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    Default Does catchy pop music really suck?

    I don't listen to pop music because I'm better than those idiots, but this weekend I was at a wedding and this idiotic song came on:



    Right. So it sucks, right? Yeah of course.

    But yeah. It's kinda awesome. It's not Led Zeppling or Queen, but it's catchy, amirite? So does it really suck, or can it be appreciated for being catchy? Ice cream isn't caviar, but it's still delicious.

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    i like some pop music...i mean come on how could you not get up and dance to this??

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    btw he totally reminds me of the old poster enfp noigm i just decided.
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    I'm not really a fan of most Top 40 music, but I will never understand how some indie morons have turned "catchy" into a pejorative, like it's some kind of cheap stunt. Isn't catchy the whole point?
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    I think it just comes down to what you're listening to it for. I mean, it is popular for a reason. Some music is popular because of meaningful lyrics. Some music is popular because of the emotional appeal of the music itself. Some music is popular because it's good club music. Etc.
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    omg i still can't stop listening to thissssss shakity shake
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    With most bubblegum and pop songs, it's the hook that catches.

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    Some pop is good, like Gangam Style and Love Today.
    Some of it isn't so great. Like 99% of the rest.

    There's actually some science behind pop music being popular, your brain has an endorphin release when it successfully predicts a pattern, pop music, in its simplicity, offers plenty of predictable motions for your brain to get high on. More intricate music may give you a better high, but only with greater effort and it'll take some experience with music in general, hence that pop is popular mostly among teens and young adults.
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    I feel there are definite qualities like a piece of music's complexity or novelty that objectively render it good or bad. Pop generally lacks in these areas, which is why people who have a real understanding of music shit on it. Nonetheless, you can still derive a lot of pleasure from music that's technically fairly mediocre as you can with damn near any other art form.
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    I own "Call Me Maybe".

    Daughter just loves it too!

    The artist I can't understand: Katy Perry. All her stuff sounds so bland to me.

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