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The Irrational Gaze:
…if we think that mainstream media is biased and has an agenda, is it a huge jump to think that mainstream music is biased and has an agenda? There are so many new and amazing venues in music, so why is it that when you turn the radio to any station you are guaranteed to hear the same songs over and over? Even on the oldies stations you’re pretty much assured to hear Blondie, The Beatles, and at least 10 ac/dc songs and nothing more.
There’s is so much more out there in the music realm, so why is mainstream music putting us in this small little box where you have to hear Adele every hour on the hour? Could it be that mainstream music has the same agenda as mainstream media – keeping the population dumbed down and in a trance of simple music, where the song has no meaning and requires little thought to comprehend.
… I’d like to showcase some of today’s new genre’s of music that are not mainstream -
…a new and upcoming genre is dubstep. This is much softer, but it should be known that dubstep is like the best workout music ever.
…there’s indie style music. This genre is an awesome alternative to pop because it’s upbeat but the lyrics still mean something and it’s not all lip syncing.
There is even such a thing as alternative hip hop. This band gorillaz is pretty interesting because it doesn’t actually exist. yay virtual bands!
Is there music you listen to that is out of the mainstream that the readers can discover from this thread? This would include any music that simply is not played on THE MORNING ZOOOOOOOOO! Or JACK FM, the syndicated station that claims they cannot be controlled – “we play what we want!!!” – and only manages to play cut three from some Billy Joel album rather than cut two, Brenda and Eddie, (or whatever that song is called.)
We are not trying to be hipster. If you’ve found a Billy Joel-type performer who no one has heard of, feel free to post it without ridicule. Feel free to post Billy Joel videos if you want to be ridiculed.
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