For episode 48 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition, Eric has decided to talk about a pair of hyper poppy soundtracks.
First up, he talks about the set of songs recorded for 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats, then follows it up with a discussion about the tunes for a 2011 Disney film, Lemonade Mouth. The common link is contemporary pop music….and that is in the true definition of “pop” meaning “popular” music.
Just go to any online music forum, and see the need people feel to say how the music of their youth was the only music that mattered and how it’s all turned to shit since then. Eric takes time to reflect on the fact that while he may not necessarily be a huge fan of all the songs these albums have to offer, but it isn’t his or anyone else’s place to denigrate anything else that others enjoy. If kids decide to pick up an instrument and join a band based on the music that’s popular in their time…..well, that’s gotta be a positive thing. As usual, Eric presents food for thought beyond the specific music under discussion.
Eric closes off the episode with his thoughts about a band a little closer to his heart.
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