Or do you think it's shite? It seems to me to be becoming increasingly 'hip' to be seen as progressive and listen to Sunn O))) and Steve Reich records (classic indie daytripping) and then listen to Lady Gaga.
Do you listen to Gaga/Rihanna/Britney/Perry and give it credibility, or write it off as a horrible business exercise using a stock team of producers who write a samey euro dance track and it gets inserted by default into the Top 10? Perhaps top 40 is a bit vague - but I think you know the kind of music I mean. Not all artists can be put into this class, I'm sure many of you would stand up for Katy B or someone, but I see artists now referencing the genius of Soulja Boy despite the fact the music world collectively wrote him off after he did the supermanning a ho song.