This is why I hate hipsters more than Justin Beiber lovers. They think that if someone likes music that is "mainstream" they are automatically stupid, a whore, attention seeker, a brat, a crazy fan, uneducated, etc.
No just.... No...
I like Lady Gaga, but I also like Queen. I accept others opinions, still a virgin, understand the hate she gets, and is top of the class (allthough I am in special ed class due to my learning difficulty). I am defiantly not a stupid whore. But I must be, if I like mainstream music!
You are allowed to hate whoever, it is fine. But to attack the fans is worng. Not all fans are crazy, and just beacuse somone has diffrent tastes in music does not mean they are what is said above. Since when did diffrent tastes of music determine somones personality?
Swag-idiots (not saying the f-word) and hipsters are both equally stupid and annoying. You should still be open-minded about trying out new things, regardless of what year it came out. Even if it doesn't sound like something you'd like, at least try it out before you ditch simply because it's "unpopular" or "mainstream".
Note: This is Kimba-417, this is my new account.
Seriously, I may not be too keen on most of the mainstream modern music either... But it's even more annoying how people go on and on about how great the "80s and 90"s were with music-__- So you liked The Spice Girls and Ozzy Osburne back in the days? Big fucking titty, want a prize you special little snowflake? I'll admit, I do like many music from the 80s and 90s but I do remember some that were pretty shitty XD *seriously, wtf is with the Madonna obsession?* I'm not much of a Lady Gaga fan, but I don't hate her either...(well I used to at one point but I guess it was because I got a bit offended on certain videos she did along with her rabid fans) Same with Katy Perry, but I do like some of her songs since they are catchy; I would rather listen to those two over Madonna any day. I personally love Synthpop more along with different kinds of rock and metal, coffehouse music, Baroque pop, classical, jazz, folk talk, electronic, and even European metal bands. But there are still some singers I still like of today in Amercia at least XD (but I'll admit... The only time I would hate mainstream music if there's that one song that's always overplayed or just isn't tastelful as the other songs. I mostly hate on songs, not genres.)
Don't get me started on the 80's metalheads and older rock band fans...=A= Yes bands like Black Viel Brides and BOTDF are shitty (and because some of the members are even bigger assholes than JB) but there really are still great bands out there. Hell I love The Cure and Siouxsee and The Banshees yet I even give new bands like The Birthday Massacre and The Red Paintings chance. I hate how they would stereotype others by calling them "not a true metal fan" just because of liking new things.-_- The same can be said for pop music too, oh man.... Well you know nostalgia tards:/
Hello. This is a pair of docs with you. We're just gonna say that hipsters are also from the main stream. The reason for this is because if they hate something for being popular, then since many people are hipsters, they are from the main stream and their shelves.
I've listened to 1 Direction: No, nobody around me died and there aren't any dead kittens anywhere, but 1D isn't intended for me... Although those guys did manage to cook up some good songs, and they are well liked in the UK, as is the Spice Girls...
I've listened to Lady Gaga: Weird, yes, but horrible and a sin against nature? No. She is also a literate musician who actually creates all of her music... Although her eccentric nature is what makes me not take her very seriously, not her music.
But what about genres that popular? Some of the dubstep I've heard is actually pretty cool work, and the fact that you can even get a parrot to do it (as this cockatiel does here is actually something I'd for both me and my bird to see if we can create our own. Besides, it's like House in a way, in which I wouldn't mind making up some of my own samples and chord loops to see if I can be a badass DJ type of person... Then there's Rap and Hip-Hop, which really, if you get away from what's on the radio, you find a lot of very complicated stuff out there that isn't just pure profanity. Or how about anything to do with synths? There's some pretty damn wonderful stuff out there...
Of course, I listen to what could be "the right music"... I listen to the B-52s, Depeche Mode, Queen, Bad Religion, WAR, The Beatles, The Offspring, Mumford and Sons, Fleetwood Mac... Oh wait, I'm mentioning a lot of "weird bands" now... Maybe I should talk about instrumentals, which is my main area of music? Because I am a composer, I listen to a lot of the music from the Romantic period forward into the variety of soundtracks of film and video games... I say that most of my favorite film and game composers are Danny Elfman, John Williams, Daniel Ingram, Chris Tilton, Jerry Martin, the various composers at Blizzard... UH OH... I'm mentioning video game composers who don't create 8-bit music or work with companies who create main stream video games... OH NO...
Really, what can I do to actually be cool? I really don't like most modern metal of today (the stuff from the 70s and 80s is usually what I listen to, probably because a lot of the "old farts" of ZZ Top, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Metallica, AC/DC, and Aerosmith [along with some others] made up the rules or something like that, I don't know), I really don't think the guitar is the greatest instrument ever, 8-bit video game music can get annoying after a while, lyrics don't always matter to me, and I focus more harmonics and the backgrounds than I do a melody... It's just that I see and listen to music in a completely different way than most people, because I was in band since 6th grade, I play piano, compose my own music, and I'm a music major.
But, because I said JB isn't the end of the world, any of my thoughts on music mean NOTHING.
Again, nobody's "forcing" you to like or listen to certain kinds of music (and again, metal is not my most favorite of genres for a couple of understandable reasons), but you can't mindlessly run around and say that something sucks because you don't like it. Also, not everyone who listens to something "mainstream" is instantly a mindless zombie at music, especially since there are a lot of people out there (such as myself) who listen to a large number of genres.
I just know that I typed up a lot of text up on that stamp, but I feel like that whenever I try to explain things to people (especially anyone younger than I am) I am instantly the biggest dumbass around.
I actually talked some with my aunt about the Beatles (being she was a essentially the ideal "fangirl age" when they were around) and she told me of how people would actually get trampled by other fans who were trying to get close to the stage... I also read somewhere that the band had to travel in an armored car just be safe. Of course, as for the "manufactured pop"? The Monkeys were just that, and this was back way before things like MTV and auto-tune were even thought up of (actually, if I'm correct, this might be at the time that auto-tune was actually being used as a tool to find oil deposits).
I think it's kind of pointless to whine constantly about things, but we are allowed to not like things that we don't like.
Did I comment on this? Well if not...I agree with this!
I have a friend who now hates pop music and thinks underground rap and rap in general is much more 'sophisticated' or whatever -__- I've listened to a few of Lady GaGa's songs and she's not a terrible singer, though I can't say I'm a fan of hers But anwyho: I don't think any music genre is better or worse then the other. I prefer genres like KPop and American pop over heavy metal or rap music. I think it's stupid for some people to hate music for those 'reasons' you listed ><