Settlers of Quétaine: Why Do People Hate Céline Dion?

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Throughout the 90's, very few pop artists had a run as impressive as Céline Dion: Grammy awards, record-breaking album sales, a number of successful movie soundtracks, a gargantuan, international fanbase, and so on. And yet, lurking in the underground of American culture was a large and loud cohort of people who were convinced she was the epitome of everything wrong with the mainstream.

On this episode of The Skip Button, I try to get to the bottom of why she was public enemy #1 to so many people, and whether or not those people were onto something. Along the way, I ask questions like:

Is Céline's music really as cheesy as people say? Is a killer vocal enough to make a song good? And how many French words can Ben butcher over the course of a single hour?

PLUGS:

Read Chris Hanna's article on Céline here.

Follow Chris on Twitter: twitter.com/Chris_Hanna

Carl Wilson on Slate: https://slate.com/author/carl-wilson

"Let's Talk About Love" by Carl Wilson: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/383300.Let_s_Talk_About_Love

"Songbooks" by Eric Weisbard: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53998937-songbooks

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