why are the black eyed peas still famous?

paul shirley wrote a new article yesterday, and he’s hopping on board both the passion pit AND discovery trains! (if you don’t remember who paul shirley is, check out this past post.)

the post is basically an answer to this question:

As of this writing, the Billboard Hot 100 is dominated by the worst music group ever concocted (the Black Eyed Peas), two marketing geniuses (Lady Gaga and Katy Perry) and assorted one-act wonders (e.g., Taylor Swift and Sean Kingston, whoever that is). As is almost always the case, the chart is controlled by pop music […] Why, when Passion Pit is churning out a near-perfect album like “Manners,” are the Black Eyed Peas still famous?

one of his best, and my favorite column to date so far. read it here.

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~ by CJL on July 29, 2009.

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