February 19, 2004
Your toxic gun, stick it under
This by Momus is good on a number of things: the exhaustion of the concept of youth, the notion of meta-pop (which is poised somewhere between Eppy's Pop II and Pop III, it would seem), and the Orientalist majesty of the new Britney (it would make a great 007 theme, as M rightly points out). Yeh: 'Toxic' is by far and away the best Pop single of the year so far.
Posted by mark at February 19, 2004 11:10 AM
Let me be first to second Momus's entreaty at the end of that piece that you check out Ivor Cutler!
It seems pretty clearly to be Pop-II to me. Maybe pop-I.5 in some cases and even Pop-I for some songs, but I don't think much beyond that.
Thanks for linking this--I need to comment at more length later.