Originally Posted by MagnZ
Doesn't pop stand for popular? So pop isnt really genre, but more like a pinpoint to the music that is popular at a given time. I think the mainstream is a more sutable term. Cause The mainstream thing dosent say anything about quality, its whats selling. I have fairly open mind when it comes to music. Everything from modern classical music to mainstream stuff. And what I want is music that dosent need to sell me a image ( about sex, drugs, ganster attitude etc) because the quality of the music is so good that I can create my own and interpert it as I like.
Many people identify pop as a genre; but I think that such identification is so mired with bias that such categorization becomes problematic. Historically, in American popular music, where would you put a tune like Tea for Two, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Or singers like Fats Domino, Patti Page or Doris Day.