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Old 08-13-2006, 09:14 PM   #21
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fuc*ing idol is the problem, not one decent singer comes out of those fuc*ing shows
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Oh, I disagree. I think Kelly Clarkson has a great voice, and doesn't feel the need to add 5,634 extra notes to everything.

Is it just the pop genre you're unhappy with, or do you really think none of them can sing?
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Oh, I disagree. I think Kelly Clarkson has a great voice, and doesn't feel the need to add 5,634 extra notes to everything.

Is it just the pop genre you're unhappy with, or do you really think none of them can sing?


Kelly Clarkson is definitely talented.
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Popular? Who the hell are the Pussycat Dolls? And since when did high school musicals do well on the charts?
Hate to break it to you, but "High School Musical" is the #1 selling album in Australia this week, while the Pussycat Dolls hold down #3 on the singles chart.

I don't think there's any more or less shit music out there than a decade ago, nor is there any more or less great music. It's just that the playing field has changed almost completely. The shit music is given quadruple the exposure and chances that the great music has ever received.
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Do you guys have the Disney Channel in Australia? I'm curious if the tweenybopper set have seen the movie, or are just buying the soundtrack ... and if that's the case, where have they heard it if it isn't being shown there?
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Wow, I'm even more out of touch with popular culture than I thought.

... this is probably a good thing. What kind of a stupid, generic name is "High School Musical"?

Well, thanks for enlightening me anyway, folks.
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Well, the title tells you everything you need to know about the plot, so really, it's perfect! It's about kids in high school and a musical they're putting on.

(And about keeping true to yourself and having a crush and the theater club drama queen getting their comeuppance.)

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High School Musical

Snakes on a Plane

names need to be dumbed down for the masses, well Snakes on a Plane was a bad example, that's just kick ass.
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Exactly! You know exactly what you're getting.
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Do you guys have the Disney Channel in Australia? I'm curious if the tweenybopper set have seen the movie, or are just buying the soundtrack ... and if that's the case, where have they heard it if it isn't being shown there?
Yes, we have the Disney Channel. The soundtrack going to #1 here coincides with High School Musical also being the top selling DVD in the country at the moment.

As I was saying above about trash-pop being given more exposure and opportunity today than ever before, the same is happening at, I guess, the other end of it's life cycle. What would normally have been short shelf life cheap pop is getting respect it doesn't deserve in retrospect. I tune into a music channel or radio station and hear someone talking about one of the worlds greatest singers, amazing performer etc, someone all up and comers should look up to and hope to be as good as blah blah, and am stunned to then realise they are talking about Christina Aguilera or something. Pop music, plastic throw away music, most certainly has it's place, but it's reaching far out of it's place. That's the major difference.

The hype of shows like Idol aren't helping either, Rockstar is another one. Cheapening music, defining what is important in music as something completely different to what actually is. Doesn't bode well. However, great music is still being made by the bucketload, it's just being pushed further and further into a corner, it simply doesn't make enough money. I hate to drag a comment out of the ETYKIW forum and into here, but it is one of the main reasons why I'm so bitterly disappointed in U2's pop turn. Shifting to suit a time and place is one thing, but they're helping to feed a monster at the moment. They can talk Beatles and great tunes all they want, but that's not what it is about now.
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If it makes you feel any better, the Rockstar show isn't nearly as popular as American Idol.

I might be wrong, but I don't think it's doing as well as it did its first go-round (with INXS), so with a little luck, it won't get picked up for another season.
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Well, the title tells you everything you need to know about the plot, so really, it's perfect! It's about kids in high school and a musical they're putting on.

(And about keeping true to yourself and having a crush and the theater club drama queen getting their comeuppance.)

Hmm...I think I've seen this movie...a couple hundred times. Mean Girls put to music, those Hollywood writers are really taking the industry to the edge.
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No, it's nothing like Mean Girls. Even the lone bitchy character in High School Musical is pretty tame.

That's the charm of the movie, I think. It's (dare I say it) pretty wholesome and fairly lacking in irony, which makes it pretty refreshing in pop culture these days.

I think it's nice something like that has caught on with the younger crowd, especially when it's outselling things like the Pussycat Dolls.
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I'd say popular music peaked in the 60s and 70s, and maybe a bit in the 80s

ever since then it's mostly crap (popular music that is)

especially if you include the pop and rap stuff in it (although Kanye is respectable)
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If it makes you feel any better, the Rockstar show isn't nearly as popular as American Idol.

I might be wrong, but I don't think it's doing as well as it did its first go-round (with INXS), so with a little luck, it won't get picked up for another season.
Well, just to complete the circle of hell, it's reported that The Pussycat Dolls will add another member via television contest.
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Oh, ewwwww. Eddie Murphy should host it as his old SNL character Velvet Jones, and they should name the show "I Wanna Be a Ho (Or At Least Look Like One)."
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