Well for starters watch the video on Skeptic Saint's post called Popstarts.
I guess this is one of the reasons most people despise pop, but lemme tell you pop is much more.I agree this so called Pop-culture has its faults but the Rock culture is no better' I guess you already know,what I am talking about'.
All I am saying is that, Do we even care about what these Popstars and Rockstars do in their personal lives? Do we care if they crash cars, get drunk and end up in rehad?
Well I don't, all I am concerned is what kinds music they make.
And I like the music they make, even Britney Spears and Michale Jackson have made some really amazing songs. And they have worked really hard to get where they are today, their success wasn't served to them on a silver platter.
I agree pop is 'growing up music' and we get inclined to rock and metal later but criticizing Pop calls for hypocrisy.The songs we cherished when we were kids remain the same, its our preferences which change. We start relating to more and more to the lyrics and the music of metal and rock. 'I know this cauz Iv been through this phase myself '
But this does not give us the right of abusing pop.
Pointers towards Pop's originality were raised, well all I'd like to say is pop is a blend of all types of music be it rock, classical,world music,Jazz,hip-hop, country, fork etc etc and a blend like this is made after extensive experimentation. The best example of this can be seen in the music of Timbaland 'if you haven't heard him already, do so and u'll be surprised by the kinda music he makes'.
Pop reinvents itself with every artist and every song and it has the maximum variety when it comes to sounds and voices.
And when comes to lyrics, pop does not lack any lusture in it. I guess you should listen to the some of the old classic pop songs which will tell you what I am talking about.
If you have any other things too, I'll be more than happy to clarify :)