Copehead wrote:One is obvious one is obscurantist both are not the sort of listening experience any normal person would choose and both are largely dull, but least the top sales list probably wouldn't end up with you cutting off your ears to make it stop.
Out of interest, what is a "normal" person if it isn't someone with mainstream tastes? In this context doesn't the list of best sellers define normality?
Not really because it is skewed by people who buy one album a year that they see advertised at Christmas, Grannies buying inappropriate albums for their grandchildren and people who still buy Abba and Beatles albums for some reason
But there is a smattering of good, popular albums on the list like Eminem, Amy Winehouse, KoL, Rhianna, The Killers etc and I would rather listen to that album list than ours. Ours has more highs and more lows, the sales list would be like listening to daytime commercial radio, not exactly great but unlikely to make your mind turn to killing bearded hipsters weilding banjos in inventively painful ways.
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