raw/rough (of songs/music)


Senior Member
Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
What would be the difference between:
- "Their songs are rough and unpretentious" and "Their songs are raw and unpretentious".
Rough songs are unfinished. Raw songs are not necessarily rough, but they are very likely to make the music lovers pass out. I think raw songs/music/etc are very basic, but not necessarily unfinished.

What do you think?
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    To me, a raw song is one that deal with strong emotions in an open and honest way. It is not necessarily musically rough. I don't know what you mean by "very basic."
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