Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What the Heck is up with the Music Today?

By Truong Pham

First of all, No one will probably argue with me when I speak of the Sixties as a revolutionary period in popular music, the Beatles, Elvis, remember guys?  The decade brought in a virtually new type of music, and with it, a new type of mentality.  Today’s music contents are either about sex, drugs, or violences.  Modern music have harmful effecst on young children and teens. One of the harmful effects is causing young people to absorb and act out the lyrics. These lyrics can be about violence, sex, drug and alcohol addiction. Plus modern music can persuade young adults to commit violent crimes, through lyrics for example.  It can also alter their perspective on the world.

While popular music, from rap to country, is full of sexual content, that depiction of sex varies widely. And in the new study, researchers found that the distinction between degrading and non-degrading sexual lyrics may make a difference in teenagers' behavior.  Of the 1,461 adolescents aged 12 to 17 they followed, those who regularly listened to music with degrading lyrics at the start of the study were more likely to start having sex over the next two years. 

This song is a example of the music with full sexual content.  My favorite part was from 0:18 to 0:21.  Are you serious?  This song encourage teenagers and adolescent girls to have wild sex.  This is really sicken me!

Harmful music can also inspire young people to commit crimes and acts of extreme violence. Some popular music, especially heavy metal and rap music glorify violence. Through reoccurrence this harmful music can drive their messages home by repeating the same themes of murder, guns, cruelty and savagery.

And this music video is one example of music that encourage violent and gangs.  It is difficult to deny that music has become more aggressive and edgy over the decades.

And the last but not least, Music that are just plainly crap.  Watch the viral video bellow and we'll see.

This song's lyric is just plainly bad, and this is pretty much one of the best example of today Pop music, repeating lyrics, and crappy content.

And finally, I fully agree that mainstream radio and mass-media are to be blamed heavily for the current situation.  They do nothing to improve it, only worsen it by convincing poor people that the crap they send on the radio is real art. What artist today writes good music not just ass shaking music, Very few The Beatles had 20 number ones's and at the time they where competing with literally legendary bands. Music today is mostly soulless ass shaking....sad. I don't mind fun bubble gum music occasionally. I just wish it wasn't the only thing I was being fed currently.

1 comment:

  1. This topic is something I think about all the time. What ever happened to good music? They just don’t make things like they use to. I will agree this generation of music sucks! Somebody in my class did a research project on the effects of Hip Hop music. I will have to agree on one thing he did say. It all depends on the person and their foundation, what their morals are. Just because you listen to the music doesn't mean you have to go out and reenact those things. Its ok to listen, but know better not do it. Then again, at the same time it is different for children. Little kids are impressionable. I find it very disturbing when I see little 5 year old girls winding their hips in a sexual manner. Singing sex crazed songs; like Rihanna's Rude boy. Everything is not for everybody, and certain music is not for younger listeners!

    June 29, 2011 1:31 PM