Pop music is crap - Part II

I've just been reminded of an impassioned defence of proper musical scrutiny I once made over on Comment is free (under a similarly wanky pseudonym). HERE's the link for your enjoyment, though I think the most pertinent point is this:

We should be wondering about the politics of popular music and why it is about the only thing in the modern world to which people devote so much energy but about which they think so little.

A tragedy of the modern world.

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posted by Blamerbell @ 11:06 am,


At 8:24 pm, Blogger PaulMartin said...

The three minute pop song has been working its magic for nearly fifty years now Blamerbell - from the Beatles to the Arctic Monkeys - transforming the way people feel, despite its simplicity.

Some pop music is crap, some's sublime.

At 8:44 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

Oh, there's no doubt it can transform the way people feel. Even more reason to take a look at it, in my book.

All sorts of things can transform the way people feel - it doesn't take much.


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