May 26, 2011


Am I the only one who thinks it's creepy that itunes top ten is full of American Idol and Glee music? Some great music has come from tv, like the Wonder Woman theme with it's exciting horn arrangements. But doesn't this signal an erosion of taste in music? I'm not trying to force what I like down people's throats because I tend to like soul-based tunes. But I'm also aware of when songs from other genres are well done whether I like them or not, interesting or ell-produced. Nothing I've heard from Glee or Idol strikes me as belonging to any of those categories.

The other weird trend is that dance music over 125 bpm is finally in the top 10 of US charts for the 1st time since disco. Sadly, it's formulaic garbage by Ne-Yo, Akon, LMFAO and Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. Britney's Till The World Ends actually stands out as an improvement.