Still committed to this 30-day (topic) challenge. Today’s topic du journey, My Views On Mainstream Music.
Funny side story before I give you my views on mainstream music. There was a commercial on TV selling Time Life music compilation CDs of 70s music. My brother was singing along to every song and I didn’t know any. In my snotty shit-don’t-stink youth attitude, I laughed at him and said “How OLD are you that they made a DECADES worth of music that sucks?!”. Oh boy. Karma always serves its justice. Sweet or bitter depending who it’s being served. Now every time I see something like that I chuckle to myself and think “I’m f’ING old”.
But, I digress. What are my views on mainstream music? In my old fart voice “the music today sucks and lacks soul”. Don’t get me wrong, there’s probably 5 songs that are good, but for the most part I still seek MY decades music of the 90s and 2000s. The mainstream music is not breaking ground with new genres, sounds, etc. It has a musical hook, a chorus that’s on repeat 600 times throughout the song and wack ass lyrics. Hotline Bling by Drake is a perfect example. Check the lyrics here. Or almost anything by Justin Beiber. The shit is so commercial. I do LOVE Adele’s Hello. Something about it and her voice is very haunting. Remixes of the commercial stuff has helped me accept it a little more.
What kind of music do you like?