“These pop songs almost feel like tabloid journalism, in a way. It’s c**p that people seem to like. And I don’t know if it has meaning. I don’t know if one of the pop songs of the summer has any fibre in it. People are consuming it, and is it healthy?… Maybe there’s some healthy property or some restorative property that I’m not receiving. It seems like it has a really high fructose content.” Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is not a fan of modern pop music.