Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really?
Posted by: Woody ()
Date: March 11, 2013 02:43AM

I think Laurent has a point about originality within the genre, for those who were around in the 80's early 90's may find what's come since in the last 15+ years as poor in comparison to the songs of their youth..

for those like myself who missed the melodic rock party we are less critical as we don't have the same comparisons and we are hearing a song for what it is and not thinking ohh this is a Foreigner re-hash and a poor one at that - we are thinkng wow cool! the music is fresh to us...

It is all down to taste, but and i do agree their is VERY poor songwriters about at the moment, but wasn't this the case back in the day too? hence the heavy use of Russ Ballard, Daine Warren, Jim Vallance, Desomd Child et al, who appeared on all the 80's biggies!

There is some fantastic writers out there if you look for them!

Tommy is right about hype though as this promotes disapointment - but how do you talk about an album that excites you without it translating as hype? if we downplay our thoughts for fear of Hype, how do we encourage those arround us to listen to something - I've never checked anything out after a freind has said 'It's ok i suppose, it's like a second rate Toto, but don't expect anything as good as them though'.

I think bands should start looking at shorter albums, 10 max. but it's the whole value for money thing, but for me if your gonna tag on 3 fillers just so a fan can go 13 songs wow! then it's the wrong reason as already has been said less can sometimes be more!

Woody

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AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 853 Laurent 03/10/2013 10:47PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 585 Andrew 03/10/2013 11:02PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 449 Laurent 03/10/2013 11:33PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 409 rocknut 03/11/2013 12:06AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 288 Terry K. 03/11/2013 03:37AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 221 Laurent 03/11/2013 04:35PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 109 Terry K. 03/12/2013 07:04AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 100 Laurent 03/12/2013 04:58PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 100 Daredevil 03/12/2013 06:05PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 401 rocknut 03/11/2013 12:04AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 363 jamesrock 03/11/2013 12:11AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 319 Snake65 03/11/2013 12:12AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really?284 Woody 03/11/2013 02:43AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 377 Tommy-Denander 03/11/2013 03:18AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 252 Terry K. 03/11/2013 03:57AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 128 Chazz 03/12/2013 12:35AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 218 Terry K. 03/11/2013 03:48AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 301 Snake65 03/11/2013 12:12AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 448 Tommy-Denander 03/11/2013 12:33AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 325 rocknut 03/11/2013 12:48AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 243 SEAN1 03/11/2013 02:42AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 278 DCPete 03/11/2013 02:01AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 282 Tommy-Denander 03/11/2013 03:29AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 232 Terry K. 03/11/2013 05:30AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 244 Tommy-Denander 03/11/2013 05:38AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 176 Terry K. 03/11/2013 05:42AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 152 Morten 03/11/2013 04:59PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 201 Tommy-Denander 03/11/2013 05:32PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 144 Laurent 03/11/2013 10:56PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 143 Tommy-Denander 03/12/2013 01:59AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 171 Laurent 03/11/2013 10:53PM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 203 Terry K. 03/11/2013 03:44AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 266 MetroGnome 03/11/2013 05:42AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 193 Terry K. 03/11/2013 06:00AM
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Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 168 Terry K. 03/11/2013 08:11AM
Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 142 MetroGnome 03/12/2013 02:50AM
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Re: AOR/MR: average = classic today? Really? 247 Tommy-Denander 03/11/2013 06:47AM
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