Selling Millions On A Sour Note: pre-Grammy’s article (a bit late, sorry) on the pop industry’s dislike and distrust of the music it’s currently pushing. I disagree with virtually every opinion expressed, especially Carlos Santana’s blatantly misguided suggestion that his abysmal album is “a rose coming up through the concrete”: if you want a rebuttal to this kind of sentimentality and conservatism, read Surface Vs Depth’s excellent Pop 2000 essay. The only thing I’d add to that is that there’s already tons of indie music in the charts – Toploader, Muse, Blur, Coldplay, Oasis, and Radiohead are pretty much guaranteed top ten singles with anything they can release, and a host of others will automatically go top twenty. Which means the knee-jerk complainers have even less to whine about.