Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Pulp culture

OK, I admit to being guilty of spending good few Autumn Saturday evenings watching the X Factor...Guilty as charged...Leaving aside all the diva drama and probably unresolvable issue whether the show actually finds or destroys talents, every now and again it does get entertaining...Although I find it very hard to warm towards any of this year contestants, I must say I was a big fan of Matt Cardle last year. I loved his unique voice and the fact that even through the cheesiest of cheesy songs he managed to project some of his quirky personality. I imagine I was not the only person to expect him to do well and pull out a few tricks out of his famous hat (if you watched the show, you'll know what I mean...). And I guess I was not the only person to be sorely disappointed.
No doubts any album needs to be a collaborative work of many people, whose visions will have to meet somewhere in the middle. And I do understand that before you establish your position in the music world, you may have to compromise every now and again in the name of the 'broader picture'. Yet I am baffeled with this one...The worst thing is Matt Cardle himself does not seem convinced...Well, have a listen yourselves...

Anyway, in my humble opinion, the best thing to come out of Matt's X Factor 'adventure' (or misadventure according to some ...) was that more people had the opportunity to find out about his original band - Seven Summers. Now, that was like a breath of fresh air - original, energetic, and full of the good vibe that indie music should be all about. All that remains to be said is that I shall join the league of people who hope Matt Cardle will go back to his roots and let's allow music to speak for itself...

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