16 May 2008

easy listening

Lately I've been listening to the Play Radio Play EP. Yay for pop music.

I'm guessing that the mainstream popularity of bands like The Postal Service enabled PRP to get a record deal. It's a pattern in the music business: a band breaks big, and similar-sounding groups get deals. Sometimes it's good, because bands like Keane get exposure after Radiohead develops an audience. Other times not so good: Van Halen sells millions of records and then we get Warrant.

Unrelated: found this video of Cheap Trick when I was digging up the Warrant. So good.

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