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Old 08-16-2009, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: Pop Music in General

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
Ken, love your work :)
Oh, You're the one. :)

Usually on these sights, I get a lot of criticism for my approach.I guess.

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
Of course it's only a tendency rather than absolute, as with anything.
This is the whole thing right here, isn't it? There are generalizations, perspectives and insights, not any of which can be taken too seriously.

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
I have trouble seeing Sugar Sugar as rock. At least by today's semantics. To me, labels are about communicating and strict definitions mean less than commonly held views. Agree entirely with your point re: marketing.So the genres are really defined by common understanding and "pop" as a label has its place, even if it's as sprawling and as diverse as rock.
It may be that you just hear it differently; but I think if I said 'pop-rock' then there would be no problem. Yes, the term 'pop' has it's place, and its place is largely marketing. :)
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