Music Has No Soul

Music fans, much like any fan, can never seem to be satisfied, though not always the case it is very frequent. Typically they will complain when their favourite artist comes out with a new album and it sounds different from their older works. Then if that same album had come out with a eerily similar sound to their older works, then the fans would complain that it is more of the same. Worse still, fans will complain when their favourite band makes it big and becomes a mainstream success, they have then “sold out”. Assuming that garnering mainstream success means the band has changed their sound just enough to appeal to the masses, when typically, they have only become better at making music, but now the original fans are “forced” to abandon the band they loved so much as they can’t say they like such a popular group.

I guess music fans could fit into a few different categories: Hipster(hate mainstream success), Purists(dislike change), One-off fans(the first album is always he best) and those who despise stagnation(hate when bands don’t evolve). So for artists to pour their heart and soul into some project only to be rejected by the people that helped them feel confident in their talents. People need to realize that bands evolve and/or prefer the sound they have always made and they occasionally get better at making music so it will likely appeal to a wider audience. If you don’t like it, stop listening to it and move on to something else. There is no need for vulgar words or ridiculous complaints as though they actually tore your soul out.


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