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02-21-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by GopherState View Post
After reading through the article, Hyden makes two really interesting points. First, he discusses in that indie rock has eschewed the radio route and are too comfortable being in their own bubble making music for like-minded people. It's something that also gets seen in comedy where people wonder how a Louis CK or (insert comedian that is hilarious on LA-based podcast) does not have the love and respect across the nation that the Blue Collar Comedy guys do. There's nothing wrong with segmentation - the internet is built off of it - just that it does the raise the question of whether a smaller success for like-minded people is such a good thing?

The other point that I thought was interesting was how country music is now writing about the things mainstream rock would have 15 years ago.
Country is amazing.

If people want some more rock-centric country tracks, I can definitely point them towards some. Author mentioned Eric Church's Chief, which is one of the best albums of the last few years, IMO. That's a great place to start. Tons of good songs on that one.

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