SNL - 2/27 - Nick Jonas

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  1. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    If you ever clapped along to a song at a sporting event, you probably have partaken in a hip-hop or rap performance.

    Even within those genres, there is a wide range of songs and performances.
     
  2. Steveknj

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    Yeah, and at sporting events, when they play those songs, my ears hurt. I agree, there are lots of songs and performances, and have yet to hear one that I like. I'm open minded and have liked songs from just about every other genre, except that one. Springsteen is my favorite, but even he had a couple of songs that included some rapping, and those are my LEAST favorite of his songs.
     
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    The point I was trying to make is that it is not always easy to identify a song as one genre or another. Not to test your artificial and stubborn dividing lines.
     
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    Not saying you're wrong. We all have different tastes. But again, I've listened to enough of that music, at parties, on cruises, in passing, and so forth, and have yet to find anything about it I like. It's not like I NEVER listened to it. Now, at this point, I have only so many hours in a day, and there's no reason to even bother with it. It's like Jay-Z might sing a ballad or two somewhere, but I'd never go to his concerts just to hear one ballad that he might do. Bruce Springsteen is classified as a classic rock act, but he's done songs that fit into lots of genres, jazz, country, folk, and even a couple of songs that have rap in it. The worst of those songs are rap songs, I skip those. Even from my favorite artist. I won't bother with any act that is primarily a rap artist. If an artist is described as a rap artist, I'll pass.
     
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    When Kate McKinnon asked for a saucer of milk, ostensibly for the cat, but then drank it herself, I laughed waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too hard. She is a national treasure. I wish someone could write a movie for her to showcase her talents!
     
  6. HarleyRandom

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    Yeah, that was great. I don't like her but I can definitely see her talent.
     
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    and one song on one of Sting's oooold albums is wrecked by rap in the middle.
    I like Alicia Keys and Pink a lot, but each seems to have at least one song per album with a lot of rap in it.. I skip those songs.
     
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    +1000000 on that. You know genres come and go and get replaced by the next thing. I keep waiting for that to happen with Rap/Hip Hop. Please god let's move on.
     
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    I'm not a fan of rap but if the only choices were country western or rap, I'd take the rap.
     
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    Rap has become too mainstream for the "hip" crowd now. The move on will happen soon. How else do you explain Billie Eilish?
     
  11. Steveknj

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    I'd choose country. It's not my favorite genre by a long shot and don't like most of it. But there are some crossover hits I like, and I enjoy southern rock (essentially country tinged rock music).
     
  12. TonyD79

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    Part of the 2020 curse?
     
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    While I don't like CW music at all, there are some artists who I really like. I adore Dolly Parton and some of her songs just break my heart. I always liked Willie Nelson, because he has a beautiful voice, and I even attended one of his concerts years ago. It was either here or at Lake Tahoe at one of the big casinos.

    I've always loved Crystal Gayle and I think Winona Judd's voice is wasted on cw music. She has a truly amazing voice.
     
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    I don't know. How do you?

    There's a lot of good country music in my opinion. Most of it was recorded before the current millennium.
     
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    I like Willie, who can make any style of music sound good. I like Dolly's country hits and pop-sounding country but I don't care for her Christian music.

    I like Crystal Gayle, while I mainly like Wynonna with her mother. I haven't been happy with most of her solo material.
     
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    My opinion is that any Sting song is wrecked by the presence of Sting.

    I don't even know what Pink sounds like but I imagine it isn't good. I suspect the same is true of Alicia Keys.
     
  17. Steveknj

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    My point was, Since HipHop / Rap has become mainstream (it's the most popular genre based on sales currently), it's no longer what the "cool kids" listen to, the ones who want to stand out. So they've moved on to something different and Billie Eilish and her music and attitude is in tune with what the "cool kids" seem to be in to (online presence, looks like a "cool kid", etc.). I don't "get" her, but she's become very popular. I accept she's very talented, but I just don't like her voice or style. But that's me. I'm no longer a "cool kid" and haven't been since the 80s :). But I look at her as kind of a backlash to what hip hop has become (much like punk rock was a reaction to the popularity of mainstream rock and disco were in the late 70s or Hip Hop was to disco during the same era into the 1980s.)
     
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    Pink is more pop, but Alicia Keys? I actually think if listen to her, she does a lot of songs that fit into your wheelhouse. I'm not a huge fan of her in general, but she has an amazing, professional voice. If you take away the rap part of this song (and I'm not sure if it's in this video), I bet you'd like the song (or at least acknowledge that she can sing).



    FWIW, I think Sting is a decent singer as well. His solo work is nothing like what he did with the Police (though I like what he did with The Police much better).
     
  19. HarleyRandom

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    I wouldn't go that far, but with the right singer, yeah, I could like this song.
     
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    I was never a "cool kid". I was always the weird kid.
     
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