However, at least one longtime rock critic feels the show has more integrity than other aspects of the music business.
Larry Nager, the music writer for ReZoom magazine, says most musicians today rarely play on the same record at the same time and dont even sing a song all the way through.
Therefore, he says American Idol has integrity because it forces singers to put themselves on the line and sing a whole song and in front of millions of people.
But while todays musicians are more likely to create music piece-by-piece in a studio rather than in a collective unit onstage, he insists that folks not dismiss the artists of today
But while studio-concocted tunes are the norm today, Nager warns oldsters not to take the attitude that modern music isnt as good as it used to be.
Says Nager: There is no such thing as bad music, just bad musicians.
The debut issue of ReZoom magazine hits stands on Friday (Mar. 9).
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