Trigger Down with Pop Country 57 Comments. With so much negativity already out there in the world, why feed that beast? But there has been as few instances of country music malfeasance so egregious, it would be unconscionable to not address them. You can start with the Best Albums of So Far list. This scourge, this infection, this terror beyond comparison and imagination that is ravaging our entire way of life has a name well known to many, that immediately incites shrieks of panic; that has become dubiously popularized through a diabolical history of spreading dread and dismay. This name that we speak of, this indefatigable scourge, this apex of frightening alarm is of course none other than the efforts of …the Coronavirus. Even that seems out-of-bounds in these dark days. By filching a piece of a sacred Webb Pierce classic and misappropriating it for a shitty, derivative drum-looped pop song that sounds like everything else in popular music? Do I really even need to offer my angry little words toward this stupid song? Oh thank God.
Country Music Isn’t Country Music Anymore—And Here’s Why
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Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. When you do that, as a listener or critic or even someone just vaguely interested, you immediately shut out every opportunity that genre or style of music had to prove you wrong. As country ascended, the quality of what Nashville produced began to decline dramatically. The situation got so bad that artists who were recording hard country music ran off to folk and alt-country and Americana and, in some cases, indie rock. In an interview with GQ , though, the uncategorizable Jason Isbell strongly disagreed with that notion. I think it makes their taste worse, I think it makes their lives worse, I think it makes them worse people. Most artists are typically happy to leave other musicians to their work, in fear that any kind of criticism would be viewed as shitting on other people who are trying to make a living.
Subscriber Account active since. Narrator: Country videos are looking a lot like hip-hop videos these days. And it's not just the girls and the cars. For example, you might recognize this type of low-angle shot because it's been a signature of rap videos since the '90s. As for the music itself, well, country's sounding a lot like hip-hop too. You've got trap beats.
Trigger Random Notes 96 Comments. Obviously true country fans like to hold a hard line about what country music is, while pop country fans are much less concerned about the matter, and generally wonder what all the hubbub is about. But in a recent interview in the end-of-year installment of the country radio trade periodical Country Aircheck , Luke Bryan was a veritable quote machine of misnomers, saying a few things that deserve a spirited rebuttal. But whatever. Everybody had cowboy hats on and were dancing to rap music. Now, people have playlists with all forms of music.