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Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 05:00 AM

For example, if a song is demeaning towards women, has excessive swearing or something else you are strongly against.

What would the lyrics have to contain to be "bad" enough for you to refuse to buy it? If the same song has a censored version is it then okay to buy it?


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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 05:05 AM

I'm probably not the best person to answer, as I hate bands and don't really listen to any bands that have songs such as that. If I really liked the band, and all of a sudden their CD's started to become extremely low quality like that, I definitely wouldn't buy any of their music, because that's not what I'm in to. Lyrics matter in a song, sometimes almost more than anything else in the song.





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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 05:09 AM

Yes, if I don't like the lyrics I don't like the artist or their music?
Why would I buy music I don't like? If there was a CD talking how they hate gay people, I wouldn't like it and wouldn't buy it.



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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 05:20 AM

Yes.If I don't like the lyrics, I more than likely won't like the Artist. If the content is demeaning or racist, I won't listen to it at all. Songs that bash people/race/orientation piss me off.


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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 05:39 AM

Lyrics don't really matter to me. I've never heard of any lyrics that I found offensive.

Besides, all I listen to is Classic Rock and rock instrumental (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, etc). Classic Rock doesn't have offensive content, and rock instrumental doesn't even HAVE lyrics to songs.
   
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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 05:42 AM

Fairly obvious, isn't it? If you find the lyrics objectionable or offending, don't buy the CD.


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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 06:06 AM

If I don't like the lyrics, then chances are I'm not going to buy the CD. If the lyrics are demeaning, racist, etc..., then that's not something that automatically turns me away from them. If they're demeaning or racist or whatever else and I like them, then I'll buy it.
   
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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 07:42 AM

If the songs are about something I don't agree with, of course I'm not going to buy it. Why would I want to repeatedly listen to someone promote a cause I don't agree with? I'm not going to buy a blatantly racist CD, because I'm not a racist and don't want to listen to that, just like I'm not going to by a Christian CD, because I'm not a Christian.


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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 10:28 AM

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Fairly obvious, isn't it? If you find the lyrics objectionable or offending, don't buy the CD.
Not necessarily. If the lyrics are objectionable to someone but they find the music itself good, then they might still buy the CD. I know I have in the past. I'm asking if people think that's right or not. I'm wondering how much it takes for someone to decide not to buy a CD and whether or not people consider buying such a CD means you are contributing to that of which you object. And if someone buys a censored version of that CD aren't they still supporting the idea because the money is going to the same artist that produced the ideas/words they disagree with?


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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 10:43 AM

For me, the lyrics are the most important part of the music that I listen to. I will not buy a CD if I don't like the lyrics - often I will actually have a look on lyric websites and read the lyrics before deciding whether or not to buy a CD. If I do buy a CD and I don't like the lyrics, I simply will not listen to it.
   
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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 24th 2009, 10:56 AM

There's a German style of rap, where offensive language and issues are used as a stylistic device. (It's probably the same in English, but I don't understand English hip hop that well.) I personally don't like it much and wouldn't buy it. But it is somewhat cool on parties, so... I guess I don't care much for the lyrics, I'd draw the line at racism or gay-bashing, but usually I just blend them out anyway...
   
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Re: Does/Should lyrical content affect whether or not you buy a CD? - May 25th 2009, 12:43 AM

Me, I'm all about the lyrics. I'm obsessed with lyrics. So, obviously, I don't like the lyrics, I don't like the song. If I don't like the song, I don't like the band. If I don't like the band, I don't buy their music. Simple as.
   
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