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#31 joe.distort

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:10 AM

I don’t keep up with pop too well since I don’t hear it at work, so I’m mostly limited to stores. Uptown Funk is pretty solid, and Call Me Maybe has a great hook.

I want to also reiterate just how hard Toxic goes.

Is pop punk included in this thread? Cus if so I’m about to go off.


I cannot in good faith include pop punk because then it would just be us talking about a million bands that other people don't think are poppy haha
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:21 AM

keep it as mainstream as possible, you people!
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#33 Robby V

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:36 AM

I don’t keep up with pop too well since I don’t hear it at work, so I’m mostly limited to stores. Uptown Funk is pretty solid, and Call Me Maybe has a great hook.

I want to also reiterate just how hard Toxic goes.

Is pop punk included in this thread? Cus if so I’m about to go off.

I cannot in good faith include pop punk because then it would just be us talking about a million bands that other people don't think are poppy haha
We’ll have to make an “official ‘getting the hell out of this town’ thread” for pop punk
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#34 the Wozz

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:49 AM

I mean...


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:38 AM

Also from the modern times, this song for what it is is quite nice. I like it much better than Viva La Vida. TBH I don't like Viva La Vida (it's a bit too cheesy). ;p


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:33 AM

Ever since the Black Eyed Peas made that tonight is gonna be a good night song, with the autotune vocals I feel the autotune has totally taken over radio hits.

Mumbletrap now represents 100 percent of the music I overhear in public, coming from cars, bike, and bluetooth speakers.

What happened human race...

That Britney Spears Chromelodeon mashup is still great.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:58 AM

Gaga is real good. I can't be mad about her popularity.

 

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#38 ErichWK

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:18 PM


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:59 PM

This guy gets bonus points for kinda sounding like a Sega track


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:54 PM

 

cool harmony :)

C Am | Eb Cm7 | Dm7 | G7 G+

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Amaj7 Am7 D9 Gmaj7 G7 G+

 

Ebm7 Ab

 

C# A#m | E C#m7 | D#m7 | G#7 G#+
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Bbmaj7 Bbm7 Eb9 Abmaj7 Ab7 Ab+

 


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

This guy gets bonus points for kinda sounding like a Sega track

That bass is sooooo gooooooooooooooood


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 11:20 AM

pretty legit

too legit even


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:48 AM

pretty legit

too legit even

Yea this is fucked up how good they are and how well they just blend Prog with Pop music. Thank god for Dirty Loops


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:04 PM

NVR4GT that the Glassjaw guy made this record


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:56 PM

Oh man I have been resisting this thread bc I had a feeling someone would post Dirty Loops and I would get all riled up but here we are...

 

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I don't really think you can call Dirty Loops "pop." 

 

My main beef with Dirty Loops is that everyone gasses them up to be "pop" but they aren't really. 

 

To me being a pop artist means that you're part of pop culture aka you are actually "POPULAR". You have to be cool, sexy, and what all the kids are talking about and Dirty Loops have never been those things. I have never once been to a club (and I've been to SEVERAL lmao) and heard people freak out and lose their minds because a Dirty Loops song came on they just HAD to get to the dance floor. Has anybody made a viral tiktok to a Dirty Loops song? Has a Dirty Loops song ever been a meme? At the end of the day Dirty Loops is just shit that people who #wentoberklee like. Can it really be a pop song if it's 8 minutes long? Honestly no. 

 

These songs are about 9 billion times more musical/prog than Dirty Loops IMHO: 

 

 

 

 

All of these have really sophisticated chord changes + arrangement but it never waves them in your face. You almost forget about how technically good the song is because the song doesn't forget to be a banger. 

 

Dirty Loops have insane wizard level chops and I'm sure they are lovely people but they aren't pop  :angry:


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