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Music snobbery
« on: April 23, 2015, 08:17:56 AM »
The one thing I can not stand about a music discussion is when people berate yo for your tastes in music, there is nothing worse than someone that thinks they are better than a person because their music taste is "cool" We all like different things and that should be celebrated.
Have you encountered a lot of music snobbery?

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 09:12:39 AM »
Oh man, this is the internet. People become snobby over EVERY SINGLE THING here. I'll admit, I too, used to be a bit of a snob, but over TV shows rather than music. I do try to curb that now though. I think it stems from people wanting to feel like they belong in a *superior* group.

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Re: Music snobbery
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 12:53:30 PM »
The one thing I can not stand about a music discussion is when people berate yo for your tastes in music, there is nothing worse than someone that thinks they are better than a person because their music taste is "cool" We all like different things and that should be celebrated.
Have you encountered a lot of music snobbery?


ppl tend to believe their preferences are exclusively superior to others in most aspects of life...but yeah music ppl can be sNobby for sure.

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 07:24:54 PM »
Ha, it’s the reason I've mostly refused to post on forums for bands. It’s especially bad when we’re purportedly all supposed to be fans of a certain band, and yet there are always those people who seem to hate EVERYTHING the band has ever created.

But yeah, people just generally want to believe they’re superior to others in one way or another. I’ll admit I have pretty particular tastes, but I try not to judge anyone else for theirs. Variety is the spice of life and all that.

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Re: Music snobbery
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 09:25:47 PM »
The one thing I can not stand about a music discussion is when people berate yo for your tastes in music, there is nothing worse than someone that thinks they are better than a person because their music taste is "cool" We all like different things and that should be celebrated.
Have you encountered a lot of music snobbery?

I guess I am a music snob. I like music with meaning. Dance music is cool. But, my favorite are some of the 90s alternative, old school r&b, and some country...I dont like the new stuff too much. I am a snob because I do not see how you can make the same songs over and over again about sex, booze, and money. Is that what life is about now......If it is i am a bonafide snob.

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 08:50:34 AM »
Yeah, I have encountered a lot of snobbery instances since this is a normal thing in today's society. I don't think it's fair to judge someone by his music tastes, everyone has different views in terms of music and songs.

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Re: Music snobbery
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2015, 01:18:12 PM »
Although I'm guilty of this from time to time, it's more so that I judge certain music (rap) based on lyrical content as a writer myself and sometimes I find it difficult to understand why a song would be enjoyable for more than just the beat/melody that it's on. However I know everyone has their own taste in music and I'm not going to bash on anybody for liking what they like, different strokes for different folks. Yet, there is the whole follow the leader thing that I dislike where one person likes a song because their friends do but deep down they never liked it so it becomes just something to fit in and avoid falling out of their social circle. I will say that I do get along better with people that share similar taste in music for much of the same purpose.

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2015, 04:00:55 PM »
The follow-the-leader thing, I haven’t encountered it very often but it has happened. It kind of blew my mind the first time. Can’t remember which band he was talking about, but the guy told me he sort of became a fan of theirs not because he liked their music so much. He liked it well enough, but it was more because everyone else had a favorite band they were really into, and he didn’t want to be the odd one out. I just thought to myself, why even bother in that case? People will do some strange things to fit in, I suppose.

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 07:29:18 AM »
Oh man, this is the internet. People become snobby over EVERY SINGLE THING here. I'll admit, I too, used to be a bit of a snob, but over TV shows rather than music. I do try to curb that now though. I think it stems from people wanting to feel like they belong in a *superior* group.
Ha ha true, but even face to face people can be so snobby and truth be told it does seem to be fans of certain bands that are the worst, off the top of my head I can name 4.

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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 02:46:00 PM »
Oh man, this is the internet. People become snobby over EVERY SINGLE THING here. I'll admit, I too, used to be a bit of a snob, but over TV shows rather than music. I do try to curb that now though. I think it stems from people wanting to feel like they belong in a *superior* group.
Ha ha true, but even face to face people can be so snobby and truth be told it does seem to be fans of certain bands that are the worst, off the top of my head I can name 4.
I’d guess Radiohead for one of those four bands? I like ‘em myself, but in my experience, 75-80% of Radiohead fans seem to think their music tastes are the be-all and end-all.

Manics fans can be pretty awful about it as well, which was why I never really posted on the biggest fan forum. Did not want to get involved in any pissing contests over things that really don’t matter much in the end.

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2015, 07:46:05 PM »
Yes, and one thing I cannot stand is someone judging a genre of music and they never even tried to hear more than 1 or 2 songs in that genre! Give me a break! I feel like there is beautiful music in all genres.

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2015, 09:44:07 PM »
This is a huge pet peeve of mine, and a reason I don't include myself in certain "bandoms" even if I listen to the band. Some fanbases are out of control and think they're sooo much cooler than you because of what they listen to (or what they don't, i.e. "I don't listen to pop music, it's too mainstream!"). Like, people try to be special little snowflakes and think their taste in music makes them better than everyone else. It's obnoxious and it makes the bands look bad because so much of the publicity they get is their crappy fans making a bad image for them.

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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 04:48:03 AM »
This is a huge pet peeve of mine, and a reason I don't include myself in certain "bandoms" even if I listen to the band. Some fanbases are out of control and think they're sooo much cooler than you because of what they listen to (or what they don't, i.e. "I don't listen to pop music, it's too mainstream!"). Like, people try to be special little snowflakes and think their taste in music makes them better than everyone else. It's obnoxious and it makes the bands look bad because so much of the publicity they get is their crappy fans making a bad image for them.
They really do think they are cooler don't they, I am glad it is not just me that gets bugged by this, it makes them look sad and as you say, obnoxious. And you're right, the bands suffer at the hands of followers like that because they get associated with those kinds of people!

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 04:51:44 AM »
Oh man, this is the internet. People become snobby over EVERY SINGLE THING here. I'll admit, I too, used to be a bit of a snob, but over TV shows rather than music. I do try to curb that now though. I think it stems from people wanting to feel like they belong in a *superior* group.
Ha ha true, but even face to face people can be so snobby and truth be told it does seem to be fans of certain bands that are the worst, off the top of my head I can name 4.
I’d guess Radiohead for one of those four bands? I like ‘em myself, but in my experience, 75-80% of Radiohead fans seem to think their music tastes are the be-all and end-all.

Manics fans can be pretty awful about it as well, which was why I never really posted on the biggest fan forum. Did not want to get involved in any pissing contests over things that really don’t matter much in the end.
Ha ha you must be psychic! My other half's brother is a huge fan and used to take the mick something fierce because I wasn't a fan until I told him I used to work with Thom Yorkes dad. Yes the list is Radiohead, Pink Floyd (possibly the worst for snobbery) Fleetwood mac and Nirvana (a close close second). I have nothing against the bands themselves but everyone I have ever met that liked any of these have been snobs and you were not worth talking to because you did not like them.

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 12:25:19 PM »
Unfortunately, I have come across this a lot, mostly with fanatics about a certain group or genre.      I personally don't pay too much attention and do my own thing.  I can respect someone's taste in music, even if they are a snob about it.  I just may not want to hang with such a person.