Originally Posted by Pwnography
I blame steve jobs for those god damn tinny pieces of **** known as ipods headphones
Nothing like the Led Zep Discography in FLAC through some proper cans
Music on the whole died in the 70s
i wasnt even born, god i hate my generation.
Not to say everyone is bad theres a few gems and rap/hip-hop is a genre well worth a listen.
Rap/Hip-hop? You must be talking about the non-mainstream kind. It's a personal thing but when you can't speak the English language it bothers me (glares at other genres that do the same thing). Also, the whole b17ches and "hos" thing is boring now. But that's all based off of the mainstream labels. I have faith that's not the genre as a whole and that as someone else here already said, judging a taste in genre is subjective, and best left out.
But your comment on music beginning to die around the 1970s is true. That's when the desire for milking money began to overtake the desire to spread originality/("good").
With alac/wav/aiff the ipod is bearable (who uses the ipod buds anyway). But outside of grabbing a CD yourself there's not much access to that.
Originally Posted by The_Cyb0rg
No. CDs waste space and generally contain 3-5 good songs out of 10-15. iTunes (and digital music as a whole) brought on a new level of consumer choice that is leaps and bounds better than the monopolistic control the music industry has held on us for so long. Bon Jovi is just grumpy he's getting old.
I fail to see how we have more choice now. You get stuck with lossy AAC or MP3 for mainstream music unless you want to fork over for a CD. You have to look to indies and lesser knowns to get high quality formats.
And you think they have less control now? The only thing that changed is they now have to share that control with distributors like Apple or Amazon. We gained simply the ability to pick apart albums. Not much else has changed.