MoreSpaceEcho wrote:i am sorry that you cannot enjoy a record such as 'back in black'.
It's not that I can't enjoy it. In fact, I like Back In Black for it's great songs and instrumentation.
MoreSpaceEcho wrote:so, i have to ask, what DOES impress you? do you only like music programmed on a computer by one svengali-like dude sitting by himself? do you like a tight, rocking band IF they also have the drums gridded and sample replaced, the vox autotuned, and 1600 overdubs happening at all times? i ask this sincerely. this seems like a crazy statement to me, so i'm just trying to understand.
No, and no. I like anyone who can combine memorable, well-written songs with an interesting production (as in something that hasn't already been done 100000 times). However, if the songs are quality enough, it will tide over even some of the worst productions. Honestly, there isn't much that "impresses" me anymore since there isn't a whole lot of stuff coming out that could be considered brand new, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy it. I would generally prefer
a more modern-sounding production like I described, but there's no 100% satisfaction in any form of art.
Gregg Juke wrote:Just a thought-- If that's really the issue, then maybe your entire question is a moot point, and kind of a baseless "straw recorderman," if you will. It's not really a question of why people use certain methods, or which ones are better, and why, it's really about your search.
You're probably right - it's hard to describe this stuff, especially since I really don't want to knock anyone's genre. I wasn't questioning why certain methods are used, but instead what it is that people like about them out of pure curiosity. I just wanted to hear all sides since I've never had anyone really give me a good explanation. I found your responses interesting.
dfuruta wrote:If you like your music to look like a neon clusterfuck, that's your problem: don't think that we'd all have the same aesthetic if only we had your sensory sensitivity. If you like gaudy and catchy music due to some synaesthetic effect, maybe you should learn to enjoy visual subtlety.
You like what you like, and I like what I like. I never said everyone has to like what I like.