At the beginning of April when Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” debuted, I consulted with my sound engineer friend, who is a devout fan of pop music, to see what he thought of the song that seemed poised to capture the ‘Summer Anthem’ position at that point in time. This was his response:
Your music is mass-manufactured just for you!
Pop music has gotten awfully stagnant in the last few years. We’re not having the radical stylings of many artists recently, instead having either the club pop or your stereotypical bland love ballad. So I feel like at this point, more than any other, I can make a list like this. So here are my…