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Great Albums You May Have Missed: Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One
Is anyone else left with a bad taste in their mouths after the Grammys? Are we all really so anesthetized now that we need fireworks, an army of glittery dancers, and trapeze acts just to stay interested in music? There always seems to be a contest to see who can put on the most ridiculously over-the-top stage show, but just seems to me like an adult version of dangling shiny keys in a baby's face. OK, yea, put on a great show and all, but seriously?! It just reminds me of how Top 40 types are just too famous, too rich, too showy to feel legitimate anymore: punk rock bands with stylists; singer-songwriters without in-studio pitch correction enough to make Biz Markie's vocal stylings sound more like Babyface; trapeze acts designed to make us forget how utterly forgettable the song is; and rappers who take themselves so deadly serious that their smile muscles seem to have atrophied. And the fans, like Pavlov's dog, conditioned to like it all because the radio plays the songs over and over and over again until people begin to think that's just what good music sounds like.
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