#1
No-talent bands (Green Day, Linkin Park, Mariana's Trench, etc) praised and given money women and fame while talented bands/artists (Sikth, Flotsam and Jetsam, Jeff Loomis, Outworld, Arch Enemy etc) go unnoticed? Why is talent not recognized?
#3
Why do some people think their opinions count as fact? It's a mystery.
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#4
HOLY SHIT WHAT AN ORIGINAL THREAD

"No-talent" bands play pop music that the average person wants to listen to. There is no discussion to be had here.
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#6
I prefer Green Day to all of the bands you named.

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No-talent bands (Green Day, Linkin Park, Mariana's Trench, etc) praised and given money women and fame while talented bands/artists (Sikth, Flotsam and Jetsam, Jeff Loomis, Outworld, Arch Enemy etc) go unnoticed? Why is talent not recognized?


please define "talent" then
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#13
surely song writing is a talent?
in answer to my own question, yes. yes it is.
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Because, in the mainstream, marketability is all that matters. The average person doesn't have the musical knowledge to appreciate technical playing fully.

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#15
Being skilled enough to write something original? Creating interesting things different then the catchy power chord riffs we all know?
#16
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i love how you call them no talent... talent manifests itself in many ways, working your way to the top of the music business is a talent.

This.

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#17
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surely song writing is a talent?
in answer to my own question, yes. yes it is.


I was just going to say that.
Writing a catchy pop song is talent. If you think it's so simple why don't I hear your song on the radio? Go ahead give it a try and then maybe you will gain a some respect when you realize it isn't as easy as you think.
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#18
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Being skilled enough to write something original? Creating interesting things different then the catchy power chord riffs we all know?


easier to say than to write.
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#19
the lead singer of linkin park is actually such a sick singer. shred/tech guitar =/= talent
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#20
When you're listening to music you don't listen out for talent. you don't go " oh, that bit was full of talent" Or at least i don't. Musical talent is a means to make better music. It 'aint music on it's own. Just because you're good at your instrument it doesn't mean you're good at music

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#21
One thing to remember. "Popular things are popular for a reason, becasue thier good; or because Will Smith is in it"
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#22
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This.

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#23
Who is to say what talent is? Maybe the first batch of bands you listed are more talented in some ways than another. It's all about taste, and your taste doesn't quite fit with the mainstream, nothing to be so butthurt about (and this coming from an indie kid). For example, as some of you may have seen, over the past week I've become obsessed with Norah Jones. I never gave her a chance because of her huge popularity, but after listening to her stuff, she's now one of my favorites. Hell I'd say she has tremendous talent, moreso than a lot of bands out there. So stop convincing yourself that everything popular is bad and grow the **** up.
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#24
It's all marketing, bro. Disney has molded the likes of the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus into the next big acts coming up. They have brainwashed girls into liking their music, their style, and their look. Come on now, what girl would rationally think any of the Jonas Brothers are attractive, if you take away the money and fame, and support all backed and orchestrated by Disney? Nobody. Disney had to take the Jonas Brothers under their wing after their demo was laughed at by a producer. Now that makes that producer a stupid guy, because he didn't have the talent to market them correctly to make big money off of them, and Disney did.