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22nd Apr '18 4:18:05 AM editproboss
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2nd Jan '18 3:55:10 PM nombretomado
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In Asia, there appears to be somewhat less resistance in accepting Boy Bands/Girl Bands; groups like Big Bang and the HelloProject still sell in Korea and Japan. It likely helps that they're generally willing to mock themselves relentlessly. Furthermore, J-Pop singers often have other people write and/or compose their songs (Music/YokoKanno partnering with Creator/MaayaSakamoto on numerous albums, for example). It's not really a negative, nor is it decried as "manufactured" (at least not over and above what American critics think of the dancy, peppy J-pop genre as it is).

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In Asia, there appears to be somewhat less resistance in accepting Boy Bands/Girl Bands; groups like Big Bang and the HelloProject Music/HelloProject still sell in Korea and Japan. It likely helps that they're generally willing to mock themselves relentlessly. Furthermore, J-Pop singers often have other people write and/or compose their songs (Music/YokoKanno partnering with Creator/MaayaSakamoto on numerous albums, for example). It's not really a negative, nor is it decried as "manufactured" (at least not over and above what American critics think of the dancy, peppy J-pop genre as it is).
23rd Dec '17 11:34:03 AM nombretomado
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For about two years between the start of 1996 and the end of 1997, third wave ska was pretty big in America, propelled into the charts by multi-platinum albums like ''[[Music/NoDoubt Tragic Kingdom]]'' and ''Music/{{Sublime}}''. However, after its brief time in the limelight third wave ska basically disappeared, and many bands (including No Doubt and TheAquabats) changed their sound.

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For about two years between the start of 1996 and the end of 1997, third wave ska was pretty big in America, propelled into the charts by multi-platinum albums like ''[[Music/NoDoubt Tragic Kingdom]]'' and ''Music/{{Sublime}}''. However, after its brief time in the limelight third wave ska basically disappeared, and many bands (including No Doubt and TheAquabats) Music/TheAquabats) changed their sound.
14th Dec '17 6:27:08 AM Kitchen90
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In some cases, if a manufactured band breaks up then regroups a few years later when they're a bit older and wiser, there's sometimes a good chance that they will manage to win the favour of critics and the public. Music/TakeThat is a pretty good example.

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In some cases, if a manufactured band breaks up then regroups a few years later when they're a bit older and wiser, there's sometimes a good chance that they will manage to win the favour of critics and the public. Music/TakeThat Music/TakeThatBand is a pretty good example.
5th Dec '17 8:40:48 PM Malady
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Albums by the likes of Music/FleetwoodMac or Music/{{Eagles}} -- which seem to consist of the same song repeated for seven tracks or more -- send a shiver down the spine of many a critic. After all, it's produced by {{The Man|IsStickingItToTheMan}}, who is the root of all evil (but not [[RootOfAllEvil that one]]); and it probably got played due to payola anyway. The fact that lots of people love it is only proof that it's bad -- what do the proles know, anyway? Also currently applies to bands such as Music/{{Nickelback}} which have the "sold 10 million albums but I don't know anyone who owns one" type of fanbase.

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Albums by the likes of Music/FleetwoodMac or Music/{{Eagles}} -- which seem to consist of the same song repeated for seven tracks or more -- send a shiver down the spine of many a critic. After all, it's produced by {{The Man|IsStickingItToTheMan}}, who is the root of all evil (but not [[RootOfAllEvil [[Series/RootOfAllEvil that one]]); and it probably got played due to payola anyway. The fact that lots of people love it is only proof that it's bad -- what do the proles know, anyway? Also currently applies to bands such as Music/{{Nickelback}} which have the "sold 10 million albums but I don't know anyone who owns one" type of fanbase.
9th Nov '17 9:04:50 PM HasturHasturHastur
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Some critics may admit to liking a few disco acts - Music/TheBeeGees, Music/{{Abba}}, Music/{{Blondie}}, and Music/{{Chic}} still maintain good critical reputations. Of course, some of these acts long predated disco and others didn't perform the style exclusively.

