Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Depressingly true

Why I can't respect popular music, generally speaking. Yes, I realize there are millions of recent lyrics better than both of these examples. It's just an interesting point by comparison of two popular songs for their time.


  1. Well, this is a bit too extreme in my opinion. Comparing Led Zeppelin to Far East Movement is kinda like comparing chocolate to poop.
    Luckily there still are plenty of songs with great lyrics nowaday. What's sad is that not many of them get played on the radio, that's why most people don't know them.

  2. very true and very sad.

  3. LOL, it's funny because I really hate mainstream rubbish, cause simply it's rubbish! I listen to more of the "older" music. But i'm quite young ^_^

  4. ...True, VERY true!!!

    However, have you ever heard of a lovely young lady named Brooke(Fraser)Ligertwood? If not, you should check her out! She is refreshingly honest, talented AND a strong Christian!:)
    She is also associated with Hillsong, United & Jon Foreman, William Fitzsimmons, Sara Bareilles, etc. x

  5. I don't see how you can compare Led Zeppelin to Far East Movement. Think of it this way. That was then, This is NOW.

  6. If you look at the Top 20 hits of 1975 they include "Kung-Fu Fighting," "Jive Talkin'," and "Rhinestone Cowboy," and the No. 1 song of the year was "Love Will Keep Us Together." Not saying those songs are bad, but they are certainly not poetry. There were just as many stupid pop songs in the 70s as there are today.

    And I don't have any way to back this up but I can pretty much guarantee "Kashmir" wasn't played on the radio as much in 1975 as "Like a G6" was in 2010. Meaning, this is not at all a fair comparison. "Kashmir" is a classic now but was probably considered to be obnoxious hard rock music by most radio stations back then.

    I'm not trying to be a jerk, I just get annoyed when people automatically assume everything that's popular sucks. People try too hard to be hipster and indie.