Cory Leonard

The Mystique of Lourdes

In media on December 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Making the case that a teen ingenue singer is the new Nirvana, from Ann Powers:

Finally, there’s the hit itself: a no that blossoms into a yes. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was an emerging generation’s frustrated battle cry, and like “Royals,” it decried the pop industry of which it became a part. Hitting hard, “Teen Spirit” revitalized the idea of what rock could be. Sneaking in, “Royals” suggests that pop can have deeper layers. Nirvana lobbed a Molotov into the charts. Lorde released a virus. Each weapon suited its time. Via NPR


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