Originally Posted by joeysnare
im just so irritated by pop music latley, ive made an effort to get over my "metal is the best" elitest attitude but the more i listen to it the more i see boring one two one two beats and assinine lyrics. for the most part pop imo has no heart, no soul, and its intelligence is far from being beyong reproach, it just seems to cater to the lowest common denominator. but i should have specified "todays" pop music.
I realize the video age of pop music started back in the 80's, and maybe even before then, but I wonder if this affects the musical product today? Are kids paying as much attention to the songs as the videos that go with it? I'm sure there were millions of young guys who weren't paying too much attention to the song Like a Virgin
, but were paying a lot of attention to Madonna rolling around in a wedding dress at the MTV Awards. Same goes for the girls in Robert Palmer's video Addicted To Love
or Van Halen's Hot For Teacher