Mainstream or Underground music??

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Mainstream or Underground music??

EG313
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Would you prefer to listen to mainstream music over underground music or vice versa personally I prefer underground music just wondering of others opinions

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Re: Mainstream or Underground music??

Stormageddons
Composer

Personally, I just listen to whatever music fits my tastes. There's deifnitely something to be said for music that becomes so mainstream that you're constantly hearing it and you start to enjoy it less, but generally speaking, I just listen to whatever I enjoy, regardless of how popular it is.

 

For example, while she isn't an artist I listen to a ton, I enjoy Luna Shadows, who has just under 100K monthly listeners. Here's one of her songs I like:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/4Bpn1ZZQ8Fy2fiFqKwMfOS?si=nHEagirOQTazj63uymhxyg

 

I've also heard a couple songs I enjoyed by Clarity, who has just over 50K monthly listeners. One such song that I enjoyed:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/5b48BIHRDCaKzhhEuYufRA?si=CxaQJSZ2ROeso3Oa-FSj5w

 

Now, I'm not sure 50-100K monthly listeners is necessarily "underground", but it isn't exactly mainstream either. 

 

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I quite enjoy Dua Lipa's music, and she has over 43M monthly listeners. Here's one of her songs:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/5eTNdkstwKaNahHf41fJ9u?si=PXe0OscrQmy0VTDf6wNoMw

Re: Mainstream or Underground music??

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Nice question!

(I love topics where I can talk, lol)

 

I'm very much into undergroung scenes. Some artists I listen to are downright obscure.

But I also listen to artists a lot of people know about, like the Rolling Stones and others. Just basic musical education for myself.

 

I used to listen to the radio a lot many years ago. Mainstream music channels, EDM and pop hits and I was quite aware of songs like 'Pjanoo' (Eric Prydz) and 'Womanizer' (Britney Spears I guess). They were chart-topping.

 

But now I have access to Spotify and internet with no data limit, I can now listen to everything I like and dig as deep as I want to. On-demand listening, man! :)

 

Two favourite underground songs:

spotify:track:0HrZCuhSOxBaWut7DGcWYP:small

spotify:track:4pWDWC55AKZpQ08FSysq2C:small

 

One more well-known song I discovered in an entertainment video. Dat beat!
spotify:track:0boS4e6uXwp3zAvz1mLxZS:small

 

:)

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Re: Mainstream or Underground music??

weegiwizers
Casual Listener

Why not both? I don’t understand why people don’t like something just because its popular. Thats wack to me, all that should matter is that the track evoked emotion into you, or some type of feeling imo

Re: Mainstream or Underground music??

dmcdonald
Roadie

This is an undergroud artist, the track is dance and electronic with an upbeat rhythm. Just found this, enjoy :)

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0SCZcNuEBlj20EO2sjwQfg?si=tJtW-wtERc-lxW-j1DVMcQ

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Rock Star 12
Rock Star 12

Hi @dmcdonald are you from Melbourne?

Are you one of the brothers from Yuto?

I see you post this song in three different threads, something else from Aussie music you want to share?

 

I’ll be waiting, thanks!!!

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Re: Mainstream or Underground music??

musicbysanjo
Music Fan

I personally like both. I don't categorize very strictly in Underground / Mainstream. If I like a song I like it :P '
So it comes that I listen to more underground stuff like this: 

Great Track!

As well as I listen to more Mainstream songs: 

Has a nice vibe to it

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