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Post by Blackcyclops » 14 Oct 2021, 02:11

There’s nothing wrong with that…

Not only can she do great edgy pop music but she isn’t a slacker with more traditional modern R&B either.

As the kids say, Pink is invited to the cookout.
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Post by BardicOne » 14 Oct 2021, 04:37

I refuse to listen to modern music. I'm old and don't need your modern noise! *shakes my cane angrily*
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Post by EphemeristX » 14 Oct 2021, 04:44

lol, dude, Pink has been out for twenty years. Her music is officially on the oldies station.
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Post by Anna Raven » 14 Oct 2021, 05:15

EphemeristX wrote:
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lol, dude, Pink has been out for twenty years. Her music is officially on the oldies station.
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Post by EphemeristX » 14 Oct 2021, 05:47

Modern pop acts I enjoy include Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, the Weeknd, Lizzo, and Chloe X Hallie. I'm not a complete old-head yet, but I do find it increasingly hard to listen to current radio stations.
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Post by das_boot » 14 Oct 2021, 06:25

I don’t understand the appeal of Billie Eilish. She’s like Lana Del Rey just with backing tracks not designed to make you fall asleep.

I do enjoy Dua Lipa, still have a place in my heart for Kesha, CRJ and definitely still love Pink— who I’ve seen in concert three times and she’s never disappointed.
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Post by Anna Raven » 14 Oct 2021, 06:54

das_boot wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 06:25
I don’t understand the appeal of Billie Eilish. She’s like Lana Del Rey just with backing tracks not designed to make you fall asleep.

I do enjoy Dua Lipa, still have a place in my heart for Kesha, CRJ and definitely still love Pink— who I’ve seen in concert three times and she’s never disappointed.
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Post by Spectral Knight » 14 Oct 2021, 08:02

I only listen to one of two radio stations, Radio X or BBC R6.

I'm pretty much an old git stuck in my ways now.

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Post by das_boot » 14 Oct 2021, 08:27

Spectral Knight wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 08:02


I'm pretty much an old git stuck in my ways now.
Oh, I’ve decided that I’m eternally my media age of 25. Between that and “everyone’s gay for Daniel” it’s basically the two running jokes between me and my circle of friends 🤷‍♂️
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Post by Spectral Knight » 14 Oct 2021, 09:48

I (vaguely) recall being 25. Less joint pains (my poor knees) and actually being able to go on the lash on a school night and still be in work at 8.30am.

Now 20 minutes of exercise on Ring Fit does me in for the day :lol:

Given I'm already into the gentle slope of physical decline, why should I challenge myself to listen to the racket the young 'uns listen to and screw my mental state up too. Plus, I always think that group of 10-15 years behind us should HATE what I listen to, and vice-versa.

Do they still make Now! That's What I Call Music compilations of the 'hottest chart hits'? 33-37 was PEAK Now!

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Post by Blackcyclops » 14 Oct 2021, 10:54

No artist is better at trolling than Lil Nas X.
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Post by das_boot » 14 Oct 2021, 12:52

If they still make Now! They must SURELY be in the 100’s by now…

I’m not too keen on Lil Nas X’s music, but I LOVE that he’s a highly visible gay black man operating within mainstream pop and hip hop.

Edited because I originally said “visibly” and that just feels like I was discriminating against gay black men who are burdened with invisibility
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Post by Spectral Knight » 14 Oct 2021, 12:56

109 so far!

Christ. Makes ya feel old.

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Post by Cable » 14 Oct 2021, 13:11

I used to listen to new music but I have a toddler now so I only listen to Bounce Patrol (my daughter has actual taste so no Cocomelon). But I legitimately think Bounce Patrol is as good as much of what I hear on the radio these days lol. I mean that Happy Hands is just a song that slaps.
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Post by Spectral Knight » 14 Oct 2021, 13:14

I recognise some of those words, Cable, but I NO IDEA what you are talking about.

Is this Parentspeak? If so... *steps slowly out of the room backwards*

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Post by Cable » 14 Oct 2021, 13:30

Spectral Knight wrote:
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I recognise some of those words, Cable, but I NO IDEA what you are talking about.

Is this Parentspeak? If so... *steps slowly out of the room backwards*
None of my friends have kids so they are also all confused by this alternate world. I will have to wait a couple years for Crutey to get into the toddler music scene so we can properly discuss the Bounce Patrol ouevre. I mean the Finger Family phase they went through is somewhat embarrassing and they shamefully indulged in the vile Baby Shark fad, but they have still maintained some quality with classics like So Yummy (a song with an infectious hook that can also make my child eat carrots and broccoli? What top radio play can achieve such a feat?) or Dance Party that takes generics of the dance genre and yet turns them into a real banger. And let's not downplay the achievement that one million iterations of Wheels on the Bus creep around the Youtube airwaves but Bounce Patrol undoubtedly has the one that tops them all. It is really what first put them on my radar (and seeing Jackson really giving 110% in that video like he always does. Yes I do know all their names and if you don't you aren't qualified for this discussion)
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Post by EphemeristX » 14 Oct 2021, 13:44

das_boot wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 06:25
I don’t understand the appeal of Billie Eilish. She’s like Lana Del Rey just with backing tracks not designed to make you fall asleep.

