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MUSIC SOUND WORSE AND WORSE every decade. Is it true? Modular Synthesizers
Old 11th September 2011
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Old 11th September 2011
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Ok check this ... UA Artist Tips & Tricks - The Glitch Mob - YouTube

This is what is going down in modern production .. Blatant abuse of production tools ,as we all know there are no rules .. Only the limitations we put on ourselves ...like it or not this kinda thing is the sound of modern music
Old 11th September 2011
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Is it that music sounds worse or simply that the bubblegum pop songs of today suck compared to the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel?
The music consumed by teenage girls is what dominates the pop charts. Maybe they have lousy taste. Maybe with so many more artists' material available it's more difficult to find the good stuff.
Could it be that major labels don't develop artists anymore and the resulting product doesn't have the same depth that previous decades' hits did?
Old 11th September 2011
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Completely disagree.

If you cant find good music today it is either because you are accepting what you are fed or don't know where to look. No matter what your tastes are, it is out there.


More great music is being produced today than ever in time.
If anything, too much.


IMO.



D

LOL - delusion much?
Old 11th September 2011
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When I lately bought to my studio the most revealing monitors I've heard in my life (ATC), I started to clearly hear the reverb tails and bad edits cracks in many recordings, I also could finally hear the music the way it was really mixed.
So I started to listen to many records from my colection and FWIW discovered that untill approx.1980 records sounded GREAT (full, fat, detailed and glued), then they made a major step back (nasty reverb plates, thinner overall sound, more "mechanical", very detailed but not really glued), from approx. 2000 they started to sound very contoured, like a lot of lows and highs but the meaty mids were seldom there, and currently the music sounds like it lost the depth and fatness almost to the extent of a national disaster. It's just got more lows, but not third dimension or roundness it used to have.
I dare to call it:
"Lows are God. Highs are angels. Mids are atheists."
It's sooo wrong
Or is it just me and I'm missing something?
the music has been downhill since 1950 (maybe even 1930)
the technology has improving since 1930
using the technology has been going down fast since 1970
Old 11th September 2011
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If you have a look at those 1966 list you will notice that many of them have been hits again for other artists or sampled for hits in later decades.
The 1966 songs seem more like general songs most of those songs are actually considered standards or classic covers now.

There are some good ones in the 2006 but more than a few are a bit gimmicky.
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I just counted 9 of the 1966 songs that have been covered and hits for others you may be able to count more.
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I just counted 9 of the 1966 songs that have been covered and hits for others you may be able to count more.
What I noticed is that one list is about 80% classic stuff and the other is a huge pile of steaming t*rds.
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In principle I like the idea of singer-songwriters but I haven't heard very many good ones since the days of Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Carole King and to be fair, why not include Jackson Browne.

I like the combination of deep musical chops, and a great sense of humour -- thus Randy Newman.

There is a bootylicious focus in today's dance/sex simulation music but the people playing and writing the music are nowhere as talented as say Niles Rogers and Bernard Edwards. Disco died an unfair and premature death but it did very well for three or four rich years.

You have to check Chic's final concert in Japan with Niles and Bernard Edwards playing together -- multiple copies exist on YouTube.

I'm not finished...and this next bit will show I'm not at all fixated on Chic.

Is there there a better band to come upon the music scene than The Band. Music From Big Pink. Has any group in recent times created a sound like that? Bon Iver?
Old 11th September 2011
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if you are looking to see whether there is great music being made these days, the absolute LAST place to look is the radio or anything that even remotely smacks of TOP 40-ness.
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If you go look at the billboard number ones from the 50's and 60's, its all really crappy music too. The stuff that was hot on the radio then was just god awful, with a few good ones here and there. We just have the opportunity to view from hindsight and only hear that ones that stand the tests of time. Imagine different versions of "purple people eater"!!


Serioulsy, go look up what the billboard charts were on any certain day of any certain year and look it up on youtube, its mind blowingly crappy!!!

