September 18, 2009

cyclops-leveling is the new block-rocking

Bob Lefsetz does a rundown of the top selling records. Coming in at number 48, Darius Rucker’s “Learn to Live.”

A Hootie record.  Serviceable songs delivered in a heartfelt manner.  This still works in country, but not in pop.  In pop you’ve got to dress up like an alien, use computers and have beats that would level a cyclops.  But it’s the country artists who have careers, who people want to see on the road.  And if you still think country is twang, you haven’t listened in eons.