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Do Polish people have a good ear for music?


Foreigner4 12 | 1,768
28 Nov 2011 #31
OP- some do and some don't, why would you assume it's all or nothing? Some think you have a good ear for music, some don't and some don't care.
OP croggers 7 | 109
28 Nov 2011 #32
why would you assume it's all or nothing?

Where did I say that I assumed this?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
28 Nov 2011 #34
I was just wondering whether or not you think Polish people have a good ear for music?

indeed they do. that is why the majority of what they listen to, isn't Polish.
bmxtom - | 2
28 Nov 2011 #35
This means that even though there is (or used to be) some good stuff around many Polish people wouldn't listen

Unfortunately because of the comunism in Poland for so many years we were looing up to Americans and English people that now we have a thinking way like this: "Most of things that come from our country are worse that the ones coming from the West of Europe/America"

Unfortunately, the Polish attitude to music is "it's good if I can sing along with a bellyful of vodka in me"

Thats quite harsh on us... These bands are way better than Doda and stuff like that, they have something to say in their lyrics and thats good (Talking about Lady Pank and Strachy na Lachy). Recently most of famous Polish musicians are copying after artists from overseas and we have a huge mainstream.

There are some non conformist radiostations but partialy they are connected with church and stuff so no all of you might like it or the coverage is not countrywide, but for instance radio Em has a good music playing as there is not a collection of most popular songs setted up for a whole month but the guy who is making the choice of music is changing the collection everyday and plays some really good songs, but unfortunately not all Polish.
OP croggers 7 | 109
28 Nov 2011 #36
In your question.

I think you'll find that my question was asking YOU what YOU thought and not that I assumed something

(Hi I was just wondering whether or not you[i][/i] think Polish people have a good ear for music?)
Foreigner4 12 | 1,768
28 Nov 2011 #37
Look at your thread title and tell me where I can find the word "you" in it.
Do you think Polish people have a good ear for music?
Some do, some don't, just like in any other place.
OP croggers 7 | 109
28 Nov 2011 #38
Foreigner4: In your question

(you never said title)
polmed 1 | 216
28 Nov 2011 #39
Polish people have a good ear for music?

Polish people have definitely a good ear for jazz -

mozdzer.com

tomaszstanko.com/Tomasz_Stanko_The_Jazz_Trumpeter_and_Composer.html

Also we are good at classical -

sdrzewiecki.com.pl

or we are inclined in a contemplative like -

youtube.com/user/smoliktv#p/a/u/0/di3rK1uAzgw

or less contemplative , haha -

youtube.com/watch?v=aEN5Kr_nZjI
OP croggers 7 | 109
28 Nov 2011 #40
one of the few useful answers : ) Never understand why some people use this forum only to argue and complain
a.k.
28 Nov 2011 #41
"Most of things that come from our country are worse that the ones coming from the West of Europe/America"

It's not true. Simply the Polish music is not a quality music in most cases. Much of it is just a copy of Western music, not because of the fascination but rather because of the lacking in creativity. Of course there are exeptions but Polish record companies prefer things which are similar to what they know from the West. But hey, all in all good music doesn't have to be always original or unique. I like many tunes which are not unique or original but still catch an ear.

they have something to say in their lyrics and thats good (Talking about Lady Pank

Lady Pank, no kidding! Most of their lyricks is very poor, especially recently. (częstochowskie rymy, banalne przesłania, dosadność)

but the guy who is making the choice of music is changing the collection everyday and plays some really good songs, but unfortunately not all Polish.

People have different tastes. Not always things you think are good or top-notch are considered good and top-notch by others.

(Hi I was just wondering whether or not you think Polish people have a good ear for music?)

The problem is you want a generalizing answer for the whole population. Some people are interested in music, some not. Some have a good taste, some doesn't. It's as if I was aking you if British music have a good ear for music. The Idol might be the proof that certainly not all of them.

Polish people have definitely a good ear for jazz -

I just discovered Jazzpospolita. It's something even more contemporary.
polmed 1 | 216
29 Nov 2011 #42
one of the few useful answers : )

thanks :)

listen to some Polish film music composers -

jan-ap-kaczmarek.com/wocms.php?siteID=5&lngID=1
preisner.com/soundtracks.asp
youtube.com/watch?v=fEAGPMW8xz0&feature=related
a.k.
29 Nov 2011 #43
Michał Lorenc "Droga" from the movie "300 miles to heaven"
Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Nov 2011 #44
Riverside are a great melodic prog band - they sing in English however.

Poland does seem to be renowned for jazz too.
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
29 Nov 2011 #45
90% of modern Polish music is truly bad - just go to any karaoke night and listen to the same old 'favourites' written by depressives and enjoyed by the unadventurous again and again. But just once in a while they do something well








Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Nov 2011 #46
Is Nosowska still on the go?

Haven't heard that much by her but she seemed pretty good. Kind of a Bjork-like thing going on.
ReservoirDog - | 132
29 Nov 2011 #47
I heard this polish lady during Opener Festival. Ms. No One:
a.k.
29 Nov 2011 #48
Is Nosowska still on the go?

Yes, she recorded some decent modern song recently, which I must say I like quite much... even the arty lyricks doesn't bother me so much because the tune is really good. The song title is "Nomada".

Haven't heard that much by her but she seemed pretty good. Kind of a Bjork-like thing going on.

You mean her older works?
Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Nov 2011 #49
Probably, I don't really know. Just heard a few albums and thought they were good. One was puk puk and it's 15 years old so I suppose maybe yeah, her older work.
Lyzko
29 Nov 2011 #50
Must say, I was amused at first by the thread of this post whether the Poles have a 'good ear' for music or not.
Considering Chopin, whom many consider the premier composer of all time for the (classical) piano, it's seem the question is superfluous-:)
a.k.
29 Nov 2011 #51
One was puk puk and it's 15 years old so I suppose maybe yeah, her older work.

I guess it is what it's called trip-hop. Bjork-alike? Too dark and dull, more Tricky-alike, athat would be true
Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Nov 2011 #52
Maybe. I meant Bjork more in the sense that it goes all over the place and has the irreverent attitude, with the pixie-aggressive delivery. But it had more guitar too if I remember correctly. And generally a bit darker like you say.

So no, maybe not actually like Bjork at all really then : )

Anyway, I thought it was good. And the others I heard too but I've no idea what they were called and wouldn't know even if you said.
polmed 1 | 216
29 Nov 2011 #53
90% of modern Polish music is truly bad

You , you hater of anything polish ! Find yourself a man then maybe you will not sound as grumpy as an old maid .
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
30 Nov 2011 #55
Very good music. Do you know Milczenie Owiec?
OP croggers 7 | 109
3 Dec 2011 #56
Just watching the voice of Poland................................................. :/
a.k.
3 Dec 2011 #57
What are you looking for in there? ;)
teflcat 5 | 1,032
3 Dec 2011 #58
As a musician I'd say that Poles sing in tune more than most Brits. Can't give any figures from Wiki or an authoritive source on that. Just my view. Americans? Some do...
Teffle 22 | 1,321
3 Dec 2011 #59
As a musician I'd say that Poles sing in tune more than most Brits.

Seriously? Interesting.

I'm a musician too BTW.
a.k.
3 Dec 2011 #60
Seriously? Interesting.

I also don't believe it.


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