An interesting read

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/01/old-music-killing-new-music/621339/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

I believe each generation thinks, for the most part, that the music they grew up with is better than the newest music being produced....that's probably just natural. I have an open mind to most music but I have to admit much of the music I have bought in the last 10 years or so has either been:
1.Tunes from the 60s-70s that I have just "discovered" thanks to the net (Sweet Smoke-Just A Poke as an example) or
2.Newer singer/songwriter works that again I must thank the net and this or similar forums.


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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,947
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    Napster introduced me to MUCH more music I bought than ever "stole" in downloads....
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,320
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    Ever since I started using daily discovery on tidal... I have discovered countless new tracks and artists... I usually tag 1 to 3 songs a day
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
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    At 72 I am bored and tired with old rock, and buy new music every week from HD Tracks.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,786
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    You could pay less for a streaming service like Tidal or Qobuz which would grant you access to way more music, instead of buying individual tracks.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,364
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    Interesting read indeed; thanks for sharing it @muncybob
  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 3,005
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    I'm still not on the streaming bandwagon for music I intend to keep. It's a great way to preview albums but I still need the material stuff. Love that I can listen to a complete album before buying it. Too many times I've bought something based on a song or 2 to be disappointed with the rest of the recording.
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  • tonyb
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    A double edged sword I guess. Today we have to "discover" new music by a variety of pathways. In the old days, nobody had to discover Van Halen, Queen, Zepplin...they were all over the radio. Now, radio for the most part is just a popularity contest. Nobody really giving good songs airtime because the group may not be a national presence. Even Elvis at one point, was a nobody. A good song is a good song in my book, regardless of how well known the band is, it should still get some radio time.

    In other words, if I have to look too hard, I'm gonna stop looking. Just work off of friends recommendations.
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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    @muncybob - Great post!

    I’ve been challenging myself to expand my listening horizons and, new to me, artists since the pandemic began, having become bored with the SOS like @BlueFox.

    Here’s a couple to check out:

    * Young The Giant (Album - Mind Over Matter)
    * Spoon (your pick on the album, they’re a decent band, IMO, but still getting familiar with their stuff)

    I’ve also developed quite an appetite for jazz and classical.

    Cheers!
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  • oldrocker
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    Interesting indeed.

    Nephew stopped by with his son, he's 9.
    He was telling me how much he likes the Back in Black CD.

    Kid was looking thru my CD's, I told him that CD was from 1980, he didn't believe me until I showed him the date on the CD. He was shocked :o

    Told him one of these weekends, he'd have to come hang out and have a "guys music" night.

    Lil punk has texted me 4-5 times wanting to know if this weekend is good :D
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,947
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    oldrocker wrote: »
    Interesting indeed.

    Nephew stopped by with his son, he's 9.
    He was telling me how much he likes the Back in Black CD.

    Kid was looking thru my CD's, I told him that CD was from 1980, he didn't believe me until I showed him the date on the CD. He was shocked :o

    Told him one of these weekends, he'd have to come hang out and have a "guys music" night.

    Lil punk has texted me 4-5 times wanting to know if this weekend is good :D

    Tell him he needs to bring his own alcohol Dave... :#
  • muncybob
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Giant is tough for me to listen to. These days I have a hard time listening to a person talk with a lot of stuff going on nearby, same for music with too much going on. Spoon is interesting though.
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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,892
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    @oldrocker

    I don’t know that 3 cord repetition AC/DC could have adverse effect on a developing brain. He will be smoking by 11 years old wearing black leather, eyeliner and a spiked choker.
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  • oldrocker
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    @motorhead43026

    Black leather I'm good with, eyeliner & choker. Yea, Uncle Dave don't play that game.

    @pitdogg2

    Start him off on ginger ale first :D

    He's a good kid, about to get an education B)

  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    muncybob wrote: »
    Thanks for the suggestions. Giant is tough for me to listen to. These days I have a hard time listening to a person talk with a lot of stuff going on nearby, same for music with too much going on. Spoon is interesting though.

    Yes, some of YTGiant’s stuff can get busy, I’m pretty selective with their music.

    On the Mind Over Matter album, maybe try the following:

    * Firelight
    * Camera

    Those I think are my favorite tracks on that album and very listenable.
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