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Richard Mellish pop music DOES all sound the same (116* d) RE: pop music DOES all sound the same 03 Oct 19

My experience of pop music is almost exclusively what is inflicted on me when I am shopping. Sometimes it drives me straight back out of the shop and makes me wonder why they seem happy to drive potential customers away. (I know, most of their target customers are oblivious to the "music" and some of them apparently can't bear silence.)

There is a strong beat provided by percussion, a very simple rhythm, hardly any melody, and about a dozen words sung umpteen times over.

I understand that the production of such "music" usually starts with a "rhythm track" to which other layers are added.

I understand from hearsay that not all pop music is like that. I also understand that the many sub-genres really do have differences, but what I encounter and try to avoid mostly sounds much the same.

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