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Older Guys: Does Today's Music Annoy You?
For someone who's a few years over 40, I find that today's pop music so annoying that I literally can't listen to it without it producing anxiety in me.

I simply cannot stand to be around it, even if it's playing as background music in a restaurant or bar. And that brings me to the problem: you cannot get away from this crap.

I don't like today's Hollywood films, but that's an easy fix. I just don't buy tickets to shows and instead I opt to stay home and watch older movies which don't promote the Globohomo agenda.

But contemporary pop music is thrust into our lives whether we want to hear it or not. I can't go to a restaurant or bar without being exposed to it. Even if the place is filled with older people, for some reason these places think I want to hear the pop star puppets of today instead of the much better music I grew up on.

It becomes a real problem too when you're out with friends, especially younger friends who grew up listening to these singers/bands and don't seem to mind it. If you protest, you come across as a complainer.

And even if you are with others who think like you, where do you to escape from this brainwashing? Nearly every establishment pumps this genre through their speakers. So you're assaulted by it wherever you go.

I'm interested in knowing if there are others here who feel the same way and how it's affected them.
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I’m younger than 30 and I don’t like it. I shuffled through the current hits section on Apple Music the other day and all of it was generic trash that literally sounds the same. Same sterile sound, same garbage lyrical themes, etc. I mostly listen to a lot of metalcore and alternative music, I think it’s probably one of the most authentic genres of music out there these days
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I'm early thirties and couldn't name you a single song in the current UK top 20. I pretty much exclusively listen to podcasts, audiobooks, and music from times gone by. I don't think I'm missing out. Occasionally I'd hear a song in my last workplace (they play music in the office - it's incredibly millennial and irritating, not to mention distracting) and it'd prick my ears up, but it was once in a blue moon. Think the last pop song I actually enjoyed was Something Just Like This by Chainsmokers/Coldplay. I think once people have their favourites/staples, they don't really change much. I listen to the artists/bands I liked when I was say 15-21 and haven't really changed much.

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There's a reason why it all sounds the same:

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I'm of a similar age to the OP. I don't mind modern music, it's all background noise to me. I don't take it too seriously. Pop music has always been subversive since the days of Elvis, and modern music is no different.

The biggest pop musicians are massive SJWs and very pro LGBT. Think of almost any major musician out there, and you'll see them holding a rainbow flag. They've even put gay love stories in videos now - they're both black and gay, so that ticks two SJW boxes. I'm surprised they were trannies and/or Muslim as well.





I think hip hop is too big - I like hip hop, but a lot of it is embarrassing now. You've got rappers who can't sing trying to sing.





Or you have one guy rapping, and some other cunt in the background saying one word at the end of each verse. Same fucking backing beat, because they ran out songs to sample a long time ago.

In the 90s you would get records billed as singer featuring rapper. Now it's rappers featuring singers. How musically talented are many rappers anyway? Kanye West is great producer and is very talented, but a lot of the stuff out there is frankly shit. Almost nothing out now is as good as anything from the 80s or 90s.

Given that hip hop doesn't require the ability to sing, and/or to play a musical instrument plus has mostly shitty lyrics, you can see where we are now.

Nowadays when I'm driving I rarely have the radio on, I listen to podcasts or something on YouTube. I sometimes put on Hot 106 in LA for hip hop, but I hear the same fucking song that I heard when I last listened to it. It seems like that channel plays the same 20-40 songs in rotation. I sometimes end up going to 101 FM, which plays 80s or 90s hits.

Also, fuck autotune. Ban that shit!
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Yes, it’s all horrible stuff produced on a Mac laptop.

Also, since I’m an evil white male, it just sounds too “urban” to me. Understandably so, since I believe the under 18s are probably already majority non-white by now.

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I'm 33 and 90% of pop culture annoys me.
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I love the beats and vibe of new music, but sometimes the gross trap lyrics (alllllll basically Cuck themed "fuckin ya girl" and "ya girl sucked off my whole team") is just sad now... even though it's "fun" and gets the girls going at the party...

What happened to the rap -- not conscious positive shit -- but good come-up stories, hating-on-enemies but in a slicker classier way than the tired old tropes...

