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Rock vs. Pop

Somehow I always end up posting something here, when I'm supposed to do homework... Guess it says something about my work ethics, or maybe writing biology rapports is just plain boring!!!

Anyways, I recently watched a music program about rock vs. pop so I thought I'd put my two cents in it.

A looked at some of the hitlists know and realized there was a lot of rock there, and not a lot of pop. Five years ago it would have been the complete opposite. My first thought was "Yay! Now i'm not the only one who knows 30 seconds to Mars, or Fall Out Boy (yes, I know they might have been big in USA, but not here in little DK!)" But then I realized, that rock had become pop (as in popular), and pop music has become underground!!!!!!!

Now that is a scary thought, but I'm afraid it's true. Lately My Chemical Romance is played on MTV and in the radio constantly, and pop has become this fake plastic thing with no real feelings that nobody wanted to admit liking.

But pop is coming back they say... We've already seen a lot of the pop stars of the nineties comeback (Mariah Carey, Backstreet Boys, Take That etc.) And pop is starting to become cool again.

I know it sounds kinda weird, but I'm glad it's going in that direction. Then rock can become this weird, alternative, underground thing again, and those who love rock can claim some integrity again, instead of just be following the trend. I know I felt kind of (in the words of Jack Sparrow) sully and unusual, by the thought that rock suddenly had become this fake thing where it is more about looks and popularity than the actual music and lyrics. I don't want that to be true!

But then again: not following the trend just for the sake of NOT following it is kinda hypocritical, isn't it? I mean, wanting to be different -NOT because you simply like other stuff than what's popular- but just because you want to stand out. That's just stupid!

I like the music I like, and that's it! I can listen to Christina Aguilera too, and not all pop is fake!, I still like rock music more, but that's just because I like the sound and rhythms better than let's say techno beats and sounds.

I'm sure I've contradicted myself a dozen times in this post, but I guess it reflects where I am right now. Somewhere in between.

It's part of being a teenager.



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