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> Subject: "Pop" Music -- !!NEW THREAD!!! maybe, if anyone's interested
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> On  8 May 96 at 10:28, psavage\!/toronto.cbc.ca wrote:
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> }Odds could only hope to string together a song that could match anything
> }Matthew Sweet has written.  All pop should be as beautiful as the songs on
> }"Girlfriend". 
> 
> OK, you folks toss around this word "pop" like it's a good thing.  I 
> thought that "pop" music was whatever is currently appealing to the 
> masses, as opposed to being a definable genre of musical style.  So 
> when you folks say that Sloan or TH or the SFz or whoever have a 
> nice "pop" feel, what the \!/%#$ do you mean?  Define "pop" as a 
> musical style rather than simply anything on the Billboard 100.
> 
> I always equated pop with Top 40 radio, as something to be avoided.  
> Why do you indie-rock types suddenly embrace it?
> 
>  i agree with that because on award shows and crap witney houston 
and mariah carey are pop! how the freak do sloan and thrush hermit 
fit into that? but on the other hand if you feel you have to 
label,what the heck would you label the east coast sound anyway? it's 
not pop.grunge is over used.alternative to what? 

 bi,
 shawna.
 
 
"he has finally realised what it means when another boy causes a 
lump in his jeans"...pansy division.