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Why Don't More People Like Country Music?


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I guess I get annoyed when people say they hate Country music. Because in my mind I wanna say "But WHAT KIND of Country Music? There's like so many different styles and artists  and so many different types of Country Music, and to me, none of it is exactly the same. I love Western Swing in particular, and New Wave Country. Now, I don't care  much for today's Country. Its very artistically lacking. But being from Virginia, I was raised on real Country Music- Patsy, Marty, Hank Sr, Johnny Cash- and the Country music of my childhood when Garth Brooks was popular, George Strait, Pam Tillis, etc. All of that is just wonderful music. Amazing songs and singers. Whats not to like?

 

 

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Y'all have to at least appreciate Patsy Cline!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b35SkJdDGV4

Original Post by richmondbread:

I like many types of music, I just hate when people put down Country and Western music. They just don't know..

So, it's okay for you to put down rock and pop music, but when others put down C&W, it's ignorance?

Everyone has their preferences, richmond.

I love how the OP states that there are many types of country music and people shouldn't bash the whole genre, but then goes and excludes two whole other genres even though there are different varieties of each of those.

I grew up with country music and oldies. I love some of it, despise other bits. I found pop and rock later and have some songs I like and hate in each of those categories. When I met my fiance he got me into metal, a genre I had never before considered I would enjoy in the slightest. I now know I enjoy melodic death metal, some prog, a bit of djent, and some other bits here and there. It's not all screamo and death. Heck most people probably love some of the old hair metal even if they don't realize it. In much the same way people probably love a lot of country that they wouldn't have necessarily considered country without it being pointed out.

Fair enough. But I would like Country music haters to tell me whats so great about Rock and Pop music. I hear a lot of screaming off -key vocalists and bad bad songs that make no sense and very bad lyrics. At least in mainstream. The worst Country isnt even as bad as that.

Original Post by richmondbread:

Y'all have to at least appreciate Patsy Cline!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b35SkJdDGV4

Honestly..........her voice if fine. Np problems with that, just not my style of singing. The song is a boring dirge though. Sorry.

Original Post by richmondbread:

I hear a lot of screaming off -key vocalists and bad bad songs that make no sense and very bad lyrics. 

I take it you haven't listened to Adele yet.  Shame.

Well, I hate to quote you back, but : "There's like so many different styles and artists  and so many different types of Rock and Pop, and to me, none of it is exactly the same."

Original Post by richmondbread:

Fair enough. But I would like Country music haters to tell me whats so great about Rock and Pop music. I hear a lot of screaming off -key vocalists and bad bad songs that make no sense and very bad lyrics. At least in mainstream. The worst Country isnt even as bad as that.

I like the hard stuff, no really (my interests are mostly rock bands), and even some rock and roll is too soft for me I like the extreme screaming and swearing, heavy, industrial, gothic metal/rock. It makes me very hot, I can't help it is my brain/wiring, why does anyone like anything? I also like video games and raw fish, many people don't get that either.

Original Post by richmondbread:

Fair enough. But I would like Country music haters to tell me whats so great about Rock and Pop music. I hear a lot of screaming off -key vocalists and bad bad songs that make no sense and very bad lyrics. At least in mainstream. The worst Country isnt even as bad as that.


it's all about what speaks to you, personally. that's kind of the whole point of music. it doesn't have to make sense to anyone else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV_0RqKb0Ic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlBifX0H3yg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTvbXMRMnHo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDIaDS9HhMw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vHvzybkqfo

 

just a pitifully tiny sampling of what's right with rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZxuGOUDtMA

and one of my FAVORITE things about country.

Hollow, I like you more and more all the time. ^-^ I'm a gamer who enjoys sushi too.

Metal tackles a variety of themes. Just like country isn't all about how my wife left me, or how big my truck is, and how good sweet tea is, there are differences in metal and rock. Some bands use the off key as their hook. Deftones for example could be read as deft ones or deaf tones. They have really oddly stressed lyrics, but it kinda works. Some metal is about death or hell, but there is some that deals with love, lonelyness, mythology, and don't even get me started on social issues! Liabach is a Slovenian industrial group that has an entire album (Volk) that criticizes countries to the tune of their anthem or similarly important cultural song. They include their own country in this of course, and it's a beautiful and heartbreaking album.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y34ieqfofL8

Katatonia, they have a lovely variety of style. Melodic to screaming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwoGchtXgR4&am p;feature=related

Sonata Arctica, beautiful music, no screaming. Kinda progressive/power metal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQb1t_Yw0S8

Just for fun, this is Dokken with some old hair metal. It's a guilty pleasure.

 

Clean vocals exist in metal, some bands use more than one style, and some punctuate strong emotion with screaming.  I don't know if anyone will listen to any of these, but I felt the need to make a point and I hope I made it well.

