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      Do you listen to "mainstream" radio music?

      Yes, no, or rarely?

      Personally, I don't and am pretty opinionated on the topic. I don't like how everything on the radio nowadays is either synthesized, has repetitive lyrics, is about drugs or "being in da club", or is offensive. On the bus this morning, a mainstream radio station was playing music and my ears were burning from all the synthesized voices.

      I'm sure there's other opinions out there. What about you guys?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
      synthesized voices.
      I think you have the definition of synthesized wrong. The voice is completely human, producers simply changed the pitch with software.
      This is similar to using a vocoder, or auto-tune. It's comparable to using an effects pedal on a guitar, or equalizing an instrument.
      Nothing bad about it. Just different. Don't you like different things?

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      I dislike mainstream music for the exact same reasons. I only turn on the radio when I'm using the bathroom at my house. It's always KROQ. It's more of having sound, than listening to it.

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      Right, that's what I meant. The voices just all sound flat, and electronic which doesn't create a sense of originality between singers. I like to hear raw, original voices that haven't been changed that much.
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      I have the radio in my car set to Rock Radio. It's pretty awesome, and stays away from all that shit "mainstream" stuff.

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      itt; nickelback fans

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      Quote Originally Posted by no-Name View Post
      itt; nickelback fans



      Not the best though; I'd say that honor goes to 30STM.

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      No. Never. I hate it. I think the last sort of mainstream stuff I got was a Gnarls Barkley album, and really, it's only "Crazy" on that album that was ever played on radio regularly. The rest is really quite unique.

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      I don't listen to radio that much. But I do listen to mainstream music as well as indie music. Because I like all kinds of music and I'm not trying to be different or anything because that's lame. Auto-tune can sound pretty gay sometimes but "raw" isn't original either. Both Nickelback and Kanye West are mainstream.

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      Mainstream makes my ears bleed for the same reasons as OP. It drives me crazy. I like techno, trance, etc, but what's mainstream just sucks so terribly. The actual contents of the lyrics are a huge turn-off, too. It just seems so...crass. Euphemisms for sex are great in the right context, but the way so many songs use them is just irritating. :/

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      There is such-thing as mainstream techno

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      Quote Originally Posted by Irken View Post
      There is such-thing as mainstream techno
      Yes, and I"m not a very big fan of that, either.

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      I don't devalue something for being mainstream (though I have a very strong desire to do so) but it makes sense that what pleasures the ear of someone not actively listening to music isn't going to be as good as the opposite. There's lots of shit out there. Linkin Park, Seether, MGMT, Paramore, what have you.

      But there are also gems out there. And these gems tend to be missed by mainstream-bashers who are just as one-sided as the people they are trying to attack.
      And certain bands that fall into the middle-ground. Lady Gaga is decent. My Chemical Romance is decent. Robyn is decent. Nothing more, but nothing less either.

      Though I must admit, bands in the middle with fans bashing mainstream is the worst. Some of the fans of Tool, Underoath, NIN, Metallica, Refused and etc. like to think they are underground. They don't know what the hell they are talking about.
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      I for one actually like mainstream music. Period.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pheenix View Post
      Some of the fans of Tool, Underoath, NIN, Metallica, Refused and etc. like to think they are underground. They don't know what the hell they are talking about.


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      No.
      Most of the music today is totally bs.

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      Thats me slowly going crazy, thanks radio, you suck

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      All the time. I have my radio set to BTQ when I drive. The repetition of lyrics gets annoying at times as well as the other reasons the OP stated, but as a whole, I love mainstream music.
      Especially Jason Mraz

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      I hate most Main-stream, one or two songs are al right, but then the radio plays them over and over again, and then they just get annoying. The only "mainstream" band i like and don't find annoying is Rammstien
      I listen to Metal, not slipknot, ACDC(is that even metal?), metalica or any band like them. But bands like Crossbreed, Celldweller, Samel, VWOA and PAIN. I guess i am like PHEENIX's "middle ground"
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      Mainstream music sucks.. and mainstream rock sounds like it was written and sung by people with down syndrome.
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      I have mainstream to thank for bringing my attention to this gem.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Invader View Post
      I have mainstream to thank for bringing my attention to this gem.
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      I have no problem whatsoever with oldies radio. Especially considering every once in a while it makes me feel old.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Invader View Post
      I have mainstream to thank for bringing my attention to this gem.

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