Current mood: rockin
I get picked on sometimes for having what can charitably be called "dated" muscal tastes
Is it really so strange that I like my guitars crunchy, vocalists
signing out, and bridges neoclassical? No! But sometimes I
wonder if I might be completely missing any pop culture references
dated later than 1992.
So I've taken the time to stop and check
out the current top hits (from the Billboard top ten
singles). Let's look at a few of these artists...
DeLyn - Waiting.
Ok, even if I can get past the pretentious CaMelCasE single-word name
(which I can't), the track is an uninspired vocal laid over a basic
drum track. It sounds like a teenager discovering his or her
first digital effects box and drum machine, circa 1982. But even
Debbie Gibson's first demo tape was better than this.
Carney - Nothing Without You.
Somewhere a carnival is missing its ride technicians, the guys with the
"stringy drifter's build". They've been found, engaging in chord
porn, behind gutless drawn out moaned and mumbly vocals.
Anna Nalick - Shine.
First off, there's more image results for her than links to anything
about the music. I don't _want_ to know what musicians look
like! But it's fine in this case - for all the lauds of her
supposedly clever songwriting, the literary types writing these reviews
neglect to notice that no one bothered to come up with a *melody* that
she could fit all the words into.
Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake. Don't even get me started....
so, even after noting that Neil Diamond has the number one album, by a
large margin, I'm not interested in plugging back in to pop music just
Tonight I ordered a couple Jethro Tull albums. Let me know when some current band exhales the next Locomotive Breath!
By Fifth Angel
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