“You don’t have to be an activist to want to make a change” | Students on authenticity
I should preface this list by stating that authenticity in popular music is mutable (if it exists), that it is utterly dependent upon genre, time and place (if it exists), that it is defined in relation to its ‘inauthentic’ counterpart (if it exists), that it is a construct with dubious links all the way back […]
Jim Jarmusch on authenticity
Nothing is original.
Song of the day – 450: Bruce Springsteen (+ bonus album review)
It’s a thin between sounding authentic and sounding like you’re writing the music for a future Levi’s advert.
Song of the day – 449: Sinéad O’Connor
Authenticity matters. I’m not sure how much it matters or why it matters or whether it should matter, but clearly it matters.
Everything Is Plastic – The Corrupting Ideal of Authenticity In Music
ALL music is fake. That’s why they call it a performance; that’s why they call it an act.
two discussions around the notion of ‘authenticity’ in pop music
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Authenticity, pah! It’s as bad as real music! No such thing.
The Question of Authenticity and Lana Del Rey
This type of female voice, expressing these worries, these contradictions, simply does not exist anywhere else in popular music right now.