Is Dubstep Music?

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    Yeah, what do you think? Music or electronic crap? I believe it's music but @TheCapsFan; disagrees.

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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    Naw, I honestly don't care about dubstep. :P

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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    Music is whatever the artist says is music.

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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    I don't believe it is anybody's place to dictate what "music" is since, aside from technically agreed classifications for the sake of organisation, I don't think one can or should really be trying to quantify creative and subjective things in such a way. I don't like dubstep personally, but it is a series of sounds woven together in a deliberate manner and that does make it music to my mind.
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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    I think it's fine. When electronic stuff is done to music well, it really enhances the intensity of it. Done not as well, and it's just annoying.
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    Well it is technically music. It's purpose is to be aurally pleasing and significant. Whether you think it is danceable or fun or rubbish is up the listener. I don't like much dubstep and I hate brostep. But every genre has its gems.
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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    Yes, it is music. It'd be like saying video game music isn't music.
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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    Yeah, going by dictionary definition. But good music? Depends on the listener's tastes.

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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lavendrowzazeemontw0 View Post
    I think it's fine. When electronic stuff is done to music well, it really enhances the intensity of it. Done not as well, and it's just annoying.
    Isn't this true of most musical genres?

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    Yeah, going by dictionary definition. But good music? Depends on the listener's tastes.
    Again, difficult to quantify the quality of an entire genre in one fell swoop. There are few other genres where people attempt to do this so I never understand why it's so common to do it with dubstep. There's a huge variety in dubstep, from the more mainstream songs that most non-dubstep fans wouldn't even especially quantify as dubstep (it's not really any more electronic than a huge number of pop/rap songs) to hardcore wubwubwub whattheshitisgoingon sort of dubstep. Obviously within that huge spectrum there are also huge numbers of songs of massively varying quality.
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    Hell no. Dubstep is noise. Shitty noise, I might add. Shitty, loud, abrasive, electronic noise.
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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    Regardless of personal taste, dubstep falls clearly into the definitions of music. There are a lot more radical types of experimental and progressive music that most modern listeners would call "noise" but still remains music - whether you like it or not. :P

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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    I say yes. Though I'm the type of person who likes a beat and flow of a song rather than words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FestiveGreen View Post
    Yes, it is music. It'd be like saying video game music isn't music.
    I agree. Anything that fits the dictionary's definition of music is music, no matter how good or bad it is.
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    Dubstep ain't music. It's just noise, as @Orion; states. My reason for that is that you can make anything into dubstep, my favorite example is a car accident. As terrible it may seem, it's just a justification for my point. Dubstep is just music.
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    Default Re: Is Dubstep Music?

    I think that dubstep is indeed music, but not the kind of music we are used to.
    A musical composition is usually conformed by two main characteristics: rhythm and melody. The genre dubstep focuses more in what is the rhythm, so most people don't find it appealing because of it's constant change of it. Now, I have to admit that sometimes the is not even rhythm, which is the main reason that people questions if it's music or not.
    I honestly don't like it, and I wouldn't think about downloading a complete album; but I think that there are people for every taste.

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