Ben Watson

The Chart Stoppers...

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I read Lee Billingham's article 'Revolutions Per Minute' (October SR) with interest.

Unfortunately, Lee's idea of ticking off the ideological good and bad points of current pop acts didn't make for an inspirng read. Readers of Socialist Review already know that sexism and homophobia are bad and that anti-capitalism is good, so do we really need a survey to tell us which chart fodder we can buy that is politically okay? As I thought we'd been reminded by anti-capitalism, cultural commodification is part of our oppression.

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