Yes I went down the jazz route, mainly late 50s, probably have as many jazz cds as anything else, most sound better than modern releases to. Been looking into classical but not really into yet.
You say that like it's something new though?
Yes, we've had a lot of "manufacturers" over the years, including Stock, Aitken and Waterman, and many would also class the likes of The Beatles as manufactured. But at the time, there were a lot of rock/indie artists that were still doing well as far as the charts were concerned. That's changed now, but these artists are still around, its just that they don't feature in chart listings.
Now I'm not a 'fan' of the Beatles, but I don't dislike them, however I would never describe them as manufactured. They certainly had a very important guiding hand but at least they were friends who could play their instruments [Ringo??????????] and wrote some stunning songs. The Monkeys were the first band that I was 100% sure were manufactured and I don;t think they contested that. I'm no pop historian though.
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I think you tend to like the music of your youth. When I listen to "pop" it tends to be music of the 1960s because that's when I was a teenager and I tend to think it all went downhill after about 1975. However I try not to decry modern music, putting my dislike down to a lack of understanding rather than anything else.
Every now and then I hear something modern I like and believe it or not I often Google names people post on this forum and elsewhere to see if there is something I might like. However I do find myself dragged inexorably back into classical music as the thing I want to listen to.
I too was a teenager in the 1960s but with the 100% exception of Jimi Hendrix and a bit of Who, I listen to almost no teenager music. I have been lucky in that I have found so much completely brilliant contemporary music up to the last few years.
I think am in the same boat as MajorFubar.. Long time since I bought an Album.. May be one or two Albums last year. Am mainly soul, Jazz & world muzic.. Sometimes R&B..
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There's still plenty of good new music out there, you just have to access it.
My tastes veered into jazz and then to classical and I haven't looked back.
Absolutely. It's called growing up and developing - not living in a world of endless nostalgia and regret.
However I do find myself dragged inexorably back into classical music as the thing I want to listen to.
Couldn't agree more. Ultimately, much more rewarding food for the soul.
Depends on your taste and your demands, there is some good stuff but takes some seeking out, albums to me are not what they were 40 years ago.
Spotify Premium for me and some internet radio stations would be a good option. Check out Spotify playlists too.
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I estimate that around 95% of the music in my collection dates from before the year 2000.
There is still some good new music around though but you won't find it in the charts IMO.
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I've bought/discovered almost no 'new' music since my late teens (now in my 40s). My tastes veered into jazz and then to classical and I haven't looked back.
So you think there's no such thing as "new" jazz then?
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Wow I've not visited this thread since I posted and now look at it. Good debate and good posts and ideas. Thanks.
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I'm making an incredibly broad-brush assumption that currently you don't have babies or young kids. If that's wrong then fair enough, but in my case it wasn't about finding the space, the HiFi was always there, it was about finding the time and energy. We had twins and for the first couple of years it was just a mad cycle of feed/poop/puke/change nappies/washing and drying baby-grows/fitting in a full-time job/trying to catch some sleep. You could have bought me an MP3 player and it would just have sat there and gathered dust.
If you've never been there it's difficult to explain what a massive impact having kids (epecially multiple births) has on your life. I couldn't have been less interested in music and HiFi.
Modern recordings sounded bad on cd. Look here:
I know what you mean, ours is 2 and a half now and very low maintenance as 2 year olds go, but still...
However, when she's asleep and I can listen to music, I have pretty much left a lot of the music of my youth behind. A few years ago I was stuck in a loop of listening to the same sort of stuff all the time, nowadays I prefer to seek (and I do have to seek) out new music. My tastes are probably broader now, still can't get into classical though. My latest discovery is Ruben Gonzalez, ok it's not new, but it is new to me.
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