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Then you haven't accounted for Disney lyrics, outside of Let It Go. Many of them are not necessarily repetitive, but they're beautiful, and people remember them for that.
Repetition, in my mind, is very vastly overdone. Alizée does it to a tasteful degree but I've heard enough tripe on the radio that uses that same technique.
I suppose, then, that it depends on the song being written and that it's not an exact science.
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@IoTheEternal thoughts? (based on what you said in discord earlier)
@Troisnyx @belthagor EVERYTHING has been overdone at this point - repetition isn't bad, you just have to add your own spin to it to make it yours. And just because something has been done to death, doesn't make it bad. After all we only groan cuz we've heard it a billion times - but a young person who hasn't heard them all yet will still enjoy them, just as we did growing up.
I mean look at daft punk songs - they're repetitive as hell, but still somehow manage to maintain your attention.
@IoTheEternal @belthagor There's something intelligent about Daft Punk's more famous song chords, though -- they may be the 3, 4 chord formula but they're atypical chords normally.
There's also the reason I used to love Laurent Boutonnat's songwriting.
@Troisnyx @belthagor if the song is repetitive you have to have SOMETHING in it that changes up to maintain someons attention - whether its diverse lyrics, interesting tempo, sweeping pads and effects, SOMEthing.
@IoTheEternal @belthagor And I think, it's to do with highs and lows, and how well placed they are. Otherwise we'd best be hearing the insipid Pet Shop Boys... XD
@Troisnyx @belthagor WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE PETSHOP BOYS lol - don't you like depressing droning lyrics hahaha
@IoTheEternal @belthagor You ever heard the whole Western Town Boys whatever the title is? The song is bland for the lyrics hhhh ;;
@Troisnyx @belthagor I love that song though - one cannot take their personal preferences as an eexcuse to attack a song haha..
for me it's the structure of how he sings that song that I love.
west. town. girls.
I've never heard of the Petshop Boys
@IoTheEternal @belthagor @belthagor *gasps and clutches pearls*
@IoTheEternal @belthagor We can attack a song at the end of the day because we find something insipid. But like any criticism of a song, it is mostly subjective. People are not necessarily going to agree, and that's fair enough.
@Troisnyx @belthagor true true. Like I personally hate most hipster music of this generation because I find it sounds vapid.
@IoTheEternal @belthagor I agree, and it breaks my heart when I hear what the radio often spews out.
@Troisnyx @belthagor I don't listen to the radio anymore - just newgrounds and soundcloud and youtube lol..