Re: Music question: Should the sins of the children be visited upon the parents?
Originally Posted by M2
I don't think it's a matter of everything older being better, but I'd say a fairly common characteristic of good music is that it puts a new slant on things instead of trying to recycle something that's already been done, even if you don't bust a genre. Green Day and Blink 182 certainly aren't revolutionaries, but they're not complete redunancies either.
As the music industry has become more and more of an economic force, they play some role in "pushing" a trend. For example, the Seatle Sound or grunge or whatever you want to call it. A few actually tallented bands come out, and then the record lables who smell profits are suddenly pushing any band that sounds remotley like the orginal bands into the spotlight. Suddenly what was a new, fresh and interesting music form/genre becomes watered down, talentless crap.
I don't have any problems with wanting to make profits, but the music "industry" is more concerned with money and artistry when it comes right down to it.
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Last edited by Ltlabner; 12-20-2006 at 05:11 PM.