badbone said:considering they sold millions of cd's somebody must have liked them.
The pop punk bands Im talking about are ones like New Found Glory, Blink 182, Rufio (amazing guitar work for a pop punk band, check them out). And bands people label as emo, even though I know theyre not like Hawthorne Heights, Relient K and I cant think of any other big names.hoser said:Most Pop Punk Bands - depends on which ones. there's lots of good ones and lots of horrible ones. I'm a big Descendents/All fan, and generally dig bands that have that socal pop punk sound.
Coldplay - I can listen to it, but I'd never buy it.zao_89 said:I seem to be the only person I know who likes:
Green Day (old and new)
Most Pop Punk Bands
Angels And Airwaves
Anyone else like any of them?
+1 Dave. Good music is good music regardless of genre. It is also 100% subjective. I freely admit that for the most part I'm an old-school hard rock/metalhead, but you'll also find Sam & Dave, ELO, Blondie, Underworld, SRV, Johnny Cash and a host of others in my racks.david henman said:...if i enjoy an artist's music i have little problem ignoring the naysayers. too often its "professional jealousy", or the fact that we love to hate anyone who is successful. i love to hear certain songs by celine dion and shania twain, no matter how uncool or unhip that makes me. i occasionally enjoy nickleback and creed. i'm a big fan of both u2 and the stones. i love (non-mainstream) country and bluegrass, pop opera (bocelli) and try my best to appreciate and enjoy rap and hip hop although so far i've failed miserably in that regard.
i think it is crucial to maintain an open mind.
I'm with you guys!Emohawk said:+1 Dave. Good music is good music regardless of genre. It is also 100% subjective. I freely admit that for the most part I'm an old-school hard rock/metalhead, but you'll also find Sam & Dave, ELO, Blondie, Underworld, SRV, Johnny Cash and a host of others in my racks.
Like yourself I have a hard time connecting with most rap & hip-hop stuff. The closest I've gotten is early Beastie Boys & some of the rap/rock fusion type deals.
I agree we live in a fast food society in every way.rippinglickfest said:I would have to say that the music industry (thats what it is) has changed the way things are done. In the old days a record label would sign a band and let them develop over a few albums and if one didnt sell.....it would be thats okay we'll get her next time around. But nowadays.......its all about money.......there is no real artistic merit in a lot of the bands that were mentioned in previous posts. Thus the music sounds very repetitive and overrecycled......and frankly shallow in musicianship. The guys who run the record companies nowadays dont care about quality.......its about money and these guys are under great pressure to sell, sell, sell.........if they dont, they are dropped from the label.
That is exactly why all the bands mentioned at the beginning of this thread wont have the staying power or originality of a band like Rush............lets see Green Day sell 30 plus albums..............it will never happen.