Billy Joel as "the Andrew Wyeth of contemporary pop music"? Well, I can't doubt that Ron knows his Billy Joel, but I have to wonder how well he knows his Wyeth. I'm no huge Billy Joel fan, but I rather like "She's Got a Way" and "Don't Ask Me Why" and even "My Life," though that last one doubtless exhibits the "unearned contempt" Ron finds so contemptible. He never does get around to connecting any of this with Denis Dutton's book. Guess that's for another day. As for the worst pop singer ever, how about Neil Diamond?