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2021-06-24 12:13:19 PM  
quick google search:

Copies sold;
Metallica Black album, 30 million
Radiohead OK Computer, 6.9 million
NIRVANA, Nevermind, 30 million
Weezer Selftitled, 3.3

Yeah, but OK Computer was the 90's game changer? For who?! Everywhere I farking went in the early 90's had that goddamned sweater song on repeat. And I'll wager if I asked people back then, they'd think Radiohead was from Seattle.

I don't want to look at any of the other selections. I suspect the author of the article pulled the rest out of his ass too.
 
2021-06-24 12:39:24 PM  
What Killed Rock & Roll? (Hint: It Wasn't Hip Hop)
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2021-06-24 1:00:47 PM  
I'd be curious to know exactly what game the author thinks we are all playing.  Also, who the fark is Kendrick Lamar?
 
2021-06-24 1:11:24 PM  

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Really don't want to watch 30 minutes of randomness. Can you break the answer down for us?
 
2021-06-24 1:12:45 PM  
Musical supergroups died on October 23, 2001
 
2021-06-24 1:45:42 PM  
I love Prince and I love Purple Rain, but give me a f*cking break.
 
2021-06-24 1:52:17 PM  
What, Hanson was the pinnacle of culture?
 
2021-06-24 1:54:12 PM  
Would like a word:

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2021-06-24 1:55:17 PM  
"The music industry is dead."

- A fat old man, multiple times every year since the start of said music industry
 
2021-06-24 1:55:57 PM  
The pinnacle of music was reached with Tool's Stinkfist.
 
2021-06-24 1:56:10 PM  

Driedsponge: I'd be curious to know exactly what game the author thinks we are all playing.  Also, who the fark is Kendrick Lamar?


I can feel your energy from two planets away
I got my drink, I got my music
I would share it, but today I'm yelling
biatch, don't kill my vibe,
biatch, don't kill my vibe,
biatch, don't kill my vibe,
biatch, don't kill my vibe,
 
2021-06-24 2:00:42 PM  
"This generation doesn't know what good music is," says previous generation. And the previous. And the previous. And the previous. And...
 
2021-06-24 2:02:28 PM  
If you're having music problems I feel bad for you son
I got ninety-nine problems but the belief music is dead ain't one

/about the oldest troll in the book and it still got me
 
2021-06-24 2:03:52 PM  
LOL at the premise of the article.  "Pepper moment."

Pepper wasn't even the biggest rock album of 1967.  This one was.

As for its influence, psychedelic rock pretty much died after Pepper.  What influence?  The Stones got more real and as a result, made more relevant music that left more of a legacy.
 
2021-06-24 2:05:49 PM  
I like Radiohead, but to say OK Computer was the game changer for the decade that brought out Nevermind, The Chronic, Downward Spiral, All Eyez on Me, Dirt, Ten, Mellon Collie, and Dookie is a leap.
 
2021-06-24 2:08:21 PM  
That may be the worst list of best records ever.

Queen:  Closest to truth in the whole article.
Prince was great.  Game changing?  Probably not.
Radiohead is the most over-rated band in history.
There is nothing in Kanye's catalog that is compelling, or even good.
Who the fark is Kendrik Lamar?

I am willing to bet Internet Beer the author of TFA has a top-knot and rides a fixie.
 
2021-06-24 2:08:27 PM  

hammettman: As for its influence, psychedelic rock pretty much died after Pepper.


Hey, the Moody Blues -- perhaps among others -- kept it going until the mid-70s.

Not to mention Dark Side of the Moon.
 
2021-06-24 2:09:27 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: "This generation doesn't know what good music is," says previous generation. And the previous. And the previous. And the previous. And...


Yeah, but this time we're right.
 
2021-06-24 2:12:10 PM  

Rent Party: Radiohead is the most over-rated band in history.


I know they are bigger in the UK, and have a pretty loyal following world wide, but I've never met a single person who liked anything but Creep. In fact, everyone I knew who bought that CD was pretty pissed off that nothing else on it was like Creep.
 
2021-06-24 2:19:34 PM  
No mention of Kraftwerk's Computer Love album (or Autobahn), the birth of synth pop and way more influential on today's music than the Beatles or others.
Sgt. Peppers arguably continued the trend that Revolver started.  Both are amazing.
Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction left out.
Nirvana Nevermind left out, or Alice in Chains Dirt (ending glam rock of the 70s and 80s).  Hugely influential.
No mention of Public Enemy's It took a nation of millions to hold us back (massive influence).
No Beastie Boys I'll Communication or Paul's Boutique?
No Arcade Fire?  Taylor Swift?
/Stop rolling your eyes farkers.....
 
2021-06-24 2:20:03 PM  

arrogantbastich: quick google search:

Copies sold;
Metallica Black album, 30 million
Radiohead OK Computer, 6.9 million
NIRVANA, Nevermind, 30 million
Weezer Selftitled, 3.3

Yeah, but OK Computer was the 90's game changer? For who?! Everywhere I farking went in the early 90's had that goddamned sweater song on repeat. And I'll wager if I asked people back then, they'd think Radiohead was from Seattle.

