All the music from the places crossed out has just vanished from your library.
How much do you have left?
Literally anything worth listening to.
Don't rec that shit. You wouldn't introduce someone to north american music with Jimmy Crack Corn.
What is actually worth listening to from these places?
Well at least OP didn't take my precious, precious Bieber discog.
Something that's more art than an artifact. I would never casually listen to someone play traditional chinese folk music. I wouldn't really ever listen to any countries traditional folk music.
Just hold the music up to the standards you'd hold north american music up to.
South America/Central America are not crossed out, and I only included Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish (not from Spain) in that song count.
Yeah, that said, I did miss Japan. my bad I guess
>Apparently no one listens to any of it
>The band members met while enrolled at Columbia University, beginning with a rap collaboration between Koenig and Tomson. They bonded over a shared love of punk rock and African music, and Koenig toured with The Dirty Projectors during a period of experimentation with African music, inspiring the band to incorporate world sounds into their earliest work
yeah no youre just a sheltered suburbanite white boy
A couple African and Middle Eastern albums, some stuff from that lesser Europe, Xenakis, some Russian music, obviously some Indian and maybe some Chinese, some Brazilian and some other South American music, some Iceland, obviously a bunch from the Caribbean (how could you not cross out Jamaica?) and since I'm Canadian, a fair amount of music from there.
I find the problem with a lot of "world" music is it's usually just English music styles played by different nationalities. Like if you want to get into African music, all the most popular stuff is quite similar to music you could get in America or Europe.
Also, there was no point crossing out Australia, they have less musical creativity than many countries you didn't cross out.
That's the point you fucktard. How dumb can you possibly be? Even those morons bonded over a common love of African music because that's how pleb it is.
So there's no good modern music being made in these countries? If not we're not done here.
I would listen to classical music made in any of these countries, but folk music just isn't very good. If those sounds were made by a band in portland would you listen to that album? It's cool if you're interested in chinese culture, but that's not what I'm after.
>So there's no good modern music being made in these countries?
what you qualify as 'modern' music is just western musc
>but folk music just isn't very good
...jesus h christ
>If those sounds were made by a band in portland would you listen to that album?
well this band of white people makes world music influenced by various parts of the world so yes. goat are fairly popular too
What makes me a neanderthal? I think that Chinese shit has value anthropologically but put that shit up against anyone on the /mu/ general and it's a TKO no question. Bar absolutely no one. If that album was added to the /mu/ general it would instantly be the worst album on the list by a wide margin.
Btw, the femi kuti recommendation was pretty good.
It makes me feel like an uncultured swine to say this, but I agree with you. Music has come so far in the last hundred years or so, and traditional music really doesn't hold up for casual listening. I mean, there's something to be said for visiting these countries and seeing the music performed live, but I'd never blast it on my iPod while I'm out walking the dog or whatever.
What sort of music do you consider top-tier? Green Day? Charli XCX? Bachman-Turner Overdrive?
You can't possibly be listening to non-pop music if these are actually your opinions and not just an elaborate ruse.
Been listening to a lot of Autre Ne Veut and Fly Lo lately, but I mostly listen to rock. Halcyon Digest has been a staple for a long time.
I kind of feel like I'm just not being heard out. That or you people genuinely think gurkin music is great music. I just want to hear good music. I don't care where it comes from.
If I got in a different mindset and I wanted to listen to a different cultures music I could sit down and listen to some of this stuff from a more anthropological mindset and find that gurkin stuff interesting, but if pitchfork BNM'd that gurkin stuff I'd raise an eyebrow or two.
Like this is the oldest song ever known:
That's very interesting right? But would you throw this on your ipod and jam out to it? Does that mean you don't appreciate other cultures?
I might, I dunno.
Here's some stuff that I definitely would, though.
I love gurkin stuff, though.
I get your point but it all boils down to preference dude, there are plenty of people here who clearly and staunchly disagree.
I think you're missing a bit of the point, too. It's not that the culture is a stamp of quality, it's that we don't often consider non euro-centric music. Maybe a jab at just how dominant the stuff is in the western cultures a good deal of us are likely from.
On the flipside, many of these countries have not experienced the prosperity and the consumer culture that has allowed popular music to develop and thrive in countries X'd out(Canada ought to be one of them because plenty of music comes from there.). And while you may not listen to folk music from elsewhere on the fly, you'll see influences from non-european cultures in the music you and I listen to.
That alone is enough to know that at least some good shit comes out of music from these places.