Top 40’s

Recently, I came across a great community project with an Indie Rock Reddit group called Top 10 Tuesdays. They put together a list of their favorite bands and every Tuesday they poll their favorite songs. Deep cuts and all.

It’s refreshing to see hardcore fans speak about the music that has touched their lives.

Juxtapose that from America’s Top 40 or the NYT’s Bestseller. These lists lack heart. You have to pay to play. If you want to play a game, you have to change your art to fit in with the masses. But the masses usually don’t have good taste.

It’s been said plenty of times on this blog: What’s popular isn’t the same as important.