to why teens say they were born in the wrong generation. Grow up. - Satire
The internet was the best thing to happen to music in my opinion - cjWriter1997
Should speak for itself, to be honest. - Satire
Feel bad for the bands that were thrown in this genre as they really didn't deserve the bad reputation.
Deftones and System of a Down are mainly the two that come to mind as they really did stand out better than the rest. - cjWriter1997
Evanescence really got better when they ditched the nu metal sound in all honesty. - DCfnaf
Rightfully so, because it's a pretentious, angsty, whiny genre for middle schoolers. If a band as famous in nu-metal as Linkin Park can make a legend like Rakim sound horrendous, it definitely has problems. - Satire
MP3 players, phones, Bluetooth speakers, etc. - Satire
Some of them - Neonco31
This is the best list I've seen in some time. For a guy who calls himself Satire, this list can actually be taken seriously. - WonkeyDude98
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2. Pop has arguably gotten better
3. People are less offended by shock acts such as Marilyn Manson