Last week, I was having a conversation with one of our student workers about music. He mentioned that his roommate was listening to some dubstep stuff and I just said blatantly “I hate dubstep. It’s just… noise”
I paused and thought, dear God, I sound like an old person.
I may look like I’m not much older than some of the students at work, but in lots of ways we’re decades apart. And I confirmed that by declaring modern music to be noise. My dad would have said something like that about that crazy rock and roll I listened to. I clearly remember my father hearing The Cranberries “Zombie” and declaring it crap. I felt a little like him last week.
The good news is that I’m not eschewing all new music, but I’ve certainly found my niche lately. I really hated the trend of bands following the Animal Collective route (something else I have referred to as “noise” on numerous occasions and have no shame in admitting that one). I’ve struggled to find things I’ve enjoyed, but lately I’ve found myself digging on folkier sounding artists like Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men, and The Lumineers.
So take your dubstep, young people, and this old lady will stick to the lush sounds of bands like this.