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GUEST,BobL pop music DOES all sound the same (69* d) RE: pop music DOES all sound the same 31 Jul 12


Pop music has always been stereotyped, or at least standardised in some way. Songs of the 50's invariably had the same form: V1, V2, bridge, V3, repeat bridge, repeat V3. Songs of the rock & roll era almost invariably followed a 12-bar blues chord sequence. To look at a different aspect, styles tended to alternate between simple "D-I-Y" (think skiffle) and more developed (think Sgt. Pepper), the simple styles showing less variation. Dunno about the present day, I gave up on pop as a bad job thirty years ago.   

It would, however, be interesting to see how pop compares to other music genres under a similar analysis.


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