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In her defense, she's also terrible when not live.
Because popular music is not about music anymore. It's about spectacle
"It's pretty damn easy"
Panic at the Disco, Britney Spears, Will I Am, Kesha, Selena Gomez, Akon, Avril Lavigne, Chris Brown, Nickelback, Jason Derulo, and Milli Vanilli
Is Panic! Bad?
The name is more important than substance these days. Throw makeup on anyone, tell kids to like them and they will.
Their singer used to be absolutely horrendous live. Over the past few years he's gotten better though. Their first CD, which I believe went platinum and produced something like 3 or 4 huge hits, came out before they had ever done a major tour. Basically got famous due to the backing of Pete Wentz, a producer and the bass player of Fall Out Boy.
What do you mean "anymore"?
Pop music has always been about the spectacle.
Live music all kind of sucks IMO, I'd rather have a DJ playing the recorded version over giant speakers.
I know I've already had this argument on this board though.
I agree she is pretty horrible
Hey! F off! Milli Vanilli sounded exactly the same live as they did on their records....except that one time.
Correction... I misspoke. They did not play a major tour before cutting their first album, which is correct... they also had yet to play a single live show before they were signed to Decaydance Records.
Meh....Somewhat. Hard to say a lot of 30s-50s pop music was spectacle related. "We'll Meet Again"...."I'll Be Seeing You".... There isn't a lot of spectacle in Andy Williams. A concert is always a bit of spectacle. I mean, even a big band is a spectacle....Just playing instruments. And th eband leaders liked to ham it up a little.
Spectacle overtook talent in more cases in modern times....Not always though.
Every generation had its John Thor
Either this website doesn't exist or is not currently available.
Whew, I thought it was just old age creeping up on me.
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Katy Perry is also horrendous live. Don't have to be able to sing anymore to be a star.
Isn't Auto-Tune a wonderful thing? Britney wouldn't have a career without it.
This post was edited by IB Fine 15 months ago
I saw Panic! probably 5 years ago and I thought they put on a heck of a show. But music is all personal preference, so to each his own.
It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Van.
I don't know if you're right or wrong but you backed up your statement so an up vote it is.
This was when talent was king!
Forgot Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift who were both Entertainer of the Year several times in a row! Taylor Swift sells out concerts in minutes.
Kenny Chesney is very good live. Dont know what the hell your talking about, if you dont like his music fine but no one can say he isnt a good live act. Taylor swift cant actually sing though.
and locally you can make money like the Mega 80's by totally faking the whole show. They have backing tracks for the vocals and the instruments.
I am faaarrr from a T Swift fan but I think she can kinda sing unlike some of the others in this thread. It's just her music is so repetitive and childish that it's bad (just my opinion, though I probably won't get attacked for that on this board haha).
I didn't think so at his Flip Flop Tour.
I demand excellence from music. If a track isn't good enough to find its way into the top 40, then it is not worthy of my ears. I prefer 4 and 5 star tracks...tracks that break into the top 10 and top 5 of the billboard ratings.
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