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***-What IS Good music?-***
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Posted 1/26/09
~I think that good music should have some meaning or message hidden in the lyrics or the composition of the song.
People can express themselves in many ways and by doing so they affect the listeners. So, I think that songs should send out a positive message. Well, not necessarily positive, but something that would make people stop and think about what you're trying to say.
Since I like to sing, I always judge the vocals. I listen for the power in their voice, the control and the emotion they put in.
Basically, good music should make sense (not just bullshit like fucking somebody) and be delivered pretty well by the artist.~

i love your speech by the way :)
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i think any music that has a melody/sound thats appealing is good music. the music itself is more important to me than the lyrics. It's a plus if a song has really moving, meaningful words, but if the music isn't good the lyrics aren't going to make me want to listen to it anyways. A lot of the stuff I listen to doesn't even have lyrics
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Posted 1/26/09
I agree with you very much. You explained your thinking well lol. I think it's great if music makes you think or feel something as well (i think someone probably said that already). Anyway, thumbs up on your OP =)

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Posted 1/26/09

HokiePokie wrote:

Good music isn't a preference.

Music you like is a preference. I can like a piece of artwork that a guy simply made ONE line, and ONE line only on his piece of paper that was randomly placed. That doesn't mean it was good. Just a simple line on a piece of paper will very most likely never be good artwork, even if some people enjoy it. It's just line, that probably wasn't worked hard on too long. Things can be judged as good or bad believe it or not.

So back to the subject on "What is 'Good' Music?".

Assuming this is a band with a vocalist and etc, I believe a good piece of music needs to be complex, so the instruments should not be playing exactly what the Vocalist is doing. Even the instruments themselves should not be doing what each other are doing, or it's just bland. Bland is not good music, but can still be enjoyable to those who don't have a rat's ass of an idea of what well done music actually is. That's all I can honestly come up with right now because my criteria is locked in my head, I can understand what I'm thinking, but not in words. Oh damn my brain.



AMEN! Finally someone that gets it!
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Posted 1/26/09
To be fair. Lyrics can have fuck all to do with music.

Generic, unoriginal rehashed shit can stay in the mainstream, polluting the musically retarded with its filth.

Good music would be Well played and thought out music. Where each musician is able to express themselves. It doesn't have to involve fretboard gymnastics, but the general compostion has to be able to conjure up an image in the listeners head, the grander the better generally. Even simple music has a great impact. More than Words is an incredible song, and it is quite simple. Compare it to the trash ladden ballads by most pop/rock stars.

If you want a good example of music, listen to Ne Obliviscaris.
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Posted 1/27/09

mokney wrote:
Ne Obliviscaris.


"Lest We Forget" ?
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Posted 1/27/09

Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


mokney wrote:
Ne Obliviscaris.


"Lest We Forget" ?


http://www.myspace.com/neobliviscaris
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Posted 1/27/09
i reckon good music is....
wat eva u want it to b
music speaks to different ppl in many different ways
music can b someones pass time
or it could b someones life
say like me
can't live wit out tha stuff
music doesn't always have to have a message
it may b that u jus like the style in which the song is presented
so good music
is music that gives you exactly wat u want when u need it
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Posted 1/27/09
Good music is music you enjoy.
Wasn't that simple?
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For me it has to have good lyrics or a catchy beat.
The crappy lyrics are forgiven if the beat of the song captures you into it XD.
And if the beat of the song sucks, the lyrics will make me like it more :D.
But if it has both qualities then taaada it's a masterpiece lol XD.
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Posted 1/28/09 , edited 1/28/09

satoshiak wrote:

Good music is music you enjoy.
Wasn't that simple?


Must I really repeat myself again?
Do you people even read the thread before posting your bollocks?

I'll quote myself;
You missed the point entirely. If you consider music 'Good' just because you like it or it sounds appealing, that is being biased and not really seeing music for music. Often those uneducated in music judge music in that manner. I am trying to dispel this ignorance and provide an unbiased view of judging and viewing music. You can like music that isn't good and you can dislike music that is good. Just because you like or dislike something does not make it good or back. That's just ignorance.
That's the point of the thread.

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but if someone doesn't write their own music, has no talent, and uses cheap tricks to deceive their audience, they cannot be validly construed as 'good.'

Talent isn't a matter of opinion. It's a universal concept.
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Posted 1/28/09
Something that can inspire me to do art stuff...
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You wanna know what real music is like? Listen to Tom Jobim (the guys is a genious).
To me good music gets you on the mood, has good lyrics, good vocals, a good balance, etc..
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Posted 1/28/09
Music that has a true meaning to it. a deep in the heart message to that one person.......You have to stay on rhythm and your heart has to stay on beat.....
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