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Anakin Starkiller said:

I really hate it when people think the 1980s was the pinnacle of music and that 2010s/2020s music is the nadir of music.

They’re hardly wrong though, at least in terms of popular music. There’s good music in every decade but in terms of what most people listen to I’ll take 80s rock and pop over 10s and 20s hip hop any day.

On the other hand I have been bombarded with so much 1980s pop music I just can’t stand it anymore.

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Want me to send you some modern pop music that sounds like it was made in the 80s?

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No thanks.

Enough with this fixation on the 1980s!

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fmalover said:

Spuffure said:

I really hate it when people think the 1980s was the pinnacle of music and that 2010s/2020s music is the nadir of music.

It would be as if today’s youth were obsessed with the 1960s.

Or if people in the 80s were obsessed with the 50s and constantly referenced that decade.

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Spuffure said:

I really hate it when people think the 1980s was the pinnacle of music and that 2010s/2020s music is the nadir of music.

It’s really the opposite. The 80s were probably the worst (modern) decade for music, but the 2010s were probably the best. Because in the mid 2010s, that’s when the mainstream started to fade away and artists which would’ve been stuck underground or with a super niche audience have been popular. In fact, probably because of this, music has definitely gotten smarter and more complex lately. Especially comparing it to the music from my grandparents’ generation, which sounds like it was written by five year olds. Not like that stops them from saying music has gotten dumber.

The only real reason someone can think that is a lack of familiarity. Like, yeah, the industry plants of today are probably worse than the industry plants of the 80s, but nobody on Earth listens to Billie Eilish.

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Especially comparing it to the music from my grandparents’ generation, which sounds like it was written by five year olds.

cough cough Beatles and Queen

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Especially comparing it to the music from my grandparents’ generation, which sounds like it was written by five year olds.

cough cough Beatles and Queen

Actually I think he means music from the 40s and 50s.

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SparkySywer said:

Spuffure said:

I really hate it when people think the 1980s was the pinnacle of music and that 2010s/2020s music is the nadir of music.

It’s really the opposite. The 80s were probably the worst (modern) decade for music, but the 2010s were probably the best. Because in the mid 2010s, that’s when the mainstream started to fade away and artists which would’ve been stuck underground or with a super niche audience have been popular. In fact, probably because of this, music has definitely gotten smarter and more complex lately. Especially comparing it to the music from my grandparents’ generation, which sounds like it was written by five year olds. Not like that stops them from saying music has gotten dumber.

The only real reason someone can think that is a lack of familiarity. Like, yeah, the industry plants of today are probably worse than the industry plants of the 80s, but nobody on Earth listens to Billie Eilish.

Very well said.

By the way, if you want to see and laugh at the morons that actually think ‘music is getting dumber’, head thisaway.

There’s even someone who thinks the 1700s were better than today.

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fmalover said:

Of course physical media’s main drawback is that it can take up a lot of space, another one being the environmental harm since we’re talking about disks made out of plastic. I very rarely play my music CDs these days and have digitally transferred all of them, but having them around means I have a permanent backup in case I lose my digital files, and that’s pretty much the benefit of physical media, you own that physical copy. I wish you could have the option to permanently save your media (music, computer games, movies) permanently to your PC without having to depend on an internet connection.

If anything, my three years without internet access have given me a newfound appreciation for physical media, and I lament the fact that PC games are exclusively digital downloads nowadays. That being said, nothing beats reading physical media, be they comic books, magazines, fiction novels, etc.

(This isn’t a b*tch) I honestly think it’s best to use both physical and digital media both.

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I just played Settlers of Catan and for the entire 2-3 hour game, I was able to build exactly one road. That’s it.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

I just played Settlers of Catan and for the entire 2-3 hour game, I was able to build exactly one road. That’s it.

Was it a nice road though?

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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It was a road to a port I couldn’t trade in because I couldn’t build a city there because I had no materials.

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Okay, Apple…

Please stop farting out new IPhone models please, so I won’t have to constantly upgrade and pay a crap ton of dough every time my model goes out of support. How about don’t be a greedy pig, eh? EH?

My Apple Music collection has nearly exhausted the storage on my out of support phone and it’s a pain in the behind to delete JUST enough crap to make it go away.

Also, how about non-bendable chargers, so it won’t constantly break, huh?

I ain’t mad, just disappointed.

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My Apple Music collection has nearly exhausted the storage on my out of support phone and it’s a pain in the behind to delete JUST enough crap to make it go away.

I literally cannot fit all my music on my phone, or at least not without deleting a boatload of other apps that I actually use. It’s not like there’s a ton of them, just base stuff like Photos, Maps, etc… Unfortunately, 7000+ songs take up a lotta space. I might look into YouTube Music’s smart download function. It’s supposed to download 250 songs for me every time I connect to the Internet, but I worry it’ll be as random as My Mix where it’s just songs you sat through at least once, even if you didn’t enjoy them. I want music solely from my playlists.

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Limited phone space is always annoying. At this point, I think the OS takes up 75% of the space on my phone, leaving space for a few apps and some photos, and that gets filled up really quickly.