November 2, 2005
The Heights of Pop
I totally agree with Michael Idov’s words on t.A.T.u. and the recent spate of critically acclaimed guilty pleasure pop music. “All the Things She Said” was a wonderful song containing, as Idov says, “at least five distinct parts, each catchier than the other.” I’m happy critics recognize this. And having utterly fallen for Kelly Clarkson during the first American Idol, I’m thrilled that she’s recorded such a universally beloved gem of trash-pop as “Since U Been Gone,” even if I don’t much care for the song itself. I look forward to hearing t.A.T.u.’s new album. May they never jump the shark.