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#1  Edited By indzman
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Do you prefer listening to Michael Jackson or Justin Beiber ?

Do you prefer listening to Madonna or Lady Gaga ?

Do you prefer listening to Bon Jovi or One Direction ?

Do you prefer Run DmC or lil Wayne ?

Do you prefer Footloose 1984 OST or High School Musical OST ?

Ummm personally i'm a big fan of 80's music, 70's,90's.

wbu OT ? whats your preference ?

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#2 Hallenbeck77  Moderator
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Since I grew up in the '80s, I do tend to lean toward that period of music. But then again, I really haven't been keeping us with music within the last few years, so I'm completely out of touch with the more recent stuff.

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#3  Edited By indzman
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@hallenbeck77 said:

Since I grew up in the '80s, I do tend to lean toward that period of music. But then again, I really haven't been keeping us with music within the last few years, so I'm completely out of touch with the more recent stuff.

same :)

P.S- i'm sorry about earlier music thread, tottally missed WAYLT :P

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#4  Edited By WhiteKnight77
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I prefer late 60s, 70s and some 80s, but not Madonna or Michael Jackson, I will take Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Motley Crue over them any day.

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#5  Edited By LJS9502_basic
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Way better music from the decades than the pop you posted.

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#6  Edited By Hallenbeck77  Moderator
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@indzman said:

@hallenbeck77 said:

Since I grew up in the '80s, I do tend to lean toward that period of music. But then again, I really haven't been keeping us with music within the last few years, so I'm completely out of touch with the more recent stuff.

same :)

P.S- i'm sorry about earlier music thread, tottally missed WAYLT :P

No harm, no foul.

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#7 the_plan_man
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I liked New Order, Aerosmith, The Cure, Van Halen, The Church, Social Distortion, The Police, Rites of Spring, Pat Benetar, and many others from the '80s so I'm going to say the '80s. Today's music (even the alternative music) isn't near as good.

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#8 bob_toeback
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The majority of music I enjoy, tends to come from the 50s and 60s. However there is good and bad music from all eras. To compare older musicians that people mainly love, to music nowadays, that people seem to hate, is not a fair comparison. I realize they are pop songs etc, and many people do love Bieber and such... however there is such a warped hatred towards these musicians that it's slightly biased. I enjoy Metric, MGMT, Aimee Mann, even Lana Del Rey, much like I enjoy The Four Tops, The Beach Boys and The Shangri-Las. Sure I have preferences, but that's not really important.

I think because the past holds a few things like nostalgia, as well as a huge abundance of music to choose from (not to mention the music that wasn't very good can easily be forgotten) we tend to idealize past music. I used to really think that old music was the only way to go, but it's all about what you're focusing on, and really nothing to do with actual quality.

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#9 scoots9
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90s > Today > 80s

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@hallenbeck77 said:

Since I grew up in the '80s, I do tend to lean toward that period of music. But then again, I really haven't been keeping us with music within the last few years, so I'm completely out of touch with the more recent stuff.

Same here. I was born in 1980, I found lots of music I loved up until about 2000, then I just got a lot less interested in music. That might mean that music has changed for the worse, or it might just be that I have changed.

For starters, back then I had a lot more time to listen to music and seek out music because I was a kid and not a f***ing adult.

Secondly, it's arguable that the barrier for entry into music has gotten lower. And while lowered barrier of entry doesn't necessitate a reduction in quality, it almost always involves a larger amount of $hit to sift through before finding the good stuff. There was no internet in the 80s (at least not as far as the common man was concerned), it wasn't possible to just make music and put it online for everyone to hear. Now ANYONE can make $hitty ass music and present it to people from New Orleans to Paris. Of course the overall amount of crap is gonna go up, because there's less of an investment involved to get started. But that doesn't mean it has gotten worse. Right now (not necessarily this exact moment, but the modern era), there's more utter garbage on TV than there has ever been. And at the exact same time, modern TV is better than TV has ever been. This is the golden age of TV, but at the exact same time there is FAR more garbage on TV than there has ever been at any point in history. Music might be the same way, I just wouldn't know because I don't really listen to it.

Thirdly, let's not ignore human biology. Regardless of how good or bad the music is, the vast majority of people will never feel the same way about the new music that they heard at 35 as they felt about the new music that they heard at 15. Actual scientists have actually done experiments where they actually measured brain activity in response to music. Now, if you can appreciate it entirely objectively and on an analytic level, that's different. But EMOTIONALLY, the stuff you were programmed to like when you were young is gonna have a very different effect than the stuff you hear after your formative years. It's like sparking a romance or getting hooked on a new drug. This doesn't mean that new music is better or worse than 80's music. What it means is that I'm in no position to judge it fairly. Not only do I not have time for new music, but I'm already biologically predisposed to think that 80s music is better than current music solely because I'm in my 30s and the music I grew up with was stuff that was made in the 80s and 90s. I've already entered the "old fogey" stage, where I'm predisposed to think that new stuff is worse just because it's new.

