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Old 04-25-2003, 01:10 AM   #16
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It's not that I'm an elitist snob as much as it's that music I dislike geniunely sucks.

Britney Spears fans probably think Sigur Ros is shit, but that's hardly snobbery.
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:10 AM   #17
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Also so you all know..
in the music world outside of U2, most music lovers consider U2Fans musical snobs.
True Story.

I try and dissuade many of this silly notion and tell them it really doesnt matter how many posts you have at Interland.Com

U2 is much larger than the internet and much larger than the ppl who are addicted to the musical forums and chat rooms.

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Old 04-25-2003, 02:32 AM   #18
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I don't want to talk about musical elitism cause it is a red herring. There are only two kinds of music: good music and bad music. Trust me, they exist. Your instinct, if it's a good instinct, will tell you the difference. The more music you listen to, the more you get to trust your instinct.

Also, there is a difference between 'liking' some performer and acknowledging that they produce worthwhile music (but not particularly enjoying said music). Or vice versa. For me exhibit A would be Miles Davis. Talented, certainly. Do I listen to him? Rarely if ever.
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:40 AM   #19
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None of which is to say that musical elitists don't exist. If you dig a band cause the NME told you to, then you qualify.
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Excellent, excellent points. Kind of what I wanted to say, only more articulate.
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Old 04-25-2003, 05:25 AM   #21
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Hello,

I don't really go with this 'music elitism' and 'rather a smart ass than a dumb ass' attitude. As some stated above, where is the line between good and bad music? You have the ends of the spectrum, but what about the middle?
Is an artist only relevant ('good') because he/she writes/performs his/her own music. If so, does this mean that Sinatra is worthy of contempt. He never wrote a song, doesn't play an instrument and basically covered other people's songs. The same goes with Elvis Presley (although he played rudimentary guitar).
I for one think that Eminem is a very good song writer, making great and catchy music. I don't like Madonna's latest, but especially Ray Of Light was great (and also Like A Prayer a decade earlier).

In the end I don't think there is a very big difference between good and bad music, just music you like and don't like.

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Old 04-25-2003, 09:27 AM   #22
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I consider myself a music snob, because people in my age group usually listen to Linkin Park and stuff and I make my references to Radiohead, the Clash, and weird indie-pop.

Today a friend posed a question, 'What is good music?' My answer? "Stuff I like."

I think it's more tongue-in-cheek than anything.
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Old 04-25-2003, 09:29 AM   #23
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Well, it's just pop music. If you think you're better than someone else because of the music you listen to you've got big problems, cause in the end, it's just pop music. Also, wouldn't you have to sell all your U2 records to be part of the music snob community?
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Well, it's just pop music. If you think you're better than someone else because of the music you listen to you've got big problems, cause in the end, it's just pop music. Also, wouldn't you have to sell all your U2 records to be part of the music snob community?
Almost. I think you can only keep October and Pop, although the verdict is not out yet on that last one.

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P.S. This is a comment about musical snobbery, not a comment about the actual merits/faults of the albums. No need for another Pop thread!
(I just want to make myself clear )
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Old 04-25-2003, 12:53 PM   #25
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I don't believe in the music snobbery phenomenon. If you believe you have the purist taste in music you run the risk of just looking like a complete arse.

Music is taste. You either like something or you don't.

There is however, artists that can perform or sing or play. And are good at it. To say you are limited by these boundaries means you only have the ability to discern actual quality. But its still taste and only your opinion.
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Music is taste. You either like something or you don't.
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I'm not into the snobbery thing...I like some uncool stuff sometimes.
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:02 PM   #28
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me too. i'm kind of a nerd alert sometimes.

and i agree with angelinakiwiharlemnerdalert.
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Old 04-25-2003, 03:08 PM   #29
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Maybe we should just adopt this philosophy.....

If you can find something in this often cruel and punishing world that makes you happy, do it! So if a certain band or type of music makes you happy, listen to it. I don't have to like it, but I try not to look down on people who like music that I don't care for. It's really hard though.

I have to try to keep from lashing out at people at work. They are always talking about shit music. Examples:

1) I can't wait to go see Bon Jovi.
2) I like Sting's solo work better than his work with the Police.

I hear shit like this all the time.

I just try to remember my new philosophy and bite my tongue.
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oh come on elvis. it feels good lash out at people who have sub-standard tastes in music.

same goes with movies. if people are talking about something shit, ill let em know. cause i know they care about my opinion.
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