Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sufjan Stevens dislikes Contemporary Music Genres

Sufjan Stevens has anger towards Vampire Weekend. The once "up and coming" band that I wrote about not too long ago. One of my classmates and friend, Michael Carli, reported the quotation to me.
"Sometimes I worry that the ever-increasing trend toward excessive innovation has pushed the art and music world into a slapstick exhibition of dog breeding, generating increasingly newer, more contemporary fashions: gothic folk, for one. Or Afro-beat Ivy League pop. Maybe this only reflects the inevitable merging of all cultures, in which art slowly becomes a least common denominator for the interchange of multiple civilizations coming together in one song. I don’t mind the intermarrying of ideas. This is the natural sequence of events. We are all better for it; it is fundamentally American. But sometimes the effort of innovation itself is just empty exertion, unspirited and unreal, bearing bad fruit."
The quotation was originally published only a few days ago, but has not really made headlines or anything.
It was originally published in

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