Wednesday, 2 January 2008

music for the naughty generation

What is the defining sound of the "noughties"?

Alex Petridish thinks it's Coldplay and blah blah blah. But he also thinks that "manufactured pop artists such as Britney Spears or Girls Aloud have ended up making more sonically interesting records than their more earnest rock counterparts," so I'm not really sure he knows what he's talking about. For some reason, if you make a shiny pop-song, then fill the production with bells and whistles (literally), you are making "interesting" music.
Well, Girls Aloud would certainly sound "interesting" to someone who's musical diet consists mainly of Coldplay...

There's very little exciting in being "the defining sound" of a decade. If we're saying it's Coldplay, what does that mean?
Will history remember this decade as one of painfully dull musical expression?
(if history hears Panda Bear, we're fucked)

Who gives a shit, anyway? Defining or non-defining, I'm not listening to either the drab earnestness of Coldplay, or the over-decorated psycho-child pop of Girls Aloud, because I have more imagination. So should our music journalists.

apparently this is my 200th post. I need a (different) hobby.

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