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Does Keith Olsen really believe in this stuff, or what?

Alan di Perna, Musician, November 1988

IT'S EASY to sneer at the increasingly predictable formulas that sell records in the millions these days. What's hard is to actually believe in the stuff. Just think about the Kierkegaardian leap of faith that must be involved in taking something like the "power ballad" seriously.

Total word count of piece: 1979

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