The dreaded MOR is exactly what xina called AAR in a post on this blog last week.
I’ll admit that I knee-jerked to that designation because my head was suddenly filled with visions of Barry Manilow, James Blunt, Bread and other musicians simply too horrible to be named here. I’ve always hated MOR artists and those radio stations they advertise as perfect for work because they won’t offend anyone because…well, gee, because to me music that doesn’t offend somebody just ain’t real music.
But what xina meant, as she explained later was this:
“Well, middle-of-the-road is perhaps not exactly what AAR is, but I only said that because the site is so diverse.”
Then she went on to add:
“On AAR there are many opinions, many views. I don’t think we could all agree if we tried, so in that way I think we average out as middle-of-the-road. […]