Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn has said that modern pop is rubbish and has become so showbusiness that it's like "Dylan and the Beatles never happened,"
Speaking to The Observer, Albarn, who has just released his debut solo album Everyday Robots, says that pop music has lost its cultural and political import.
"Completely and utterly. It's bereft of it. It's a shame because the three-minute pop song was such a great way to express discontent. But we have allowed our pop music to become dumber," says Albarn, "You have to look to the margins for a lot of the really interesting stuff. With the mainstream, it's like we've gone back to showbusiness again. It's a pop landscape that exists like Dylan and the Beatles never happened, never mind the Specials."