“I listen to everything but rap and country.” That’s basically code for “rock and, like, maybe two Daft Punk songs and/or the soundtrack to Frozen” (good movie, though). Music is already such a tricky to define concept that I find it strange and irritating to put up walls by genre. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the mindset. I’ve been there. Often it’s about bridging the gap and finding that first album in a new genre that you dig. That’s why we’re here, though. We want to open those closed doors.
You know that annoying snare drum that keeps on getting higher and higher in pitch in EDM music? I hate that. I despise that with a passion. I love EDM music, some of my favorite albums are EDM, but that annoying snare clap drives me insane. It’s unoriginal, annoying, and the drops that always follow it are never interesting or exciting. Most things I’m fine with when it comes to musical tropes, but I swear to God, if I have to hear that noise one more time, I cannot be held responsible for my actions.
To me, one of the ugliest-sounding words in the English language is “snob,” and whatever meaning this term might’ve had once has been completely stripped away by people throwing it at whatever it happens to stick to. At this point it pretty much means “someone who doesn’t like something I do.” “Pretentious” is another one that gets tossed around a lot. Basically all art is pretentious, as all art elevates the subjective opinions/experiences of the creator to a point of High Importance. And fuck labeling music as “depressing,” art has no obligation whatsoever to be pleasant and only pleasant.