Why do people think like this?

Discussion in 'Other Music' started by Link, Apr 4, 2005.

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    Link

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    Before explaining my problem, take note that I'm not trying to start a fight. I'm just expressing a grief with a certain way of thinking that seems to be popular. THIS IS NOT directed at any one person!


    Why is it that to most of you, when a song is overplayed, the music's quality drops? That seems so stupid to me. Whether you hear a song 1 time or 1,000,000 times, the song itself is the same quality, is it not? And the band that made the song is still the same band it would be had their song not been played 1,000,000 times, correct?

    Also, the type of fans a certain band has seems to effect the music's quality in many minds. If a band has fans like "OMG (insert vocalist's name here) Iz ZSO HOTT I GOT TO TUCH HE AT A KOnSERT?/1!!!", the music that the band makes is STILL THE SAME QUALITY as if the band didn't have these types of fans. Am I wrong???

    Help me out here. What am I missing? Should I be thinking like this too? Did I not catch the bug?

    Someone who does this... explain this to me.
     
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    Dean

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    Because if you/the radio/whoever overplay it, you're more liable to get fed up of it. And I don't recall anyone saying that the music quality actually drops. As for teenies, it just plain pisses me off when a band is liked for looks, coolness or whatever.
     
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    Link

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    But would you like/not like a band depending on whether it's fans were generally teenies or not? Because if you would like/dislike them because of what their fanbase is, then that boggles my mind. And not just you, I mean everyone.
     
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    Leones

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    It's like food. Once in a week pizza is yummy, three times a day pizza gets nasty. =P
     
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    I still like Linkin Park to an extent, and the fan base has teenies everywhere. But yeah, I totally agree with your arguement.
     
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    Link

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    But does it not taste exactly the same the third time as it did the first time? Okay, I'm clowning around now. But I'm still serious about everything else I've said. :p
     
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    But does it not taste exactly the same the third time as it did the first time? Okay, I'm clowning around now. But I'm still serious about everything else I've said. :p [/b][/quote]
    When you hear it sometimes or rarely it is refresing to hear the song. When you hear it constantly you get used to it, it's not refreshing anymore and it gets annoying because you need something new to hear.


    Just like food. :whistle:
     
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    I understand that fully. That's not what I hate. I hate when people say "_____ sucks because they play _____ too much on the radio". Maybe I just am too anal about it and take their wording of it too seriously.
     
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    Dean

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    I definately wouldn't let it determine whether I like a band or not, so no.
     
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    When I was practicing a song for a school show, I heard it so much!
    Day and night, I kept practicing, I went insane I totally detested that song after a month. Not the singer.
    But if i hear it now, I would find it okay, just like before.

    Note: I didn't really like the song, I didn't have a choice.
     
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    Mark

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    There's a difference between saying a song "sucks" because it's overplayed, and saying you're "sick of" a song because it's overplayed. I agree that the quality of music should not diminish due to radio airplay, but fans are liable to stop liking or wanting to hear a song because they're sick of hearing it.

    For example, Finger Eleven's "One Thing" is a great song. Great lyrics and atmosphere. But after hearing it a couple of hundred times on the radio and tv, I can no longer bear to hear it. Not because I think it's any worse than it was the first time I heard it, but mainly due to the fact that I've come to the point where I'm sick of hearing it over and over and over. Can you see the difference?

    The fans of a band shouldn't decipher whether somoene likes a band either. I like some of Avril Lavigne's music and most of her fans are 12-year-old girls, but does that stop me? No. The artist is who makes the music, it's not the fans, so it shouldn't matter.
     
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    I agree with everything you have said. It doesn't effect how i feel about a band & their music if a song of there's is played a lot, but it will probably make me feel differently about the song that's being overplayed.

    Like Mark said, if a song is being played so much, it won't have the same impact the 1,000,000th time round as it did the first few times you heared it, and like Leones said, hearing a song is like pizza, it's good once in a while when you fancy pizza, but nobody likes to be force fed it. :wth:

    Although IMO, if you truly are a fan of the band, it shouldn't matter what their fan base is like and if one of their songs is being played a lot, i won't like them any less just because they are getting airplay and becoming mainstream.
     
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    Well put! B)

    If people disliked an artist for their fanbase being teenies then i tihnk alot of people on this site wouldn't be here. Casue lets face it LP's fanbase is loaded with teenies and thats just the reality. I wish it wasn't but i mean whatever I like LP for who they are and what they represent not who they attract.
     
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    ignore this.
     
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    Would you like listening to the same freaking song every 7 minutes for months?
     
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    I just gave up on popular music because the majority of it is talentless, corporation funded, bullshit. I will not discuss my stance on certain bands, because that'd be asking for myself to be flamed. Some bands songs are so damn generic that they get boring and tiring, music in general is broken down almost to the same formula for each song nowadays. To me, every new hit song sounds exactly the same. I find no creativity anymore. I'm sure if I familiarized myself with it, I'd find some kind of variety, but me being able to find talent in most of these bands is a lost cause.

    That's just me... :whistle:
     
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    your deffinetly just being too anal about the whole thing.


    this should sum things up

    "Too much of a good thing, is a bad thing."
     
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    I'm sick of people thinking like that. It limits me to maybe two CDs around others.
     
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    There are some songs that just CANNOT be overplayed, in my opinon (Three Days by Jane's Addiction, The whole Mars Volta Debut CD, etc.)

    Those are the ones that I think are timeless.

    Saying a song is overplayed is a compliment and a curse... being overplayed means it's popular among the masses, yet more prone to tire out.

    Those that say a song sucks just because it's overplayed are dumb and can't think, I'm sorry to say.

    If a song sucks so much, why do people keep on requesting it to be played?
     
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    Well, it's not exactly that the quality of the music drops when a song is over played, it's just that we get fed up to the point where listening to the song is boring and we would prefer to listen to another.

    For example, I like Boulevard of Broken Dreams, by Green Day. But, I'm just bored of it. It's over played and over rated nowadays. The song is still good, but I'm bored of it.
     

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