Pop music has always been and will always be dreadful. Ubiquitous, saccharine, and facile to the point of comfortable sterility, that is, complacent, pop music is soul crushing.
It’s more and more difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Music, more than anything, straddles the line separating what is good/bad from what is liked/disliked. We always forget that just because we like something doesn’t mean it’s good; something can be bad and loved.
It doesn’t matter what you like, what you dislike, what is good, or what is bad. What matters is why.
But before I get all ranty and pretentious and holier than thou…
Here are some of the albums and songs that I’ve stumbled upon this month. These are artists that hit more than they miss diving into pop for only a quick dip.
It’s the season of the super blood moon eclipse, here are the September songs:
First off, here’s Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave) doing a cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
Moving into the more recent, if you’re not listening to and enjoying Sister Wolf I just don’t understand your aesthetic.
But my main listen this month has been the following playlist, nowthen (the companion to my beginning of the semester playlist Somelsewhere)
I’ve fallen in love San Fermin.