I do enjoy Dua Lipa, still have a place in my heart for Kesha, CRJ and definitely still love Pink— who I’ve seen in concert three times and she’s never disappointed.
I really like Billie's horror aesthetic. Also, I (maybe guiltily) like Lana Del Rey. Yeah, her music is definitely samey, but I saw it mentioned that her music causes nostalgia for things you've never done, and I think that fits her music perfectly. I didn't include her because she's not popular enough for much radio play these days.

Every parent I know loses between three and six years of media consumption knowledge. They'd have a perfectly normal understanding of pop culture except this weird black hole that forms from their child(ren)s first birthday to about their start in full-time school.
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Post by Blackcyclops » 14 Oct 2021, 14:02

We’re pop culture nerds so in my household there’s very few things in American pop culture that we don’t know about.

Now it’s areas of pop culture that have always been blindspots for me and her. Like I’m very much not the most all-encompassing with all fantasy or some forms of music. I also do not watch any network sitcom or dramas, so that’s my biggest blind spot.
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Post by Blackcyclops » 14 Oct 2021, 14:03

I love Lana del Rey, so there’s that lol…her melodic and melancholy fits my musical aesthetic. My fiancee says I’m into “sad boy music” lol
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Post by Spectral Knight » 14 Oct 2021, 16:03

Cable wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 13:30
Spectral Knight wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 13:14
I recognise some of those words, Cable, but I NO IDEA what you are talking about.

Is this Parentspeak? If so... *steps slowly out of the room backwards*
None of my friends have kids so they are also all confused by this alternate world. I will have to wait a couple years for Crutey to get into the toddler music scene so we can properly discuss the Bounce Patrol ouevre. I mean the Finger Family phase they went through is somewhat embarrassing and they shamefully indulged in the vile Baby Shark fad, but they have still maintained some quality with classics like So Yummy (a song with an infectious hook that can also make my child eat carrots and broccoli? What top radio play can achieve such a feat?) or Dance Party that takes generics of the dance genre and yet turns them into a real banger. And let's not downplay the achievement that one million iterations of Wheels on the Bus creep around the Youtube airwaves but Bounce Patrol undoubtedly has the one that tops them all. It is really what first put them on my radar (and seeing Jackson really giving 110% in that video like he always does. Yes I do know all their names and if you don't you aren't qualified for this discussion)
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Post by Nu-D » 14 Oct 2021, 16:17

I’m definitely a rock ‘n roll guy, from roughly 1955 to 1991. Which is why of all the pop acts of this Millenium, P!nk fits my profile the closest. While undoubtedly pop, at its heart most of her music is blues-based rock. Her rendition of Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You is meh, but it clearly reveals that what she’s doing is rock and roll.

I do like some modern pop. I’ve always been partial to strong women vocals—Concrete Blonde is a tragically overlooked act. I’ve also got a soft spot for new wave synth pop, which translates somewhat to more modern acts. So I’m a fan of some of Sia’s tracks, and a few others.
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Post by Blackcyclops » 14 Oct 2021, 16:26

I wasn’t even aware people still listened to music on the radio seriously.

Every young person who works for me plays Pandora, Apple Music or Spotify. So what they listen to is curated by algorithms. So some stuff that’s on the radio might not even hit their ears either and they are the target age group.

You can just visit tik-tok and see many songs that I’m almost certain haven’t made it to radio yet (the people sometimes aren’t even signed) but have millions of listens online.

The music industry and what is “pop” is so different than 10 or 20 years ago.

I’m a big fan of R&B singer Cleo Sol. She’s in the group Sault, who do very consciously aware afro-centric music. Her music though is very heartfelt, honest and soulful. Her most recent album Mother made me cry on the first listen. Also, I love James Blake and Toro y Moi.
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Post by EphemeristX » 14 Oct 2021, 16:45

I love just about anything synth. The sound is a formative childhood experience for me so I always vibe with a good synth track. 80s is also my most beloved musical decade, but really anything from the 60s to about the year 2000 is right up my alley; rock, dance, soul, r&b, techno, you name it. After that, there are pockets of interest. Post 2000s metal was a monster even as fusion and pop-punk bled it all away in less than ten years. 2008-2014 dance was an absolute revitalization of the genre with standouts like Robyn and Sia. And I think the newest crop of rappers are finally moving away from the dreaded mumble-rap craze that made my ears bleed for about five years.
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Post by Spectral Knight » 14 Oct 2021, 17:12

Eesh, I hate these conversations. I *know* what I like, but I find it really hard to describe it from a genre perspective.

Fav acts broadly by chronology: Who, Stooges, Clash, Buzzcocks, The Jam, Joy Division / New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, Jesus and Mary Chain, Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, Pulp, Stone Roses, Manics, Prodigy, Suede, Oasis, Charlatans

That sorta stuff. And a lot more, but that'd be kind of a good 'framing' device or anchor of my tastes.

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Post by EphemeristX » 14 Oct 2021, 17:18

Okay, so you're into classic rock, garage rock, punk, industrial, post-punk/gothic rock. Very UK '87 vibes. I'm into it.
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