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Subject: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/12/18 at 9:04 pm

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think 2018 actually wins the title for worst year for popular music of the decade., if it continues on like this in the mainstream charts until the end of the year. I thought no year would beat the terrible music of 2012, but I think 2018 might get it. From what you've seen in the charts so far, do you agree 2018 is the worst year for music of the decade so far?


Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: exodus08 on 07/12/18 at 9:10 pm

I kind of like the music of 2018 as well as 2017 better than 2016, 2015 and 2014.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Wobo on 07/12/18 at 9:33 pm

It's 2014 now it's 2018? I entirely disagree with you.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/12/18 at 9:43 pm


It's 2014 now it's 2018? I entirely disagree with you.

I never said 2014 was a bad year for music. 2014 was one of the best years for music this decade imo. Probably my third favourite year overall (after 2013 and 2015).

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/12/18 at 9:57 pm

I think 2017 is a better contender for that. 2018 hasn't been my favorite, but things seem a lot more 'fresh' and interesting in contrast to 2017. 2017 just seemed like a burnt out 2016 is retrospect, 2018 seems to be pretty devoid of mid 2010s musical trends, for better and worst.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/12/18 at 11:55 pm

I'd say the early 2010s were the worst years for pop music in history (especially 2010 - 2012) but those were some of the best years for hip-hop, so you take your pick.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/13/18 at 12:16 am


I'd say the early 2010s were the worst years for pop music in history (especially 2010 - 2012) but those were some of the best years for hip-hop, so you take your pick.

I definitely agree. It is getting some competion with 2018 though because the music coming out this year is terrible. But definitely in terms of pop music, there is no era worse than the early 2010s for that. It had the most cheesiest, lifeless, over-produced, autotuned and annoying songs about partying that were constantly unlistenable. 2012 was the worst of the era for that.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: LooseBolt on 07/13/18 at 5:39 am

I don't know how you can claim this with a straight face when:

1. For number and quality of hits, 2018 was better than 2017, and
2. In a year when one of those hits was This Is America, possibly one of the most impactful singles of the decade.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: J. Rob on 07/13/18 at 8:32 am

Pop music sucks, but just about everything else is becoming good again.....maybe we just have to wait for some of it to spill into the mainstream

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: CupidTheStupid on 07/13/18 at 8:33 am

I think it’s the best year of music since 2010. Lots of great stuff coming out this year.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/13/18 at 9:02 am

I'm actually pretty happy to see that most people disagree with the OP and are starting to appreciate 2018 a little more.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Wobo on 07/13/18 at 12:14 pm

Early 2010s was the best period of music ever lol.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/13/18 at 12:50 pm


Early 2010s was the best period of music ever lol.


I’d agree with that (we’ll not so much ‘ever’, but in terms of this decade, early was certainly the best) but granted that was the pinnacle of my youth back then so I’m a bit biased ;D.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: mqg96 on 07/13/18 at 12:53 pm


I'd say the early 2010s were the worst years for pop music in history (especially 2010 - 2012) but those were some of the best years for hip-hop, so you take your pick.


The hip hop and urban music may have had a big influence on why I believe 2010 was the best year for music of this decade. Even the electropop music too that was mixed in with hip hop.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Wobo on 07/13/18 at 12:56 pm


I’d agree with that (we’ll not so much ‘ever’, but in terms of this decade, early was certainly the best) but granted that was the pinnacle of my youth back then so I’m a bit biased ;D .

Well it's 'ever' for me since i expirienced it and remember a few nostagic songs from that time. I was a child then lol.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: bchris02 on 07/13/18 at 1:44 pm

No.  I actually think it's one of the best.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Longaotian00 on 07/13/18 at 3:13 pm

Yep, 2018 is a significant downgrade compared to the last few years. 8-P

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/13/18 at 3:20 pm


I don't know how you can claim this with a straight face when:

1. For number and quality of hits, 2018 was better than 2017, and
2. In a year when one of those hits was This Is America, possibly one of the most impactful singles of the decade.

Because it's my opinion, deal with it lol. This is America is a terrible song. The hits in the hot 100 are awful too.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: 2001 on 07/13/18 at 3:23 pm

I only listen to Japanese rock now because that's what Spotify keeps recommending.

Listening to the radio is so 2013. Get hip wid it or get out!

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: xenzue on 07/13/18 at 4:21 pm

For me 2018 in music so far has been neither amazing nor terrible. We were promised the summer of the decade and instead mostly got decent albums, nothing breathtaking/groundbreaking. Very few standouts tbh.

