Monday, January 12, 2009
Musical Rant: Almost Every Top 10 Music List Was Wrong This Year
Before I dive into 'what's hot for 2009', I gotta say that any "best album" or "best song" top 10 list this year not mentioning Rihanna doesn't deserve to be taken seriously -- which means almost all of them. The woman took hip hop and Diana Ross diva'd it up 21st century style. Disturbia and Umbrella could have been hits for anyone from Christina Aguilera to CSS. Music critics are contrarians who discriminate against artists just because they are wildly popular. Oh, and just because a band has multiple ethnic types or 'boys and girls' doesn't make it 'top 10'. TV on the Radio is fine and all, but they really ain't nothin' but the Black Eyed Peas for yuppie hipsters.