Originally Posted by evollove
Interesting and unique production is all over the place. Example: Downloaded and sifted through Billboard Top 100 songs of 2018. There were a ton of sounds I hadn't heard before. But about 96 of the actual songs ultimately sucked.
Ear candy is just that: nice in the moment, but unsubstantial and eventually forgettable if it's not in support of something meatier.
Not talking about ear candy either.
Hip-hip has more interesting and novel sounds going on than rock does. You’re more likely to hear something totally bizarre and off the wall. That’s why I prefer it to rock right now.
Even when dealing with the crappiest stuff, like the billboard charts, the hip-hop charts are more likely to feature some crazy and interesting sounds than the Rock radio charts.
Astroworld is just infinitely better than Greta Van Fleet’s crap ass new album or whatever. Just infinitely.