I collected data from Metacritic and averaged out the top 50 albums and their ratings. Based on that, these are the best years in music of the 2010s decade so far:

1. 2012

2. 2015

3. 2016

4. 2017

5. 2014

6. 2013

7. 2010

8. 2018

9. 2011

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: LooseBolt on 07/13/18 at 8:22 pm


Because it's my opinion, deal with it lol.


Yeah okay, that's cool and I respect that.


This is America is a terrible song.


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Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Dundee on 07/15/18 at 12:52 pm

Hell no, not when there's 2014 in it. 2018 is shaping up to be one of the greatest lmao.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: mqg96 on 07/15/18 at 1:07 pm


Hell no, not when there's 2014 in it. 2018 is shaping up to be one of the greatest lmao.


I will say it again, I remember a few years ago when everybody on here was complaining about how bad 2012 was.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/15/18 at 1:18 pm


I will say it again, I remember a few years ago when everybody on here was complaining about how bad 2012 was.

I remember that too. I still think that year waa terrible for music.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/15/18 at 1:27 pm


No.  I actually think it's one of the best.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Dundee on 07/16/18 at 12:56 pm


I will say it again, I remember a few years ago when everybody on here was complaining about how bad 2012 was.
Ok, but why did you quote me? How is that relevant to my post?  ???

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Wobo on 07/16/18 at 1:01 pm

But to be honest, pop culture in 2018 has been boring and probably of this decade maybe things will get better in the later part of the year? I think pop culture in 2015 was more fun and better than 2018. IMO. I'm starting to think 2017 was also better but 2018 does best than 2017 movie wise though.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/16/18 at 1:21 pm

2017 was bad culturally but not the worst because the first half of the year saved it with some really catchy hit songs that came out. But everything after the start of the summer was garbage. Feels like 2018 has no redeeming qualities for music and pop culture.

I agree with the others that 2015 was a strong year for music and culture. That is why it is the second best year of the decade after 2013.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Wobo on 07/16/18 at 1:25 pm


2017 was bad culturally but not the worst because the first half of the year saved it with some really catchy hit songs that came out. But everything after the start of the summer was garbage. Feels like 2018 has no redeeming qualities for music and pop culture.

I agree with the others that 2015 was a strong year for music and culture. That is why it is the second best year of the decade after 2013.

2018 = 💩💩💩💩💩💩

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/16/18 at 4:31 pm


Hell no, not when there's 2014 in it. 2018 is shaping up to be one of the greatest lmao.


Honestly, 2014 was cheesy as hell. But sometimes cheesy isn't necessarily bad in a sense. Doesn't mean it was good, but boy oh boy, I'd take 2014 music in a heart beat.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Wobo on 07/16/18 at 4:50 pm


Honestly, 2014 was cheesy as hell. But sometimes cheesy isn't necessarily bad in a sense. Doesn't mean it was good, but boy oh boy, I'd take 2014 music in a heart beat.

Same.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 07/16/18 at 7:14 pm


Honestly, 2014 was cheesy as hell. But sometimes cheesy isn't necessarily bad in a sense. Doesn't mean it was good, but boy oh boy, I'd take 2014 music in a heart beat.


I thought that a lot of 2011's music was stupid.
*"Friday" - Rebecca Black
*"Somebody that I Used to Know" - Gotye
*"Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO
*"Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jensen
*"Sexy and I Know It" - LMFAO
*"Stupid Hoe" - Nicki Minaj
*"What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction (not sure if this came out in 2011 or 2012)

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/16/18 at 7:26 pm


Honestly, 2014 was cheesy as hell. But sometimes cheesy isn't necessarily bad in a sense. Doesn't mean it was good, but boy oh boy, I'd take 2014 music in a heart beat.

I only remember a few cheesy songs in 2014. The majority were ballads (from Sam Smith), indie songs, teen pop, and classic mid '10s trap rap. There were a couple mid '10s style EDM songs but not a whole lot. Certainly nothing compared to today (and 2016). 2014 was the year that was most mid '10s sounding music-wise I would say.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 07/16/18 at 9:37 pm

I've really been liking the music from this year so far.

2014 is probably my least favorite year of the decade for music, although I wouldn't say there is a worst year, because that's subjective.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 07/16/18 at 9:51 pm


I've really been liking the music from this year so far.

2014 is probably my least favorite year of the decade for music, although I wouldn't say there is a worst year, because that's subjective.


I am not sure if it was released in 2014, but I found "Happy" to be incredibly annoying.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 07/16/18 at 9:55 pm


I am not sure if it was released in 2014, but I found "Happy" to be incredibly annoying.


It released in late 2013, but it was more of a 2014 hit, it ended up being the number one song of 2014 in the US.

