EDM Music is for People Dead on the Inside

Art is the reflection of ones soul and music gives great insight into people. EDM is for people dead on the inside and just need noise as they can't be left to their thoughts. People who enjoy folk and Americana music are on the other end of the spectrum.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 2:44pm

No

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Nov 16, 2021 - 6:00pm

I have a feeling OP is one of those guys who listens to music from the 70-80s and always comments "Man I wish I was born in this area, music just isn't good these days."

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  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Nov 17, 2021 - 12:33pm

Of course not. Grateful Dead released "Brokedown Palace" in 1970, same year Van Morrison released "And it Stoned Me". I'd expand that date range to include late 60's for songs like the Band's "The Weight" amongst other classics.Β 

Listening to crap soul-less music is similar to putting water instead of oil in your cars engine.Β 

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Nov 17, 2021 - 7:06pm

My favourite band from that era is Huey Lewis and The News.

Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

In '87, Huey released Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.

Nov 18, 2021 - 11:37am

Agree that this is a viewpoint from those who don't actually remember the 70s and 80s.Β  What the kids on here don't understand is that they're listening to the good 70s and 80s music which survives today.Β  But during those decades, there was also a TON of crap that was very mainstream. Take disco for example which was huge in the 70s. Anyone listening to their old disco albums and loving it lately?

80s also had a ton of synth pop which was fucking terrible outside a couple of good bands surving today like Depeche Mode and New Order. Same goes for hair metal. Yes, Motley Crue is awesome but for every Crue, there were a 100 complete piece of shit hair bands that dominated the airwaves. Let's not even go into 80s rap which is practically unlistenable today.

Nov 16, 2021 - 6:25pm

Who gives a shit what people listen to? People like what they like. If the music you listen to gives you some sort of superiority complex then you're a pussy and I would skunk you 11-0 1v1.

Nov 16, 2021 - 6:26pm

I am an EDM enthusiast and I kind of agree. I like the fact that is it melodic yet structured so it helps me to relax and put my brain on autopilot. I've got enough going on in my head by nature, so listening to deep soul searching songs would overdose my brain with emotions.

Nov 17, 2021 - 12:10pm

If this is true, then EDM music should be a real hit on WSO. All jokes aside, it's really one of the only genres of music that's truly pushing the boundaries of sound design. Just like the transition from anything analog to high tech, there will be laggards trying to hold onto their precious traditional values but over time you can't ignore this change. Same thing happens with business, art, movies, tech, etc.

Nov 17, 2021 - 3:59pm

Associate 1Β inΒ RE - Comm

Art is the reflection of ones soul

Who are you to declare that one's interest in art is invalid? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of art? If I duct tape a banana to the wall, that's art bro and imma sell it for $240K. Deal with it.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/banana-duct-tape-art-basel-maurizio-ca…

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 17, 2021 - 4:09pm

see I thought the same thing until I listened to it the way it was intended to be heard, at a rave on both molly and acid surrounded by girls wearing nothing but lingerie. Safe to say I'm now a fan

Nov 17, 2021 - 4:14pm

Yeah bro it's a vibe. People be vibin'.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 17, 2021 - 9:15pm

OP just had a bad trip and is scared to do it again.

Quant (ˈkwÀnt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

  • Analyst 1 in CorpDev
Nov 19, 2021 - 2:14pm

This guy has been to an EDM show. No concert experience compares. Sure there are plenty of opportunities to see better artists, but in terms of raw, animalistic, concert experiences, I have seen so much shit at EDM shows that I wouldnt have seen elsewhere.Β 

This is coming from a dude who frequently sees Dead & Co. and similar artists. There is room to love and appreciate all genres of music.Β 

if youre looking to hook up with women, EDM is the clear winner (only counter arguement may be Seal, lol).Β 

Nov 19, 2021 - 2:20pm

Yeah I've been to Electric Zoo in NYC - it was epic.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Cov
Nov 17, 2021 - 5:27pm

There's a lot to like about EDM that you might be missing out on. Electronic music places a huge emphasis on music dynamics like drops and tempo changes. No music is just 'noise' if it's a logical musical concept, anyway. Hyper-pop could be more easily accused of being noise. Still enjoyable, though, because it only intentionally breaks certain 'rules.' Additionally black metal could seem like noise, but the chord progression is specifically crafted to prevent musical resolution and keep the evil tone of the piece. You'll hear the guitars move from tremolo picked power chords up to a triad or diminished chord and back down, or run broken arpeggiations of similarly dark chords. In EDM, metal, pop, etc. it's all intentional. Folk and Americana musicians answer the same musical questions when they write. Different answers and audiences of course.Β  Β 

I am dead inside, though. Cheers

Nov 17, 2021 - 7:53pm

I will die on the "Trance Around the World - with Above and Beyond" hill

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
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  • VP in RE - Comm
Nov 18, 2021 - 1:48am

As someone whose favorite artist is Bob Dylan I completely agree.

Nov 22, 2021 - 10:19am

lo-fi really is god-tier for working

Quant (ˈkwÀnt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

Nov 18, 2021 - 11:58am

bashing other peoples' taste in music just makes you look like a douche. People listen to elm because of the energy, not because we "can't be left alone with our thoughts." Try going outside for once buddy

Nov 18, 2021 - 12:44pm

Hard not to rip through memos and models more efficiently in the evening hours when you have a house mix on.

Not too high, not too low

Nov 18, 2021 - 12:50pm

I'm dead inside and I listen to 80s new wave music. I unironically like New Order and Tears for Fears.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn

Nov 19, 2021 - 2:21pm

Another classicΒ 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 19, 2021 - 2:21pm

haha classicΒ 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 18, 2021 - 3:51pm

Music is my Hot Hot Sex

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 18, 2021 - 3:55pm

The intro to this song sounds like Nine Inch Nails CloserΒ 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 19, 2021 - 10:18pm

Porter Robinson. New music is so different from how he used to be but listen to Wind Tempos and Blossom from his new album and you'll feel something

"The future will be better tomorrow" -Dan Quayle

Nov 21, 2021 - 9:44pm

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