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Started by CaptainBlack on 12-Feb-2016 21:41:41
Do you ever get the feeling that you've lived through a golden age that has now ended?

Is popular music as a major cultural force over?

AlanII - 12 Feb 2016 21:46:58 (#1 of 185)

It's just reduced to the mean.

HouseOfLametta - 12 Feb 2016 22:06:23 (#2 of 185)

Not just music.

Anchorman - 12 Feb 2016 22:21:14 (#3 of 185)

Personally yes but talking about music or the world in general ...No

1OffManMental - 12 Feb 2016 23:12:27 (#4 of 185)

You're just old dude.

Anchorman - 12 Feb 2016 23:13:56 (#5 of 185)

So will you be soon!

Make the most of it you young whipper snapper!

xbod72 - 12 Feb 2016 23:15:48 (#6 of 185)

I feel somewhat sad to have missed the sixties, although I wouldn't really have had the temperament (or the money) to make the most of it and this way I basically grew up alongside the video games industry, which is "pretty cool".

My peak music buying days were the late 80s early 90s and I didn't feel short of stuff to listen to. Also at that time there was The Chart Show on TV which would show the Indie chart every few weeks which caused me great excitement.

I wouldn't really refer to a golden age, it's more that I was young and going clubbing for a period and that period has long since ended.

1OffManMental - 12 Feb 2016 23:19:13 (#7 of 185)

I feel somewhat sad to have missed the sixties

Yooooochewb is full of millenials lamenting the fact they missed the 90s rave wave.

Funny old world.

quartus - 12 Feb 2016 23:26:41 (#8 of 185)

it's all relative.

Relative to what went before: 30's to 40's, 40's to 50's, 50's to 60's, 60's to 70's and beyond.

Personally, I'm getting a lot more enjoyment from discovering the music of the generations before mine (ie 50s, 40s and - especially - 30s) than the music that was, in a way, force-fed me via the media of the times I grew up in.

Here's a bit of what turns me on now:

bossab2 - 12 Feb 2016 23:45:09 (#9 of 185)

The charts have always been full of crap.

Eligelis - 12 Feb 2016 23:49:23 (#10 of 185)

Except in hindsight, when they sparkle with gems.

And were most of the time also full of crap...

Shadrack22 - 13 Feb 2016 00:14:13 (#11 of 185)

Good music is still being created, but it doesn't have the same cultural impact. It isn't important in the way that it once was. There isn't the sense of progress.

FluffyKitten - 13 Feb 2016 00:36:36 (#12 of 185)

I just think it's been completely monetized - look at the Taylor Swifts, with their merchandising, and shilling for Victoria's Secret, and BFF! <3 <3 <3 with the latest model who's related to someone on a TV show.

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popstar7 - 13 Feb 2016 00:59:10 (#14 of 185)

Ain't about the cha-ching-cha-ching / Ain't about the bla-bling-bla-bling etc

EchoChamber - 13 Feb 2016 05:20:12 (#15 of 185)

The last couple of years have been the best for new music that I can recall. Far more amazing records released each month than I can possibly afford.

RosyLovelady - 13 Feb 2016 09:18:13 (#16 of 185)

I feel very lucky to have born in the middle of the first century of recorded music.

DonkeyOT - 13 Feb 2016 09:23:15 (#17 of 185)

From the Beatles in '62 until the advent of punk in '77 (The Day the Music Died).

Perhaps a slight exaggeration - but not much.

RosyLovelady - 13 Feb 2016 09:24:49 (#18 of 185)

That's a crap song, though. I pay no attention to its sentiments.

thisonehasalittlehat - 13 Feb 2016 09:55:11 (#19 of 185)

My parents lived through the sixties.

They liked Peter Paul and Mary and Ralph mctell.

So, you know.

RosyLovelady - 13 Feb 2016 10:00:35 (#20 of 185)

Sounds of the Sixties serves as a weekly reminder that a generous ration of crap music has always been available for those who like that sort of thing.

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