Music is complete garbage these days. Listen to the radio, it’s garbage after garbage after garbage unless it’s a classic rock station or something that plays golden oldies or something from way back in the day. Everyone knows it, except the little kids or just plain ignorant people that just don’t understand it’s the same recycled garbage over and over. People are either stealing or remaking other people’s music a hundred times over and it’s sickening.
Part of the blame lies on the record labels, once they see something that sells immediately their eyes light up with dollar signs. They sign similar sounding musicians that are probably copying the “original” band or group anyway thinking they can sell just as many or enough to make both sides happy. The record labels really don’t care about music, because if they did we’d see a lot more original groups and different genres in the mainstream then right now. A style of music is fine, but a style of music that is copied and copied and copied by others and sounds the same is terrible. To them it’s all about dollar signs, nothing more and nothing less.
The artist on the other hand, may really be in it for the music, once they get paid it’s usually a different story though. Look at just about every rapper in the game, rapping about how much money and clothes and women they have now, they all usually go down the same path. “Rock and Roll” musicians, if you can even call them that anymore, are just as bad. Their music becomes adversely affected by the money as well. This is why you see so many people come out with just one hit record or song and thats it, the second album ends up just being garbage. The artist are also to blame because they copy the ones that already made it. While being influenced is one thing, becoming a sound a like is another. There are just way too many groups and bands that sound a like these days and its sickening.
Before huge deals and contracts, there was music, look at the 50’s and 60’s, a great time for music. The 40’s and 30’s were great times for music also. Really, anytime before it got out of control with the record labels and the money was a good time for music. I definitely prefer listening to music from that time period then this time period as the people sounded like they had more heart and soul. They played music just to play, not for the money or the fame. They played because they enjoyed it and to make people feel good. The best music you can find right now isn’t in the record store, it’s out on the streets, it’s playing in a garage, it’s in a small club or in the bar.
So think twice before you buy the next album at the record store, know that there is better music out there. Music that is untouched by money, greed and corruption. Music that is actually music, because I don’t like that awful sound I hear on the radio whatever it is, it sure isn’t music!