It definitely was overplayed imo, lol.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/16/18 at 10:03 pm


I am not sure if it was released in 2014, but I found "Happy" to be incredibly annoying.

I liked Happy the first time I heard it, but then it got incredibly annoying. I remember it wouldn't leave the number one spot all the way until spring of 2014. Having said that, Happy is definitely a better song than anything that is released in the mainstream today IMO.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: SailorSteven2017 on 07/16/18 at 10:10 pm


I am not sure if it was released in 2014, but I found "Happy" to be incredibly annoying.

It released in late 2013, but it was more of a 2014 hit, it ended up being the number one song of 2014 in the US.

It definitely was overplayed imo, lol.

I liked Happy the first time I heard it, but then it got incredibly annoying. I remember it wouldn't leave the number one spot all the way until spring of 2014. Having said that, Happy is definitely a better song than anything that is released in the mainstream today IMO.


Not going to lie, I LOVE that song and the then trend of news teams dancing to it.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 07/16/18 at 10:14 pm


Not going to lie, I LOVE that song and the then trend of news teams dancing to it.  ;D


That's okay, haha. ;D  I don't hate the song, not many songs annoy me tbh, I just thought it was overplayed at the time.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 07/16/18 at 10:15 pm


That's okay, haha. ;D  I don't hate the song, not many songs annoy me tbh, I just thought it was overplayed at the time.


I remembered when my 9th grade history teacher played it back in around early April 2014.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/16/18 at 10:27 pm


I only remember a few cheesy songs in 2014. The majority were ballads (from Sam Smith), indie songs, teen pop, and classic mid '10s trap rap. There were a couple mid '10s style EDM songs but not a whole lot. Certainly nothing compared to today (and 2016). 2014 was the year that was most mid '10s sounding music-wise I would say.


True, it was mainly a year filled with ballads and teen pop. I loved the ballads, especially from Sam Smith like 'Stay with Me'. I also loved 'All of Me' by John Legend (I actually slowed danced with my prom date to that song).

However, 2014 is arguably one of the most cheesy years of pop music in my memory. It was up there with 1999, 2000, & 2011 years of cheese. Between songs 'All that Base' by Meghan Trainor, to 'Bang Bang' by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj & Jessie J. And don't get me started on Iggy Azalea's burst in popularity in 2014 with mundane (and I dare say it, guilty pleasureful) hits like 'Fancy' (which was a major throwback to Clueless ;)), 'Black Widow', 'Booty', and 'Beg for It'. LOL, she was everywhere in 2014-2015 and then she just.... vanished.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: SailorSteven2017 on 07/16/18 at 10:32 pm


True, it was mainly a year filled with ballads and teen pop. I loved the ballads, especially from Sam Smith like 'Stay with Me'. I also loved 'All of Me' by John Legend (I actually slowed danced with my prom date to that song).

However, 2014 is arguably one of the most cheesy years of pop music in my memory. It was up there with 1999, 2000, & 2011 years of cheese. Between songs 'All that Base' by Meghan Trainor, to 'Bang Bang' by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj & Jessie J. And don't get me started on Iggy Azalea's burst in popularity in 2014 with mundane (and I dare say it, guilty pleasureful) hits like 'Fancy' (which was a major throwback to Clueless ;)), 'Black Widow', 'Booty', and 'Beg for It'. LOL, she was everywhere in 2014-2015 and then she just.... vanished.

Judging by what you said, 2014 is bound to be looked on with rose colored glasses when 2010s  nostalgia hits. ::) I know I will

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/17/18 at 12:31 am


True, it was mainly a year filled with ballads and teen pop. I loved the ballads, especially from Sam Smith like 'Stay with Me'. I also loved 'All of Me' by John Legend (I actually slowed danced with my prom date to that song).

However, 2014 is arguably one of the most cheesy years of pop music in my memory. It was up there with 1999, 2000, & 2011 years of cheese. Between songs 'All that Base' by Meghan Trainor, to 'Bang Bang' by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj & Jessie J. And don't get me started on Iggy Azalea's burst in popularity in 2014 with mundane (and I dare say it, guilty pleasureful) hits like 'Fancy' (which was a major throwback to Clueless ;)), 'Black Widow', 'Booty', and 'Beg for It'. LOL, she was everywhere in 2014-2015 and then she just.... vanished.

