Songwriter and ex-4 Non Blondes singer Linda Perry has an interesting theory to explain why Katy Perry was able to match Michael Jackson's chart record by earning five Number One songs from a single album: The album sucked, so people just wanted the few decent tracks. Okay, it's not really a theory, per se, but part of a comment rife with back-handed compliments ("I'm not a huge fan of Adele, but [21 is] a solid record") from a recent interview spotted by Idolator.
Asked how the music biz has changed in recent years, Perry sighed, "It's the crap like, who wants a f----- Katy Perry record? I'm sorry. You know, you're gonna get the two songs that are probably the hits that are good, but the rest of the album is gonna be crap. It is, it's gonna sound like s--- and who cares about buying that record? So people download the single and then that's it. ... She's not reinventing the wheel, she's not giving substance, she's just giving microwave popcorn for you to feast on right at this moment."
As a reminder, this is the woman who wrote Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," which includes the refrain, "I am beautiful, no matter what they say/Words can't bring me down." The Amp has asked our TV-expert pals at The Set to launch an investigation into how Luke Perry is feeling about this.
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