Agree or Disagree?

Just say whether you agree or disagree with these statements, and optionally, why you feel that way.

1 Rock is the best music.

2 All the bad music gets popular today.

3 The music of a band is the only thing that matters, not the members, aesthetic, or even artistic integrity of the band.

4 You can still respect artists you don't like.

5 The quality of the singer's voice has no bearing on the quality of the music.

6 There is no difference between music that sounds good and music that is good.

7 Lyrics don't really matter.

8 The music scene was far better in the 60s-80s than now.

9 No genre is bad, artists just ruin it.

10 A success like the Beatles will never be duplicated.

11 The Beatles were the best band ever.

12 Songs must go somewhere to be worth listening to.

13 The more complex the music, the better the music is.

14 If a band tries too hard to play the part (clothing or image wise) they must suck.

14 Music is the highest form of art.

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  • rukrym
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1. Agree - in large part this may come down to personal preference, but I feel that rock, as a genre, displays the most variety and complexity.

    2. Disagree - a lot of popular music is bad, but there are also plenty of bad bands/artists around who never get anywhere.

    3. Agree - if a band's success depends on anything other than the quality of their music, then they're most likely not a serious band.

    4. Agree - there are a number of artists whose music I don't like, but still respect, though I can't think of any right now.

    5. Disagree - personally, vocals are one of the most important aspects of music. It's essential that the singer has a distintive voice for the band to really appeal to me.

    6, Disagree - the best way to explain this is with "catchy" songs. There have been plenty of times when songs I hate but that have a catchy maelody and end up getting stuck in my head.

    7. Disagree - lyrics absolutely do matter. In fact they're just as important as the music itself.

    8. Disagree - unfortunately, there are an awful lot of people who think this is true. They only reason they do is that the only bands from that era that people remember are the ones good enough to stand the test of time. When people look back on today's music years from now, they'll remember the Arcade Fires and Radioheads, not the Fall Out Boys and MCRs

    9.Agree - in theory I agree, although in truth there are genres with few to no talented bands.

    10. Agree - at least not in the neat future. However, there have been a number of bands who have come pretty close already, and it's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility fof it to happen somewhere down the line.

    11. Disagree - i love the Beatles, and only disagree because "best" is a subjective term.

    12. Disagree - a song doesn't have to have the same structure as, for example, a book or film. It can chronicle a specific time or even feeling, and have no beginning or end. There don't need to be characters or plot or conclusion, although there can be.

    13. Disagree - some of the best, and most well loved songs are very simple in structure. I do agree in the sense that generally, some form of complexity is important, though it doesn't have to be instrumental. Lyrical complexity often takes precendence over musical complexity.

    14. Disagree - this kind of relates back to #3.

    15. Disagree - there are far too many irrelevant, throw-away bands to make this true.

  • 1 decade ago

    1 Rock is the best music.

    -agree

    2 All the bad music gets popular today.

    -disagree. tons of underground/unsigned bands are horrible

    3 The music of a band is the only thing that matters, not the members, aesthetic, or even artistic integrity of the band.

    -half. doesnt artisic integrity work its way into the music?

    4 You can still respect artists you don't like.

    -highly agree

    5 The quality of the singer's voice has no bearing on the quality of the music.

    -agree, for the most part. unless it is whiny.

    6 There is no difference between music that sounds good and music that is good.

    -agree

    7 Lyrics don't really matter.

    -highly agree

    8 The music scene was far better in the 60s-80s than now.

    -disagree. what can i say ... i have no real argument for this one.

    9 No genre is bad, artists just ruin it.

    -agree

    10 A success like the Beatles will never be duplicated.

    -agree. not in this lifetime.

    11 The Beatles were the best band ever.

    -agree

    12 Songs must go somewhere to be worth listening to.

    -yes. or least the albums.

    13 The more complex the music, the better the music is.

    -disagree. but i do love complex stuff. sometimes less is more.

    14 If a band tries too hard to play the part (clothing or image wise) they must suck.

    -usually.

    14 Music is the highest form of art.

    -agree

  • 1 decade ago

    1 Rock is the best music.

    Definitely agree!

    2 All the bad music gets popular today.

    Agree again.

    3 The music of a band is the only thing that matters, not the members, aesthetic, or even artistic integrity of the band.

    Agree! I can even listen to POP from a terrible singer if the song pass through my ear.

    4 You can still respect artists you don't like.

    Agree ones more.

    5 The quality of the singer's voice has no bearing on the quality of the music.

    Disagree! The song may sound nice but if we are talking about the quality then it must come from a nice voice!

    6 There is no difference between music that sounds good and music that is good.

    Disagree! Some songs sound good and will be forgetten in a few year. Some are good and will be remembered after 100 years.

    7 Lyrics don't really matter.

    Disagree! It matters a lot to me.

    8 The music scene was far better in the 60s-80s than now.

    Agree! I missed the old Metallica times.

    9 No genre is bad, artists just ruin it.

    Agree!

    10 A success like the Beatles will never be duplicated.

    Disagree! Nothing is impossible!