I don't want to look at any of the other selections. I suspect the author of the article pulled the rest out of his ass too.


You're confusing popularity with quality.  By your logic, McDonalds is the greatest restaurant in the world.
 
2021-06-24 2:20:39 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I love Prince and I love Purple Rain, but give me a f*cking break.


The author wanted to show how against the grain he is by not naming "Thriller" the game changer of the 80s.
 
2021-06-24 2:22:13 PM  

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I love Rick Beato.  He's a YouTube treasure.
 
2021-06-24 2:22:25 PM  

Driedsponge: Also, who the fark is Kendrick Lamar?


Rent Party: Who the fark is Kendrik Lamar?


You're kidding right?

He was the leader of a supergroup that included Lexine Wolf and Aster Christi.
 
2021-06-24 2:25:38 PM  
I would argue (and have and will continue to do so when the topic comes up) that Revolver was the real game changer in the Beatles catalog.  Sgt Peppers is a great album but it's really a refinement of what they started doing with their previous album.

For the 70s, Dark Side of the Moon.

80s  - Thriller

90s - Nevermind

00s - White Blood Cells (not as mainstream as TFA pick but it was very influential as it kick started the garage rock revival which is still going on today though its lost a lot of its commercial momentum)

10s - Yeah, I'm fine with TPAB being here - especially with its songs being intertwined with the early BLM movement, it's hard to overstate its cultural impact
 
2021-06-24 2:27:01 PM  
What I found interesting about that list is that they are all derivative except for, perhaps, A Night at the Opera. I think the author of the article has recently noticed that he does not enjoy seeing young neighbors walk across their lawn.
 
2021-06-24 2:31:09 PM  

Northern: No mention of Kraftwerk's Computer Love album (or Autobahn), the birth of synth pop and way more influential on today's music than the Beatles or others.
Sgt. Peppers arguably continued the trend that Revolver started.  Both are amazing.
Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction left out.
Nirvana Nevermind left out, or Alice in Chains Dirt (ending glam rock of the 70s and 80s).  Hugely influential.
No mention of Public Enemy's It took a nation of millions to hold us back (massive influence).
No Beastie Boys I'll Communication or Paul's Boutique?
No Arcade Fire?  Taylor Swift?
/Stop rolling your eyes farkers.....


Kraftwerk is for Eurotrash in bad turtlenecks.
 
2021-06-24 2:31:37 PM  
Queen: A Night At The Opera (70s)

I've always been a huge Queen fan since their early days, but I was the only kid in school wearing Queen t-shirts and hanging up posters on my wall. It wasn't until News of the World came out with We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions that they really caught on. As far as Bohemian Rhapsody is concerned, it got very little airplay, It was a 6 minute song, radio stations are very reluctant to play songs longer than 3 1/2 - 4 minutes back then.
 
2021-06-24 2:32:03 PM  
It ended when Autotune was first used in 1998 by Cher with the song "Believe"

So, yes, subby is right!
 
2021-06-24 2:35:47 PM  
The Lonesome Crowded West is the second studio album by American rock band Modest Mouse, released on November 18, 1997 by Up Records.


Subby is spot-on.
 
2021-06-24 2:36:43 PM  

Driedsponge: Also, who the fark is Kendrick Lamar?


Rent Party:
Who the fark is Kendrik Lamar?

Wow, you guys are like, so cool not knowing one of the most famous people on the planet!
 
2021-06-24 2:37:19 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Queen: A Night At The Opera (70s)

I've always been a huge Queen fan since their early days, but I was the only kid in school wearing Queen t-shirts and hanging up posters on my wall. It wasn't until News of the World came out with We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions that they really caught on. As far as Bohemian Rhapsody is concerned, it got very little airplay, It was a 6 minute song, radio stations are very reluctant to play songs longer than 3 1/2 - 4 minutes back then.


The runtime myth was smashed in 1971 when DJs made Stairway a hit on radio. By 1975, every band was putting out a bloated 6-minute plus song.
 
2021-06-24 2:39:42 PM  
eh, theres a lot of great music still coming out.  The bigger thing was the internet & the way we "consume" music the last 20 years, more as singles than as listening to total albums (i still listen to albums because the bands i'm into, I'm really into!)  Times change.  Theres no "drive to best buy, get the new album on tuesday, jam it on the way home and call your friends".  Its just the way it is.

moving forward, we're going to have tons of pop, rap hits just like we have been the last 10 years.  But theres still artistry and mind bending, quality music (non pop and rap) being created;  if anything its just harder to find, because its not a big deal in terms of popularity.
 
2021-06-24 2:40:50 PM  

GardenWeasel: Musical supergroups died on October 23, 2001


What, the introduction of the iPod?
 
2021-06-24 2:44:03 PM  
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2021-06-24 2:49:15 PM  

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Really don't want to watch 30 minutes of randomness. Can you break the answer down for us?


Bands that came into their own after '96 weren't rooted in the blues like their predecessors were.
 
2021-06-24 2:49:40 PM  
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2021-06-24 2:51:00 PM  

TDWCom29: Driedsponge: Also, who the fark is Kendrick Lamar?

