Those are just two of the villains who made it onto Blender magazines 50 Worst Things To Ever Happen To Music
Blender editor Jonah Weiner says non-fake lesbians like Melissa Etheridge and the Indigo Girls helped popularize earnest coffeeshop confessionalism while Buffetts Parrotheads hold up the lines at karaoke bars just so they can sing Margaritaville again.
AIDS also makes the list but not for obvious reasons. Weiner says the musical damage was how it has demonized sex and drugs two ingredients essential to great rock music.
Finally, melisma makes the list and for those not in the know, thats the style of vocal gymnastics made famous by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey that adds 25 syllables to words like girl or baby.
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