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Old 18th August 2019
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Originally Posted by creegstor View Post
Drugs alter mood. Singing expresses mood. It's not a leap.

You can accurately hear expressions of particular drugs on many albums. For example, despite the band's pretty squeaky public image and oft-stated anti-drug stance, I long had a suspicion that Simple Minds' Sparkle In The Rain album was made while they were bouncing off the walls on coke. Zero proof but damn if it ain't obvious in the playing and singing. I just read a response from Steve Lilywhite the other day when asked about that record. His response? Direct quote: "That was a cocaine album".

This thread is about a bizarre vocal trend. It's not OT to suggest likely social factors contributing to it. Modern pop singers sing similar to how street heroin addicts talk. Given the incredible proliferation of prescription medication I don't think that's an accident. It's almost certain that consumption of Xanax and Oxy are huge contributors.
I'm sure prescription psychiatric medication affects artistic output similarly to other illegal substances affecting things but it seems that AnreiPiatra is using that as an excuse to condemn the music (and the people making it). It is his judgemental tone that is getting him the reactions he is.

This thread kind of says it all really: Who listens to such music?