Yesterday, my 13 yr old little sister said:
"Appearances matter more than the music."
Do you agree, /mu/?
i dont think appearances are always more important than the music. if you're watching an opera, you don't need to see what anyone is wearing to understand what the music is conveying.
i think good bands just know how to take advantage of visuals(album art, costumes, performance) to enhance and recall the musical experience.
I believe that good visual aesthetics are very important
but not the be all and end all if the music sucks
music is number 1 but if you want a decent following then you need a good aetshetic that compliments your music
>"Appearances matter more than the music."
For mainstream success? Definitely. It's why the Pixies never really took off to the mainstream. They all looked too homely.
For making good music? No.
For getting moderate niche success? No.
The fact that she thinks that shows that the only music she is aware of is the mainwave radio music.