Fixed, and we're already well on our way. Lady Gaga managed to do it while ripping off Madonna every step of the way. Image-based music is ridiculous in every possible incarnation.
very few musical acts ARENT image based in some way, plus what's wrong with going for a certain visual aesthetic with your music? imagery is art, it doesnt take away from it if its done right and it can seriously enhance the experience if its done really well.