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Subject: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: bryan_adams_fan on 02/19/13 at 9:33 am

Why don't we have young male singers that sound like Bryan Adams, Rick Springfield, Bruce Springsteen and the likes anymore? Or bands like Dire Straits? I mean, sure music changes. But I am just 25, yet I find it hard to relate to the current crop of pop/rock singers. Today's pop singers are way into the guilty pleasures category (at best!), while the rock singers and bands are trying too hard to sound hard rock. What happened to softer rock, that was still edgier than pop?

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: Creeder on 02/19/13 at 1:15 pm

You should listen to Nickelback.

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: bchris02 on 02/23/13 at 10:51 am


You should listen to Nickelback.


Agreed.  The 2000s was a great decade for that type of music with all the post-grunge artists on the scene. 

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: Howard on 02/23/13 at 7:34 pm

Why don't we have young male singers that sound like Bryan Adams, Rick Springfield, Bruce Springsteen and the likes anymore? Or bands like Dire Straits? I mean, sure music changes.


Cause culture and fads change over the years.

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: danootaandme on 02/23/13 at 8:01 pm

Too much music is now manufactured a la American Idol.  None of those mentioned would have won.

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: loki 13 on 02/23/13 at 8:04 pm


Too much music is now manufactured a la American Idol.  None of those mentioned would have won.


You got that right. How far would have Neil Young or Bob Dylan gone?  ::)

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: warped on 02/23/13 at 9:01 pm


You got that right. How far would have Neil Young or Bob Dylan gone?  ::)


Good point. Agreed.

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: danootaandme on 02/23/13 at 9:17 pm


You got that right. How far would have Neil Young or Bob Dylan gone?  ::)


Cold Play, Aretha, Metallica, Sex Pistols...............

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/23/13 at 11:56 pm

The bad news is today's pop music is a stupifying synthetic monotony of badly produced slush.

The good news is it's easier than ever to find good music.  All you have to do is explore with your computer and you can hear music from every era an music of cultures worldwide.  All you have to do is refuse what the megacorporations shove in your face and spend an afternoon doodling around.  Say you wanted to know more about American folk music.  Pull up the article on Pete Seeger on Wikipedia -- it doesn't matter if it's 100% accurate or not -- and copy and past names of musicians the article refers to.  You might listen to songs by Leadbelly, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, and Phil Ochs.  Then you're on your way to developing a whole new taste for yourself. 

Then the next day, maybe you want to hear music from Southern Africa, so you're listening to Thomas Mapfumo and Johnny Clegg...and you go from there.

It's much easier to find music than in the days before the Internet, and it's so much more bountiful.
:)

Subject: Re: Why aren't there singers like these anymore?

Written By: Howard on 02/24/13 at 3:18 pm

The good news is it's easier than ever to find good music.  All you have to do is explore with your computer and you can hear music from every era an music of cultures worldwide.


That's what you have Youtube for.

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