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to feel sorry for young people and the boring music that is popular

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entiledornot Mon 09-Feb-15 20:21:17

There are three guys who I always switch stations when they come on, and they come on a lot. They are the three that had the biggest sales last year and all sing through their noses and are average / below average looking.

Its hardly rock n roll. Aibu to think they are rubbish music stars?

Justanotherlurker Mon 09-Feb-15 20:29:56

Think you are just becoming of age, i can garuntee what you followed in your youth would also be considered below par by your peers.

Although I may be giving you a bit to much credit as you have brought 'looks' into it...

EatShitDerek Mon 09-Feb-15 20:32:15

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entiledornot Mon 09-Feb-15 20:35:05

Well to be honest I think bland crap sells, like mild cheddar is the most popular cheese and Carling is the most popular beer.

Charlotte3333 Mon 09-Feb-15 20:36:13

Oh come on, some of the most popular musicians of the 60's, 70's and 80's weren't handsome devils to start with and ended up with faces like bags of spanners.

I have a particularly large soft spot for the man-child Ed Sheeran and have disgusted myself recently by feeling that old cliche 'if I was ten years younger' applies to him. When I was a kid it was only really old folk who said stuff like that. Apparently I'm now really old.

entiledornot Mon 09-Feb-15 20:36:27

I think 1ds recent stuff is much better than the three bland guys that sing through their nose

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Mon 09-Feb-15 20:37:07

God, yes. Though I'm not the best judge. When you're raised just after arguably the best two decades for rock music anything new will pale into insignificance.

EatShitDerek Mon 09-Feb-15 20:37:26

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OstentatiousBreastfeeder Mon 09-Feb-15 20:40:00

Who are the three bland guys?! Are you afraid they'll hunt you down if you mention their names?

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 09-Feb-15 20:40:28

They're choosing it. Back in my yoof you could buy what was in Smiths or the funny little record shop and listen to hardly any radio stations.
Now people can download practically anything so if they're choosing this stuff it's really by choice. So don't feel sorry for them

CuddlesfromChickens Mon 09-Feb-15 20:40:31

I'm afraid it's a sign of age. Ask your Mum/Mil or Aunties - I bet they felt the same way.

Not sure what good looks has to do with musical ability though...

entiledornot Mon 09-Feb-15 20:40:44

www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-official-top-40-biggest-selling-artist-albums-of-2014-3387/

Five or bsb never really sold many albums at all.

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Mon 09-Feb-15 20:42:36

If it's a sign of age, I've been an old person my entire life.

EatShitDerek Mon 09-Feb-15 20:43:02

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Justanotherlurker Mon 09-Feb-15 20:46:02

Bland crap has always sold, the problem is your judging manufactured chart crap with real music.

Depending how much you like music, you are in the spectrum of being fed new music via the major commercial channels, or your a hipster who bought there first ep and saw them in the dog and duck and feel they have sold out.

It was ever thus, and will be the same.

Wotsitsareafterme Mon 09-Feb-15 20:46:28

Yanbu. In any way.

Hulababy Mon 09-Feb-15 20:46:35

Definitely a sign of your age.

Our parents will have thought the same of the music we listened to.
Likewise their parents will have thought similar.

Anyone remember the mutterings of "but its got no tune?" etc.

EatShitDerek Mon 09-Feb-15 20:49:01

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AlpacaLypse Mon 09-Feb-15 20:50:34

I'm not entirely certain what you're talking about.

Both my teenagers are lusting like nobody's business about Hozier. I haven't dared tell them that their mother (and several of their friends' mother's too) are also lusting dreadfully after him. Sexy and a great song... what's not to like?

revealall Mon 09-Feb-15 20:50:56

I think music is MUCH better now. I can remember hating pretty much everything in the 1980's aside from a bit of rock. The70's and 90's had some interesting orginal stuff but nothing compared to today.

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Mon 09-Feb-15 20:53:31

Depending how much you like music, you are in the spectrum of being fed new music via the major commercial channels, or your a hipster who bought there first ep and saw them in the dog and duck and feel they have sold out.

True dat.

says the hipster

ValentinesDay Mon 09-Feb-15 20:53:54

Ezra, Sheeran and Smith tunes just blend into one big dull song.

PrincessPilolevuofTONGA Mon 09-Feb-15 20:55:02

The kids don't listen to radio. They've got the whole of the internetted world to explore, rather than the few compliant artists chosen by big corporations. YABU. I hear far more diversity and creativity now I can choose who to listen to.

EatShitDerek Mon 09-Feb-15 20:55:38

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