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Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

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Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Pop music has become dominated by the electronic and dance music genres. Photo by Getty Images.

Pop music has become dominated by the electronic and dance music genres. Photo by Getty Images.

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Pop music has become dominated by the electronic and dance music genres. Photo by Getty Images.

Hindustan Times via Getty Images

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Pop music has become dominated by the electronic and dance music genres. Photo by Getty Images.

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Pop music itself is not inherently bad, so why does it have such a bad reputation these days? In our latest podcast, we sat down to discuss the evolution of modern pop music (or lack of evolution) and how it got to where it currently is today. Tackling the state of contemporary popular music is no small discussion – listen to our perspectives below.

0:24 Introduction
1:48 Pop music vs. less mainstream music
5:36 Current electronic music
6:32 When rock has filled a musical void
8:22 Defining current popular music
11:36 The case against pop music
12:58 Thinking critically about music
17:30 When lyrics won’t immerse the listener
19:26 Pop music will always its place
23:03 When nostalgia is new

Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, Alex Coba and Ulises Duenas can be reached at [email protected] or @NatalieHOrion, @G_Schmieding, @ThatOneGuyCoba or @OrionUlisesD on Twitter.

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