Cool Music is Subjective, But Some Bands Qualify Automatically

We all enjoy cool music, but what exactly is cool music? Does it mean the newest and freshest tracks that are released? Or does cool music mean experimental types of music and artists that go off on a tangent to create something new and untested?

The answer is probably a bit of both, and as time passes, bands and artists that put out fresh music have gone on to become bands that, even in today’s culture, are deemed to have put out cool music.

Take The Beatles, for example. When they first started making music, it was the same old poppy tracks that the world had been used to, but they evolved and produced one of the most experimental albums the world has ever known after their time in India with The White Album.

Fast forward 50-odd years and you can ask any youngster whether they think that The Beatles produced cool music and the answer would most definitely be yes.

Another great example is The Doors. They were prolific thanks to the song writing by Jim Morrison and the musical genius of Ray Manzarek. In their heyday in the late 1960s, they were also experimental and produced some incredible tracks. Their hallmark was the fact that they had no bassist, and all the bass notes were played on Manzarek’s keyboard, or filled in by lead guitarist Robbie Krieger.

Once again, if you were to ask people today what they think of The Doors, they would most definitely agree that they played cool music.

One more band that deserves a mention in this context is Nirvana. Tragically, lead singer Kurt Cobain took his own life. These guys set the Grunge scene alight in Seattle in the early 1990s. The world had heard nothing like the sounds they were putting together. Fast forward 30 years and how does it rate? Nirvana’s stuff most definitely qualifies as cool music.

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