I don't like musicals. The reason is two-fold. First, people bursting into song destroys storytelling. Nothing muddies and slows down the narrative like ten minutes of warbling, ambiguous lyrics clouding up character motivation so you're not sure what they're feeling, why and about whom. Second, despite being called "musicals" nearly all musicals purvey one type of music. There's no reggae, there's no hard rock, there's no trance, drum 'n' bass, acid jazz, folk or blues; there is only, what I call, Musical Music.
Approximating Musical Music is a bit tricky. Its not quite pop, is not quite classical. What it is is that music you hear piped into shopping malls up and down the country, knock-off versions of popular classics like Robbie Williams back catalogue, re-recorded by some bloke called As
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