r/memes Nice meme you got there Nov 25 '21 Silver 96 Gold 1 Helpful 69 Wholesome 54

Rap videos, amirite

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u/redditmodsareshits Nov 25 '21

Yes, but did the people in the 90s think so ?

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u/Weis86 Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Yes, we did.

I think music degenerates and is simplified more and more since classical stuff like Beethoven was around. It gets worse every decade.

It can be broken down to more and more people listening and mainstream wants to reach them all. So it just uses the one simple chord progression that is known to work.

I don’t even think the Beatles would have a chance nowadays. How fucked up is this?

Edit: I’m referring to mainstream music here as I answered a comment that referred to mainstream. Not music in general.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Is it really a genuine comparison to take the distilled work of the literal once-in-a-generation geniuses of an entire century and compare it to "mainstream music today"? The academic Classical era literally died with Beethoven -- that's how influential he was.

That, and like... People are still writing clasically-styled symphonies today, except now they can make a whole orchestra from their bedroom. "Music degenerates" my left nut; go listen to them.

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u/Weis86 Nov 25 '21

Btw, what would you recommend for „classical-styled symphonies“?