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Some critics may admit to liking a few disco acts - Music/TheBeeGees, Music/{{Abba}}, Music/{{Blondie}}, and Music/{{Chic}} still maintain good critical reputations. Of course, some of these acts long predated disco and others didn't perform the style exclusively.
exclusively. It was also a fairly major influence on early hip-hop and was also one of the more prominent genres in the musical potpourri that was post-punk and New Wave.
9th Nov '17 8:43:54 PM HasturHasturHastur
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NuMetal is an umbrella term coined in the mid-1990s to refer to music that blends heavy metal elements with other styles, typically {{Industrial}} and AlternativeMetal. NuMetal is hated by many metalheads, who stereotype it as commercial and musically simple. It's also hated by many non-metalheads, who view it as crass, misogynistic and pointlessly obnoxious - a bunch of {{Jerk Jock}}s "stealing" the clothes of the weird kids. In fact, there are many that argue NuMetal isn't even a subgenre of metal, but rather a fusion genre that happens to have noticeable elements of metal in it. Some music critics argue that it is an experimental and diverse genre, which it very well could have been if the more commercially viable elements hadn't been milked to death. The original concept lives on as AvantGardeMetal to some degree, but outside of a few acts that either abandoned the more disliked aspects of the genre or simply got too big to die, the genre of nu metal itself is still largely viewed as a punchline for jokes about late-Nineties suburban excess.

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NuMetal is an umbrella term coined in the mid-1990s to refer to music that blends heavy metal elements with other styles, typically {{Industrial}} and AlternativeMetal. NuMetal is hated by many metalheads, who stereotype it as commercial and musically simple. It's also hated by many non-metalheads, who view it as crass, misogynistic and pointlessly obnoxious - a bunch of {{Jerk Jock}}s "stealing" the clothes of the weird kids.kids (a sentiment ironically felt within nu metal itself later on). In fact, there are many that argue NuMetal isn't even a subgenre of metal, but rather a fusion genre that happens to have noticeable elements of metal in it. Some music critics argue that it is an experimental and diverse genre, which it very well could have been if the more commercially viable elements hadn't been milked to death. The original concept lives on as AvantGardeMetal to some degree, but outside of a few acts that either abandoned the more disliked aspects of the genre or simply got too big to die, the genre of nu metal itself is still largely viewed as a punchline for jokes about late-Nineties suburban excess.
18th Oct '17 2:32:33 PM CassandraLeo
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As with arena rock above, a few bands did manage to escape the critical pasting associated with nu metal, such as Music/DirEnGrey and Music/SystemOfADown (of course, there are plenty of people who'll insist neither act was ever a nu metal band). Again, this is likely due to their [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly diverse]], [[GenreRoulette experimental]] [[GenreBusting sound]].


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Some critics may admit to liking a few disco acts - Music/TheBeeGees, Music/{{Abba}}, Music/{{Blondie}}, and Music/{{Chic}} still maintain good critical reputations. Of course, some of these acts long predated disco and others didn't perform the style exclusively.
9th Sep '17 4:27:47 PM nombretomado
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Incidentally, musical theater fans have their own Dead Horse Genres: {{Jukebox Musical}}s, European pop operas such as the output of AndrewLloydWebber, Creator/{{Disney}} musicals, etc. The hate for those is similar to the hate others have for Manufactured Bands (see below).

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Incidentally, musical theater fans have their own Dead Horse Genres: {{Jukebox Musical}}s, European pop operas such as the output of AndrewLloydWebber, Creator/AndrewLloydWebber, Creator/{{Disney}} musicals, etc. The hate for those is similar to the hate others have for Manufactured Bands (see below).
5th Aug '17 5:48:45 AM jormis29
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Many think the genre died in the late 90's (Dr. Dre himself thinks so as well). But this is somewhat contested because some (mostly horribly out-of-touch MoralGuardians) think it's still the popular hip hop genre. The problem with this is that a lot of hip hop that didn't fall into the indie, pop, or alternative banner was automatically placed under the gangsta rap umbrella term...unfairly or not. Usually by cynical alt/indie rap fans. Also the grittier type 1 variants are dead, while a glossier LighterAndSofter version exists in its place.

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Many think the genre died in the late 90's (Dr. Dre (Music/DrDre himself thinks so as well). But this is somewhat contested because some (mostly horribly out-of-touch MoralGuardians) think it's still the popular hip hop genre. The problem with this is that a lot of hip hop that didn't fall into the indie, pop, or alternative banner was automatically placed under the gangsta rap umbrella term...unfairly or not. Usually by cynical alt/indie rap fans. Also the grittier type 1 variants are dead, while a glossier LighterAndSofter version exists in its place.
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