Indeed I listen to pop. I just hate premanufactured bands (with the exception of the Monkees <img> ). And I recognize influence, what I’m attacking here is Damnable off-ripping. Flat out derivation is wrong.
And no, I vote third party whenever possible. Although I will generally aim republican in local elections without a third party.
And Alison, I have a 20 year-old coworker who listen’s to N’Sync and has never heard of REM ("are they a Metal band?") Guess who helped provide the insperation for this?