What happen to rock music

#1 Edited by CroidX (978 posts) -

Can't be worse than mainstream rap but it lost a lot momentum in the turning decade. Seriously, bands like Imagine Dragon dominating with their over played song that feels more like pop but it can't be as annoying compared to the songs from FUN.

#2 Edited by lamprey263 (23170 posts) -

tween pop ruined rock, but I'm sure non-mainstream rock is alive, and I'm sure you can find something good if you put the effort into it

#3 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -

Uh could you by any chance use worse grammar and or spelling? Holy **** you need to fix that first sentence.

As far as what you're saying, rock is still around, though I'm pretty sure it's limited to hard rock bands like Avenged Sevenfold.

#4 Edited by hippiesanta (9809 posts) -

Real rock music still alive and stays underground ... and the internet .....

If you are too depending on MTV sort of thing .... then go listen to Mariah Curry and One direcion

#5 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

Rock has been about as bad (or good) as rap for a long time now, rock fans are in denial. Disturbed, Linkin Park, 90's "punk", Avenged Sevenfold, hell even metal is horribly overrated. Popular music this generation has been all about being angsty and calling other genres crappy.

#6 Edited by one_plum (6347 posts) -

Imagine who?

Nowadays, with internet radio and custom playlists, why are you listening to, or even care about top 40 radio?

#7 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17148 posts) -

Uh could you by any chance use worse grammar and or spelling? Holy **** you need to fix that first sentence.

As far as what you're saying, rock is still around, though I'm pretty sure it's limited to hard rock bands like Avenged Sevenfold.

Avenged Sevenfold actually worries me a bit considering their first album they put together without any help from The Rev was just plain AWFUL. Really hate Hail to the King and I am a big fan of the band....

As for the TC, IDK. I am sure good rock is there but I too have very recently been having the issue of not finding much new rock that I am interested in. I am not some hipster dude either. I like plenty of both popular and lesser known music, but I recently have noticed how little I am excited about new music these days...

Hopefully there will be a surge in good music soon!

#8 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -

Alright, now I see what people have been talking about; there's replies for this thread but I can't see any of them the f? Anybody else having trouble changing their settings in their profile as well??

#9 Posted by WolfgarTheQuiet (259 posts) -

Heavy Metal still remains and slightly more balls than rock haha :)

#10 Edited by theone86 (20555 posts) -

Heavy Metal still remains and slightly more balls than rock haha :)

Heavy metal sucks. Yeah, I said it, whatcha gonna do about it?

#11 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -
@theone86 said:

@WolfgarTheQuiet said:

Heavy Metal still remains and slightly more balls than rock haha :)

Heavy metal sucks. Yeah, I said it, whatcha gonna do about it?

I agree with you today's heavy metal sucks.

Now if you said that Sad Wings of Destiny is a terrible album, Black Sabbath sucks, and Jimmy Page is an awful guitarist, then we might have a problem.

#12 Posted by WolfgarTheQuiet (259 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER: There is different forms of heay metal main is extreme metal. But for example if you think this sucks, you have no idea about the genre, hundreds of amazing bands out there

#13 Edited by WolfgarTheQuiet (259 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER : Dude ok it seems you are mentioning more screamo bands.

@theone86 There is another form of heavy metal which is extreme metal with its subgenres. Like if you guys say that something like this sucks, then any heavier music is not your cup of tea, which is cool, you dont have connection to it.

Dont expect yous to like the second one at all, either you dont like the sound or dont have any emotions awaken and well if you follow trendy mainstream stuff , peace :)

Black Metal, more spiritual type of the genre

#14 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -

@WolfgarTheQuiet: I just think this ravages that though.

Alright but anyway, getting back to the TC...

Alright so yeah, I mean the closest to classic rock you're getting today in mainstream rock is probably blues rock like the Black Keys. And I can see why you dislike Imagine Dragons cause Radioactive for one is electronic rock with elements of dubstep so it's understandable.

