Music was objectively better in the past

Yes, music was indeed better in the past than it is today. Scientific studies shows that timbral variance peaked in the 1960s, and that song-lyrics have become less " intelligent " over the past 20 years or so. The loudness wars since the 90s has also resulted in music being compressed to sound louder, but which also means losing dynamic.

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  • I live for 70-90s maybe a small bit of early 00’s but music is 100% not what it used to be.

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    • Good choice My musical expert!!! I Hope you Like DEPECHE MODE!!!!!

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    • Yes, that's not an opinion, it's a fact.

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      • Amen. If I had to choose I’d probably do 80’s or 90’s alternative for the rest of my life.

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        • My taste is from the late 60s to the early 90s. Not much for alternative personally, but I like most music from that specific timeframe. Rock music, Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Glam rock, Funk, Soul, New-Wave, even some disco, etc.

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          • I’m a weirdo and go with anything that I can vibe with. If I can make some sort of connection to the sound, lyrics, any part of it - I’m about it. So I can go all over but those are definitely some good genres there.

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  • Definietely, and among modern bands its the ones inspired by 60 and 70s rock that are usually the best ones, which says something.

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  • I hold that the Four Tops is the best band to have ever existed, at least that I know of.

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  • Pop music caters to the lowest common denominator since that means the most people will spend money on it. Advancements in technology allow one single person to make entire albums without touching a single musical instrument

    Not only this, but pop music can actually influence other genres, since they're more or less setting the bar

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    • There's only like a few good pop music artists.

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    • Yes. But pop-music has lost quality over the years, for some reason.

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      • The uh, ability to cater to the lowest common denominator and reduction in production costs?

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        • I don't see how modern pop-music caters to lower denominators than 80s pop music though.

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          • The 80s didn't have social media platforms, did they? YouTube?

            To be successful then you had to play well enough to convince an investor of some sort

            Now anyone can create a music channel and a music empire, if they know how to work the systems

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  • I like 16th century songs. Hear "To Anacreon in Heaven". It's an amazing song. It's a British drinking song whose tune was used to write the US national anthem Star spangled banner

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  • It's probably because it's gotten more corporate and commercialised.

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  • I've always hated ancient assholes who went on and on about how music - and basically everything else - was so much better in the old days. Since I'm now an ancient asshole myself and I know very little about modern music, I have no opinion on the relative merits of old and new.

    In fact, I don't know much about music in general, but YouTube's algorithm in its great wisdom suggested a video a while back where three musicians spent about half an hour dissecting and discussing Earth, Wind and Fire's September. Almost everything they said flew over my head at an altitude of about 10,000 feet, but my takeaway was that a whole lot of really complicated shit is going on in a song that's become such a standard that most people probably consider it elevator music.

    I do wonder if modern solo artists and bands have the time - never mind the talent and musical ability - to craft something on that level.

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  • if it aint the cramps then i aint listenin

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  • I was binging on Andy Gibb videos on YouTube, and I went into a trance.

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