"With pop music struggling to create the Moments that once seemed common, we have lost something that could bring us together. There are niche joys everywhere, but nothing I can obsess over alongside a million others. Nothing that makes a big statement and speaks to what America is or should be or will be. Nothing that has a chance to pull me closer to my friends and acquaintances in a hallway or at a concert that's really a lovefest. I want music that bonds me to my peers and my generation. I'm stuck with music that makes me happy, but makes me feel like I'm alone."
Touré in Salon laments the fragmentation of popular culture.