I was reading a review of the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song “Same Love” on the site Acculturated, when I ran across this great “Oh, snap!” comment, which I have highlighted in the quote below:
But “Same Love” is a abysmal song. Not so much because it presents a false view of marriage and a puerile idea of progress (though it does) but because on basic musical and lyrical terms, it fails. And it asks listeners to overlook that fact because they agree with its message. (An essay remains to be written about how feel-good political pop is stealing tricks from Contemporary Christian Music).
Oh, snap! And I couldn’t agree more.