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If the epitome of metal to you is Iron Maiden and nothing heavier than this is listenable, skip this one. You'd look at this text like a dog being shown a card trick. Just kidding, go on.


My favorite band is Iron Maiden, and I hold a PhD... so there's that. ;-)
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Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:


Daily Disclaimer:

If the epitome of metal to you is Iron Maiden and nothing heavier than this is listenable, skip this one. You'd look at this text like a dog being shown a card trick. Just kidding, go on.


My favorite band is Iron Maiden, and I hold a PhD... so there's that. ;-)

As far as I remember you do listen to extreme metal, damn, you even play in an extreme metal band! So don't worry, it doesn't apply to you, Kim Wink It applies to people who, in general, not just IM, listen to mainstream band(s) but do not embrace the "full spectrum" of what metal has to offer. I'm not even criticizing them, it's not the point of my article. Honestly, I don't give a shit about what people listen to as long as it's not entirely brainless pop/techno crap. I can get slightly judgmental if someone says that Miley Cyrus is their favourite singer. And Maiden ain't brainless, obviously. I like the band, actually, just not very much.

The fact you've taken my joke seriously means it's not funny. An important lesson for the future, heh.
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Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:


Daily Disclaimer:

If the epitome of metal to you is Iron Maiden and nothing heavier than this is listenable, skip this one. You'd look at this text like a dog being shown a card trick. Just kidding, go on.


My favorite band is Iron Maiden, and I hold a PhD... so there's that. ;-)

As far as I remember you do listen to extreme metal, damn, you even play in an extreme metal band! So don't worry, it doesn't apply to you, Kim Wink It applies to people who, in general, not just IM, listen to mainstream band(s) but do not embrace the "full spectrum" of what metal has to offer. I'm not even criticizing them, it's not the point of my article. Honestly, I don't give a shit about what people listen to as long as it's not entirely brainless pop/techno crap. I can get slightly judgmental if someone says that Miley Cyrus is their favourite singer. And Maiden ain't brainless, obviously. I like the band, actually, just not very much.

The fact you've taken my joke seriously means it's not funny. An important lesson for the future, heh.

Honestly, if someone came up to me and said Miley Cyrus was their favorite singer, or even liked her for that matter, I would have to play some metal to give them a taste of good music.


Edited by Unitron - 12 Apr 2015 at 10:31pm
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Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:


Daily Disclaimer:

If the epitome of metal to you is Iron Maiden and nothing heavier than this is listenable, skip this one. You'd look at this text like a dog being shown a card trick. Just kidding, go on.


My favorite band is Iron Maiden, and I hold a PhD... so there's that. ;-)

As far as I remember you do listen to extreme metal, damn, you even play in an extreme metal band! So don't worry, it doesn't apply to you, Kim Wink It applies to people who, in general, not just IM, listen to mainstream band(s) but do not embrace the "full spectrum" of what metal has to offer. I'm not even criticizing them, it's not the point of my article. Honestly, I don't give a shit about what people listen to as long as it's not entirely brainless pop/techno crap. I can get slightly judgmental if someone says that Miley Cyrus is their favourite singer. And Maiden ain't brainless, obviously. I like the band, actually, just not very much.

The fact you've taken my joke seriously means it's not funny. An important lesson for the future, heh.


No, it was funny. I was joking, too... which means that it was my joke which wasn't funny. Now, that's the important lesson :-)
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okay, I may have taken it a bit too seriously LOL 

By the way, the card trick bit is a paraphrase of one of Bill Hicks' jokes. So it's not really mine :)
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Speaking of mainstream pop music, my impression is the mainstream pop music today is generally more boring than mainstream pop music was in the 80s for example.
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Which was even more boring than pop music in the '70s (disco aside).
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Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

Speaking of mainstream pop music, my impression is the mainstream pop music today is generally more boring than mainstream pop music was in the 80s for example.

Definitely, I've even written a little article about that HERE

I think pop music always reflects the state of society. The way the aggressive consumerism has changed us over the last century is quite alarming. As long as the music sells, it's alright, apparently. That's why we have the same crappy r'n'b about sex all over and over and over again. Most of the good stuff left the mainstream long time ago.
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Quote Which was even more boring than pop music in the '70s (disco aside).


Even disco had more to offer than, say, house/dance of the 90s and today's club music.

Quote I think pop music always reflects the state of society. The way the aggressive consumerism has changed us over the last century is quite alarming. As long as the music sells, it's alright, apparently. That's why we have the same crappy r'n'b about sex all over and over and over again. Most of the good stuff left the mainstream long time ago.


Word!


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For me, this is the proof that the pop music in the 70's was way better:



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Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

Speaking of mainstream pop music, my impression is the mainstream pop music today is generally more boring than mainstream pop music was in the 80s for example.

Definitely, I've even written a little article about that HERE

I think pop music always reflects the state of society. The way the aggressive consumerism has changed us over the last century is quite alarming. As long as the music sells, it's alright, apparently. That's why we have the same crappy r'n'b about sex all over and over and over again. Most of the good stuff left the mainstream long time ago.

Agreed, sex sells in the world of pop music.
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Today is different from the 70's. Modern musical creativity as a medium is basically an absurd, and even laughable thought in today's music. Everyone repeats and builds off each other, but refuse to effectively expound on ideas given to them. Yet another reason why the myth of the dying of the music industry is getting more and more widespread, but now it doesn't seem like much of a myth anymore. 
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Personally, I'm done with being entirely negative about present - postmodern - tendencies. I've already heard people whining about literature being dead, music being dead and all going to shit. And I refuse to spread that defeatism. I think we've just changed the way we create stuff, that's all. It's not necessarily bad. It's not good. But it's different.

What's bad is that mainstream art has become worthless, no doubt about that. At the same time, however, the "underground" has never been more prolific. And I love that.


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