I've sung along to many a Madonna song but I don't understand why "everything" she has done is talked on and on about like it changed the world or saved lives. She was (I meant was) a good singer with catchy lyrics, outrageous costumes, great dancers, and ridiculous scandals but so what. She didn't event pop music or change it or re-invent it or make it better in my opinion.
Coldplay are boring. I don't mind a couple of songs but what's the buzz? Are they really more popular now because what's his name is married to an American movie star? Maybe, maybe not but the constant publicity doesn't hurt selling records.
I've always thought that Justin Timberlake's star rose a little higher when he was going out with Britney Spears. Of course he took off even after he broke off that relationship, but it gave him a boost and a half. Again, I don't doubt he has talent and lots of it. But seriously, what separates him from so many other good looking, good singing young men out there? I watched some of his live concert the other night. As much as it was okay, I'm still waiting to be entertained with great music.
I've sat and listened to all the music of the people I've listed here.
No one bores me to tears more than Delta Goodrem. She's always getting the big write ups in our newspapers. She's lauded as being the greatest treasure we have next to Kylie Minogue, yet I find her music nauseating and lacking in inventivness, charm and excitment. Sure it's nice and she can sing. The new Australian Idol song was released this week and everyone says it's a dog yet I would compare it to all of Delta Goodrem's stuff. I don't understand why she gets all the accolades for the kind of music she's putting out.
This is all of course, only my humble opinion but I think that's what over-rated is.