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#11 TAMKFan
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I prefer today's music overall. Then again, I didn't really grow up with 80's music either.

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#12  Edited By hippiesanta
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80 are hit and miss....

but I love the plasmatics

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#13 sukraj
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I also grew up in the 80's so I love listening to Madonna and other singers from that era.

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There was so many bands and artists back in the day that were terrible, just people forgot about them and the better bands tended to have more sticking power because people were more likely to listen to them. Just look at N'sync or Backstreet Boys, back in the day they were almost as popular as justin beiber by 90's standards, but no one really talked about them after 2000. Beiber will probably be forgotten within 15-20 years but I guarantee there will be a generation of kid that still listens to bands like Muse, Everytime I Die, Radiohead, Jayz, Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, etc.

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#15 Born_Lucky
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There really was great music in the 70s and 80s.

There was also good music.

Down at the bottom of the scale, was crap music, like Madonna and Michael Jackson.

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#16 Michael0134567
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Today's.

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#17 LexLas
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Depends on ones mood, i like all music.

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#18 indzman
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@Michael0134567 said:

Today's.

Why am i not surprised :I

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#19  Edited By LordQuorthon
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Mercyful Fate shared with the world the gift that is Melissa in 1983. When it comes to music, the 80s will win against any other decade in mankind's history just because of that album.

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@indzman said:

Do you prefer listening to Michael Jackson or Justin Beiber ?

Do you prefer listening to Madonna or Lady Gaga ?

Do you prefer listening to Bon Jovi or One Direction ?

Do you prefer Run DmC or lil Wayne ?

Do you prefer Footloose 1984 OST or High School Musical OST ?

Ummm personally i'm a big fan of 80's music, 70's,90's.

wbu OT ? whats your preference ?

Neither

Neither

Bon Jovi, but really neither

Run DMC

Haven't heard either

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@hallenbeck77 said:

Since I grew up in the '80s, I do tend to lean toward that period of music. But then again, I really haven't been keeping us with music within the last few years, so I'm completely out of touch with the more recent stuff.

This is where I stand as well.

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#22  Edited By jun_aka_pekto
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I like alternative rock and there already was alternative rock back in the 80's (in addition to classic rock).

As for the aforementioned music? Nah. Not then, not now.

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#23 Jimn_tonic
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rock was better in the 80's

pop and dance is better now.. for the most part. comparing jackson to beiber is unfair.

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#24 35cent
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I think they're about the same in terms of quality, but I guess I'd go with 80's music because of Michael Jackson. Both pale in comparison with the 90's though.

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#25  Edited By Michael0134567
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@indzman said:

@Michael0134567 said:

Today's.

Why am i not surprised :I

You just can't compete with Selena Gomez, Lights, and Lady Gaga.

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#26 LJS9502_basic
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@Jimn_tonic said:

rock was better in the 80's

pop and dance is better now.. for the most part. comparing jackson to beiber is unfair.

He seems to have gotten his music from top 40 charts solely.....

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#27 CrimsonBrute  Moderator
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There aren't enough synthesizers in today's music.

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#28 I-AM-N00B
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I prefer most of todays music to music in the 90s or 80s.

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#29 cain006
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I say todays. My two favorite genres are jazz and death metal. Most of my favorite jazz albums are from the 50s-60s and all my death metal bands I like are recent.

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#30 indzman
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@Michael0134567 said:

@indzman said:

@Michael0134567 said:

Today's.

Why am i not surprised :I

You just can't compete with Selena Gomez, Lights, and Lady Gaga.

oh michael i'm surprised you forgot to mention miley cyrus :I

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#31 Dequan1233
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I try not to think about this stuff, because it is bias. However, as a musician I do have to say that it seems like the music now is just refurbished stuff from back in the 90's. Think about it, there are certain rhythms and beats that are being re-used and remastered to fit the music in the new age. This is because there isn't much creativity happening right now. Dang, I think most of the paintings back then are WAY better then now. Shoot, artists now, or atleast some, get paid to make blobs of blue and red on a board that they just slapped on the thing.

Same thing with music. Music may be the universal language that everyone, or every HUMAN, can understand. But, there comes a time where we have to think of something that isn't the same dang thing over and over again in a loop. Most rap music I try to listen to, atleast the bad rappers because there are good rappers, who just say the same phrase every dang time.

Music has to be more original, it cannot stay like this.

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#32  Edited By PrincessGomez92
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@indzman said:

@Michael0134567 said:

@indzman said:

@Michael0134567 said:

Today's.

Why am i not surprised :I

You just can't compete with Selena Gomez, Lights, and Lady Gaga.

oh michael i'm surprised you forgot to mention miley cyrus :I

@indzman said:

@Michael0134567 said:

@indzman said:

@Michael0134567 said:

Today's.

Why am i not surprised :I

You just can't compete with Selena Gomez, Lights, and Lady Gaga.

oh michael i'm surprised you forgot to mention miley cyrus :I

She's not in the same league.