Early 2010s easily has the cheesiest music since Y2K.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: #Infinity on 07/17/18 at 1:43 am

2018 is nowhere near the worst year for music this decade. It has produced a fairly eclectic array of hit songs, and even the trap music is less dominant than it was the previous two years, or at least has more life than garbage like "Panda", "Gucci Gang", and "Bodak Yellow". Unlike 2016, for which I can count on my fingers how many songs I was truly impressed by, 2018 has already seen a lot of memorable classics, such as "No Tears Left to Cry", "For You (Fifty Shades Freed)", "One Kiss", "Finesse (Remix)", "Say Something", "She Loves Control", "Lost in Japan", "Chun-Li", "No Excuses", and so on and so forth.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: LooseBolt on 07/17/18 at 4:45 am


I thought that a lot of 2011's music was stupid.
*"Friday" - Rebecca Black
*"Somebody that I Used to Know" - Gotye
*"Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO
*"Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jensen
*"Sexy and I Know It" - LMFAO
*"Stupid Hoe" - Nicki Minaj
*"What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction (not sure if this came out in 2011 or 2012)


Oh but those LMFAO songs were so fun if you were in college.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 07/17/18 at 7:38 am


2018 is nowhere near the worst year for music this decade. It has produced a fairly eclectic array of hit songs, and even the trap music is less dominant than it was the previous two years, or at least has more life than garbage like "Panda", "Gucci Gang", and "Bodak Yellow". Unlike 2016, for which I can count on my fingers how many songs I was truly impressed by, 2018 has already seen a lot of memorable classics, such as "No Tears Left to Cry", "For You (Fifty Shades Freed)", "One Kiss", "Finesse (Remix)", "Say Something", "She Loves Control", "Lost in Japan", "Chun-Li", "No Excuses", and so on and so forth.


2018 is too early to judge, but the year does, in a way, lack its character.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: christopher on 07/20/18 at 6:21 pm

It's the best for US/UK music since early 2014. Mid 2014-2017 were the worst this decade. We need fun songs.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Dundee on 07/21/18 at 7:06 am


Honestly, 2014 was cheesy as hell. But sometimes cheesy isn't necessarily bad in a sense. Doesn't mean it was good, but boy oh boy, I'd take 2014 music in a heart beat.
It wasn't cheesy, it was simply annoying and just bad. Cheesy would be more approriate for a year like 2010 where basically every hit song was about either silly partying or believing in yourself. 2014 was about booties, booties and being a skinny bitch if you didn't had a huge booty.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Dundee on 07/21/18 at 7:26 am


2018 is too early to judge, but the year does, in a way, lack its character.
Well, so far 2018's being good at bringing all sorts of influences into the pop charts: Drake sampling a Bounce song, Cardi B sampling a Boogaloo song, Childish Gambino mixing Folk, african rhythms and Trap, Bruno Mars releasing a New Jack Swing song, Ariana Grande doing a UK Garage song, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa collaborating on a Garage House song, Justin Timberlake releasing a Electro-Funk&Brostep mutant thing, Emo Rap exploding, and so on and so forth.

I fully agree with the notion that this is a pretty eclectic year for hit songs in comparison to the two previous years especially.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: christopher on 07/21/18 at 8:58 am

2014 was bad from the middle onwards. Early 2014 was still nice musically, with many 2013 left overs.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/21/18 at 9:26 am


Well, so far 2018's being good at bringing all sorts of influences into the pop charts: Drake sampling a Bounce song, Cardi B sampling a Boogaloo song, Childish Gambino mixing Folk, african rhythms and Trap, Bruno Mars releasing a New Jack Swing song, Ariana Grande doing a UK Garage song, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa collaborating on a Garage House song, Justin Timberlake releasing a Electro-Funk&Brostep mutant thing, Emo Rap exploding, and so on and so forth.

I fully agree with the notion that this is a pretty eclectic year for hit songs in comparison to the two previous years especially.

Yeah it's more diverse than previous years.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: christopher on 07/21/18 at 9:50 am

2013 was very diverse though 😸

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/21/18 at 12:47 pm


It wasn't cheesy, it was simply annoying and just bad. Cheesy would be more approriate for a year like 2010 where basically every hit song was about either silly partying or believing in yourself. 2014 was about booties, booties and being a skinny bitch if you didn't had a huge booty.

Cheesy does mean annoying and bad...
Cheesy does not mean good.


cheesy definition: 1. "of bad quality or in bad taste:"

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Dundee on 07/21/18 at 3:27 pm


Cheesy does mean annoying and bad...
Not necessarily, it can mean corny, kitshy or exagerated as well. Simply "annoying and bad" suffices to determine 2014.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 07/21/18 at 4:23 pm


Not necessarily, it can mean corny, kitshy or exagerated as well. Simply "annoying and bad" suffices to determine 2014.

