Why Good Music Isn’t “Dead” (and why electronic music is actually really good)

pretty musch exactly what I’ve just been saying

The Liberal Arts in Singapore

Daft+Punk+fulltronsuitsBy Melody Madhavan, Yale-NUS ’17

If you watch any older band’s youtube videos, the comments will invariably be along the lines of “this is so much better than the electronic noise made by the younger generation”. Among the older generation, there has been this perception that music from the past is “good”, while music produced now is just “ambulance siren sounds” (yes, I’m looking at you, dubstep).

It’s a pity how electronic music, a genre that’s fresh and experimental, has been constantly side-lined by people I refer to as “classicists”. They cite complex guitar riffs, meaningful lyrics and dynamic live performances as substantiation for the quality of classic songs, and then they attempt to contrast it to the “inferior”, repetitive beats and mundane lyrics that accompany electronic music.

I, of course, beg to differ – and I’ll do so with examples!

I do think that the guitar solo in Pink…

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Twitter #music app icon

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