The following bands have distinctive characteristics in their songs:
1. A DJ for a local rock radio station played , “Bent”, and then played “Disease” by Matchbox Twenty and said, “You know, all of their songs sound the same.” After he said that, my immediate thought was, “OMG! That’s so true!” Clearly, their songs are different, but if you listened to the chorus, one would automatically think, “Oh, okay. This song is definitely by Matchbox Twenty.” I can’t describe it. I’d like to say it has something to do with Rob Thomas’ voice, but I really don’t know. I’m sure that DJ doesn’t know, either.
2. Their voices are already distinctive enough, but the Beastie Boys feel the need to introduce themselves or someone else in all of their songs. I do believe, in all of their songs, one may hear one or all of the following:
In my opinion, Maroon 5 has THE catchiest choruses, ever. I remember when “Harder to Breathe” played on the radio, and I had the chorus stuck in my head for weeks. The same thing happened to me when “She Will Be Loved” and “Sunday Morning” played on the radio.
If it sucks, then it must be 80s glam metal.
Would you like to know what else sucks? I’ll write about it tomorrow. Let’s just say, I believe music should not correlate with race.