|Pet Shop Boys Praise 'Pop' Act Arctic Monkeys
|Neil Tennant, one half of British pop act 'Pet Shop Boys' has taken a dig at modern pop industry and reckons the likes of Arctic Monkeys and other guitar acts are the real stars of pop music.
Speaking to contact music, he said:
"We are going through a phase where the term 'pop' is used to mean rubbish. "But bands like the Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers and Franz Ferdinand make pop music.
”They like to think they are rock but they are pop and all have a sense of fun about what they do and have a great look.”
"It annoys me that pop gets clogged up with Pop Idol and reality TV rubbish.
"Shayne Ward has a waxwork in Madame Tussauds - can you believe it?"
By Jamie P on 19 May 2006 09:05 pm
i think arctic monkeys are popular rock rather than pop or rock - infact they are indie
By tthheelloocckk on 19 May 2006 09:12 pm
By :) on 20 May 2006 03:43 am
i dont think arctic monkeys are pop, ye i'd say indie
By snail on 20 May 2006 01:51 pm
what, so rock music can't be fun and upbeat as well? the bands mentioned are all indie, not pop. westlife would be pop and i think there's a clear difference between them and arctic monkeys and such.
By ACertainRomantic on 20 May 2006 07:19 pm
"pop" seems to mean most popular music these days. Those songs which are in the top 40 etc. But yeah in my defintion of pop i wouldnt include the Arctic Monkeys. Id say they were indie rock too
By Lena on 22 May 2006 10:51 am
yeah its indie. but who cares whether its pop or rock or whatever as long as the music is fucking brilliant?
By mike on 22 May 2006 05:58 pm
arctic monkeys are far from pop, more like rock,
By me on 25 May 2006 03:06 pm
that pet shop boys doenst know what hes talking about, just cos hes old doesnt mean hes a good musician nor does it mean anyone values his opinion, thats Noel Gallegers job! pop?!?!? i ask yer.
By dfgdfgdgf on 22 Feb 2007 12:15 am
These "indie" bands are pop acts now, it's not 1986 you know!