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#33  Edited By Shmiity
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Honestly, I think all of these revival bands are doing an awesome job combining all of that late 70's, and 80's Post-punk/New wave/disco stuff.

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#34 Netret0120
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The 90s was the best in my opinion. Perhaps you are trolling but comparing Justin Bieber to MJ is an insult

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#35 Netret0120
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The 90s was the best in my opinion. Perhaps you are trolling but comparing Justin Bieber to MJ is an insult

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#36  Edited By LJS9502_basic
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@Netret0120 said:

The 90s was the best in my opinion. Perhaps you are trolling but comparing Justin Bieber to MJ is an insult

Eh they both represent pop.

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@indzman said:

Do you prefer listening to Michael Jackson or Justin Beiber ?

Do you prefer listening to Madonna or Lady Gaga ?

Do you prefer listening to Bon Jovi or One Direction ?

Do you prefer Run DmC or lil Wayne ?

Do you prefer Footloose 1984 OST or High School Musical OST ?

Ummm personally i'm a big fan of 80's music, 70's,90's.

wbu OT ? whats your preference ?

Personally, between the two in all of those questions, I'd rather listen to neither. I'm more 60s/70s and classical. 80s became too much for me. Especially that synth brass. Use real brass or no.

There's some 80s music I like, but I'm quite picky with it. Nevertheless there's modern music I love as well, but to be honest, I haven't kept up with modern music outside of bands I have found interest in through various ways. So I really can't even tell you which songs are sung by Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, One Direction, etc.

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#38  Edited By LJS9502_basic
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@MarioFan264 said:

Personally, between the two in all of those questions, I'd rather listen to neither. I'm more 60s/70s and classical. 80s became too much for me. Especially that synth brass. Use real brass or no.

There's some 80s music I like, but I'm quite picky with it. Nevertheless there's modern music I love as well, but to be honest, I haven't kept up with modern music outside of bands I have found interest in through various ways. So I really can't even tell you which songs are sung by Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, One Direction, etc.

There's more to music than just pop....unfortunately that is all that's listed here. In fact...while good bands do get some hits.....it's usually only a small percentage of their music or not at all.

Anyway I like music from most decades though I do prefer 80s over today's. But that was when alternative was developing. Bands today play the genres that were created then.....but fresh is always better overall than copy.

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#39  Edited By AFBrat77
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@indzman said:

Do you prefer listening to Michael Jackson or Justin Beiber ?

Do you prefer listening to Madonna or Lady Gaga ?

Do you prefer listening to Bon Jovi or One Direction ?

Do you prefer Run DmC or lil Wayne ?

Do you prefer Footloose 1984 OST or High School Musical OST ?

Ummm personally i'm a big fan of 80's music, 70's,90's.

wbu OT ? whats your preference ?

Too bad you missed all the good music of the 1980's.

The popular music is not necessarily the best music.

In the United States, the airwaves were dominated by these bands:

  • Michael Jackson
  • Madonna
  • Prince
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Huey Lewis and the News

There is some great music there, but even better music on emerging college radio and with underground bands.

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#40  Edited By themajormayor
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Both are absolutely horrendous.

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#41 brimmul777
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I love the 50's,60's,70's,80's.I'm not a big fan of much music after that.There was some good albums from bands after the 90's such as Iron Maiden,AC/DC,and Ozzy Osbourne to name a few.But pretty much of all music just went down hill.Even country went to sh*t once the 90's came along.Sorry to see the Classics gone.At lease I still have my favorite band still coming out with Great tunes:AC/DC.

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#42  Edited By br0kenrabbit
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@WhiteKnight77 said:

I will take Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Motley Crue over them any day.

Ugh...hair bands. Ugh.

Even in the 80's I thought they were a bunch of sissies.

:p

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#43 WhiteKnight77
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@br0kenrabbit said:

@WhiteKnight77 said:

I will take Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Motley Crue over them any day.

Ugh...hair bands. Ugh.

Even in the 80's I thought they were a bunch of sissies.

:p

I also liked Accept, Scorpions, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Rush, Rainbow, U2, Yes, Yngwie Malmsteem and ZZ Top just to name a few. Personally, I prefer music from the late 60s and 70s better. Zeppelin, Floyd, Robin Trower, Hendrix, Grand Funk Railroad, Uriah Heep, Sabbath et. al. are bands I still listen to and buy music from.

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#44 0Hamburgher
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Anyone who says there is no good music today just isn't looking hard enough

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#45  Edited By coolkid93
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90s, 80s, and earlier >>>>>>>>>>>>>Today

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#46  Edited By megagene
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The vast majority of my favourite music is from the 80's and 90's.

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#47 DanishSnow
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By far, the 80's.

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#48 sukraj
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I cant relate to todays music I'm old fashioned.

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I never really got into 80's music when I was growing up, I prefer the music from the 90's.

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#50 Jag85
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Definitely the 80's. That's my favourite decade when it comes to music.