Which will make easier to accept when RS disappears in the following year or two...Roy
Rolling Stone is still trying to play to old boomers and those crazy millenials.
Ha ha ha haAnd yes, kevin m, you're right. Not sure what else they can do, really - if you don't bridge the gap, you're left without new readers in a few years, right?That said, I think they try too hard these days to call some modern/current songs or artists "great" - just to appeal to millenials.Or, maybe I'm just old. People probably thought some of these things when Prince came out and didn't "get" him yet.
Sums up the worst year anyone can remember. I can't figure who it reflects worse on. Dylan's song is as ambient and ignorable as "Music For Airports", but less memorable, while WAP is nothing but porn.
"WAP is nothing but porn" - holy shite, I cannot argue with that. That's a mic drop right there. I mean, come on - that is what it is. You nailed it.
hold on, now you're going to make me listen to "Wap"
There's something about WAP that reminds me of Judy Collins.
I'm hoping that this sad post is a precursor to BW's Best of 2020 coming soon...
We are, after all, living in the Bizarro world. How else to explain this and everything else?
re: There's something about WAP that reminds me of Judy Collins. "Suite Judy Dew Thighs"
I was expecting something a bit more...I don't know...melodic for a Cardi B song that was talked about so much. "Savage" made more of an impression to me because it at least has a hook to it."WAP" came and went (no pun intended) after hearing it once. Clearly, I (and most of us) are not the target audience for it.I expected "Dynamite" by BTS to land higher than it did, honestly...
"WAP" came and went (no pun intended) after hearing it once. Clearly, I (and most of us) are not the target audience for it.You know, it's one thing to accept the fact that say...Billie Eilish or BTS would not be targeted to "us." But "WAP" is pure garbage. It cannot even be defended as good hip hop to those who have no interest in rap. It's nothing but offensive and I don't mean its content. It's offensive that anyone who is smart enough to write their name in the sand with a stick would pay it any mind at all. "WAP is bullshit.
The screenshot for WAP tells me all I need to know -- it's one of the new celebrations of the lack of nuance that passes for daring these days. But, goddamn, I'm glad it exists because Sal's off-the-cuff comment about it reminding him of Judy Collins was just the level of absurdity to crack me up.Speaking of Dylan, I read that he sold his music for an estimated $300 million, and that Stevie Nicks sold hers for $100 million. Can it be that Ms. Nicks' music is really that close in worth to Dylan's?C in California
I dropped my RS subscription a few years ago when found I could rarely find anything I wanted to read—and even those were usually feature stories on topics other than music. And their new design/format — dedicated to luring super-short attention spans —didn't help either.Happy to have saved my money...
I have younger (late 20's/mid-30s) friends who go out dancing (not now, obviously) and they all liked "WAP". I didn't understand it then and I still don't. It has no hook beyond the lyrics (and the video). Usually I think I get it, but it's clearly way over my head or it's a novelty song that didn't hit my funny bone. To me, it's not a banger, nor a bop and it doesn't slap. Yet NPR also gave it their #1 spot. NPR!
C In California,All kidding aside, doesn't $300 million seem low? It's Bob Dylan! Single Warhols and Van Goghs sell for $60-$100 million.
I really thought $300M for Dylan's catalog was way low.
That was my point! If Nicks' catalogue's worth $100 mil, Dylan's should be worth a hell of a lot more than an additional $200 mil. I know she's an icon to young gal singers and all, but, jeez, compared to Dylan? I get it that the Beatles catalog's valued at over a billion dollars, and Dylan's not the easy sell that the Beatles are, but...only 3x as much as Stevie Nicks?? C in California
Even with all the big bazooms in every shot I could only make it through 1:19 of that song. Screw you Cardi B for making a video of my favorite part of a woman's anatomy that I'm restricted from watching due to the lack of any musical talent. Well I guess I can turn the sound off
I'm late to this party, but believe me when I say that the new McCartney 3 lp is the antidote to the poisons that are foisted upon us. There's beauty and pure joy in much of this work. It may not all work, and some of it may be somewhat indulgent, but man, I thank the gods that he continues to produce and stretch his art. WAP that sucker (apologies to Sparks.)
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