Okay, 1967:

1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
2. Respect - Aretha Franklin
3. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
4. I Say A LIttle Prayer For You - Dionne Warwick
5. Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas
6. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
7. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
8. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
9. I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and the Pips
10. Soul Man - Sam and Dave
11. Light My Fire - Doors
12. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
13. Daydream Believer - Monkees
14. C'Mon Marianne - The 4 Seasons
15. It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
16. The Letter - Box Tops
17. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
18. Expressway To Your Heart - Soul Survivors
19. Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
20. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
21. Baby, I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers
22. I Can See For Miles - The Who
23. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli
24. Penny Lane - The Beatles
25. Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones
26. I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group
27. Bernadette - Four Tops
28. Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
29. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Monkees
30. Happy Together - Turtles
31. The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
32. The Beat Goes On - Sonny and Cher
33. To Sir With Love - Lulu
34. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
35. Kind Of A Drag - Buckinghams
36. With This Ring - The Platters
37. Let's Spend The Night Together - Rolling Stones
38. Sunday Will Never Be The Same - Spanky and Our Gang
39. I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and the Shondells
40. Tiny Bubbles - Don Ho
41. Don't Sleep In the Subway - Petula Clark
42. (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts - Bee Gees
43. People Are Strange - The Doors
44. Happy Jack - The Who
45. Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
46. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) - Simon and Garfunkle
47. Little Bit Of Soul - the Music Explosion
48. She's My Girl - Turtles
49. Groovin' - Young Rascals
50. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis
51. I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - the Electric Prunes
52. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes
53. When I Was Young - Eric Burdon and the Animals
54. 7 Rooms Of Gloom - Four Tops
55. Heroes and Villains - Beach Boys
56. Holiday - Bee Gees
57. To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
58. Pretty Ballerina - The Left Banke
59. Up Up and Away - the 5th Dimension
60. Hip Hug-Her - Booker T & The MGs
61. Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes
62. By The Time i Get To Phoenix - Glen Campbell
63. Words - The Monkees
64. Baby You're a Rich Man - Beatles
65. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
66. Standing In The Shadows Of Love - Four Tops
67. Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie - Jay & the Techniques
68. I Am The Walrus - Beatles
69. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procul Harum
70. Pushin Too Hard - The Seeds
71. Cold Sweat (part 1) - James Brown
72. A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) - Aretha Franklin
73. Friday On My Mind - Easybeats
74. Pleasant Valley Sunday - Monkees
75. Let's Live For Today - Grass Roots
76. Windy - The Association
77. A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You - The Monkees
78. There's a Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits
79. Reflections - The Supremes
80. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos
81. So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star - The Byrds
82. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
83. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) - Harper's Bizarre
84. She'd Rather Be With Me - The Turtles
85. How Can I Be Sure - The Young Rascals
86. Paper Sun - Traffic
87. Boogaloo Down Broadway - The Fantastic Johnny C
88. Georgy Girl - The Seekers
89. San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon and the Animals
90. Carrie-Anne - The Hollies
91. Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
92. Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett
93. Somethin Stupid - Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra
94. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) - Englebert Humperdink
95. For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey Whats That Sound) - Buffalo Springfield
96. This Is My Song - Petula Clark
97. The Happening - The Supremes
98. Can't Seem To Make You Mine - The Seeds
99. 98.6 - Keith
100. Alfie - Dionne Warwick

This is the stuff that was hot on the radio. Do you think the music and artists listed are "God Awful"?

This just goes to show you that there is no accounting for taste. Some folks like chocolate and some folks like eggplant.
Old 11th September 2011
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if you are looking to see whether there is great music being made these days, the absolute LAST place to look is the radio or anything that even remotely smacks of TOP 40-ness.
Yes, it`s like saying that movies are worse now, becouse in big movie theatres there are playing transformers 3 and harry potter, both in 3d.
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the music has been downhill since 1950 (maybe even 1930)
the technology has improving since 1930
using the technology has been going down fast since 1970
I agree with a lot of this.