And at the end of the day, you could always go back and find more classic rock as I'm 99% positive there's some classic rock you've yet to listen to. I for one being the young person I am, have barely touched Led Zeppelin's discography...

#15 Posted by Shmiity (5039 posts) -

Imagine Dragons are like a bro-y version of The Killers. I hate them. I really like The Killers, though. There are some good bands this decade, check out The Drums or The 1975.

#16 Posted by Iszdope (9676 posts) -

Listen to Clutch.

You're welcome.

#17 Posted by always_explicit (2714 posts) -

Rock and roll is as good as its ever been. Any rock and roll fan can find some amazing stuff if they put some time and effort into searching. Go see some gigs man.

#18 Edited by KHAndAnime (13436 posts) -

Music is always getting better. Just stop paying attention to the radio - that's for kids and for people who specifically don't listen to music seriously. Don't let the most popular artists, decided by teens, tweens, and soccer moms, decide your music taste for you.

#19 Posted by Boddicker (2518 posts) -

Real rock music still alive and stays underground ... and the internet .....

If you are too depending on MTV sort of thing .... then go listen to Mariah Curry and One direcion

QFT

#21 Posted by jasean79 (2357 posts) -

"Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution, rock and roll will never die" ~Brian Johnson of AC/DC

Rock is still out there. You just won't find it on popular radio.

#22 Posted by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

Music is always getting better. Just stop paying attention to the radio - that's for kids and for people who specifically don't listen to music seriously. Don't let the most popular artists, decided by teens, tweens, and soccer moms, decide your music taste for you.

Fucking spot on man.

@CroidX: I know the feeling. Rock isn't what it was and never will be. What I did was expand my music universe to other genres such as progressive, indie and folk mostly. There is a lot of good music out there you just have to do some digging like KHA mentioned.

Then once you branch out and find a different genre or band you like then you will be able to find similar artists and your music world will never be the same.

#23 Posted by Assassin_87 (2309 posts) -

Good rock and roll music exists, just not on the surface level. Also, whether or not you will enjoy a lot of the better underground rock music is dependent on your tolerance of certain subgenres/genre-melding.

Generally speaking, popular music is always trash because it's made up of whatever appeals to the largest group of people/the lowest common denominator.

#24 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -

Generally speaking, popular music is always trash because it's made up of whatever appeals to the largest group of people/the lowest common denominator.

I disagree with the word 'always' in that sentence.

I like Get Lucky, Thrift Shop, Radioactive, Suit & Tie, I like Coldplay, I like Pharrell's new album...those are stuff I've played hundreds of times over the past year or so.

Of course, I hate Demi Lovato, Kesha, Miley Cyrus, etc., but my point here is that it is pretty ignorant to say that the majority of popular music is terrible. I highly doubt you've listened to 90% of what is 'popular music.'

#25 Posted by FatalScorpion (40 posts) -

Yeah just stop listening to the radio. Maybe download or burn (if you still buy disks, I still do) music that you loved back in your day, look up what they're doing now and I bet you'll find that they have a few albums that have never seen airtime. Go to venues, bars with live music, maybe search the internet for unknown small bands. Put everything on some form of portable storage (phone, ipod, etc) and take it with you everywhere so you never have to listen to shitty music (subjective as I'm sure today's generation loves it, and sometimes they play good music) ever again.

#26 Edited by Assassin_87 (2309 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER: Perhaps I was unclear. The "generally speaking" was meant to qualify everything there after as not being absolute, and the use of the word always was a poor choice on my part. Sorry about that. I'm not some hipster that avoids anything popular like the plague.

#27 Posted by brimmul777 (1135 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

"Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution, rock and roll will never die" ~Brian Johnson of AC/DC

Rock is still out there. You just won't find it on popular radio.

AC/DC is my favorite band{I like the Bon Scott era better}.The classic bands are gone,few remain.

#28 Edited by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER: Perhaps I was unclear. The "generally speaking" was meant to qualify everything there after as not being absolute, and the use of the word always was a poor choice on my part. Sorry about that. I'm not some hipster that avoids anything popular like the plague.

