The Gossip Phenomenon

The year 2009 was definitely a year of The Gossip. Formerly known as the indie scenes best kept secret darling, touring tiny stages in sleazy bars, you now can find them on “Top Hits”-Compilations, as background music on TV spots, in charts lists and as studio guest in every single entertainment show. Well, congratulations to that success. But can anyone explain to me why that is? Is their last album really that fabulous? ‘Cause I don’t see it. I think it is a good piece of music, but not the world-moving, life-changing kind like some other albums that came along last year. In fact, I think their debut was way better, more original, self-fuelling. Why are they suddenly, after “Music For Men”, such a big pop hit and appearing on charts shows next to some casted, empty faced teenagers? And why does everybody hype them as the best band in the world? I just don’t get it.

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