I'd add that recording budgets have also been going downhill since the 1970s. It's a mistake to assume the extra money was only spent on more expensive technology or drugs. A lot was spent on simply throwing out songs that didn't work. Today people try to save their train wrecks with technology rather than doing it over until they finally get it right or punting when it just isn't happening.

And, as Bill mentioned, we've also really lost the benchmark of compelling, great sounding live music. I realize this is somewhat of a "you had to have been there" factor but I fear there is more to this than just nostalgia and fashion. The things that blew me away were frequently categories of music that I had never encountered before in my life.
Old 11th September 2011
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I like the term, "Race to the Bottom". It seems to be a common characteristic of everything in todays' culture.

If 'the top' means 'quality, then 'the bottom' is quantity. A quality item is one that stands the test of time. It used to be that when you bought a TV/stereo/microwave/lawnchair it would last for years. Today, most things break after a couple of years. The companies actually want it this way; they make it cheap, sell quantity, then you buy a new one. Business today isn't concerned with quality, it's with quantity.

That applies to music as well. The big labels don't want to invest time and money in a new band and allow them to grow into something of quality. Instead, they will find an energetic young performer that can draw the crowds. Hire songwriters, musicians, engineers, marketing. The first album must be a success, otherwise there won't be a second. It's all about the rush to get it out.

Take Rebecca Black for example. Terrible song, inexperienced singer, way over produced...but she sold millions. Why? It's what the public wants; to see a train wreck with rolling, bloody heads.

I saw a band on Youtube covering 'Friday'. Wow, they gave the song depth. Well recorded, well mixed. Quality.

But several commentators accused the band of 'having no talent, because the only way they could get noticed was to piggy-back on someone else's success.'

But it's a race to the bottom. Even the audience is more interested in quantity over quality. And when it comes to engineering, this probably takes precedent as well. Find a format and get it done fast, so you can get to the next in line.

But of course that's not a blanket statement. There's much more music flooding the soundwaves these days. The crap just seems to rise to the top, and I'm too busy to scavenge for the good stuff.
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if you are looking to see whether there is great music being made these days, the absolute LAST place to look is the radio or anything that even remotely smacks of TOP 40-ness.
Ok, so are we all agreed that the quality of chart music at least has gone downhill massively over the last twenty years or so?
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... Even the audience is more interested in quantity over quality. ..

...The crap just seems to rise to the top, and I'm too busy to scavenge for the good stuff.
Actually the album charts suggest there is still a place for quality while the radio airplay charts are mostly focus group selected disposable muzak.

Here's my automagically updating US album sales chart.

What's HOT Album sales chart
Old 11th September 2011
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Okay, 1967:

1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
2. Respect - Aretha Franklin
3. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
4. I Say A LIttle Prayer For You - Dionne Warwick
5. Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas
6. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
7. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
8. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
9. I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and the Pips
10. Soul Man - Sam and Dave
11. Light My Fire - Doors
12. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
13. Daydream Believer - Monkees
14. C'Mon Marianne - The 4 Seasons
15. It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
16. The Letter - Box Tops
17. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
18. Expressway To Your Heart - Soul Survivors
19. Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
20. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
21. Baby, I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers
22. I Can See For Miles - The Who
23. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli
24. Penny Lane - The Beatles
25. Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones
26. I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group
27. Bernadette - Four Tops
28. Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
29. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Monkees
30. Happy Together - Turtles
31. The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
32. The Beat Goes On - Sonny and Cher
33. To Sir With Love - Lulu
34. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
35. Kind Of A Drag - Buckinghams
36. With This Ring - The Platters
37. Let's Spend The Night Together - Rolling Stones
38. Sunday Will Never Be The Same - Spanky and Our Gang
39. I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and the Shondells
40. Tiny Bubbles - Don Ho
41. Don't Sleep In the Subway - Petula Clark
42. (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts - Bee Gees
43. People Are Strange - The Doors
44. Happy Jack - The Who
45. Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
46. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) - Simon and Garfunkle
47. Little Bit Of Soul - the Music Explosion
48. She's My Girl - Turtles
49. Groovin' - Young Rascals
50. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis
51. I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - the Electric Prunes
52. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes
53. When I Was Young - Eric Burdon and the Animals
54. 7 Rooms Of Gloom - Four Tops
55. Heroes and Villains - Beach Boys
56. Holiday - Bee Gees
57. To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
58. Pretty Ballerina - The Left Banke
59. Up Up and Away - the 5th Dimension
60. Hip Hug-Her - Booker T & The MGs
61. Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes
62. By The Time i Get To Phoenix - Glen Campbell
63. Words - The Monkees
64. Baby You're a Rich Man - Beatles
65. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
66. Standing In The Shadows Of Love - Four Tops
67. Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie - Jay & the Techniques
68. I Am The Walrus - Beatles
69. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procul Harum
70. Pushin Too Hard - The Seeds
71. Cold Sweat (part 1) - James Brown
72. A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) - Aretha Franklin
73. Friday On My Mind - Easybeats
74. Pleasant Valley Sunday - Monkees
75. Let's Live For Today - Grass Roots
76. Windy - The Association
77. A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You - The Monkees
78. There's a Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits
79. Reflections - The Supremes
80. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos
81. So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star - The Byrds
82. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
83. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) - Harper's Bizarre
84. She'd Rather Be With Me - The Turtles
85. How Can I Be Sure - The Young Rascals
86. Paper Sun - Traffic
87. Boogaloo Down Broadway - The Fantastic Johnny C
88. Georgy Girl - The Seekers
89. San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon and the Animals
90. Carrie-Anne - The Hollies
91. Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
92. Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett
93. Somethin Stupid - Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra
94. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) - Englebert Humperdink
95. For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey Whats That Sound) - Buffalo Springfield
96. This Is My Song - Petula Clark
97. The Happening - The Supremes
98. Can't Seem To Make You Mine - The Seeds
99. 98.6 - Keith
100. Alfie - Dionne Warwick

This is the stuff that was hot on the radio. Do you think the music and artists listed are "God Awful"?

This just goes to show you that there is no accounting for taste. Some folks like chocolate and some folks like eggplant.
No - but there's quite a few there that haven't lasted the test of time! "The Fantastic Johnny C" anybody - have I missed a genius here?!
Old 11th September 2011
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On an unrelated note, I ONLY buy CDs now. It's the only way I can hold onto my purchases. iTunes only allows 5 licenses per song. After 2 or 3 years, new iPods, new computers...whoops, you can no longer access your music!

I'm beginning to hate this digital/consumer age.
whilst I like your buying decision (If it's anything more than a single track I need for research, I'll buy the CD too), you do realise that this is about 3 years out of date? All current iTunes store purchases have no copy protection - they're m4a files, not m4p, which means you can have them wherever you like.

Not sure if the new "cloud" thing will mean you can't download them at all, I doubt it...
Old 12th September 2011
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I just downloaded the "Top 50 Billboard Songs" form 1985, and I can tell you 80% was rubbish as well. Only a handful of classics come from every decade.

The thing is, I haven't heard any classics this decade yet.
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Ok, so are we all agreed that the quality of chart music at least has gone downhill massively over the last twenty years or so?
There are some weird comparisons sprouting up here that don't really demonstrate anything. Saying that Coldplay isn't as good as whoever--the Beatles or Stones or take your pick--is like saying Hermin's Hermits aren't as good as Duke Ellington. Or that MTV's The Real World isn't as good as Citizen Kane.
let's leave the strawmen to mind the crops.

