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Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:01 pm

I bet that most of you, like me, have spent years searching through tunes in record shops, market stalls, flea markets, private collections, etc. However, what percentage of reggae tunes do you think are any good? I have a percentage in mind and I want to see if anyone is thinking along the same lines as me.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby Ras Berry » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:09 pm

It really depends on what you mean by "any good" - beauty being in the eye of the beholder and all that - but I'd go for around 10%



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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby kalcidis » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:01 pm

To fit my tastes I'd probably drop down to 1–2‰. During my favourite years 1979–1984 I'd probably come closer to 15–20%.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:12 pm

It's about 5% in my experience of tunes that sound ok to me or I would consider buying.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby Ras Berry » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:49 pm

I think I was being over-generous to avoid kick-starting any bickeration...

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby jb welda » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:49 pm

I am up more around 50% mark, if you do not count popular music in Jamaica itself the past ten or so years.

If you did include everything, it would probably sink down to the high 30s. That is overall from all reggae music (not "reggae" music) that I have heard so far.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:15 am

What's the difference between reggae music and "reggae" music?
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby jahkob » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:39 am

I have found that the matter of access does a lot to whats "good" and bad to the ears. On my travels I found myself loving a certain tune or album since it was the only thing available to me at the time but as I came to different borders I was able to access a wider range of selection which led to that those tunes that I previously highly appreciated just sounded dull and "bad".
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby Mark T » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:38 pm

Wow, you're a tough crowd though I'd have to say that I mostly agree - there is a lot of reggae dross out there. Similar to Kalcidis my favourite years of 1978-83 would see a lot more records that I like. I think for me it also matters when I heard it. Those were the years I first started buying reggae and it all seemed so amazing to me at the time and the reggae specialist shops were a whole different experience from standard record shops.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby yms » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:14 pm

I recall reading that the level of music produced per head in Jamaica equates to 1 in 5 of the population having appeared on record
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Postby jb welda » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:30 pm

reggae music: real authentic sound

"reggae" music: all that **** white people/non-jamicans do when they attempt to play "reggae music". In other words, real unauthentic sound

hope that clears it up

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