Music Dull/boring/insipid music - this was a mistake

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What music do you consider to be dull?

When I think about dull music I think of music that is generally unoffensive, doesn't provoke any sort of emotion, and too safe. I really hate dull music because it's essentially art without emotion.


Artists such as Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, and Ed Sheeran fall into this category for me.

I view dull as separate from bad or good, Ed Sheeran is a far better musician that Takeshi 69 yet Sheeran's music makes me feel nothing. Takeshi's music actually has something to it, even if it's largely bad, it at least evokes something.
 

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Most traditional love songs are incredibly dull. You know, the ones that have lyrics like, "I wanna hold you 'til the fear in me subsides". Who the feck would ever say that and not expect to get instantly dumped?

And yeah, there are exceptions (God Only Knows etc) but romance and art often don't seem to mix.
 

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Good call with Imagine Dragons and the others you said. I'll add Coldplay.

I find most metal to be very dull. It's loud and sometimes "extreme" or whatever, but I find it dull.
 

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I think this is an extremely subjective topic tbh, people will just generally list music they don't like listening to and it'll be all over the map as already evident in the responses so far.
 

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I think this is an extremely subjective topic tbh, people will just generally list music they don't like listening to and it'll be all over the map as already evident in the responses so far.
True, I did try to distinguish it from bad music.
 

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I like Coldplay’s first two albums. I think it’s easy to confuse dull with slow/somber.

Stuff like Sufjan Stevens is quite soft and slow but has a lot of emotion behind it.
 

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True, I did try to distinguish it from bad music.
Yeah I get what you're saying.

To try and answer your question properly, I think for me I generally feel like this about vocal jazz. Other than the odd Chet Baker tune, I find the music to be dull and cheesy all around, especially lyrically. It's almost blasphemy for me to say as a professional musician but I've always felt this way hahah
 

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A bit broad, no? That's like saying 'rock'. There's about 30 subgenres in country, most a lot different than the next; same for rock. Perhaps you mean Nashville when you say country? most do. Radio country; lowest common denominator country. That's Nashville, and it's uninspired, repetitive and depleted of meaning or creativity.
 

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A bit broad, no? That's like saying 'rock'. There's about 30 subgenres in country, most a lot different than the next; same for rock. Perhaps you mean Nashville when you say country? most do. Radio country; lowest common denominator country. That's Nashville, and it's uninspired, repetitive and depleted of meaning or creativity.
Never knew there was so many . And yes i am talking about Nashville.
 

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A bit broad, no? That's like saying 'rock'. There's about 30 subgenres in country, most a lot different than the next; same for rock. Perhaps you mean Nashville when you say country? most do. Radio country; lowest common denominator country. That's Nashville, and it's uninspired, repetitive and depleted of meaning or creativity.
Modern country is basically pop music really, they just add lyrics about pickup trucks etc. To distinguish hahah
 
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Never knew there was so many . And yes i am talking about Nashville.
Yeah, there's a bunch. Ken Burns did a documentary on the history of the genre and it ran for about 16 hours!

Anyhow, here's a video that quickly summarises many of them


Nashville country is basically pop mu
Modern country is basically pop music really, they just add lyrics about pickup trucks etc. To distinguish hahah
Luke Bryan, etc. Beer, summer, pickup, etc. Repeat. ha!
 

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Grime is an abomination to the art of music. Most , if not nearly all of the musical genres have at least spawned a couple of gems that warranted repeated listening apart from grime and thrash metal.
 

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I don't what to call this genre, if it actually is a genre: the music often featured in adverts, which is frequently a slowed-down version of a popular song from the recent past, accompanied by acoustic guitar. I like fey things but, Christ knows, not this uninspiring amateurishness.
 

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I don't what to call this genre, if it actually is a genre: the music often featured in adverts, which is frequently a slowed-down version of a popular song from the recent past, accompanied by acoustic guitar. I like fey things but, Christ knows, not this uninspiring amateurishness.
Breath-like singing too?

 

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Grime is an abomination to the art of music. Most , if not nearly all of the musical genres have at least spawned a couple of gems that warranted repeated listening apart from grime and thrash metal.
I hope Slayer come round to your house and beat you up.

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Even as someone who adores them, I get this.
 

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Hoof The Ball said:
Breath-like singing too?
Yep, that's the kind of thing.
So much of modern comedy and music seems amateurish now. It's as if *slightly controversial point ahead* middle class people who could make a few of their friends laugh while in university suddenly decided that this justifies a professional career. And, of course, their opportunities to establish such a career are numerous compared to working class equivalents - because so many of Britain's cultural industries are in the hands of middle-to-upper-class gatekeepers.

More to the specific point: much professional music sounds like elevated busking to me.
 

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I don't what to call this genre, if it actually is a genre: the music often featured in adverts, which is frequently a slowed-down version of a popular song from the recent past, accompanied by acoustic guitar. I like fey things but, Christ knows, not this uninspiring amateurishness.
Similarly slow piano covers of classic movie themes that get used in reboot trailers



 

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Yep. Down with the genre thingy which might not be an actual genre or at least I don't have a clue about it if it is!
 

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I love the Smiths...and quite like about 3 or 4 solo songs - that doesn't say a lot for Morrissey without Marr, considering Morrissey's released over 50 singles. :D
 

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Yeah, there's a bunch. Ken Burns did a documentary on the history of the genre and it ran for about 16 hours!

Anyhow, here's a video that quickly summarises many of them




Luke Bryan, etc. Beer, summer, pickup, etc. Repeat. ha!
Red Dirt and Texas Country would be my pick of the lot. It’s actually more than just tolerable.
 

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