Blondini wrote:Now someone else has put him in Pop. His music is dance-based, how can people not see that?? He's not James effing Morrison!
I put it in Pop as his album has been listed as Pop by his label on iTunes, Amazon, HMV Digital etc. Even his web site biography states
"What Alex came back with is an album that’s in touch with his beloved soul and jazz as well as opening itself up to funk and jungle and punk rock and dubstep."
His music is influenced by a variety of different genres, hence why I put it in Pop.
"Too Close" is currently #8 and #86 on iTunes.
If it's influenced by a variety of genres, Alternative would be more fitting. ALL of the singles are dance-based. It's not pop music! This is the same argument people gave for Santigold who eventually got moved to Alternative because no-one knew where to put her.
I feel strongly because i love pop music and this guy does not make pop. I don't care what the iTunes description says. This is too hard-edged, too difficult, too mixed up to be in Pop. None of his singles would be eligible for the UKMix Pop Chart.
And i make a fuss because there are too many acts about who don't play fair with their genres!
It's not "virtually every topic" at all. I like things to look right and i'm not going to stop. Sorry.