Emo and Goth music banned in Russia

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  1. Jaaaaamie

    Jaaaaamie Wasteman Scumbag

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    Carrion Et tu, Brute?

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    Wow, that's bullshit. I'd love to know who decides who gets banned. I bet a good number of metal bands will be banned.
     
  3. E Lucevan Le Stelle

    E Lucevan Le Stelle in love with Judas

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    NOW THOSE RUSSIANS HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA! \m/ ;)
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    I love russia! That being said, what a horrible breach of rights...
     
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    No, they don't. It's an utterly deplorable idea.

    I'm not a fan of the music, or the 'lifestlye', but I don't believe for one second believe it should be banned.
     
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    TheHandOfStone E♭M7(♭5)

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    Sometimes it takes something like this to remind me why I'm still greatful to live in the US. :noplease:




    ...does anyone else think this should go in P&CE? :scratch:
     
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    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    hmmm...
    this will no doubt make the russian emo community very sad and angry, which in turn will make them happy, which will make them very sad and angry.
     
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    Zepp88 Arktanian Diplomat Contributor

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    This is bullshit :noplease:

    They have no right to say what someone can or can't listen to.
     
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    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    ^ yeah i agree
    i dont like the music, but you can't govern peoples opinions and tastes
     
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    Zepp88 Arktanian Diplomat Contributor

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    I like Goth stuff, I can't stand Emo, but I like the girls! :lol:
     
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    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    :agreed:

    I love goth and I like old emo (a lot of mid-90s emo), but even if it was country which is the only genre of music that I hate with a passion, I would be against banning it.

    They have no right to do this. What is their reasoning for banning emo and goth and not other styles of music? And considering that the government oftentimes considers hip hop and rap to be "rock music," they could include any music they don't approve of into the emo or goth genres.

    So, they really haven't changed at all since the days of the USSR. Now they just pretend not to be totalitarians. :noplease:
     
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    I guess they have a problem with people dressing in black, staring at the floor, and smoking cloves :scratch:
     
  13. E Lucevan Le Stelle

    E Lucevan Le Stelle in love with Judas

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    Haha, I know it's a horrible totalitarian step and all... I guess people didn't get my joke about emo sucking :(
     
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    Honestly, emos and goths generally have a negative view on life, so I can see their intention.
    However, this is definitely not the way to go. Banning it will make the whole scene deem itself more tr00 and 'underground', and more and more people will start listening to it just 'cause it's forbidden, taking more enjoyment from that single fact than the music itself, which is, let's face it, usually very repetitive and mediocre. Kudos to the few good ones.


    ... All that said, somehow I don't think they're gonna pass the law anyways. :scratch:
     
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    honestly, thats a pretty big generalisation.
    thats like saying all people that listen to metal are angry:scratch:
     
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    Well, I was mainly referring to the emo population. Most of the emo people I met and saw fit into the profile. Metal is a very broad genre, whereas emo is smaller. And I'm pretty sure I didn't hear much happy and uplifting emo songs, they're mainly angry/depressive/sad. That's why I tend to throw emo into the negative category.

    I didn't have much contact with goths, so I wouldn't know a lot about them. Some I've seen seem fairly stuck up, though.

    I guess it all depends, but once people are in a certain type of company, most of them tend to meld in.
     
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    Jaaaaamie Wasteman Scumbag

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    But we are angry

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    how is emo smaller? emo is way more marketable, and has a more mainstream fanbase from what i've seen. hence seeing all the kids in the mall in skintight jeans and band hoodies/tees.

    i've heard happyish emo songs, and i've heard downright depressing metal songs.
     
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    Still, I wouldn't consider it the leading genre in rock/metal. I think it depends on the territory, emo is still pretty small in my area, but it's growing rapidly, where as it seems to be huge in the USA for quite a while.

    I don't know about you, but emo in general makes me more depressed than a lot of metal.
     
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    Carrion Et tu, Brute?

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