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The shitty stars have continued into present day — take Taylor Swift, a. Taydolf Swiftler, for example. Dark Side of the Moon. The Chronic. These albums changed their genre forever.
Trigger Down with Pop Country 58 Comments. With so much negativity already out there in the world, why feed that beast? But there has been as few instances of country music malfeasance so egregious, it would be unconscionable to not address them. You can start with the Best Albums of So Far list. This scourge, this infection, this terror beyond comparison and imagination that is ravaging our entire way of life has a name well known to many, that immediately incites shrieks of panic; that has become dubiously popularized through a diabolical history of spreading dread and dismay. This name that we speak of, this indefatigable scourge, this apex of frightening alarm is of course none other than the efforts of …the Coronavirus. Even that seems out-of-bounds in these dark days. By filching a piece of a sacred Webb Pierce classic and misappropriating it for a shitty, derivative drum-looped pop song that sounds like everything else in popular music?