Specific trends you hate in music

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Specific trends you hate in music
« on: October 10, 2013, 07:14:07 PM »
I realize this is a kinda narrow topic for a thread, but I'm interested to hear others' views. This isn't for stuff like "dubstep" or "miley cyrus", but rather things like "dance songs leading into the 'drop' with a bypass filter" or "x that all do y or z". And I'm aware this could die pretty early since there's a lot of potential for the thread not having any potential, but if there enough others who listen to lots of music and have any specific trends that bother them, it could be...something. :D

But anyway! One of mine is that filter one, but another techno-centric one I hate is the stupid, also leading up to the beat, speed-up of the beat until climax. If you've heard dance songs, you know the one. The "beat...beat...beat...beat...beat beat beat beat beatbeatbeatbeat—quiet...—DROP". I've seen a couple of neat variations on it that actually sounded pretty cool, but for the most part...no.

Example:
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There, 1:37 - 1:50...though I actually like this song, particularly the post-'drop' part. :P But that doesn't stop that bit from being one of the biggest genre clichés ever.


Another big trend I hate is deluxe albums. The thing is that I don't even hate the concept, just the way they're done. With like two extra songs. Jesus. Sometimes it's done right. I can't think of many examples off the top of my head (except Ocean Eyes, the Owl City album), but sometimes they come with almost as many extra songs as the original disc did. Sometimes they actually come with extra physical things, which is great too. But the fact that so many are just one or two new songs is ajfkdslj. Especially if you're someone who likes to have the best version of something. Then you're paying extra for just about nothing. >:[
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 08:19:27 PM »
I don't like when the same line is sung 3 or more consecutive times.  I also dislike that "ooooooooooooh" crap where they don't sing as much as they just yell out loud.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 08:37:41 PM »
One of my biggest pet peeves with music is the singer or singers announcing who is singing.  Also when terrible artists take classic songs and meld them into their horrible songs.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 09:23:45 PM »
When an R&B or pop singer deliberately stretches out a word, moving up and down a scale, often high enough to crack glass to low enough to summon a dog and back again, like she has to prove that she can sing really good (or maybe saying "Look, my voice is my instrument!").  It's prevalence in modern R&B is one of the reasons I am not a fan of the genre.  It usually seems to afflict women, though men have been known to do it too.  Mariah Carey is a particularly heinous example who has always grated on my nerves far beyond the level that most mere pop actually does.  Whitney Houston too.  They both have/had beautiful voices that might make/have made their music listenable if not for their ridiculous self-indulgence.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 12:54:56 AM »
I don't know whether it's a British thing, but the trend to copying the Arctic bloomin' Monkeys.

"Whine whine whine in a Nerrrrtherrn accent over a fairly tedious song."


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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 10:58:08 AM »
Oh man, I could go on and on. Overzealous use of autotune, modern rap/hip-hop songs that would all sound the same if you took away the lyrics, studio mixes that are made with real instruments but recorded so clinically that you can't actually tell, excessive use of distortion on guitars and dynamic range compression in general, as well as the more general problem of CD mixes that are targeted at less-than-ideal listening environments because so many people these days listen to music as a background thing.

Your release medium has nearly 100 dB of dynamic range; use it, motherfucker. If I want less than that for my listening environment, I'll configure my audio system to apply compression myself.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 11:06:38 AM »
I don't know whether it's a British thing, but the trend to copying the Arctic bloomin' Monkeys.

"Whine whine whine in a Nerrrrtherrn accent over a fairly tedious song."

There are people trying to copy the arctic monkeys?

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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 02:27:28 PM »
Oh man, I could go on and on. Overzealous use of autotune, modern rap/hip-hop songs that would all sound the same if you took away the lyrics, studio mixes that are made with real instruments but recorded so clinically that you can't actually tell, excessive use of distortion on guitars and dynamic range compression in general, as well as the more general problem of CD mixes that are targeted at less-than-ideal listening environments because so many people these days listen to music as a background thing.

Your release medium has nearly 100 dB of dynamic range; use it, motherfucker. If I want less than that for my listening environment, I'll configure my audio system to apply compression myself.

I agree that dynamic range compression for the sake of "loudness" is terrible, and the practice needs to stop. There are some songs where clipping is apparent, and listening to a whole album can be exhausting.
Also, I don't think albums are put together with as much care as they used to be, but that's probably just bias, because I've forgotten all the terribly composed albums of the past.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2013, 03:13:46 PM »
I hate it when I'm listening to music and then Blanko comes and tells me it's shit :(
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 03:15:21 PM »
I hate it when I'm listening to music and then Blanko comes and tells me it's shit :(

Doesn't he do this with everything?

