I’ll try to keep my ranting to a minimum on this blog, but every now and then a music based topic will get me so annoyed I’ll need to vent a little about it.
So here we go… What the heck is it with music reviews written about female artists that insist on talking at length about the artist’s looks?
What on earth has the fact that the artist may or may not be ‘hot’ or ‘sexy’ or ‘like that girl next door you were in love with’ have anything to do with their music?!
Don’t get me wrong, I understand (though I don't agree with) the fact that some music magazines will run separate articles about an artists image or look. I know that people are interested in this and so magazines write about it. What I’m fed up with is the amount of space given over to assessing a musician’s ‘hotness’ in reviews of their work.
A review of an album for example should tell the reader what the melodies or lyrics are like, not if the artist is ‘stunningly good looking’.
This phenomenon seems almost entirely exclusive to female artists, making me guess that it’s a sad relic of a society that objectifies women and rates them by appearance.
Next time I read about a female artist’s new project I’d like to find out about their songs not their figure thank you.
Author: Keith Sadler
I want to share my music-making journey with you, as well as my experience of the amazing local music scene here in Suffolk.