//disagrees, unless you define what genre you are speaking of
any pop-artist in the 21th century
. the "alternative" genre had its best years during this time.
I couldn't agree more.
and there is nothing wrong with covers - until covers are what sells albums. [notable exception = jimi hendrix]
Covers are only good when they are a true tribute to the original author (which it isn't in about 90% of them). Examples of this can be ABBA covers or even Beatles covers.
Can't say i absolutely hate Limp Bizkits cover of The Who's : Behind Blue Eyes , but you'll never see me purchasing it.
I'd rather have the original instead.
But .. most of the current pop songs do not have any original sound ; songtexts that are meaningless and artists that should finish college first to get a decent iq level.
Kim Wilde & Nena's : Anyplace Anywhere Anytime. Just try and listen to the text. Sure , the sound is catchy (but not new) , but the songtext sucks !
No Doubt's : It's my life. Do i really need to explain this one ?
Perhaps that Black Eyed Peas : Shut up is a nice exception on this rule ?