Was 2004 the point of no return for pop music?

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    I really think things went down the toilet after 2004 in terms of everything pop music. Say what you want about all the overproduced R&B and boy bands from the 90's and early 2000's; it still had soul coming through. Think songs like Mariah Carey's "Hero" for instance... That's a beautiful song with genuine soul and meaning. Honestly, could you imagine hearing a song like that today where actual talent and feel trumps everything else?
     
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    Well, for me it was much earlier. I would say more early eighties, when technology started to overtake musical talent but I think you may have opened a can of worms here.
     
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    NYC rock radio has played nothing but oldies since Y2K.
    So, pardon my ignorance.
     
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    So much great music being made today


     
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    So much great music being made today in every genre

     
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    Real rock from the future - Sleep Token

     
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    Swedish Jim Morrison who can actually sing (listen to the entire song for the amazing build).

    Graveyard - Hard Times Lovin

     
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    For me, a rock n roll fan, it all ended when the Beatles came along.
     
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    Autotune was the end of the need for talent.
     
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    That's a cheap, 'old man' shot.

    Autotune is a popular effect in pop music (Cher was the first artist to use it as a modulation effect in 1998), but it absolutely WILL NOT make a bad singer sing on key.

    Try it next time you are in the studio. Let the drummer sing and see if AT can "fix it" - it cant.


    The end of the need for talent:

     
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    It was 1994. One Friday evening, just after tea-time. It was the last time that I watched Top Of The Pops.
     
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    Peter Murphy - Hang Up


     
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    Respectfully disagree there's been some great bands and singers in recent years . Guys like George esra for example , rag and bone man all sorts of people .
    Also lets not forget bands like deep purple look at the back of deep purple in rock it will be caterogised as popular music same as led zeppelin albums in 69 etc if you asked my grandad at the time that was not his idea of popular music . We need to be careful not to sound like old curmudgeon s stuck in our ways of just thinking it ain't Good music unless it was pre 1990.
     
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