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jb lamptoast-morsley
jb lamptoast-morsley
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The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 01:13
This will probably throw the cat amongst the pigeons a bit, but lets have a positive thread about music for once. What pop music has really made an impression on you in the last few years? Go on, there must be something? It is too easy to dismiss it all as shit because that is not the case. Dance, electonica and pop seem to have blended all into one which can make for some great production. i will start the ball rolling

Gnarls Barkley. I like all of his singles myself, and St Elsewhere. And my god it must have been easy to have been put off by him and the airplay that crazy got. Looking forward to his new stuff

Robyn - Heartbeat. For some reason this really moves me. Really beautiful.

Amerie - One thing. Had a great groove to it. Don't think she has done anything since

The Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby. Dunno why i like this, but i do. Simple hook i guess.

Faithless - Bombs. They have done a lot of great singles ( and a few that aren't quite so good). That one came out at the end of 06 and made quite an impression on me.

Feist - My Moon my man, and 123.

And to finish off, Britney Spears - You wanna piece of me

Hahahahahhahahahhaahhahah, that was a really dangerous thing to do
Lawrence
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Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 01:44
Frankly I couldn't find anything currently 'pop' that I could say I ever liked. It just doesn't interest me, really...
PMM
PMM
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Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 01:55
Kasabian. Ace!

The magic numbers. Magic!

Travis? Hardly new arrivals any more but I like them lots.

I'm sure there are others, but I don't pay proper attention to such things unless they really catch my ear.
vince
vince
1628 posts

Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 04:18
All those years I worked for Virgin whilst trying to hold my own as a musician I often got asked if I was prostituting my ideals by earning $'s for the 'pop' fraternity. My reply was always the same: They're not the same business.

I've never had a problem with pop. It has it's place. And without the 'pap of pop' we'd have nowt against which to judge what was more important.

So I say pop is to championed. Vive le Kylie!
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 09:12
I used to think that there would always be at least some "pop" music that I enjoyed, as long as I dug hard enough to find it. I've found this to not be the case the last couple of years. I haven't heard anything that you would call "pop" I can think of that has done it for me for a long time. Perhaps I'm just getting old.
Valve
Valve
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Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 09:25
The Gwen Stefani one with the woo hoos and Girls Aloud, No No No are great records.
Beautiful Day
Beautiful Day
779 posts

Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 09:31
with you on that Amerie song, and I liked the other very similar one "Gotta Work" even more

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3MsTWvaLwFc
singingringingtree
singingringingtree
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Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 10:23
jb lamptoast-morsley wrote:

Amerie - One thing.


seconded! AMAZING record ... heard some of her other things + they're ok, in a sub-"crazy in love" kinda way (+ wasn't "crazy in love" IMMENSE too? "1 thing" has the edge for me tho)

you heard MIA's "kala" LP? i love it ... seems to mash up a whole load of things w/ some vigour + balls + amount to much more than the sum of its parts ... i wdn't trust anyone who didn't like "boys" on here

other critics favourite from last year = panda bear's "person pitch" is a great great pop rec, altho prob won't be bothering the charts much ... again, it references other things (most obvious being beach boys, in the singing) but really takes 'em somewhere else ... killer cut = "bro's" ... the most uplifting pop thing i heard in years (along w/ "1 thing") ... oh, it;s 13 mins long, but who cares?
gibbo
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Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 10:26
with you on the Robyn single - plus she has the patented Paul Simpson neo-n*zi bumboy haircut - always a plus point in my book...
singingringingtree
singingringingtree
964 posts

Re: The pop of today
Feb 26, 2008, 10:41
that's not pop - it's dad-rock!
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