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Offline Midnight is Where the Day Begins

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Current Popular Music You Like?
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:35:22 PM »
Everybody knows just how fun it is to hate on the current state of popular music. With recycled hooks and drumbeats, boring and overdone lyrics, and sometimes nearly 5 to 10 different writers for a single song, it can look and sound pretty bad.

But it isn't all bad right?

So, what are some songs you've really enjoyed that have climbed their ways onto the top or near the top of the charts?

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One of mine is Take Care by Drake

Using a remix created by Jamie xx of a Gil Scott Heron cover, both Drake and Rihanna give surprisingly emotional vocal performances about their troubled pasts and how they would like to embark on a relationship together.

It was a shock to hear such a soft and pretty vocal from Rihanna, considering the amount of crappy songs she's released over the past decade. But then again, just about everybody including herself, forgot she actually does know how to sing if she really tried to.

The music of the track itself is incredible in its own right. A simple piano melody on top of a pulsing club beat, making it both danceable yet moving at the same time, while the accompanying percussion leads up to a climax of Gil Scott Heron's own vocals. His tough, raspy voice feels foreign in such a smooth sounding track, yet the contrast fits really well overall.

So, anybody else have any songs that fit the bill?  :)



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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 07:55:31 AM »
I love Lorde and Adele. I'm also a huge fan of country music now. Especially "Bro-Country". I love it.

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 09:45:32 AM »
there's a few I like, but I've never bothered to learn the names of the songs or the artists who did them.  :/

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 11:24:10 AM »
Nobody really new ... but some of the last gasps from old bands are sounding pretty good

E&TB - Meteorites
James - Le Petit Mort
Midge Ure - Fragile / (Ultravox - Brilliant)

Then again, the Chvrches was pretty good too!

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 11:52:10 AM »
Two upcoming acts that i really like are Dry The River and The Strypes. Most of todays chart music does nothing for me, hence why...if im listening to the radio, im tuned into Absolute 80's of BBC6 Music, neither of which plays current hits

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 12:04:11 PM »
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there's a few I like, but I've never bothered to learn the names of the songs or the artists who did them.  :/

id agree. there's simply no current artists out there i'm interested in getting on board with.

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 03:34:27 AM »
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there's a few I like, but I've never bothered to learn the names of the songs or the artists who did them.  :/

id agree. there's simply no current artists out there i'm interested in getting on board with.
There is LOTS of good music being made....its just not on mainstream media.....ya need to dig around a little to unearth it

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 05:22:17 AM »
Lenny Kravitz - The Chamber

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 10:13:45 AM »
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there's a few I like, but I've never bothered to learn the names of the songs or the artists who did them.  :/

id agree. there's simply no current artists out there i'm interested in getting on board with.
There is LOTS of good music being made....its just not on mainstream media.....ya need to dig around a little to unearth it

yeah, ok...but Midnight was asking about current hit songs.

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 01:09:44 PM »
Royal Blood.

Their album is out Monday.

In the current climate they probably won't get much chart success, but they are one of the most exciting acts I have seen for a long time.

I hope they get success, they could be huge.

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2014, 01:13:20 PM »
Some chart topping artists I enjoy are
-Owl City
-Taylor Swift (on a downhill slope after the new single though, sounds more generic pop)
-Macklemore
-OneRepublic
-Paramore
-Lorde

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2014, 01:44:48 PM »
Paramore's singles are pop ;)

Lorde is also great

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2014, 10:47:13 PM »
as far as current hits, I like "Turn Down For What."   :)

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2014, 10:56:36 PM »
ive still never heard a song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. they look like d-bags.

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Re: Current Popular Music You Like?
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2014, 11:04:50 PM »
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ive still never heard a song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. they look like d-bags.
as far as rap goes they aren't terrible if you don't take them seriously

This song they feature on is probably the best place to start
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