Rent Party:
Who the fark is Kendrik Lamar?

Wow, you guys are like, so cool not knowing one of the most famous people on the planet!


Did they start garage rock revival? No, they didn't start garage rock revival. You have to start garage rock revival, if you want to become Peppers of decade
 
2021-06-24 2:54:40 PM  
For the 70's, how about Black Sabbath's debut? Pretty much ushered in a new sound and had dozens of copycats.

Or Saturday Night Fever? Even Kiss and the stones went disco.

Or Never Mind the Bullocks? Punk was big for a while.

I love Prince...but I don't think may people tried to copy him. Mainly because you couldn't. As many hair bands as there were in the '80's, there had to be a first. I never liked Poison, Cinderella, etc., so I don't know, but I know they were on MTV all the time.

And new wave? Depeche Mode or The Cure?

Or NWA. Popularized Gangsta Rap.

90's- How could Nirvana not be mentioned? How many bands copied or were influenced by them. They did kill off hair bands though.

Or The Chronic...Again, the slow, West Coast style.

2000 and beyond. I don't know...pretty much stopped listening to new music because I'm an old fart, hate the mumble rap and pop music being made.
 
2021-06-24 2:57:08 PM  

bostonguy: GardenWeasel: Musical supergroups died on October 23, 2001

What, the introduction of the iPod?


Yes.
 
2021-06-24 2:57:55 PM  

TDWCom29: Driedsponge: Also, who the fark is Kendrick Lamar?

Rent Party:
Who the fark is Kendrik Lamar?

Wow, you guys are like, so cool not knowing one of the most famous people on the planet!


I bet they don't watch TV either.
 
2021-06-24 2:59:45 PM  

hammettman: LOL at the premise of the article.  "Pepper moment."

Pepper wasn't even the biggest rock album of 1967.  This one was.

As for its influence, psychedelic rock pretty much died after Pepper.  What influence?  The Stones got more real and as a result, made more relevant music that left more of a legacy.


Well, that album was just a steppin' stone on the way to the Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
 
2021-06-24 2:59:59 PM  
Pish posh.

There is only BEFORE Ugly Kid Joe and AFTER Ugly Kid Joe.

The rest is just noise drifting earlessly through the vacuum of time.
 
2021-06-24 3:01:12 PM  
Music in general has reached a steady state maturity.  There are a finite number of beats, chords, melodies, even lyrical subject matter.  We're at the point where everything that can be done, has been done.

It's now just everything being a derivative of everything that came before it.  The invention of new instruments like the electric guitar brought forth new waves of music, good and bad.  Then came electronic synthesizers, and once again, new music, good and bad.

But that was it.  Now that technology can produce literally ANY sound we want, we have produced every sound we want, and there's no more of it left.

Subby is correct.
 
2021-06-24 3:02:12 PM  
oof this thread why do I even care if people think music is dead

not my chair no my problem
 
2021-06-24 3:02:35 PM  

stoli n coke: NewportBarGuy: I love Prince and I love Purple Rain, but give me a f*cking break.

The author wanted to show how against the grain he is by not naming "Thriller" the game changer of the 80s.


Against the Grain is a good album but Suffer was better and had more consistent quality. This was all before NOFX startd the whiney suburban punk that Green Day and the IHeart radio predecessor ran with on 'alternative' radio.
 
2021-06-24 3:05:05 PM  

MizzouGuy: For the 70's, how about Black Sabbath's debut? Pretty much ushered in a new sound and had dozens of copycats.


There's always arguments that certain aspects of the sound came before Sabbath.  However Sabbath was a point where they all came together and it sounded a certain way that made the difference.

I mean, it's 50 years later and you talk to new and modern heavy metal bands and they'll cite Sabbath without it being lip service.
 
2021-06-24 3:07:44 PM  

stoli n coke: I like Radiohead, but to say OK Computer was the game changer for the decade that brought out Nevermind, The Chronic, Downward Spiral, All Eyez on Me, Dirt, Ten, Mellon Collie, and Dookie is a leap.


downward spiral was 94, ok computer was 97?  ok computer is a damn good album (fitter happier and electioneering should have been replaced with meeting in the aisle and pearly} but if i have to pick one v the other, im in for downward spiral.  probably my favorite album of the 90s.  it too was a game changer.
 
2021-06-24 3:19:32 PM  
So the 1975 zombie was shot in the head in 97?
because 75 is the year it died.
 
2021-06-24 3:21:24 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Rent Party: Radiohead is the most over-rated band in history.

I know they are bigger in the UK, and have a pretty loyal following world wide, but I've never met a single person who liked anything but Creep. In fact, everyone I knew who bought that CD was pretty pissed off that nothing else on it was like Creep.


There a 2 types of Radiohead fans. Those who think Creep is Radiohead's best song, and those who think Creep is Radiohead's worst song.

/The second type's best song? A15 minute unreleased B-side of Thom Yorke strangling a cat.
//It was only played live once, in the basement of an abandoned Ruby Tuesday's. No tickets were sold, you had to solve a riddle involving numerology and Egyptian hieroglyphics to get the address.
///You probably haven't heard it.
 
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