Comments: There's No Accounting for Taste

My argument remains that unless Mr. Ellis is in fact a 12 year old girl, his opinions on the value or lack thereof of Ms. Spears' yodelings is rather limited in its insight. ;-)

Posted by Dean at January 24, 2004 11:21 AM

I think the point of criticizing the record company for promoting Ms. Spears is not that they dare to make money through exploiting her...assets, but that they do so at the expense of more talented acts.

Posted by Kerry at January 25, 2004 12:52 PM

Not to defend Britney, although she does have a nice ass, at least once upon a time she could sing (she did win her round on Star Search anyway). Her new voice, as it were, seems to be pretty well orchestrated just to be breathy and sexy rather than anything like talk-to-the-dolphins Mariah Carey-esque.

And I agree that the no-talent argument falls flat, if only because she's proven herself to be pretty shrewd in the field, much like a young Madonna (who, I imagine, had all the same insults hurled at her from people in the press as her popularity grew). I think she's here to stay.

Posted by andy at January 28, 2004 09:50 AM