Pop Music

Don't dismiss pop music just because it's mainstream

Gone are the days when emotional pop songs from artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men topped the charts AND received public acclaim. In today's music landscape, if you want your music to be considered 'good,' the typical advice is to avoid the pop genre at all costs. But why is music considered ‘bad’ just because it’s made for a majority of people to enjoy?Continue...

Flawed model

Within the stream of Top 40 hits, there’s a nauseating sound that makes me uncomfortable.
Taylor Swift’s songs drip with the damn-that’s-catchy sweetness of saturated pop, but upon closer examination they have a hidden darkness.Continue...