Re: My rant on today's pop music
INOG, I get what you're saying but if the songs were well written, with good lyrical content, interesting arrangements, sung with expression and character etc I doubt you'd much care about the way the sound is generated. After all, people have played drum parts on lunch boxes and all sorts of things (albeit probably not Partridge Family lunch boxes) and they still sound "right".
The hollowness stems from the songs - seemingly less inspired by artists and the heart than by producers and profit. The formulas have long been there but they have increasingly been refined and polished in the same way as economic rationalism itself. The music reflects the times.
BTW Bermuda, your desk is a disgrace! Hang on ... my bad ... it's okay, a bit of desk is visible to the right of your Syndrum module :-P