Based Bowie did it
I'd say kiddies who authomatically rate every metal release is a bigger problem. That's why every yearly top 20 feature at least 4 tasteless albums with guts on the cover that nobody gives a shit about except those people.
This is the first 4.00 in the 2010s and the 6th in the 21st century.
when people seek out a classic old album they intend to rate it high
big modern albums that deserve 4+ get exposed to a lot of people who don't "get" the style and rate it anyway because they rate all modern music
If you have nothing worthwhile to add to a debate, please shut up and fuck off out of it.
I know you're trying to troll, but yes, some of them are.
There's more genres today than ever before. Why would the quality decrease? It's purely nostalgia and because people seek out albums "already considered masterpieces", so they rate them with this in mind
Metal is one of the most samey genres of at all time, especially progressive metal. If you've heard one prog metal album you've heard every single one, it's all pretentious uninventive wankery.
Yes, there is good metal, but 80% of the metal albums on the top 100 of every year are just god fucking awful and only get highly rated because of wankers like >>61712381 who refuse to believe that anything other than metal is good, and strawmans the fuck out of the genres he's brought up to hate.
Genres like power metal, prog metal and speed metal require proficient guitar playing and that's literally it. The metal being released nowadays is no different from the metal released in the 80s and 90s. It's all over-produced. commercial garbage and anyone who tries to defend it as much as >>61712381 is a deluded crybaby.
>in 30 years time early 21st century records will be regarded as classics
>Why would the quality decrease?
I don't really disagree with your overall point but I'll play devil's advocate here
You could argue that the general rate of quality has decreased because:
-There's less of an emphasis on albums as coherent pieces of art, more focus on singles and mixtapes, in this sense we've regressed to a pre-60s music industry. Which isn't to say you can't have decent music, but we will see less great albums.
-There are obvious benefits to music production with computers, but one negative is that there is a lot of amateur crap out there being made by people who wouldn't have had access to real recording equipment before. The computer can be a powerful production tool but most people don't know how to use it well and end up with something really uninteresting.
-The internet allows people to release their work to everyone instantly. Again, this can be a good thing, but when so much of it is bland, poorly produced ambient, bedroom folk/pop, etc., it makes it tougher to find the really good stuff. Back then, a band would slowly hone their skills/style in relative anonymity for months or years before releasing a proper album, now they often do it way too soon and predictably, it sucks.
>he thinks popular music is innovative
You gotta keep in mind though, along with a shit ton of amateur crap, we also get a lot more forward thinking and new sounds.
I mean, /mu/ alone has spawned a few new genres. It's a giant ocean of inspiration, and it allows artists to be even more diversified imo.
>It's a giant ocean of inspiration
More like a giant swamp, but I understand your point
What are some of the great albums that have come from the various internet microgenres of the past few years? I've listened to a lot of vaporwave but I don't really care for most of it.
and that's about it
Are you kidding?
One of the most popular complaints with metal is that it's been stale and unproductive for almost two decades now, with the exception of a few albums.
Like, I'm not saying rap is better than metal or metal is better than rap but if you're gonna spout opinions as if they were fact at least be right about it.
It isn't that the quality of music nowadays is decreasing, it's that everyone is constantly trying to make something new which in turn, to people like me, becomes overloading. We also don't see behavioural changes driven by music nowadays that are the same calliber that we're used to, you know, with the exception of twrrking and boyband fever. Which is ok too, but it doesn't speak to me or to a lot of people in the slightest.
The mainstream is a bit of a letdown compared to the past, and the smaller, creative scenes are so experimental that people are left not knowing where to look. A lot of musicians are very good, but nobody is exceptional. I just find the current music situation scattered and a little lost.
Thanks for the screen cap material, m8
you can go back to your basement now
"all people who don't like Kanye are reddit fags"
This are the top albums of the 10's according to rym.
Can Blackstar get the 1st spot? it's much more deserving than the album that is currently in the 1st spot imo
This,he turned his own death in to an artistic event. He knew his image was a really important part of his music and he took that concept to the extreme.
Wether you like it or not, you can't deny that this album release is one of the most important things that happened to music probably in the last 30 years.
The more i listen to "Blackstar" the more it grows on me. Its such a strange song.
>the death of one of the greatest artist of the xx century turned into performance art by his autor just before dying. And mergin his death and his last work into one.
Yeah i agree, overrated album.
In my opinion Blackstar is going to go up even more before the ratings will start going down
The album is much more worthy than MBDTF to be ranked as the 1st highest record of the decade imo...
But I don't think experimental and innovative are the same thing. Maybe avant-garde is more appropriate, but either way it's a jazz sound that draws from experimental/Free Jazz genres, and the scales used are pretty distinct and unconventional.
>tfw lost my station to station CD
I really wanted to hear that today too guys.
Shit taste pretentious RYM users upped the score after bowie died because songs in Blackstar infer his death. (doesn't make the album better, or any better than Heroes and Scary Monsters for example, and it got higher scores than them now).
I listened to it.
It's good, but the issue you have is that people are hailing it like it's the second coming of Christ or some shit and it's not. It's a refreshing album though, and the lyrics are really well done.
He literally is though. Resurrected tomorrow, mark my words.
It was liked before, but considering this album is essentially his epitaph it definitely takes on far greater meaning now he's died- putting much of the album in to sharper focus, it's impossible to separate the album and his death
Hahahaha and people complain about metal on the charts
The highest rated metal album of the 10s is on fucking 22th place and the next is 33th
>twrrking and boyband fever. Which is ok too, but it doesn't speak to me or to a lot of people in the slightest.
because you have autism
>The mainstream is a bit of a letdown compared to the past
because you have autism
>smaller, creative scenes are so experimental that people are left not knowing where to look
because you have autism
>I just find the current music situation scattered and a little lost.
because you have autism
>it's much more deserving than the album that is currently in the 1st spot imo
And there is plenty of other albums that have been released this decade that are far better than Blackstar, sonically and conceptually. There are literally vaporwave albums that are more more worthy of #1 than Blackstar.
>There are literally vaporwave albums that are more more worthy of #1 than Blackstar
In this chart, Colored Sands is in the 37th place.
Well Colored Sands is an absolutely excellent album if you ask me
because theres always those dumbasses who rate things like 0.5-1.0 stars even though VERY few albums are actually deserving of a rating of 0.5-1.0 stars. so that means without the obviously retarded ratings being taken into consideration, its more like a 4.4-4.5
I agree alot of soundtracks get overrated ratings.
but it's not literally "always". some soundtracks deserve a high rating. I never saw the movie Goodbye Lenin! for example, but the soundtrack of it is truly beautiful
It got a score of 3.73 with 500 ratings, i'm okay with that
That was really mean and disrespectful anon.
Can't you both express disagreements in a more polite way!?
come on now
are you kidding me? metal albums are massively overrated on RYM. subtracting 0.25 from all metal scores is a decent rule of thumb. not to say anything bad about the music itself, there are just lots of dumb metalheads on RYM
Is it possible to even get this album for a decent price anymore? I didn't pre-order because TND was shit but this might be my fav bowie
Like seriously I saw it for $800 on discogs