Today we have a special guest poster, DR34DNOUGHT of Tech Gum (“… your go to blog for all things technology!”). I like to discuss music and computers with him, and he often comes to me for computer advice. In fact, it was me who convinced him to start blogging!
Without further ado, here’s DR34DNOUGHT on OPM and P-pop!
As a Filipino, I am very proud of multiple things from my culture. From the flag and anthem, I stand strong by it. One of the things that I am proud of is our music. I mean OPM: Original Pinoy Music. The other type of Pinoy music is P-POP: Pinoy Pop. It’s the branching variant of other music categories such as K-POP or MINI-POP.
This is such as touchy topic probably because it’s a two-sided war. Not everyone agrees with P-POP and not everyone agrees with OPM which is completely fine. Being able to contrast both will help a person appreciate the music.
OPM prides itself with so much amazing music. It defined the era of good music in the Philippines. It is also defined by the musicians that played such as bands like APO Hiking Society*, Side A, Rivermaya*, Eraserheads*, Parokya ni Edgar; current but famous singers such as Martin Nievera*, Gary Valenciano*, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Aiza Seguerra*, Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Sharon Cuneta, Sarah Geronimo (too many to mention); and then, there were the legendary greats like Rey Valera, Jose Mari Chan*, Freddie Aguilar, Noel Cabangon*, Basil Valdez (too many to mention, once again).
Anna by Apo Hiking Society
I had to put this on this list. I just had to. No comment.
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