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Opinion: Who says music isn’t good any more? | reviews, news & interviews

Opinion: Who says music isn’t good any more?

Opinion: Who says music isn’t good any more?

Elton should stop griping about current music, there's great stuff around

Robin Gibb: 'Today they just pose as singers'

The former Bee Gee Robin Gibb unveiled a plaque at the London home of Dusty Springfield a couple of weeks ago. At the ceremony he commented, “There’s been no one to match her. This includes the United States as well – they can’t come close to her. Today they just pose as singers.” Last October, Sir Elton John was at it too: “Songwriters today are pretty awful, which is why everything sounds the same. Contemporary pop isn’t very inspiring." Come off it, you two, great new music is out there. It’s constantly coming into view.

The former Bee Gee Robin Gibb unveiled a plaque at the London home of Dusty Springfield a couple of weeks ago. At the ceremony he commented, “There’s been no one to match her. This includes the United States as well – they can’t come close to her. Today they just pose as singers.” Last October, Sir Elton John was at it too: “Songwriters today are pretty awful, which is why everything sounds the same. Contemporary pop isn’t very inspiring." Come off it, you two, great new music is out there. It’s constantly coming into view.

What’s better than a new musical thrill? You can even go and see them live

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Spot on!

Grumpy old man here - can anyone give me a modern equivalent for Henry Cow's 'In Praise of Learning'?

Hello Sir Johnson Elt, In the first instance you need to hear Norway's Jaga Jazzist. Closer to home, Leed's Quack Quack would be right up your street too. Kieron

Agree whole-heartedly, Kieron. Even if I generally find most of the stuff that excites me outside the field of Western pop I still occasionally have the breath knocked out of me by some great new (and new-sounding) pop music. The new one from Tune-Yards is a prime example.

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