Had to vent about this. I'm a music hound and I'm always looking for great new music. The other day I discovered "Lissie". She has two releases. The first release was an EP on an obscure label. Every song is rich and moving with amazing vocals and a very raw unprocessed production.
So then she get's noticed by Sony records under the Columbia label and they influence her to add a much more mainstream pop sound to her music. They take several of the amazing tracks from excellent EP, but they mostly use new tracks that are a significant departure away from the beautiful music on the EP. These new tracks also all have more of a slick production without the raw acoustic sound of the EP. Now, don't get me wrong, they are pretty good pop tunes, but this girl is an amazing talent on the EP was something breathtakingly good. The new songs on the Sony recording are just mainstream pop that we have no shortage of. Compare for yourself. Here's the two CDs on Amazon. The record labels ruin so many artists with their forumla music. It's really depressing.
Listen to these and post your thoughts:
Mainstream pop, listen to track 2: