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#1
It seems like mainstream alternative/metal/rock bands start to wane in popularity around 2011 ish, then dubstep got mainstream, then edm followed suit. Even pop/top 40 has electronic beats and less guitar is being used for pop songs. I haven't hear a huge rock hit in a a while, seems like rnb/pop/edm/rap is all most people listen to nowadays.


Seems like most people go to EDM festivals instead of going to shows and concerts.

Please tell me I'm wrong, I hate it if this is the case

during 2000-2010, rap was really popular but at the same time rock was as well. its not like that anymore today for rock
#4
In the mainstream? Band music has been declining ever since Electronic music started becoming feasible in the 70s/80s, so.. 2011 is a bit off.

Though there will always been 'band' music (no matter what a certain person says), there's always going to be people 'keeping it going'.

And anyway, there's quite a big thing on electronic music using 'bands' and real instruments and everything recently anyways. But for the most part, both will always exist.
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#7
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Rock bands are dead and guitar solos aren't cool.


Pretty much this.
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#8
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Rock bands are dead and guitar solos aren't cool.


the second part has been like that for like the last couple of years but rock bands were very much alive in the last decade
#9
like, who cares
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#10
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the second part has been like that for like the last couple of years but rock bands were very much alive in the last decade


Yeah,i know. Back in the 80's early 90's had stuff like rock and metal music. But it's like the world has gone nuts or something. What happened to people listening to rock music? Seriously something is wrong.
#11
I dunno, I have a love for EDM, but my position as a guitarist definitely sways me towards listening to guitar/rock/drums type music.

Honestly, I listen to a bit of everything from a huge span of decades--jazz, blues, rock, alternative, modernshit.
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#13
The only thing more lame than liking dance music is hanging around a rock guitar forum to talk about it because you have no where else to go.
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#14
just cuz they're not on pop radio doesn't mean rock music has gone anywhere. everyone I know loves at least some real band music. especially country
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Oh snap. Disco>EDM true story brah.
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#17
EDM is pretty cool. "Huge rock hits" aren't much of a thing anymore; they happen, but they have nowhere near the impact as they once had. This primarily because what you are capable of producing that can catch the public's interest has thoroughly been done already.

It's all 'bout 'dem phat beats now.
#18
Not really. A lot of the biggest festivals still feature predominantly rock bands. Guitar is still an incredibly popular instrument. Pure "band" music might be going down in popularity but it's still not overshadowed yet.
#19
I think its all about marketing rather then breaking boundries.

Edit@axelfox name 10 EDM songs anyone will give two ****s about ten years from now. I bet you can't, thus proving disco is the superior genre even though disco is deader than Bob Hope.
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#20
God, not this again...

I'm going to blend the two in a fantastic, awesome, sexy new genre.
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#22
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God, not this again...

I'm going to blend the two in a fantastic, awesome, sexy new genre.

New New Wave?
#23
Guitar is just an instrument. Playing with people to jam and stuff is fun. Who cares if the rock band dynamic isn't as popular anymore.
#24
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#26
It's because no one can match Lil B so they gave up instruments
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#27
Who the hell is lil b? Its a rapper right? I'm old
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#30
At least that dudes avatar is hot oh and my job pays $150 an hour so ha.
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#33
What about IDM? That stuff is friggin cool as well
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#34
u say metllica, i say SKRILLEX

u say acdc, i say NIFE PARTY

u say led zepplin, i say DEDMOUSE5

90% of 18-25 year olds still listen to DAD ROCK

respost this if ur the 10% who whines about it on a guitar forum instead
#35
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I think its all about marketing rather then breaking boundries.

Edit@axelfox name 10 EDM songs anyone will give two ****s about ten years from now. I bet you can't, thus proving disco is the superior genre even though disco is deader than Bob Hope.


Darude- Sandstorm
Daft Punk- Harder Better Faster Stronger, One More Time, Around the World
Eric Pyrdz- Call on Me
Cultue Beat- Mr Vain
Wamdue Project- King of My Castle
Bomfunk MC- Freestyler
Kernkraft 400- Zombie Nation
Ellie Goulding- Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix)

Off the top of my not massively into EDM head.
#40
Because sometimes people want something to dance to. Chugga chugga or weedly weedly guitar isn't that fun to dance to.
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