This comes from The Smoking Section and although the author focuses on rap, hip hop and R&B, you might find that a lot of the same arguments are applicable to rock.
Thoughts? Do you think he has a point?
Here, I’ve laid out the eight reasons why the next time someone asks me who I’ve been listening to lately, my honest answer could potentially be Camp Lo, Jeffrey Osborne and Janet Jackson – all respectable artists with their fair share of acclaim, who I personally had never been enlightened to. Are they relevant? No. Are they talented? Yes and that’s all that matters. Oh, and by old music, I’m talking about material that didn’t debut on the Internet. Can you even fathom that?