Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Where is all the goddamn sex?

Pop singers today dress like two-penny whores and sing about blow jobs but, complains Baarb Jungr on Spiked, their voices are devoid of any real sex appeal.

She has many explanations for this: the prevalence of sampling, the rise of Aids, and the impressive but anodyne vocal gymnastics popularised by Pop Idol.

We disagree. There are singers with incredibly affecting voices out there in pop-world but they're rarely given material with any emotional depth. When the songs are right, we do have modern singers to rival Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan. We're thinking Mary J Blige, Jill Scott and Thom Yorke.

But, overall, Jungr has a point. Let's phone up Prince - the purple perv - and start a campaign to put the pop back into popping the cherry.

  • Spiked Online: Why are pop singers so samey and sexless?


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