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>From: TJ Olney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: FW: England humour
>Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 12:31:09 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
>On Thu, 6 Sep 2001, Scott Chase wrote:
> > >
> > Popularity is hardly a criterion of worth. Case in point...the rapid
> > proliferation of "boy bands" such as Backstreet Boys and N'Sync
> > from their primordial ancestor New Kids on the Block.
>No, it is a criterion for making money, which most people equate with
Aesthetic judgements of worth are subjective and relative. Can it be said
that there have been objective and absolute great works or artists?
IMO Public Enemy in their militant rawness can get me going more than a
boring classical piece. Some of the new high-energy dance music (techno
etc...) has taken "classical themes" to a new level, with hip-hop
undercurrents in the rhythms and editing. Dynamix II is one of my favorite
groups. They are practically unknown and haven't exactly dominated the
Billboard charts, yet I enjoy it when one of their DJ's spins on a local
radio station on Saturdays. These are my subjective opinions relative to my
life history. If I grew up elsewhere with different experiences I'd probably
have different tastes in music.
There are popular bands are OK such as U2, though some of their music
doesn't quite appeal to me. I liked _In the Name of the Father_ though.
Bono's song with Pavarotti was disturbing, yet powerful. U2, like Public
Enemy, have been quite political.
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