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This One Criticism Of Pop Music Is Everything That’s Wrong With Music

I’m as tired of it as you are

The criticism?

That pop music isn’t sophisticated.

I don’t have to put sources here…we’ve all heard this (or said it ourselves) at least once in our lifetimes. I’ve even said this before (guilty as charged!).

This one interview with Afrojack, a critically-acclaimed DJ from the Netherlands, altered my perspective on pop music. You can find it near the 47-minute mark in a documentary on…




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Noah Levy

Noah Levy

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Lifelong learner. Sometimes I write satire, but it’s kinda true…Want to say hi? Email me!

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