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Trends that appear to have died

Trends that appear to have died
September 23, 2013, 10:23:42 AM
It seems black metal mania is over:


Sorry to see it go.

Also, it seems that people are reverting to buying physical copies of music. Could it be the recession? Not sure.

Re: Trends that appear to have died
September 23, 2013, 12:57:03 PM
People only bought digital music because it was exciting to be able to carry music on a little digital device.  Not such devices are commonplace, and to carry your music collection around on one is normal and does little to boost one's percieved social position. So what's the point?

2000: Leaving CDs behind for brighter horizons

2013: The horizon is not so bright with all these people standing around, blocking the view.


Re: Trends that appear to have died
September 25, 2013, 11:40:54 AM
True Black metal
Norse Black metal
Slavic black metal
NS Black metal
? US black metal
Viking Black metal
Suicidal Black Metal
Satanic black metal
Shoe-gaze black metal


trans-genre genres are the only way forward

Re: Trends that appear to have died
September 26, 2013, 01:20:39 AM
I tried someone's MP3 player with the little ear buds. It was my worst music listening experience ever. I don't remember magnetic tape over car speakers being so overall terrible.
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: Trends that appear to have died
September 26, 2013, 12:26:03 PM
Relying on a considerable amount of public transportation daily, (I'm not talking about amtrak here, that's for sure) I tend to be at the mercy of an mp3 player and lower quality headphones - though not earbuds, thankfully.

That being said, any physical format is a step up. CDs really are quite good for Classical Music and digitally recorded Metal, and obviously anything recorded analog sounds incredible on vinyl. Having a good stereo system is key, and I even suggest digging up or buying a cassette player if you have some tapes in good condition. (tricky, but worth it if you like 80's Death Metal!)
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Re: Trends that appear to have died
September 26, 2013, 03:33:05 PM
Everyone filled up their hard-drives with all the classic stuff they needed. Newer bands have bandcamp + youtube.

Most of the time I listen to local classical radio.