There are quite a few people on the board who listen to pop artists. The current mainstream scene isn't my forte but pop really has a vast history and a general thread probably opens up conversation for artists and works that don't receive much talk here but are otherwise interesting musical subjects. So here goes, a pop thread. My "real", passionate musical experience started with Maiden at the age of 13, up until that time popular artists who had their music videos on music channels on TV were my only real familiarity with the world of music, therefore pop is the only genre that creates a sense of nostalgia with me to a certain degree. I've only started exploring that sense of nostalgia last year, combined with my growing appreciation of simplicity over complexity and the songwriting involved led me to respect the genre way more than I did before. Way more. This is a post of mine from 2011, slamming someone for mentioning someone covering a pop song: And here I am, five years later, creating The Pop Thread on here. Funny how things change, eh?