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    Has pop music lost its fun?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles...6-953e8a083334


    ...concluded that pop has become melodically less complex, using fewer chord changes, and that pop recordings are mastered to sound consistently louder (and therefore less dynamic) at a rate of around one decibel every eight years.
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    If you listen with classic media (BBC really?) you might be right. This isn't the roaring 90 anymore. There's bandcamp, soundcloud and what have. Lock down your aerial and start to listen

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Music may be happier now but I think it is still becoming louder and less complex
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimChances View Post
    Music may be happier now but I think it is still becoming louder and less complex
    I agree. Thankfully the new wave of British jazz is very complex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I agree. Thankfully the new wave of British jazz is very complex.
    I will have to give that a listen. Who do you recommend....Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimChances View Post
    I will have to give that a listen. Who do you recommend....Thanks
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    Hidden Orchestra - been around a few years
    The Comet is Coming
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    To name just a few
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    GoGo Penguin
    Portico Quartet - been around a few years
    Hidden Orchestra - been around a few years
    The Comet is Coming
    Joe Armon-Jones

    To name just a few
    That's great. I will try them on Youtube tonight
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