thebriz wrote:Beyond that, he has no introduced a whole slew of his fans to this genre of music. Its people who may have never picked up an a cappella CD prior to hearing it. Now - how many of those people have gone on to become fans?
The old adage is "any press is good press".
I don't think any press is good press necessarily. Frankly, the album sounds weak enough, with enough tuning issues and weak soloists, to turn people off in my opinion. Even though I have my own thoughts and feelings about the Sing Off, I think that the Sing Off has actually been great for a cappella. The Ben Folds CD is so far below par that it does us no justice.
Furthermore, I'm a little confused as to why we feel that a cappella needs more press. A cappella has gotten so much of it over the last few years, and so many people are involved in a cappella, that I don't feel that more exposure is necessary. Maybe this is the wrong forum to express that view, but despite the fact that I'm one of the most a cappella-obsessed people at Yale, it seems to me that a cappella doesn't need more exposure so I'm not really into welcoming press that I think is sub-par.