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Old 02-06-2007, 02:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
Rainard Jalen
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with a very pop-styled mix but it still has strong blues influences in terms of the notes used in the melodies and a lot of the song subjects
Now THAT I'll dispute. The songs in general use neither blues progressions nor blues-inspired melodies. And generally they don't sing about being "blue", either, any more than any other genre of music. In fact the lyrics are usually about topics the pretty damn opposite of being "blue".

Even if your argument in that respect holds, it fails to explain or justify the application of the term as it is frequently used: i.e., as an umbrella term to cover ALL music that have singing (as opposed to rap) over hip-hop drum beats.
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