Then again the whole point is for shock value. I grew up on The Chronic and Doggystyle, but the worst worst stuff was saved for interlude sketches...

No matter how much I try it's hard to shake the old man feelings. Mid 30s.
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I have disliked popular music since I was 23, however some of the underground new stuff is not bad. I am 43 and hated Ja Rule and most "bling era" rap. I started to listen to rap again when the south took over when I was 30. Never been a fan of pop music, ever.

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As someone who straddles Millennial and Gen-Z, I'd say YES too.

When it comes to popular music made by new artists, I stick to country. Granted country might be nowhere near as good as it used to be, but its as good as you can get as far as modern music goes.
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Maybe the last song I truly enjoyed, and its at least 5 years old:



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I dont care what anyone says, rap over the last few years is lightyears ahead of the dark soulja boy laffy taffy era. This is a good time to be a rap / hip hop fan.
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^^^ I prefer hip hop from the '90s or earlier, the 2000s seemed overly commercialized and now a bit heavy on the Trap music. Though some of it is still okay I guess. I do listen to almost all types of music as long as it has a good melody/beat and or something relatable.

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PJW did a video about this a few years ago (hint: it's not just you and no you are not old-man-the-kids-these-days!):



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I can’t stand it, and not because I’m old, but because the music is garbage. Auto tuned, electronic garbage.

There’s something about real live musicians jamming out and creating music.

I know every generation thinks new music is garbage, or what my parents used to say, “noise” but this is really different fundamentally.

Also there is no investment in bands by record labels anymore. Blame Napster and file sharing or whatever, but the industry is all about pumping and dumping new “artists” more than it ever used to be.
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(06-24-2019 08:52 PM)Syberpunk Wrote:  Maybe the last song I truly enjoyed, and its at least 5 years old:




For me, at least for music that could actually make it on radio, it was this one:





Too bad they had no budget for the video. The left field/1966/1986 lyrics could have really popped with some good costumes and sets/backgrounds.
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I'm 54. I liked top 40 in my teens, but when I got to college, I got into 60s and early 70s psychedelic music, jam bands, and 70's progressive rock.

By early 90s, I started liking a lot of early alternative music, although I was only moderately into grunge.

I didn't like late 90s and early 00s pop music at all, like Britney Spears and Back Street Boys.

However, I like a lot of pop in the last 6-8 years. I like a number of Katy Perry songs, Black Eyed Peas, and similar songs that would be played on that kind of radio station.

I also like a lot of modern rock, like Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, Muse, System of a Down, Etc.

I've never liked rap. Lately, I've started liking a lot of country. I like a lot of old outlaw country, but I like current pop country as well.

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No aspect of our culture has improved over the course of my lifetime.

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I'm 50 years old, and have played bass guitar since my teens. I've toured twice in my life, with two different all-original bands - studio time, signed autographs, sold albums/t-shirts, etc. One band almost made it (had Sony A&R girl come down to FLA to watch us). With all that being said in order to provide some bona fides, I'll say that the only music I've enjoyed listening to in the last two decades is electronica/chill type stuff. Thievery Corporation is one example. There's something about the genre, the way the music is kinda trippy and relaxing, that makes me happy. Pop music is 99% garbage. Hip-hop is not within the bounds of the definition of music, in my opinion, so I don't need to even address it here.

Digital distribution has completely changed how talented musicians are elevated to various levels of success. Most of the best music out there is being performed by local musicians in your particular town/city, sweating out the songs together in someone's garage or storage unit and playing because they love the stage, they love their songs, and they love the chance, as I did and occasionally still do, to help other human beings forget about the real world for a couple of hours.
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^^^I agree on the local bands. When I was younger, I went to a lot of concerts of big name bands. Now I mostly see bands playing in local bars that specialize in having a lot of live music.

Many are just cover bands putting their own flair on popular songs, but there are a lot playing originals and selling merch and CDs at the venue.

You can see some amazing virtuoso musicians and a lot of great original music this way.

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Speaking of hollow, hedonistic if not hellish music...

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Based and God-pilled is the way to go:



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I have become now a fan of classical music.
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