Quoted from rotordave:
What the “new music” theme guys don’t get ...
Where’s the story line?
You can’t just have a pinball playing music.
What’s on the LCD?
“Daft punk works on Tron” ... yeah it sure does. Because it enhances the Tron story amd gels with the ruleset.
You couldn’t remove Tron from that game and just have a Daft Punk pinball - what’s the story? How do you write rules to music that mostly doesn’t have words? Just plonk the ball around?
Other pins - Maiden, ACNC, etc - each song follows the song theme/lyrics. There’s an overarching goal to “battle the beast” or “escape the castle” or something.
I don’t know how you’d apply that to pop music.
Maybe someone has some ideas?
What's the story on Led Zeppelin? I've spent time on one, and if there's any kind of storyline I'm missing it. People like The Weeknd or Janelle Monae actually do have larger themes to their albums and overarching storylines that are there if you listen closely to the lyrics and watch their music videos.
As far as what you'd put on the LCD, an obvious choice would be the music videos that correspond to the songs. Otherwise, you could also incorporate the band or singers album art and symbology. A lot of options really, especially if you get the music artists involved. Many musicians are very creative people inside and outside of music.