    11 The Beatles were the best band ever.

    Disagree! It's Metallica to me.

    12 Songs must go somewhere to be worth listening to.

    Agree!

    13 The more complex the music, the better the music is.

    Disagree! I love simple chill songs better.

    14 If a band tries too hard to play the part (clothing or image wise) they must suck.

    Disagree!

    14 Music is the highest form of art.

    Somewhat agree!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 Rock is the best music.

    totally agree

    2 All the bad music gets popular today.

    yupp

    3 The music of a band is the only thing that matters, not the members, aesthetic, or even artistic integrity of the band.

    heck yes it totally is the only thing that matters!!!

    4 You can still respect artists you don't like.

    yeah

    5 The quality of the singer's voice has no bearing on the quality of the music.

    true

    6 There is no difference between music that sounds good and music that is good.

    lol yes there is lol some is good some is bad

    7 Lyrics don't really matter.

    nope they dont

    8 The music scene was far better in the 60s-80s than now.

    lol 80's music is ight

    9 No genre is bad, artists just ruin it.

    ... some are bad some are good

    10 A success like the Beatles will never be duplicated.

    deffantly

    11 The Beatles were the best band ever.

    shure

    12 Songs must go somewhere to be worth listening to.

    shure

    13 The more complex the music, the better the music is.

    for shure

    14 If a band tries too hard to play the part (clothing or image wise) they must suck.

    haha no all music can be good depending

    14 Music is the highest form of art

    true

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  • 1 Rock is the best music. - disagree - that is a matter of taste.

    2 All the bad music gets popular today. - somewhat agree.

    3 The music of a band is the only thing that matters, not the members, aesthetic, or even artistic integrity of the band. - agree.

    4 You can still respect artists you don't like. - agree. I don't like Celine Dion but I can appreciate the fact that she is a great singer.

    5 The quality of the singer's voice has no bearing on the quality of the music. - diagree. Dream Theater are an amzing band but thier singer kind of spoiles it a little bit with his over the top operatic warballing!

    6 There is no difference between music that sounds good and music that is good. - disagree. Electornic music sounds good but a band playing it is better.

    7 Lyrics don't really matter. disagree, try telling John Lennon or Tom Waits that!

    8 The music scene was far better in the 60s-80s than now. disagree, everything has to evolve

    9 No genre is bad, artists just ruin it. agree 100%

    10 A success like the Beatles will never be duplicated. agree for the most part.

    11 The Beatles were the best band ever. disagree - they were the FIRST band to do a lot of things and yes music wouldn't be what it is today without them but that doesn't make them the best band EVER.

    12 Songs must go somewhere to be worth listening to. agree 100%

    13 The more complex the music, the better the music is. disagree 100%. Ever heard the expression "less is more"?

    14 If a band tries too hard to play the part (clothing or image wise) they must suck. agree for the most part....look at MCR for goodness sake!

    14 Music is the highest form of art. disagree - art is not a competition. What is unique about music is that it is a universal language that anyone in the world can relate to no matter where they come from.

  • 1 decade ago

    1 Rock is the best music. = CLEARLY

    2 All the bad music gets popular today. = DISAGREE, THERE WAS A LOT OF BAD MUSIC THAT WAS POPULAR IN THE PAST. EXAMPLES ARE THE ROLLING STONES, BOB DYLAN, JIMI HENDRIX, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.

    3 The music of a band is the only thing that matters, not the members, aesthetic, or even artistic integrity of the band. = DISAGREE

    4 You can still respect artists you don't like. = AS LONG AS THE SINGER CAN SING, YES.

    5 The quality of the singer's voice has no bearing on the quality of the music. = STRONGLY DISAGREE!!!

    6 There is no difference between music that sounds good and music that is good.

    7 Lyrics don't really matter. = VOCALS MATTER MORE. DYLAN IS KNOW AS BEING THE BEST WRITER, BUT IS THE WORST SINGER. I CAN'T LISTEN TO IT.

    8 The music scene was far better in the 60s-80s than now. DISAGREE. THE 60'S AND 70'S WERE HORRIBLE!

    9 No genre is bad, artists just ruin it. DISAGREE

    10 A success like the Beatles will never be duplicated. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 60S AND TODAY IS THAT THERE THERE WERE 8000 ALBUMS RELEASED PER YEAR COMPARED TO TODAY'S 65,000. THE ABILITY TO HAVE LONGEVITY IS GONE DUE TO THAT FACT.

    11 The Beatles were the best band ever. STRONGLY DISAGREE!!!! BEST BOY BAND EVER MAYBE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY ARE CONSIDERED A ROCK BAND WITH SONGS LIKE "I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND, AND "SHE LOVES YOU YEAH YEAH YEAH".....VERY VERY POP!!!!!

