| ||"Now, of course, it’s pop, hip-hop, dance, etc. that has to vie for respect."
Sure, if you're talking about the 'indie elite media', Beyonce and Christina Aguilera don't get much respect. But from the standpoint of total media exposure, record sales, pre-game and half-time shows, touring attendance, and major awards (ie Grammy, AMA's), pop artists overshadow pretty much every band you read about on this website. The majority of those so-called rockists who champion Sleater-Kinney, for example, are marginalized themselves.|