Ed Driscoll

Is It Live, Or Is It Memorex?

We’ve frequently lamented much of today’s rock music as being repetitive, lacking in originality, and formulaic. How formulaic?

Well, one website took a couple of Nickelback’s hits from 2001 and 2003 and put one in the left-hand speaker and the other in the right speaker. Notice that the key, structure and chords are virtually identical.

Yes, file sharing of MP3s have cut into record company sales. But record labels aren’t helping their own situation by giving us little reason to buy new CDs.