American music is very American. It is popular within the borders of the United States. You can listen to it in your car or at Ben's chili bowl but please do not force other people to listen to it. The world could build a kind of electronic insulation to ensure that Americans live happily in their gated communities within the borders of the United States. Some American music is worse than others. It is called Muzak. They have it at supermarkets. The ipod can help plug out American music. But criminals steal ipods. Those criminals can also be kept in gated communities.