#1 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10368 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean really, do you know it when you hear it.? Is it subjective or objective? (Naw I'm not talking about the Label)

#2 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't explain it, but it has a lot to do with the song structure. It's very subjective of course; I don't give a damn about technical ability.

#3 Posted by cattlebattle (12599 posts) - - Show Bio

Anything that seems like the artist put passion into it. Sometimes however, the the musicians that made the song can generally be unlikable, which may cause me to frown on them.

#4 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course, Hip-Hop isn't in it. Hip-Hop isn't music, its something far superior.

As for the rest, its subjective.

I mean, there are certain things that aren't, like calling Birdman lyrical, but as for the rest is subjective of course.

And yes, I just called Hip-Hop superior to every single genre out there. Except maybe Classical music, better recognize.

#5 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10368 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp said:

Of course, Hip-Hop isn't in it. Hip-Hop isn't music, its something far superior.

As for the rest, its subjective.

I mean, there are certain things that aren't, like calling Birdman lyrical, but as for the rest is subjective of course.

And yes, I just called Hip-Hop superior to every single genre out there. Except maybe Classical music, better recognize.

Agreed. Hip-hop isn't music it is a culture with 5 elements those being B-boying, graffiti, turntablism, mc'ing and knowledge of self.
#6 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nelomaxwell said:

Agreed. Hip-hop isn't music it is a culture

Real Talk.

#7 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

I dig any song with a good bassline. It's all pretty subjective, though.

#8 Posted by krilling (2488 posts) - - Show Bio

It's all about the groove and the vibe..

#9 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

If it's catchy regardless of genre

#10 Posted by utotheg38 (18883 posts) - - Show Bio

Solid lyrics that are about the current state of hiphop, Society, Social Order, Crime etc.

Good beats are cool but lyrics are my main thing.

#11 Posted by Agent9149 (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

music is good music

  • if it makes you want to get up and dance
  • if it makes you want to sit there and just meditate
  • if it makes you want to call that person up and tell them how you feel about him/her
  • if it makes you want to sing
  • if it causes emotions
  • if it makes you want to hear it again and again and again
#12 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10368 posts) - - Show Bio
@Agent9149 said:

music is good music

  • if it makes you want to get up and dance
  • if it makes you want to sit there and just meditate
  • if it makes you want to call that person up and tell them how you feel about him/her
  • if it makes you want to sing
  • if it causes emotions
  • if it makes you want to hear it again and again and again
Word.
#13 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

@krilling said:

It's all about the groove and the vibe..

This.

Generally anything rock from the 90's is good for me.

#14 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10368 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp: @utotheg38: Do either of you think this is good?
 
#15 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nelomaxwell said:

@ReVamp: Do either of you think this is good?

You mean the picture, or the context behind it?

#16 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10368 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp: Both.
#17 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nelomaxwell: The picture's absolutely hilarious, I know I shouldn't but I'm liking this Cannibus joke far too much. As for Cannibus, I personally wouldn't care as long as he made good LPs/Mixtapes/Music, but that's not the case. If you can write good, then you're a lyricist, there's no need to be a good freestyler. Leave it for those that are. Traphik once said "Telling a rapper he needs to work on his freestyle is like telling a painter he needs to work on his doodling". Something of the sort. I think the analogy works somewhat.

#18 Posted by Liara (421 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that's subjective.

But for me, songs should mean or express something.

#19 Posted by utotheg38 (18883 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nelomaxwell said:

@ReVamp: @utotheg38: Do either of you think this is good?

Yeah, It's cool.

#20 Posted by stambo42 (155 posts) - - Show Bio

You can objectively talk about the formal elements that make up music, which is to say melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, timbre, sound colors, etc. I find it easy to say that music that finds exciting, varied, and clever ways of utilizing many of these elements is superior to music that neglects them, relying on basic applications of one or two to carry itself, but this is technically subjective. Lyrics aren't a musical element, they are a poetic one... at best you can claim that phonetic sounds have something to contribute, but the content of a lyric does not contribute to it's musicality. Some lyrics-music relations serve both parties very well, and I wouldn't want to hear one without the other... but they are still separate fields. This is why we have composers and librettists.

I can tell good music when I hear it, and I can tell it from weak music that I enjoy. It's how I know what to to recommend to my musician friends and what not to.

It often sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxljpliziFI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oBGixxuu2E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejjAFFeobB8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQf9dtrc26A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2MfbhWYGM8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUgdbqt2ON0

If that helps.

#21 Posted by DrinkUrPruneJuice77 (1598 posts) - - Show Bio

Anything and nothing. Silence is the best melody when its all said and done.

#22 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8741 posts) - - Show Bio

Good music talks to the soul. It awakens passion and takes you where the artist was in his mind when he wrote it. If it's song about ancient battlefields and glorious deeds, then it should take you there to see it in the mind's eye. If it's about, love see the passion and the object. Music should be like a great painting. Everyone listening to it should not be left indifferent.

#23 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10368 posts) - - Show Bio
@Crom-Cruach said:

Good music talks to the soul. It awakens passion and takes you where the artist was in his mind when he wrote it. If it's song about ancient battlefields and glorious deeds, then it should take you there to see it in the mind's eye. If it's about, love see the passion and the object. Music should be like a great painting. Everyone listening to it should not be left indifferent.

You be on point bruh
#24 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Hans Zimmer

Ha

#25 Posted by The Stegman (23193 posts) - - Show Bio

It's subjective, some say classic jazz and rock is "great" music..but personally, I hate jazz...and many ''classic" rock bands. 
 
Honestly, whatever is on my ipod, I'd call good music....to me.

#26 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Country, Folk, Rock and Roll, Hard Rock, Metal, Lyrical Rap, Traditional Jazz, Bosa Nova, Motown, Orchestral, Choral, Celtic, etc.... So many...

@Glitch_Spawn said:

Hans Zimmer

Zimmer is so badass especially before he got too mainstream. Still very good though. I just feel he's a bit overused nowadays.