Seriously what happened to American music? We still have rap, but what about pop, rock and everything else? There is a serious British invasion going on right now in part because their music is so good. I mean have you looked at Britain’s got Talent. Even people coming from no where like Susan Boyle can belt out a tune (awesomely I might add). I know America’s got Talent but where is it?
There’s a lot of Blue Eyed soul coming out of the UK with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele. They’ve got the Ting Tings, Estelle, Lily Allen…then there’s Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, shall I continue?
Then it seems like they want to steal our good muscians. Madonna seems to think she’s British. Michael Jackson’s supposed to be touring there and not here. A British magazine claimed Lady Gaga was British once. And a how lot of other people thought she was British, because it used to be if you were eccentric and could pull it off you were from the UK. Look at Boy George and Elton John. Then both Lady Gaga and Brandon Flowers of The Killers performed with The Pet Shop Boys at the British Awards Show. Not to mention that Flowers has said “We’ve been embraced in Britain in a way that I’ll never understand, and it’s such a wonderful thing,” he says. “But over here [in America], people are still so obsessed with Led Zeppelin and Nirvana, those sorts of bands, that nobody else is allowed [to grow].” and Lady Gaga has commented on how Britain is more of accepting of her than the US.
Do you think the US doesn’t allow talent to develop as well as the UK? I think that if someone’s strange or different the US doesn’t look as favorably on them. I think that’s the big reason Adam Lambert didn’t win American Idol. What do you think?