Silentbob66 and I have been discussing the roles of current musicians and music as a whole. What do you think of today's music?
Personally, I am against pop music. Especially as it pertains to now. Pop is a genre that has no real value other than entertainment, and that's fine. HOWEVER, there should also be an element of talent. Today's pop artists are devoid of that and that is why I am against pop music. The fact that there is no artistic merrit, no soul, no passion or true emotion really is a slap in the face to music. Micheal Jackson is great because he was a full out entertainer. He was unique in everything he did, and despite what his personal life is like, he will always be remembered as something great. Even without the scandal, you are still left with a person of remarkable abilities.
But what about artists like Jennifer Lopez? A dancer/ below-average actor/ pitiful singer who is famous because of a body part? What is even more ridiculous is that most people of her ethnicity share that same body part... So what is so special about her? Then we have Brittany Spears, whose vocals are laughable at best. She stays popular because of antics... Christina A. has more talent than the aforementioned artists, but that isn't saying much when compared with the pop artists of yester year. Basically, pop is at an all time low, and with shows like American Idol, in which people who know nothing about music choose the fates of people who have dedicated their lives to an art form, it's no wonder music sucks now!
So what do you think?