Well it’s nice to see that people in America are fed up about how this country is still dominated by pop, rap and country that don’t sound like country. What do I mean by country that don’t sound like country? Well today’s country don’t sound like the way country sounds like anymore. If you want good examples of what “true” country sounds like listen to stuff like Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, earlier Johnny Cash, earlier Dolly Parton, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, etc. If you want music that sounds like real country you also listen to stuff like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Randy Travis, Clint Black, Hal Ketchum, etc.
Those are country singers that sings with a real southern accent and there’s table slide guitar in the background with light acoustic playing. They have songs with a deep meaning and all that stuff.
Today’s country don’t sound like that anymore, really. It’s sounding more and more like pop music than country than anything and I’m noticing that real country fans are fed up with it all too. Examples of country artists that don’t sound like country are artists like the Rascall Flatts and Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, blech… not my cup of tea.
As for pop and rap music, that is still dominated in the industry too and we’re fed up with it all. Lefties are such hypocrites when they campaign for women being sexualized when sexualized women is all over the pop music industry with artists such as Madonna, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce sexualizing themselves by shaking their booty, showing off their cleavages and all that crap.
Plus the songwriting in pop music is getting horrible too. They don’t make pop music like they used to anymore… I miss the old days when pop music used to be great. You want to hear great pop music listen to stuff like the Bangles, old Pat Benatar, Bananarama, Berlin, Paula Abdul, Blondie, The B52’s, earlier Stevie Wonder, earlier Elton John, Marvin Gaye, Berry White, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Prince, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Hall and Oates, etc. I can go on.
Nowadays pop music is all electronic music… stuff that you would hear in a nightclub. That dance bass thumping techno kind of stuff. We’re pretty fed up of that stuff taking over the music industry all the time.
As for rap music, that genre is getting worse too… keep in mind that I don’t hate all rap music… rap music in the 80’s and 90’s were really good stuff but there’s no good rap music anymore either.
The thing is a lot of us want rock & metal to come back to the mainstream. It’s trying. Rock music does top the Billboard charts sometimes but not as much as it used to in the old days. The Billboard charts is still dominated by pop, rap and country that don’t sound like country.
Don’t let it fool ya… rock and metal is still alive and well. There’s still plenty of rock and metal out there… it’s just that rock and metal is no longer mainstream anymore like it used to be. We all do want rock and metal back in the mainstream and those genres deserve another comeback for sure.
People are waking up about this finally ’cause of award shows like the Grammy’s and the MTV VMA’s and shit like that. All these pop stars getting themselves rich by shaking their booty, twerking and singing songs about their private parts. Uggghhh, what has the world come to?
We just want great music back. We had great music in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s but in the 2000’s… the music industry has all gone to shit. What happened? LOL…
Don’t get me wrong, I love all sorts of music even pop, rap and country (some of it) but I want a rock comeback myself. It may take a long time but I think it’ll happen. We’ll get a rock & metal comeback real soon. The genres are still alive, don’t let it all fool you.
I’m glad to finally see people discussing this, it’s awesome. Keep it going. We need kids in America listening to real music… like listen to bands that play real instruments and not listening to fake artists that lip syncs on your TV.