DJ Earworm came out yet again creating a song mashing the top 25 most popular “pop” songs of this year. Technically, Earworm crafted a wonderfully sounding masterpiece capturing the many popular “mainstream” songs in the last 365 days with seamless flow.
BUUTTTT… I also think this mash-ups points out the obvious truth of mainstream music: Everything sounds the same. With some exceptions not one stands out to far from each other. Don’t get me wrong, I have
enjoyed loved many of these hits AND I validate these artists as talented and passionate people that care about their music, but my argument is more towards how major record labels always go for the same “safe” sound to appeal for a “broader audience”. Their problem lies on the fact that they believe the “broader audience” wont tell the difference between the same sounding songs thrown at them year after year. However, this could not be farther from the truth. There is a reason Indie Music is booming, people have turned off their radios and are using iTunes, music blogs, and other music discovery services as away to escape from the same mainstream sound. Just like going to the movies and giving the director an hour and a half of your time for the sake of experiencing something new, more people too are giving songs a try without knowing what they are getting into. Hopefully you will see a lot more Indie artists getting across to people in 2010.
Am I exaggerating? Is this rant caused by the fact that all these songs I have become tired off are compiled in one song? Perhaps, nonetheless please comment bellow and let me know what you think.