Switched On Pop

There the lads discuss the mysteries between the real world and the sorcery of hits.

Few genres are subjected to as much disdain and snobbery as pop music, but Vox's informative series hopes to alter that. The musicologist Nate Sloan and the music writer Charlie Harding break down the processes that make pop songs so captivating in “Switched On Pop,” which is aimed at both pop aficionados and skeptics. The show's scope is vast; it recently included a five-part mini-series in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic, in which the hosts examined Beethoven's Fifth Symphony under the microscope. Sloan and Harding's analysis, delivered with amiable passion, will increase your awareness of even the most well-known Top 40 hits.

Rock, electronics, jazz, blues, europop, soul, indie are just the beginning. Songs of any genre can become popular and sound from every iron. Perhaps we will surprise you, but Despacito is reggaeton. In addition to the track by Luis Fonsi, songs by Zemfira, Sting, Whitney Houston and Ed Sheeran - the authors of compositions of an unpopular genre - became popular at different times. Most often, however, songs from the pop genre become mainstream music, because they are written for the majority and please many. But rock is about a painful thing: a musician will not write a ballad if he does not feel it. Jazz is a philosophy and self-expression, so it is not suitable for everyone: people see the world in different ways. Rock, jazz and other genres become pop music when they are "approved" and accepted by the majority of listeners. Foreign tracks often become commercially successful music. This is because pop culture is developed in the West. Simple and understandable for many, it affects music, painting, sculpture, media and even fashion. It is a culture of everyday life, entertainment and information.

The History of Country Music' the podcast is also fro the author of a book called history of country music.

Although country music is a love-it-or-hate-it genre, you don't have to be a fan to enjoy the rich storytelling of this limited season podcast.

It analyzes the complicated and fascinating history of country music throughout the twentieth century in its 14-episode run. Tyler Mahan Coe's passion for his subject is contagious, but it doesn't stop him from asking challenging questions about country music, which frequently leads to wider issues about America. One noteworthy early episode relates the narrative of Loretta Lynn's 1975 birth control song, "The Pill," and why it was banned from the radio, touching on the history of reproductive rights in the United States as well as the moral double standard that exists in country music between men and women.

Based on song and dance melodies brought to America by early immigrants from Europe and relying mainly on Anglo-Celtic folk musical traditions, this music has survived in an almost intact form among the inhabitants of the highlands of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina. By their content, songs and ballads performed by country performers are close to the usual theme for rural folklore. The spirit of country art is also determined by the selection of string instruments: guitar, mandolin, zither. From the very beginning, the fiddle violin, the main instrument of rural musicians for several centuries, gave a characteristic flavor to the sound of music. Country music tends towards open guitar chords and 2/4 or 4/4 rhythms. The form of vocal numbers is usually a couplet - a solo solo and a chorus refrain. Country style owes to influences of Negro musical culture. This is most clearly manifested in the rhythm and laid-back improvisational manner of performance, as well as in the use of instruments such as the banjo and harmonica.