“Pop” has been used as a genre for music for the last few years but I have yet to figure out how that genre is defined. It used to just be a tag that described if a particular genre of music was popular, example: Pop rock, Pop Metal, Pop Country…etc. but now it seems to describe an genre of music. But what has been described to me as “pop music” is just modern day soul and hip hop variations, which is confusing to me…just call it soul or hip hop. To me pop music is just music that is popular, so everything that is played on the radio, sells tons of CDs or sells out concerts is pop music.
I guess the same goes with the Alternative genre tag. Alternative used to describe music that was an alternative to what was popular now bands that are popular are being tagged as Alternative. I hope you can see my confusion.