Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
What is wrong with the music industry?
eugenian | 09/17/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It makes it hard to have hope for music in the future when I learned that millions of people listen to the new and upcoming young artist, Justin Bieber. I am convinced that these "millions" consist of people with IQ's lower than 80. Justin Bieber's "My World" happens to be one of the most repetitive clichés I have heard yet. His first song, "Baby" is about his, " first love." Since any normal human being can guess he has no idea what he's talking about, the song seems rudimentary and the random intervals where he repeats, "Baby baby baby ohhhhh" don't make it any better. His next song" Somebody to Love" (can you guess what that ones about?) sounds exactly like the song before that. The same exact computer synthesized pop tune in the background, with the same exact high pitched four year old voice, except his chorus consists of, " Need somebody to love, need somebody to love" and nothing else. Explaining his others songs would be a waste of time because they all sound the same with the reoccurring theme of what he thinks love to be; probably influenced by the popular teen shows he's seen on TV. Looking at the names on the album made me want to throw the album in the garbage. Misspelling you for, "U" I instantly assumed that the music producers must have taken him out of school in the 5th grade. How can anyone listen to music that doesn't exceed what sounds like a 5th grade level, if even that? His voice clearly sounds prepubescent which somehow, is the appeal to people. Though, I'm quite sure that he won't be around for too long. The producers won't know what to do with him after he hits puberty."
Bland, Derivative, Done a Million Times Before
MusicFreak | FL | 10/20/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Well, well. What do we have here? Sappy lyrics. Trite, by-the-numbers production. Pitch-corrected vocals.
This is a picture perfect example of everything that's wrong with the music business. Style, image, and familiar-sounding songs (read: done a million times before verbatim) all carefully designed to appeal to the masses.
Go to youtube and search for Jon Lajoie's "Popsong." It describes this bubblegum crap perfectly. Yep.
Allow me to go back to my Tori Amos, John Coltrane, Cannibal Corpse, Tito Puente, Cynic, Tarja Turunen, and many other REAL ARTISTS that don't make music or dress up to gain mass appeal.
Ignorance is bliss, indeed."