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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2013, 03:19:01 PM »
I hate it when I'm listening to music and then Blanko comes and tells me it's shit :(

But you don't even listen to music.

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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2013, 03:20:43 PM »
Putting rap into songs where it has no business.

You have a skinny white girl singing something and all of a sudden out of nowhere a big black guy on steroids with a baseball cap starts talking about drugs and shooting people in front of a car with suspension at the front that makes it bounce. Its moronic.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2013, 03:30:55 PM »
Putting rap into songs where it has no business.

You have a skinny white girl singing something and all of a sudden out of nowhere a big black guy on steroids with a baseball cap starts talking about drugs and shooting people in front of a car with suspension at the front that makes it bounce. Its moronic.

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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2013, 03:40:27 PM »

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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2013, 03:57:07 PM »
apostrophe's
Good job.  ::)

Are you an actual retart? How have you not caught on to this trend yet?

Anyway, I really dislike the tendency for poorly produced hip-hop (a genre that generally gets my goats already, even when well made) to use those snare rolls that decrease in pitch.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2013, 12:45:57 PM »
This doesn't really count as a trend anymore, it's more like an expectation for artists on a major label, but I wish music videos would stop being a thing. I don't think they are inherently bad, but more often than not they are used as an excuse for the artist (or the team of songwriters who write for them) to be lazy musically, because they know they can just take their clothes off (or stand next to people who have taken their clothes off) and pose/dance in front of a camera. As long as their music is in 4/4 and the lyrics relate simple themes like "love" or "breaking up" or "partying" or "being yourself" or "shake that ass bitch," the video is going to carry it to a profit. I'm not going to pretend that popular songs of yore were necessarily any better; Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo-Choo, as much as I love it, is not exactly a masterpiece, nor is White Christmas or pretty much anything else Bing Crosby ever did, but these were musically skilled performers playing or singing well-crafted compositions with care and precision. I'm all for technological integration in music, hell, I do all my own composing on the computer, but I think people should be using it with that same craftsman-like work ethic and attention to detail as they did before the digital revolution, and not merely as a means of distracting the audience from artistic mediocrity.

I don't know whether it's a British thing, but the trend to copying the Arctic bloomin' Monkeys.

"Whine whine whine in a Nerrrrtherrn accent over a fairly tedious song."
I live in Sheffield, even before they were big internationally people were copying them here. For the record, they are the only band I have ever heard whose early demos are actually better than their professional recordings.

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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2013, 03:29:11 PM »
Putting rap into songs where it has no business.

You have a skinny white girl singing something and all of a sudden out of nowhere a big black guy on steroids with a baseball cap starts talking about drugs and shooting people in front of a car with suspension at the front that makes it bounce. Its moronic.

I hate that too.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2013, 06:37:20 PM »
Putting rap into songs where it has no business.

You have a skinny white girl singing something and all of a sudden out of nowhere a big black guy on steroids with a baseball cap starts talking about drugs and shooting people in front of a car with suspension at the front that makes it bounce. Its moronic.
Maybe it's because I'm a little drunk, but this is the first post of yours that has actually made me laugh.

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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2013, 07:39:42 PM »
Thork stole my post. The overuse of the 4 5 1 chord progression and its variations in Western music is overwhelming. Even more annoying is the fact that those songs are repeatedly successful.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2013, 08:22:56 PM »
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2013, 03:37:09 AM »
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I'll add that I hate the trend towards having heavily electronicized (?) and processed voices. Yeah it was okay when Daft Punk were doing it, now every song seems to be sung by a robot. Bonus points if most of the lyrics are sung normally but the chorus is some mess of fucking rap, dubstep, electronica and whatever other bs is popular at the moment.

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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2013, 06:08:49 AM »
Putting rap into songs where it has no business.

You have a skinny white girl singing something and all of a sudden out of nowhere a big black guy on steroids with a baseball cap starts talking about drugs and shooting people in front of a car with suspension at the front that makes it bounce. Its moronic.
Maybe it's because I'm a little drunk, but this is the first post of yours that has actually made me laugh.
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Re: Specific trends you hate in music
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2013, 08:15:41 AM »
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I'll add that I hate the trend towards having heavily electronicized (?) and processed voices. Yeah it was okay when Daft Punk were doing it, now every song seems to be sung by a robot. Bonus points if most of the lyrics are sung normally but the chorus is some mess of fucking rap, dubstep, electronica and whatever other bs is popular at the moment.

I think the artists should be careful, or they'll get replaced by computer generated singing, sung by animated singers. It's already started happening.
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