Most pop music sounds like each other recently. The only difference is the singer/producer.
The only pop artist that had a unique sound recently is Gaga and sometimes Rihanna (You don't hear songs like Man Down or Rude Boy much)
I'm saying that it may be catchy, but generic music today sounds the same.
Bey. Drake. Nicki. Bon-Qui-Qui.
Ariana Gande - Sean Paul - Janet Jackson - Ciara - Whitney Houston - Cassie - Lady Gaga - Destiny's Child - Missy Elliott - Mariah Carey - Lana Del Rey - J. Cole - Mary J. Blige - Frank Ocean - Rihanna - Pitbull - Ameriie - Britney Spears - Eve - Trina - Madonna - Khia - Kanye
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generic music isn't necessarily bad music at all. it just isn't refreshing because it blends in with a lot of the rest of the stuff on radio at a given time. doesn't mean i don't enjoy it and don't know all the words.
Mrs. Carter | Ms. Adkins | Mr. Timberlake I walk with a vengeance and set fire to the rain!
But you need to be careful, I mean, you can do some generic songs but not an entire album because that make people bored, there will be a certain point you'll need to inovate. But so far I haven't seen anything bad about generic music, just gives you that title of unoriginal.
A generic song can still be innovative and fresh, whether it be lyrically or sonically. All generic songs are not "unoriginal"
This. IMO Motown is an example of this. The songs are cut and paste hit factory material. But the sound itself is unique. Most of their songs could've been sung by any motown artist but not outside the label.
| K. Michelle | Janelle Monáe | The Supremes | MJ |
| Janet | Ciara | Madonna | Marina |
| Florence | Lykke Li | Sky Ferreira | Leona |
| Alexandra | Afrobeats | Tamar Braxton | Toni Braxton |
| Sevyn | James Brown | Ariana | Beyoncé |
| Rebecca Ferguson | A$AP Rocky | Kanye | Kelis |
| Jessie Ware | P!nk | Mariah | Whitney |