Success can ruin pop music. What about lack of success? When work that’s commercial, that’s intended to reach a large audience, doesn’t get anywhere does that mean it’s failed artistically as well? Does that affect our individual appreciation of it? Over in the rock canon there’s a well-established procedure for music that doesn’t get the … Continue reading

I Love It

If pop music doesn’t succeed, it gets stomped. An artist can be killed after one unsuccessful single or forced to switch direction to find an audience. But success can be just as problematic. Success can also destroy. I was late coming to I Love It. Everyone was late coming to I Love It. The can’t-miss … Continue reading