Originally Posted by beastaudio
You see any new Jimi Hendrix's or Stevie Ray Vauhgns on the horizon? its all going to crap. And im only 28!!!!
Originally Posted by djkest
Young talent, hmm. I like a Violinist named Joshua Bell, although he's not that young anymore (44). I recommend "Romance of the Violin" as a starting point for his work.
I (used to) like Norah Jones, she was quite young when discovered and her first 2 albums are superb. She made enough money that she "experimented" a lot after that.
Adele might be the closest thing right now. She's young, great voice, although I only like about 1/2 the songs on her "21" album. The next Stevie Ray Vaughn- will there ever be one? Do the youth of today value quality and origionality or are we swamped with retreads, remakes, and remixes? Look at the movies- most movies are just sequels anymore, because they are guarenteed to make money- creativity be damned.
Head to youtube and do a little research on Tosin Abasi of "Animals As Leaders" and "T.R.A.M" fame. While no Hendrix or Vaughn, as he's not a blues player, he's quite creative musically as well as technique wise (...considering his use of the "thumping" technique originally used by a few world class bassists...).
Adele's most certainly talented, and I can say I've heard my fair share of her music, but if great talent is what you're looking for, you're most likely gonna have to look below the surface of what's widely accepted as mainstream greatness these days as what sells is most likely to be simple, easily digestible media as most listeners prefer it that way (...I'm sure you guys already know this considering the thread we're posting in, and the artists I've seen you guys mention
...). To be fair, I guess I'll throw a disclaimer in there and say that, music is an art form, and as such is subjective, so beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Regarding dubstep and electronic music in general, I find that I like it, but don't listen to it too often or for too long. If it gets somewhat repetitive to my ears, I lose interest. With that said, I've found some stuff here on the forum that I've gotten into thanks to these threads.