    12 Songs must go somewhere to be worth listening to. SURE

    13 The more complex the music, the better the music is. DISAGREE

    14 If a band tries too hard to play the part (clothing or image wise) they must suck. DISAGREE

    14 Music is the highest form of art. DISAGREE

  • 1 decade ago

    1 Rock is the best music. EXCEPT CLASSICAL ONE

    2 All the bad music gets popular today. DO NOT AGREE

    3 The music of a band is the only thing that matters, not the members, aesthetic, or even artistic integrity of the band. I AGREE

    4 You can still respect artists you don't like. I AGREE

    5 The quality of the singer's voice has no bearing on the quality of the music. DON'T AGREE

    6 There is no difference between music that sounds good and music that is good. DON'T AGREE

    7 Lyrics don't really matter. DON'T AGREE

    8 The music scene was far better in the 60s-80s than now. AGREE ABSOLUTELY 100%

    9 No genre is bad, artists just ruin it. DON'T AGREE

    10 A success like the Beatles will never be duplicated. PARTIALLY

    11 The Beatles were the best band ever. DON'T AGREE

    12 Songs must go somewhere to be worth listening to. DON'T AGREE

    13 The more complex the music, the better the music is. SOMETIMES

    14 If a band tries too hard to play the part (clothing or image wise) they must suck. NOT ALWAYS

    14 Music is the highest form of art I LIKE ART IN GENERAL, BUT MUSIC CAN BE FELT WITH THE SKIN TOO AND GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS... NO BOOK OR PAINTING CAN DO THAT.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. Agree, it appeals to me the most, I like the way it makes me feel, and I can relate to a lot of it.

    2. Disagree, lots of crappy music stay underground.

    3. Disagree, it takes a lot to be a good band.

    4. Agree, I understand a lot of artists I detest actually have talent, I just hate their music for personal reasons.

    5. I'm confused, I don't think a singer has to be conventionally good to be a great singer. If it fits the music and lyrics I couldn't care less about how good it is by conventional standards.

    6. Agree, if it doesn't sound good I'm not listening to it, music and sound are the same thing, so good sound = good music. But that's subjective, and it goes back to I could still respect artists I don't like.

    7. Disagree, it depends. A band where the sound is the most important might have weak lyrics and get away with it, and some songs have weak music because they're lyrically driven, which is fine too, a combination of good lyrics and music is best though.

    8. Agree, there is still good, great, and fantastic new music, but there was a lot more to explore back then, so many new ideas, so many revolutions, a lot of todays best is just reworkings of the old styles.

    9. Disagree, some entire genres are just not my cup of tea. I will probably never like anything called death metal for example. I won't explain too much because it would take pages.

    10. Disagree, solely on the principle that no one can/should make predictions like that. It will be harder, but it's possible.

    11. Disagree, they were a good, occasionally great band, but definitely not the best or most original.

    12. Disagree, there are a lot of songs that don't mean anything at all and are great for a sense of humour or just they way they sound.

    13. Disagree, the more sincere the music is the better it is. Complexity doesn't do anything for me, in the end it's the message the sound gets across that is important, and it's been proved time and time again that you don't need anymore than two or three chords to make a fantastic song, complexity doesn't hurt, but just being complex doesn't make a good song.

    14. Disagree, they're just misled. I love Rancid's music but hate their stereotypical Exploited style cartoon punk look.

    14. Disagree, I couldn't say which is the highest. Although music is my favorite, they all have their merits.

  • Montag
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    1. Disagree. Anything can be the best form of music. I like rock the best though.

    2. Disagree. Some bands suck and they're not popular.

    3. Agree. I hate the stuff some rock stars do, but I love the music.

    4. Agree. Yes. I respect Eddie Van Halen, but I don't like him or Van Halen.

    5. Depends. Usually would disagree, but look at Bob Dylan.

    6. Agree. I don't really get it, so I agree.

    7. Agree, for the most part. I listen to many bands that have awful or average lyrics.

    8. Agree. It was.

    9. Agree. That's definitely true.

    10. Agree. Yep.

    11. Agree. Like them or not, they got impact and influence on their side.

    12. Agree, but there are some songs that are good that just stay the same and go nowhere.

    13. Disagree. Simple music is sometimes better than complex music (Ramones!).

    14. Disagree, but that's usually the case.

    15. Agree. It's quite complex even in the most simple cases.

  • 1 decade ago

    1.I agree Rock is the best

    2.I disagree that only bad music is popular {U2 Chilli peppers Coldplay, Killers and Brand New}

    3.I disagree that the music is all that matter Elvis hips, Morrsions brutish smile and Blondies sexy skirts and

    4.Totaly Agree {Frank Zappa, Alicia Keys,Tool)

    5. Dude you are a U2 fan a singer can act as another instrament. I am not a jam bander or big guitar solo guy.

    6. I disagree. Mars Volta sound like its the soundtrack for going to hell. BUT its really good.

    7. I disagree. Lyrics are what make me listen to music. Sounds gay but its like a small window into the musican life.

    8.I wish I knew

    9.Dude Christian and RB/POP is pretty bad.

    10. I disagree. I think a band can be more sucessful now many diffrent meduims. Youtube/Net/Itunes all on cell phones.

    11.Agree whole heartly

    12. Agree again

    13. I love music but Zappa and waits are over my had sometime.

    14. Not true.. Did you see those outfits for sgt peppers?

    14 agree.

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