So I have expressed on ATS before my love for music, heavy metal and rock in particular. There are parts of nearly every genre which I enjoy, my
playlist can go from AHa to Tool, and from Tupac to the Beatles. The only genres of music that I can honestly say I do not enjoy is hard core gangster
rap (you know the disgusting pointless one that's all about money, guns and drugs) and modern pop (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ke$ha, etc), I hate them
because its always been so corporate and formula, sacrificing art for profit and quality for mediocrity. But I have for a while now listened to an
artist that has made me question all my previous stances on music, it has kind of been my dirty little secret, I have gone so far to outright deny my
love for the music and even attempt to hate it to keep up my cover as some sort of artsy rock guy, its embarrassing so I might as well just come out
and say it.
I love Katy Perry...yeah there I said it.
It was from the first moment I heard her song Part of Me, I was around some friends at the time and they were expressing their dislike for the song
and I was thinking "Holy crap! This chick rocks!". I had previously joined in their criticisms of other modern pop stars which I have always disliked,
but this time I just stood there silently simply nodding at them when they looked at me laughing at what they perceived as a horrid smear on music.
For a very long time I hated trance (and most other electronic music) not for any logical reason only because I wanted to agree with most of my
friends and disagree with my brother, but after I started listening to it and going to clubs with my brother realized that I had always liked it and
simply was being stubborn trying to be cool and a rebel. I have always been a very harsh critic of music, movies, and all other forms of
art/entertainment, but I now see that criticism is very very subjective and really is only objective in rare cases, it is all in the end opinion.
Katy Perry does not come off to me as most artists in the industry, she just seems a little more genuine than many others. I still don't like that she
is part of a corporate label, but the majority of artists now days are so I should not be surprised.
So what do you say ATS? Have I lost all credibility as a music critic? Have I been hypnotized by some Illuminati agent trying to slowly take my soul?
All comments are appreciated, and this is for the minority (if even that) on ATS which shares my opinion.
edit on 3-1-2013 by Openeye because: (no reason given)