A Musical Betrayal A Musical Betrayal In the 60?s it was the Beatles. Then Jimi Hendrix revolutioned the electric guitar. The 70?s stoner music followed, 80?s was heavy metal, the 90?s was rap and alternative, and now were left with groups like the Backstreet Boys and N?sync. What happened to music As we enter a new millennium, rock, in its purest form, is widely proclaimed dead. It has been replaced by the latest bubble gum pop trend; rock is no longer the art it used to be.
It?s old hat, obsolete, over and done with thanks to the artless form of bubble gum pop. Even more depressing is that the critics and audiences confuse to meld the two with the label of ?Rock/Pop.? Unless you are Mozart or Beethoven, lyrics are absolutely crucial to and artist.
Music sets the mood, but lyrics make the idea clear. Rock, rap, alternative have depth to their words. It?s true poetry. In cold English sense, they use metaphors and imagery to bring songs to life and make it beautiful, or expose something gruesome, but its all things every day people can relate to.
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