I was born in '83 and I grew up almost exclusively on 60's and 70's music so I understand the love, but I think people need to be honest with themselves about whether they 1) have in good faith sought out good music from last 10 years or so, 2) aren't just hyping stuff from their day because they are insecure and possibly, maybe a bit neophobic. There are plenty of reasons to bash modern this and modern that, but it arouses suspicion when those reasons start with "in MY day..."
Old 12th September 2011
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Completely disagree.

If you cant find good music today it is either because you are accepting what you are fed or don't know where to look. No matter what your tastes are, it is out there.


More great music is being produced today than ever in time.
If anything, too much.

Absolutely. There always are, and always will be, creative people as well as follow the leader people. The trend in my lifetime (since 1962) has gradually ever more favored the follow the leader people.

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What I noticed is that one list is about 80% classic stuff and the other is a huge pile of steaming t*rds.
Perhaps a little harsh. The 2006 list is simply composed of uninteresting "product" while the 1966 and 1967 lists actually contain ideas - in terms of songwriting, production and engineering - that were exciting and groundbreaking.

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No - but there's quite a few there that haven't lasted the test of time! "The Fantastic Johnny C" anybody - have I missed a genius here?!
I doubt that even one of the current crop will be remembered 45 years from now, except perhaps as part of an entire generation's worth of music blighted by the cookie cutter application of one silly effect.
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The 2006 list is simply composed of uninteresting "product" while the 1966 and 1967 lists actually contain ideas
Ideas are where all things begin; "product" or outcome is where things end. Focusing on the end instead of the beginning is what a lot of people do.
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There is a difference between 'good music' and 'well recorded music'.

There is also a difference between the popular stuff that is getting played and what might be floating around to find for someone with the time and the dedication to search it out.

The level of technical excellence in recording quality in the vast majority of widely accessible popular music (by my personal standards) is pretty much in the toilet.


But then, we didn't need record labels or independent radio, did we? be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.
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WOW, this comparison really blows me away; and the 1967 list of #1 radio songs is equally mind blowing !!! Thanks for posting it !

IMHO this is pretty much irrefutable evidence of just how far the bar has been lowered in mainstream pop music. The funny thing is that for most of the songs I've heard on the 1966 & 1967 list I can retain a uniquely discernable melody and repeat it in my mind, whilst concerning the songs on the 2006 list I just draw blanks as if they are just titles and were never really songs to begin with.

I'm sure I have heard all of them on that 2006 list, but I can't REMEMBER any one of them; kind of like how I can't remember that particular Big Mac I ate on Sept 11th, 2002 that was #5,362 of the 10,362 Big Macs I've ever eaten. I know I probably ate one that day, but I just can't remember it and how it may have been any different than the other 10,361 of them I've consumed.

That's pretty much where we're at these days with lamestream radio poop -- 60 Billion served, all pretty much exactly the same, and as disposable as toilet paper.

Blame it on the bean counter suits, I guess ? Seems like today if you could write a song as good as some of the best on the 1966 & 67 lists you'd pretty much be guarunteed to end up washing dishes for the rest of your life. Much more important to focus on fashion, image, and sounding just like everybody else who sounds just like everybody else.

So now we sit at the proverbial Mad Hatter's table of the entertainment biz in 2011. Tea anyone ?

So much for progress





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US Number 1's 1966
Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence
Beatles - We Can Work It Out
Petula Clark - My Love
Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
Sgt. Barry Sadler - Ballad of the Green Beret
Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul and Inspiration
Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
Mamas and Papas - Monday Monday
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Beatles - Paperback Writer
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
Tommy James and The Shondells - Hanky Panky
Troggs - Wild Thing
Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Association - Cherish
Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
Question Mark and The Mysterians - 96 Tears
Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
Johnny Rivers - Poor Side of Town
Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin On
New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Monkees - I'm A Believer

