Originally Posted by jonathanjong /img/forum/go_quote.gif Why? Ah, I thought you'd never ask.
We are, most of us, elitist wankers. Aren't we? We disparage iBuds and 128kps mp3s, and (usually commercially popular) modern music. At least we do so publicly. Meanwhile, most of us (the loudest ones, perhaps) dare not subject ourselves to hearing tests (e.g., 128kbps v Lossless), would rather enjoy Bose (and Skullcandy!) if we were willing to put them on, and secretly listen to Kenny G. I think.
So. It's all very respectable here to make and vote and comment on threads about Radiohead and U2 and Coltrane and Shostakovich...but Britney and Christina? God forbid. But still, they are (or were, I'm not sure) immensely popular, and chances are, there are many fans of both or either lurking within our midsts. And I'm curious about who has more fans. There. That's why.
My vote goes to Christina, in her latest incarnation. There IS a lot of over-singing going on, but she does have impressive vocals.
X2, Even I don't listen to either's music.
Btw, if you play saxophone, you'd find that Kenny G has about the same reputation in the saxophone community as Bose here.
Originally Posted by Sabrage /img/forum/go_quote.gif That seem be pretty clever, if it wasn't started by the song If You See Kay by Poster Children almost 20 years ago.
I remember hearing a version of that joke when I was about 10 years old, in 1970. It was old then. Me and my pre-teen buddies thought we were being really edgy.
Britney Spears's success proves, for the umpteenth time, that the vast majority of consumers are brainless idiots. A singer who can't sing, and a dancer who can't dance. Yeah, wrap it up, I'll take it. In fact, give me ten.
For me this isn't a comparison of music but of talent, because I could never listen to albums by either of them. Christina is clearly the only singer out of the two. Britney might've won a talent contest at a high school of 700 students back in the day. Christina is a great singer, but I hate the music.