Re: [rumori] curve of sound innovation

From: matt davignon (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 13:43:02 PST

Well, there were a lot of changes that happened between 1987 or so and 1993.
Then music just kind of stagnated in "90's style" for the next 8 years. You
could say that the same thing happened in the 80's and the 70's. Except for
disco, I'd make an extremely generalizing statement that most of the music
in the 70's was kind of just extending the music from 1967 or so another 13

If we look at when the new 'styles' started taking hold of top 40 music in
the 80's and 90's, we'd be due for another change in musical styles and
popular culture in the next 1 or 2 years.

A music instructor of mine in college once pointed out that music and
culture seem to go through the most rapid change near the end of a century.
Here's to hoping that the next generation of kids (wow, this makes me feel
old) actually creates or wants something all their own.


>From: Steev Hise <>

>->Or 40 from 1985 compared to top 40 from 2000
>->It's significant, but not nearly as much as say:
>->Top 40 from 1965 compared to 1980.
>You have to compare equal time spans for it to be fair,
>don't you think? But even if you do, just to devil's
>advocate - this seems like a pretty subjective measure, and
>tho i agree with you, I don't trust my own opinion to make
>the judgement. It's a very generational attitude. If you ask
>someone young, like someone now 18 or so, to compare 1995
>with 2000, i suspect they might say there's a HUGE
>difference. BEcause they lived the music and it mattered to
>them. But the pop music that really mattered to me was
>87-92 (I'm 32 years old) and then i pretty much stopped
>paying attention to it (or tried), and even if i did hear it
>it didnt MATTER to me as much, i had grown out of it. so i
>can't speak to that later period.

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