US Number 1's 2006
Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us
D4L - Laffy Taffy
Nelly feat. Paul Wall, Ali and Gipp -Grillz
Beyoncé feat. Slim Thug - Check on It
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
Ne-Yo - So Sick
Sean Paul - Temperature
Daniel Powter - Bad Day
Rihanna - SOS
Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone - Ridin'
Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie
Taylor Hicks - Do I Make You Proud
Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland - Promiscuous
Fergie - London Bridge
Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
Ludacris feat. Pharrell - Money Maker
Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. - My Love
Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Love You
Beyonce - Irreplaceable

Which lot would you rather take to a desert island?
Old 12th September 2011
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maybe it's because back then people made music instead of complaining about it on gearslutz.
just kidding
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US Number 1's 1966
Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence
Beatles - We Can Work It Out
Petula Clark - My Love
Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
Sgt. Barry Sadler - Ballad of the Green Beret
Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul and Inspiration
Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
Mamas and Papas - Monday Monday
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Beatles - Paperback Writer
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
Tommy James and The Shondells - Hanky Panky
Troggs - Wild Thing
Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Association - Cherish
Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
Question Mark and The Mysterians - 96 Tears
Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
Johnny Rivers - Poor Side of Town
Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin On
New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Monkees - I'm A Believer

US Number 1's 2006
Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us
D4L - Laffy Taffy
Nelly feat. Paul Wall, Ali and Gipp -Grillz
Beyoncé feat. Slim Thug - Check on It
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
Ne-Yo - So Sick
Sean Paul - Temperature
Daniel Powter - Bad Day
Rihanna - SOS
Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone - Ridin'
Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie
Taylor Hicks - Do I Make You Proud
Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland - Promiscuous
Fergie - London Bridge
Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
Ludacris feat. Pharrell - Money Maker
Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. - My Love
Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Love You
Beyonce - Irreplaceable

Which lot would you rather take to a desert island?
LOL great post!
Old 12th September 2011
  #58
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Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post
whilst I like your buying decision (If it's anything more than a single track I need for research, I'll buy the CD too), you do realise that this is about 3 years out of date? All current iTunes store purchases have no copy protection - they're m4a files, not m4p, which means you can have them wherever you like.
Interesting. I didn't know that things changed. Thnks.
Old 12th September 2011
  #59
Lives for gear
 

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Originally Posted by Bob Amirian View Post
When I lately bought to my studio the most revealing monitors I've heard in my life (ATC), I started to clearly hear the reverb tails and bad edits cracks in many recordings, I also could finally hear the music the way it was really mixed.
So I started to listen to many records from my colection and FWIW discovered that untill approx.1980 records sounded GREAT (full, fat, detailed and glued), then they made a major step back (nasty reverb plates, thinner overall sound, more "mechanical", very detailed but not really glued), from approx. 2000 they started to sound very contoured, like a lot of lows and highs but the meaty mids were seldom there, and currently the music sounds like it lost the depth and fatness almost to the extent of a national disaster. It's just got more lows, but not third dimension or roundness it used to have.
I dare to call it:
"Lows are God. Highs are angels. Mids are atheists."
It's sooo wrong
Or is it just me and I'm missing something?
Are you sure you don't siply have a serious room acoustics problem? Sometimes the answer is that simple. Measure your monitors before getting pathetic. If your positioned monitors have way too much bass and treble (which probably is adjustable), then that reaction is no surpise.
Old 12th September 2011
  #60
Lives for gear
I disagree with the OP.
should I said all music since Beethoven sucks?

Of course not.
maybe there will be nobody who can write better classical music than Beethoven again. but there are always new stuff like jazz, blues, rock"n"roll , metal, dance and on.
Beethoven surely remain best at his time but he won't representing the end of good music.

Good music will keep coming no matter you like it or not.

Sound represent the style of music and the taste of decade.
should I say all 70s sounded creepy to me so it sucks?
no but I understand it representing what happened at the time (violent acts like Post Vietnam War, director Polanski's family got stabbed to death by the crazy hippies, The tragedy of JONESTOWN.) all those events made that period of music and sound creepy. and people at the time understand it and accept it.

style and tone always tell the story of that decade.
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