Supporter of Possible Sexual Deviants
Very instantly engaging and clearly in the English tradition of witty socially aware lyrics with pop sensibilities, but like Billy Bragg whenever she opens her gob off topic she's extremely unlikeable and puts me off introducing her music to my offspring.
So singers are able to express opinions in song, but once they stop singing and start talking, it's no good?
Or does that only apply to singers with socio-politico-economic views with which you disagree?
Morrissey has been 100% true to his vision and convictions since the break-up of The Smiths. If you liked him then, no real reason other than living in California to dislike him now. Lyrically still spot-on.Lily Allen writes some great songs. A nice mix of pop hooks, social observation and wry humor. She picked up the legacy of Morrissey when he went off the rails with the self parody maudlin and quasi-racist shite.
It was all done with real style and panache back in the 70s and 80s. This faux-cod gender bending by straight gender neutral masculine guys is all rather lame and tame indeed. You can put on a dress and makeup, but can you wear it well as an act of aesthetic rebellion?
Love Joni Mitchell, as does Morrissey: