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BikerDude

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Why Country Music Sucks
« on: June 11, 2015, 09:47:56 AM »
I mean "new" country music.
It has become pure formula.
This guy created a video mashup that illustrates the point perfectly.
He put together 6 recent country hit songs and it shows that they are nearly identical.
They play seamlessly from one to the other like one song.
You have to wonder if the studio isn't just reusing the same tracks and tweaking things a bit.
I mean literally. They have a hit so they just march in artist after artist and barely tweak things and put new words on and grind out another like the other.

This is similar to how Rock and Roll died.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY8SwIvxj8o#t=35
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If you need any proof of how much Country pop music sucks nowadays, look no further than this video which dissects and mashes-up six Country songs. All of them sound alike. There ain?t nothin? ?original? added to the mix. ?Original? never got anywhere close to the these songs to begin with!

In fact, the evidence so damning, YouTuber Sir Mashalot created his own Top 40 Country pop song.

    I created this mashup as an experiment to see if I was crazy, or if I really was hearing the same hit country song over and over again, just sung by different artists. Turns out I wasn?t crazy?

The offending songs put under the microscope for evaluation are:

?Sure Be Cool If You Did?- Blake Shelton
?Drunk on You?- Luke Bryan
?Chillin? It?- Cole Swindell
?Close Your Eyes?- Parmalee
?This is How We Roll?- Florida Georgia Line
?Ready, Set, Roll?- Chase Rice
And beyond all that, there are these sort of fellows. Personally I just don't want to be in their club.

« Last Edit: June 11, 2015, 10:16:39 AM by BikerDude »


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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 01:19:22 AM »
I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a reasonable explanation for why Taylor Swift is considered to be a "country" musician.  Every song of hers that I've heard sounds exactly like Top-40 rubbish.
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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 10:35:49 PM »
I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a reasonable explanation for why Taylor Swift is considered to be a "country" musician.  Every song of hers that I've heard sounds exactly like Top-40 rubbish.

Well yeah that's a fact.
The definition for "country music" has lost all meaning
Except maybe what Tom Petty called modern country.
Crappy Rock and Rock with a fiddle.


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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 11:17:42 PM »
Can't handle this current twang/pop combo. But I like some of the old stuff: Johnny, George, Merle, Wayon, those guys. Storytellers. Vagabonds. Characters. I could dig that.

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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2015, 12:32:44 AM »
The definition for "country music" has lost all meaning
Except maybe what Tom Petty called modern country.
Crappy Rock and Rock with a fiddle.

Didn't they try to pigeonhole that genre by labeling it "country rock" or some such?

Can't handle this current twang/pop combo. But I like some of the old stuff: Johnny, George, Merle, Wayon, those guys. Storytellers. Vagabonds. Characters. I could dig that.

That's the style of country music that I find listenable as well.  That, and much of the bluegrass that came before.  Fabulous stuff, man.
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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 09:20:43 AM »
Can't handle this current twang/pop combo. But I like some of the old stuff: Johnny, George, Merle, Wayon, those guys. Storytellers. Vagabonds. Characters. I could dig that.

Yeah exactly. Country music.
George, Merle Waylon and the king Hank Sr.
I just fail to see how much of the current stuff qualifies as country any more than it qualifies as Jazz.
There really is something that makes music country or bluegrass or whatever and at times you get a hybrid.
But then the fans complain of pigeon holing.
Well as a semi fan, or at least as one who really appreciates the greatness of what once made country music country music I say "unto thyne own self be true."
It might be good without being called country. Why not just call it something else?


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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 09:26:17 AM »

Didn't they try to pigeonhole that genre by labeling it "country rock" or some such?


I'll grant that country rock does stand as a genre.
What else could you call Lynyrd Skynyrd or Marshal Tucker or Blackberry Smoke.

I like Whiskey Myers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgo-W-dMInI
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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2015, 04:35:55 PM »
I guess its where rock videos had gotten to by the end of the '80's.  Same ol' shit.
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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2015, 12:19:38 AM »
Ah, interesting point. You're right - the decade started with some decent rockers but, by the end, had degenerated into hair metal bands that were inadvertent parodies of the genre. I mean, how do you start with Tom Petty or The Clash and end up with Whitesnake or Bon Jovi?

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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2015, 10:56:27 AM »
Ah, interesting point. You're right - the decade started with some decent rockers but, by the end, had degenerated into hair metal bands that were inadvertent parodies of the genre. I mean, how do you start with Tom Petty or The Clash and end up with Whitesnake or Bon Jovi?

I dunno man, I dunno.

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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2015, 02:26:04 PM »
Ah, interesting point. You're right - the decade started with some decent rockers but, by the end, had degenerated into hair metal bands that were inadvertent parodies of the genre. I mean, how do you start with Tom Petty or The Clash and end up with Whitesnake or Bon Jovi?

Drugs?


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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
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Re: Why Country Music Sucks
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2022, 05:19:09 AM »
You're probably right, but I can tell you it's still possible to find some underground artists that come up with an amazing country music, even though there are not so many of them, but I even use Mp3Juice to download their songs and listen to them on a daily basis. But I agree that nowadays, other genres of music are getting more popular, and that's why music there is more diverse, I'd say, and that's not surprising.

 

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