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Re: Best albums of 2015

hito wrote:
...What happened to alternative culture?

This is a fascinating question, Hito. I would argue that it doesn't really exist anymore:

Back in the days when we only had a limited number of choices for our TV and radio consumption, there was an easily identifiable 'mainstream' culture. Artists who were rebellious enough to play a different game and not seek airplay on the mainstream stations were a part of the counter-culture. Those were simple times.

Nowadays, all of that is totally obsolete. There's not much of a monolithic institution to rebel against. Look at Justin Bieber - the dude built his fame with a self-produced YouTube channel and a small community of fans, which is about as punk rock as it gets, except... Well, you know. We're all too old to wrap our minds around it.

Dec 21, 2015, 02:56


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