Pop music is a hard thing to look at critically, mostly because there’s such a heavy saturation of insufficient attempts in that genre. It’s unfortunate. Pop is a legitimate version of rock, one that’s underrepresented in quality. Think about the last time you listened to “Call Me Maybe.” Sure, it’s infectious, and yes, it sticks in your brain like a tentacled parasite that refuses to leave, but it’s not art. We can all agree to that one fact: “Call Me Maybe” is not art. That’s an important framework for where this conversation is about to go.
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