I heard a good description of Billie Eilish music, for those that didn’t know it… her music sounds like the days of standing in line at the skating rink, where the music and the bass were so loud. And any singing was so muted that you didnt know what song you were hearing.
@UncleVinny I kept hearing it. And eventually listened. It’s nothing like the things you mentioned. I’m 42, so a lot of recent music has held less sway for me than 80’s/90’s/00’s did, but it’s certainly not bad.
I prefer just about anything over current “popular” genres. I’m more of an underground music guy. Tool is one of my all time favorites. I also really like most of Buckethead’s music. Aside from being technically mind blowing he does a great job of expressing feeling without words. As far as current stuff, I’ve liked the little I’ve heard from Ed Sheeran.
@eeterrific Never heard of them. May have to check them out. I was a HUGE Soundgarden and Audioslave fan and was really saddened by the loss of Chris Cornell. However, recently I discovered The Winery Dogs…Check this out and tell me the lead singer doesn’t sound like Cornell. Also, the two other members are Billie Sheehan on bass and some no-name called Mike Portnoy on drums:
Her strong points: mumbling lyrics, spastic slam dancing, wearing XXXL clothing. Nothing any teenager couldn’t do, but she takes herself so seriously, as if she’s worked her way up the ranks and has this huge catalog of music as a result of so many decades in the industry.
@CozzaFrenzy@Fuzzalini In stark contrast to her contemporaries who just flaunt their bodies as much as possible. Someone mentioned Fiona Apple above. She was pretty underrated. I wonder where she is now.
@CozzaFrenzy@tweezak I have a friend whose son played drums Fiona Apple’s band. She cancelled a tour, or maybe just a bunch of shows because she didn’t “feel like it”. She pretty much pissed off everyone she worked with, including her label. I can promise you that’s one the reasons you haven’t heard from her much.
@Fuzzalini I wasn’t talking about her body, I was talking about her music. That’s why my original response didn’t quote you. But way to jump in and make it about something it’s not. I don’t even know what she looks like.
really like her stuff, love to watch her perform live, cool person. (bonus: her expressions while sitting in the audience at the oscars were extremely relatable.)
however, to just sit and listen to a whole album, ehhhhhh she kinda has that lana del rey thing where the thing she does, she does really well but…it’s just that one thing. not a lot of range so can get grating. but she’s still brand new so i’m hoping to see her grow and evolve. heard a bit of the new james bond theme and was underwhelmed which was a bummer, but will withhold a final opinion until i see it in the theater - after all the credit design and experience is as much a part of a bond theme as the song itself, imho.
I had never heard of her. Listened to part of one youtube song. Background vocals were better than her voice. Her voice, in my opinion, is pretty terrible - or at least how she uses it. Would not voluntarily listen again.
After this poll yesterday, I went and listened to a few songs. She’s talented and teen me would have been 100% into her stuff. I can appreciate her sound and caught myself having one of the songs playing in my mind throughout the day. Previously, my only experience with her was watching the vanity fair "same interview " series with her on youtube. I have watched each year. She’s alright.
you realize you saying that is part of the reason all of these teens and young people commit suicide? depression in 18 year olds (shes 18, not 17) AND people younger than that is valid and you saying that makes people give up and not feel valid. actually, a lot of kids are depressed and the world is a depressing place. you want an example of what we have to be depressed about? well, an example would be the current rulers of a lot of the major countries in the world
@grumpy_cat2007@therealjrn Also - depression is real for everyone. It has always existed. It isn’t new. With that being true - why are suicide rates up in young people? I blame internet. It has given people the ability to overshare their lives with strangers who do not (and shouldn’t be expected to) care. Combine this with an unrealistic NEED for validation from others and you get teens (who are especially susceptible) pouring their lives out to hundreds and thousands of strangers hoping to hear that they are real, needed, normal, valid, unique, and important. This continual oversharing of the intimate details of our lives means there is nothing left for those close to us. We don’t feel close to our friends and family because there is nothing special to share with them. Without intimacy we feel empty, raw, and transparent. Intimacy isn’t sexual or only shared between lovers. We can be intimate with friends, siblings, parents, etc. Real intimacy brings us closer to those we love and who care for us. That closeness gives us the feeling of being needed, and wanted, and is as close to validation as anyone can provide you.
No one can validate your existence. Friends can help. If you are feeling depressed find someone and talk to them. A parent, a friend, a sibling, a doctor. There is help, no matter your age. Stop looking for it on the internet amongst the trolls and “influencers”.
I don’t mean to preach. I have battled my own demons and come out the other side. I hope this helps someone.