Edit: To fix spelling and grammar... Embarassed

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I listen to pretty much everything but most heavy metal. Some of my currently favorite songs are "Here's to Us" by Halestorm, "Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldean, "Kill Your Heroes" by AWOLNATION, "Baba O'Riley" by The Who and anything by Def Leppard or The Eagles.

I also listen to classical music while I work all day. Was listening to Vivaldi's Spring today for a while.
Original Post by odysseygurl:

Hollow, I like you more and more all the time. ^-^ I'm a gamer who enjoys sushi too.

Metal tackles a variety of themes. Just like country isn't all about how my wife left me, or how big my truck is, and how good sweet tea is, there are differences in metal and rock. Some bands use the off key as their hook. Deftones for example could be read as deft ones or deaf tones. They have really oddly stressed lyrics, but it kinda works. Some metal is about death or hell, but there is some that deals with love, lonelyness, mythology, and don't even get me started on social issues! Liabach is a Slovenian industrial group that has an entire album (Volk) that criticizes countries to the tune of their anthem or similarly important cultural song. They include their own country in this of course, and it's a beautiful and heartbreaking album.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y34ieqfofL8

Katatonia, they have a lovely variety of style. Melodic to screaming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwoGchtXgR4&am p;feature=related

Sonata Arctica, beautiful music, no screaming. Kinda progressive/power metal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQb1t_Yw0S8

Just for fun, this is Dokken with some old hair metal. It's a guilty pleasure.

 

Clean vocals exist in metal, some bands use more than one style, and some punctuate strong emotion with screaming.  I don't know if anyone will listen to any of these, but I felt the need to make a point and I hope I made it well.

Edit: To fix spelling and grammar...

Aww your making me blush ;)  and awesome! :D

Yeah, they do seemed that way. I am currently hooked on their 'Diamond Eyes' and 'You've Seen the Butcher'.

Also, I am, if it is done right, really fond of distortion too. Some people feel like it is nails on a chalkboard but it tickles my spine (in a good way). My Bloody Valentine's 'Only Shallow' is an example of that, as well as some NIN songs.

 

I love today's country...most of it. Due to VASTLY different political ideologies I no longer care for most of the music Toby Keith does lately. I also don't like Hank, Jr (probably senior also, but he's dead right?) for the same reasons. It is reflected in their music (as it is okay to do and is their right) but it just does not appeal to me and makes me dislike them as artists.

I love Johnny Cash, older George Strait (I don't like most of his new stuff, it's just not him. If that makes sense), Pam Tillis never gets old, Patsy rocks. Leeann Rimes will forever hold a place in my heart. I find that even though today's country is more hiphop with a country twist, I prefer it over any other music (except maybe 80's stuff like Journey, Meatloaf, Heuy Lewis and the News, etc).

Original Post by kotov_syndrome:

or maybe it's just simply not to their taste. personally, i wouldn't make the claim that i dislike the entirety of any genre of music, because then i look the arse when i find an exception. but there are surely some people who know, for a certainty, that they simply don't like country.

 

I am one of those people. I don't just dislike country music as a whole. I hate it. Hearing it puts me in a bad mood. Now there are a few isolated songs that I like, but it is because of that particular song. The songs I actually like are generally party songs without much twang.

I hate twang and whine. I hate sappy lyrics.

In particular I despise the older country such as Cash, Twitty, Millsap. That's the crap I was forced to hear over and over as a child and it is nothing but bad memories of too much time spent in smoked-filled bars.

I definitely don't like the new country. That stuff really sucks. I really dislike it when country artists complain about explicit songs and then sing about checking for ticks and riding cowboys.

Original Post by furrybelly:

Original Post by richmondbread:

Y'all have to at least appreciate Patsy Cline!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b35SkJdDGV4

Honestly..........her voice if fine. Np problems with that, just not my style of singing. The song is a boring dirge though. Sorry.

The only Patsy Clime song I like is Crazy.

Original Post by richmondbread:

Fair enough. But I would like Country music haters to tell me whats so great about Rock and Pop music. I hear a lot of screaming off -key vocalists and bad bad songs that make no sense and very bad lyrics. At least in mainstream. The worst Country isnt even as bad as that.

You've got to be kidding about bad lyrics. Country is full of bad lyrics. Sexy tractors, checking for ticks, saving horses and riding cowboys, shift work, fried chicken, just to name a few.

I'm not a fan of screaming, but you can't pigeon-hole all rock as screaming.

 

I'll tell you what Bread, I'll let you dislike rock and you can let me dislike country.

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Don't adhere to one set music style. Love rock, as long as it's Def Leppard, CCR, etc. Most new stuff I abho
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Stupid phone! Meant abhor! Only 'new artist' I like is Adele. Simply amazing. In country, love Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, older Johnny Cash, some Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood. Also Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Only music wear I love love love all artists? Opera! Makese cry!!
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And Patsy Cline! Anything she recorded. FAVE is 'Walking after Midnight'...
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Anything by Traveling Willurys. Wow
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