Alright, I understand. We're good now. I just do not understand why people say things like all popular music is terrible, yet they're not specific about what they do not like about it. I'm fine if I'm listening to the top 40 station if it's Pharrell or Eminem, but as soon as it goes to Miley Cyrus I'm switching back to the grunge or heavy metal station (I have Sirius Radio).

#29 Edited by Assassin_87 (2309 posts) -

Alright, I understand. We're good now. I just do not understand why people say things like all popular music is terrible, yet they're not specific about what they do not like about it. I'm fine if I'm listening to the top 40 station if it's Pharrell or Eminem, but as soon as it goes to Miley Cyrus I'm switching back to the grunge or heavy metal station (I have Sirius Radio).

I think a lot of people hate certain types of music or artists/bands just to be accepted by a certain group or to keep up an elitist persona.

#30 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -

Why does OT still get a few of these lame "I was born in the wrong generation" threads every week

#31 Edited by Assassin_87 (2309 posts) -

@JML897: Because some people are still teenagers.

#32 Edited by jasean79 (2357 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

"Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution, rock and roll will never die" ~Brian Johnson of AC/DC

Rock is still out there. You just won't find it on popular radio.

AC/DC is my favorite band{I like the Bon Scott era better}.The classic bands are gone,few remain.

Agreed. Back in Black ranks among my top 5 best albums of all-time.

#33 Posted by WolfgarTheQuiet (259 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER: Of course Slayer ravages. Thats what its about. Two songs i posted have different feel to each other and very different feel to slayer. Anyways... Heavy Metal \m/ ;)

#34 Posted by SexyJazzCat (899 posts) -

@KHAndAnime: Im curious. Where else would you find music? Do you just start looking up random bands, and random songs? All the songs I like i've discovered from radio. Either that or soundtracks from numerous media.

#35 Posted by zaowin (13 posts) -

No, seriously...hip-hop happened...

#36 Edited by KHAndAnime (13436 posts) -

@SexyJazzCat said:

@KHAndAnime: Im curious. Where else would you find music? Do you just start looking up random bands, and random songs? All the songs I like i've discovered from radio. Either that or soundtracks from numerous media.

No...you look up "Best of" lists for the genre you're interested, search them up on Youtube, and go from there...only makes sense to start with the best, right? (These lists won't have music you find on the radio). Popularity and quality have absolutely nothing to do with one another, unfortunately. Typically the radio plays the most accessible (typically most boring and shortest) song from an artist. It's no way to sample music.

#37 Edited by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -
@SexyJazzCat said:

@KHAndAnime: Im curious. Where else would you find music? Do you just start looking up random bands, and random songs? All the songs I like i've discovered from radio. Either that or soundtracks from numerous media.

I discovered a lot of my music from video games, like Slayer I discovered from DooM many many moons ago.

#38 Posted by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

@KHAndAnime: Im curious. Where else would you find music? Do you just start looking up random bands, and random songs? All the songs I like i've discovered from radio. Either that or soundtracks from numerous media.

I've disovered a lot of mine through friends really. I would say all my really good friends at least introduced me to one band I didn't know about and I was able to find a lot similar artists to those bands.

Not everyone is a fan of Pandora and Spotify but those helped me a lot as well. If there are any older bands you like then do some digging and see what bands and singers they inspired.

#39 Posted by congluci (6 posts) -
#40 Edited by Serraph105 (27822 posts) -

Whoo boy, a discussion about what constitutes good rock music and/or "real" rock music. I'm sure this won't be overly pretentious.

#41 Edited by LJS9502_basic (150329 posts) -

Stop paying attention to mainstream outlets....plenty of good music exists. You have the internet...use it.

#42 Posted by kingcrimson24 (457 posts) -

there are still many good rock bands around , but they are just ... not popular .

you should check out Porcupine Tree , Tame Impala , Amesoeurs , Interpol , Pearl jam's new album , Cat power , PJ harvey , The Dead Weather , A Perfect Circle , Queens of the stone age , The Raconteurs and many more ....