[LAU] Study Finds New Pop Music Does All Sound the Same.

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Aug 6 23:21:27 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-08-06 at 15:31 -0700, Bob van der Poel wrote:
> I was told in grade 4 choir to NOT sing ... just mouth the words. It's
> 50+ years later and I still avoid singing ... and I'm probably not
> that awful. Shows the effect of a teacher on a young mind. And, I
> fear, that things have not changed all that much in the last 50 years.

What is bad singing?

Neil Young wasn't a good singer and today he's less good as in the early
days, but it suits to his kind of west coast music [1]. A weak point can
become groundbreaking, this is part of the work artist should do. We've
got the technology to fix the singing of Neil Young. I bet nobody would
buy a Neil Young + Crazy Horse "Antares" album.

That reminds me that there's some truth in the study. Some days ago I
listened to "Ragged Glory" 1990 and IIRC the chords and rhythm of more
than the half songs on that album are simpler as for the old songs from

I'm not sure if in other countries Neil Young and musicians like him are
called west cost musicians

"Cos what I call home you call hell" - Ice-T (Perhaps this is west coast

Greetz from South Central Ruhrgebiet

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