I disagree. 2014 was the third best year this decade after 2013 and 2015. Very good year overall.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Rainbowz on 08/11/18 at 3:59 pm

According to some poll results on Popedia, most people think that 2018 is the worst year for music in this decade so far.

http://popedia.boards.net/thread/1662/worst-year-music-decade

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Slim95 on 08/11/18 at 4:13 pm

I can say that there is undoubtedly a lot of vomit-inducing songs in the Top 40 this year. I don't care because there is a lot of good music you can find outside of the mainstream. I realize mainstream music is always "bad" but even bad songs can be catchy, and there are no catchy songs on the top 40 radio this year. There isn't anything that can redeem this year in terms of music. The songs just sound like noise to my ears.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: xris on 08/11/18 at 5:08 pm

For me 2015-2017 were worse than this year. The second half of 2014 was corny, but the first one was great.
The era 2010 - first half of 2014 was great for music.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Dundee on 08/11/18 at 5:21 pm


The era 2010 - first half of 2014 was great for music.
I will conceed the first four months of 2014 were OK. Some nice 2013 leftovers, a few completely bland but passable hits like "Dark Horse", "Happy" and "All of Me", as well as the horrendous "Talk Dirty" mixed into.

The year turned to crap around May when "Loyal" and "Turn Down for What" started dominating 8-P

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Dundee on 08/11/18 at 5:24 pm

Also haha the poll is unanimous 8)

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: exodus08 on 08/11/18 at 7:30 pm


For me 2015-2017 were worse than this year. The second half of 2014 was corny, but the first one was great.
The era 2010 - first half of 2014 was great for music.

I have to agree that 2015-2017 haven't been good for me but 2018 seems to be a lot better.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: LooseBolt on 08/11/18 at 7:35 pm

So people said of 2017 and 2015, so I remember saying of 2010 and 2009. It’s a disease, I tell you.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: apollonia1986 on 08/11/18 at 8:10 pm

Soundcloud...anything soundcloud has ruined music as we know it.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: NewMedalz on 08/13/18 at 3:16 am


I can say that there is undoubtedly a lot of vomit-inducing songs in the Top 40 this year. I don't care because there is a lot of good music you can find outside of the mainstream. I realize mainstream music is always "bad" but even bad songs can be catchy, and there are no catchy songs on the top 40 radio this year. There isn't anything that can redeem this year in terms of music. The songs just sound like noise to my ears.


I feel the same. I'm not sure that there has been a single memorable hit this year for me. Everything sounds like mild background noise at best, exceedingly terrible at worst.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Moon Unit on 08/13/18 at 8:14 pm

I honestly don't really follow the US music industry as I have no faith in it. Kpop is honestly the way to go if you want more mainstream sounds that you're used to but niche; there's been quite a few great releases this year & I'm sure Loona's upcoming debut will be one of them.  In general, Kpop seems to be releasing more of the fun music people have been longing for tbh. It's not one of my most favorite years personally (2016 is actually quite up there for me as a favorite if we're going by this decade), but it's not also one of the worst as long as you know where to look. Compare and contrast:

Kpop: (Basically just listed female soloists & GGs as that's what I mainly listen to)
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US:
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Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Rainbowz on 08/13/18 at 8:18 pm


I honestly don't really follow the US music industry as I have no faith in it. Kpop is honestly the way to go if you want more mainstream sounds that you're used to but niche; there's been quite a few great releases this year & I'm sure Loona's upcoming debut will be one of them.  In general, Kpop seems to be releasing more of the fun music people have been longing for tbh. It's not one of my most favorite years personally (2016 is actually quite up there for me as a favorite if we're going by this decade), but it's not also one of the worst as long as you know where to look. Compare and contrast:

I like the Kpop songs, but for some reason the last one made me cringe a little bit.

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Moon Unit on 08/13/18 at 8:28 pm


I like the Kpop songs, but for some reason the last one made me cringe a little bit.

Probably due to the name of it and that cuter concepts tend to be seen as being more cringeworthy. The b-sides are great though; you might like this one better. I've personally also enjoyed WJSN's and Dreamcatcher's comebacks.
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Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: Rainbowz on 08/13/18 at 8:33 pm


Probably due to the name of it and that cuter concepts tend to be seen as being more cringeworthy. The b-sides are great though; you might like this one better. I've personally also enjoyed WJSN's and Dreamcatcher's comebacks.
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Yeah, I still liked the last song I just wasn't used to the cute concept.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2018 is The Worst Year For Music this Decade

Written By: mc98 on 08/14/18 at 12:18 am

2018 has been a mixed year for me in music. I liked 2017 better.

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