Answer the questions to all three examples for full credit. 100 words maximum.
1. “Airbag” by Radiohead showcases their style of incorporating experimental sonorities within traditional pop music formats. How does the simplistic song form (verse/refrain/instrumental riff) keep the listener engaged? What previous style(s) sound similar? Name examples of bands/artists.
2. “End of the Road” by Boys II Men represents an updating of the Teen Idol/Boy Band style. How is this style updated for the time period? What previous styles are they borrowing from? Are they influential to any current artists/groups?
3.”Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” by Dr. Dre Featuring SnoopDoggy Dogg is a prime example of West Coast Gangsta Rap from Death Row Records. How does a song with a Simple Verse form keep the listener engaged? How does the flow of the lyric lines make the song move? Is it just the lyric content, the rhythmic complexity, or a combination of the two?