But any genre of music can be done really well, or it can be done not so well. I prefer career artists that have spent time honing their craft, as opposed to, “I won a karaoke contest on a reality show and now I have a record.” That’s such a drag. The music that comes out of it is so poor. The celebrity element is not interesting… at all.
Conor Oberst (in an interview with Spin magazine)