Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of old (ouch) R&B songs from the late 90′s and all I can say is, wow, I can’t believe the state of the current music industry.
Whatever happen to smooth, easy listening R&B music with actual lyrics?
All we’ve got nowadays is songs about being cool at the club, sleeping with as many partners as humanly possible, binge drinking and blinging one’s self to the max. With the rising popularity of raving and the clubbing scene, all I can see that it is just going to get worse as all these forms of music to me are like a form of sonic invasion into my brain that I do not want.
I mean sure, contemporary music does indeed have a place in the space of all things but to me, these song of songs are only good in small chunks to which I am only contented to hear them in short commercial sound bits of about 20 seconds and not in their fully 3 minute representations of pure nonsensical hell.
I miss the days when music was kind of cheesy and naive, lyrically and melodically. I miss the days when the all you see in music videos are just a bunch of guys standing around singing their song, whilst attempting to serenade their love where as nowadays you get videos where its over-sexualized and just utterly strange (I’m looking at you Lady Gaga).
It seems to me that present new-school music nowadays is more or less how much bass you can produce into the music without blowing up your listeners speakers and how fast you can get away with faster BPMs.
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