366TAS: 2:04 – The Push Kings – Pop Phenomenon

“She’s a ridiculous pop phenomenon. I don’t know why people put her records on…”

I was at Best Buy today to look at some stereo receivers since I’ll be looking to replace mine in the near-ish future. As I walked by the music section, I took a look at the “new releases” section. It basically looked like a “what’s popular” list for 2011: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Drake, a bunch of country music, etc. If I were following pop music and given only the choices on display, I can imagine opting out of the music world altogether. One groanworthy choice after the next. Yet because of a variety of factors, this is what the list of options looks like to most people: one ridiculous pop phenomenon after the next.

Clearly, The Push Kings did not become pop phenomenons. Heck, they didn’t even gain enough notoriety to merit a Wikipedia page! But take a listen to their self-titled album from 1998… stack it up against contemporary competition and you’ll get a good idea of just how broken the music industry is, at least when it comes to producing listenable music for people who aren’t in their teens.

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2 Responses to 366TAS: 2:04 – The Push Kings – Pop Phenomenon

  1. John says:

    I hate to use up my favorite band of the past decade so soon, but I can’t imagine having more fun with 124 seconds of music than Electric Six’s 2008 “Flashy Man.”

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPqxRV8wdEo&w=420&h=315%5D

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