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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 by

Life Before Autotune

Rascal’s “Being Balladeer” post got me thinking about a lot of things, such as: What is a ballad? Who are today’s male balladeers? Has the definition of the ballad changed over time?  Will the ballad ever make a return to popular culture? I set out to do some research and found lots of information about classic ballads. Then I tried searching “male balladeers 2009” and, guess what? Almost nothing. Only this from 2006: “Who says real men don’t whimper? Right now, wounded males rule America’s radio waves. Four of the biggest breakout songs of the season are big, weepy ballads crooned by mewling men. The trend began with James Blunt’s blubbery […]

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