I'm tired of Pop music! I hate 3-4 minute songs!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by majordude, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    It's getting to the point that I have all but given up listening to music. I can't stand the radio. It's all crap. It's either stuff I have heard 5,000 times before or it's sucky pop music.

    I like groups like Pink Floyd, early Genesis and Rush... bands that might have some short songs but also had some songs that went for 10-20 minutes.

    I'm not into "jam" music like Phish or The Grateful Dead.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    XM radio?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Either XM or your iPod. Frankly if you prefer classic rock then its your iPod.
     
  3. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Give Conjure One a listen.
    Give Delerium a listen. From Semantic Spaces onward...
     
  4. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Very very few radio stations play songs longer than 5 mins, and in the case of 4:00 to 5:00, the songs are cropped down to no longer than 3:30.
    "You know the rules and so do I" :D
     
  5. EvilShenaniganZ macrumors 6502

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    You're welcome..

    :eek:Music

    or

    even better

    Secound thought you wont like it.. But too bad.
     
  6. donga macrumors 6502a

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    why not just turn off the radio and use your own tunes? you could also go the satelite radio/internet radio route. pandora's pretty good for a little while too.

    no one's forcing you to listen to something you don't want to listen to
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    just saw Mick Jagger doing a tribute to Solomon Burke on the Grammys ... "Everybody needs somebody to love"

    Awesome 3-4 minutes of music :cool:
     
  8. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So are all post 1980 groups making 3-4 minute songs?!!

    I can't take it any more!
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    He sounded terrible. I didn't expect awesome but he struggled. Best he did was that he moved around well for a 68-ish year old.
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Has he really sounded good for the past 10 years. At some point these acts need to know when it is time to give it up. Even Babs sounded like crap.

    As for pop songs going 3-4 minutes, the usual radio single is 2:30 - 3:00 and has been for at least 40 years.
     
  11. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Seriously?

    Prog rock may be on the decline, but it's far from dead.

    Try Queensryche, Dream Theater, Marillion, Fates Warning, Spocks Beard, Coheed and Cambria, and The Mars Volta. That should be good for a start. Just don't expect to hear any of them on mainstream radio. Try last.fm, Pandora, or some other streaming service.
     
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  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Did the Grammys just completely fly off the rails at the end.
     
  14. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Arcade Fire?!! :eek:

    That's it. I'm giving up FM and gonna mainline sports talk from now on.
     
  15. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    I'm happy with the Arcade Fire win. It's about time someone with a decent amount of talent won a big award like theirs'. Yeah, they're not everyone's cup of tea, they're not even really my cup of tea, but they were something new and I can appreciate it when a fresh "newer" band wins something.
     
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    Dubstep. End of story.


    Look up:
    • Zeds Dead
    • Skrillex
    • Borgore
    • Cragga
    • Robotic Pirate Monkey
    • Cottonmouth
    • Flux Pavilion
    • Eyes
    • Doctor P
     
  18. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed 100%

    Most modern "pop" music sucks royally.
     
  19. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    The worst was in the 90s
     
  20. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta disagree here, the 80`s were a total wasteland of garbage.
     
  21. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    I admit there was a lot of ****** music in the 80s if comparing with the 70s. But not all of it was new wave - would you say that Slayer and Metallica were garbage? Both of those bands started up in 1981, I think.
     
  22. OllyW Moderator

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    As already suggested, try and have a listen to Porcupine Tree.
     
  23. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Mike Oldfield, Amarok. The most expensive song on iTMS. One song = one album = a bit over 60 minutes.
     
  24. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    10-20 minute songs of guitar filler for 5-15 minutes?

    No thanks, but to each their own.
     

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