It seems to be a common belief that much of the current crop of new music isn’t going anywhere. Five years ago I would have agreed. Short of a few single hits from random artists, much of Hip Hop, Alternative, Rock and Pop music left me generally unimpressed.
My opinion on that has changed to a large degree…because John Legend can sing, write and play a piano. Musiq seems to catch any girl’s ear that hears him. Anthony Hamilton sounds like someone transplanted him from the 60’s, and Timbaland seems to create hits for artists without even trying.
What I want to know is what NEW music others have heard that makes them seem hopeful for the future of whatever genre they are into. I would also like to know what other groups out there have a sound like Saliva, Linkin Park or even Breaking Benjamin.
Just for those into it, Elton John’s team up with Timbaland for “Two Man Show” was the first time (as far as new music) I really “felt” the way someone played a piano in a long time…and I’m a Ray Charles fan. Robin Thicke has to be one of the most talented artists in R&B since Maxwell. “Ladies and Gentlemen” by Saliva put me onto them as a group, and people can make fun of Justin Timberlake all they want to…but the guy can sing.