‘The Year When Rock Just Spun Its Wheels’ is an article from the NY Times by Jon Caramanica that is well worth reading.
I’d like to add to that part of the problem with pop music is that it’s not about the music any more! It’s about hype and costumes and pyrotechnics and who knows what else, but it’s certainly not about the music. As a vocal trainer, I am frustrated with the level of singing ability. You hear a vocal on a recording that’s been ‘fixed’ by all sorts of studio magic. Hearing the same singer live, without any studio help, is… well, it’s not the same singer at all.
Take a look at this video comparison of Train.
What do you think? Is it fair to the public to have pop singers who really can’t sing? I’d love to hear your comments.
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