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Whether they like a given piece of music or not is soley based on who else likes that music and whether they think those people are cool or not.

I approach every new song as if I had never heard of the artist in question. Like a friend had handed me a CD and told me someone they know had recorded it in their basement.

I don't care who a song is by. A good song is a good song. I like Metallica, Jack Johnson, Justin Timberlake, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Led Zeppelin. Doesn't matter to me. A good song is a good song.
 

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My rule is listen to it three times before deciding. My son says seven times.
 

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Music snobs are just the anti-contemporary music listener, who the media tells what is good and should be listening to.. Meaning, many ppl will like a song simply based on who made it....if it were made by a "nobody " , they wouldn't give it a second listen.

Case in point, all this summer my family torutured my ears on a daily basis with Despacito by "Justin Beiber" (quotes because he has such a tiny part in that song but gets full credit). It sounds like every fucking song ive ever heard in taxis while vacationing in the Caribbean for decades, that never get played even once on a radio up here. but it got unreal airplay because of the Beiber connection. Sheeple.
 
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Snobbery can come from different areas: genre, artist, time period and even sub-genres

Wynton Marsalis famously snobbed Miles Davis' later music because he felt it wasn't "real jazz", which is the most absurd example of snobbery I can think of

A lot of famous local chefs have stated their love of poutine and some other "fast foods"
I think that's a great analogy, showing that there's still something enjoyable in "lower" grade food, or music
 

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So "music snobs" like whatever is popular?

I though that was the opposite of a music snob.

Maybe I don't know what a "music snob" is.
Yeah, I think what Diablo described is just the common music idiot

Music snob is someone who will snob (duh) "inferior" (perceived as inferior by him) genres, sub-genres, artists or music from certain times
 

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Whether they like a given piece of music or not is soley based on who else likes that music and whether they think those people are cool or not.

I approach every new song as if I had never heard of the artist in question. Like a friend had handed me a CD and told me someone they know had recorded it in their basement.

I don't care who a song is by. A good song is a good song. I like Metallica, Jack Johnson, Justin Timberlake, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Led Zeppelin. Doesn't matter to me. A good song is a good song.
You had me with you right up until you said Drake ;)
 

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Oh stop it you snob

Drake is not that... OK he sucks ass
I assumed Drake was just a crappy rapper or something similar, I was unaware he also "SUCKED ASS" I gotta tell yah I'm learning new and wonderful things here on GC every day. :)
 

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I assumed Drake was just a crappy rapper or something similar, I was unaware he also "SUCKED ASS" I gotta tell yah I'm learning new and wonderful things here on GC every day. :)
I don't have a hate on for Drake, I personally don't think rap is music. I'm old school and like to listen to people sing and play instruments :)
 

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Well I most definitely disagree
I love hip hop / rap, and the more you educate yourself in the artform, the more you get to appreciate it

And I dislike Drake's music because I'm a hip hop enthusiast
 

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Well I most definitely disagree
I love hip hop / rap, and the more you educate yourself in the artform, the more you get to appreciate it

And I dislike Drake's music because I'm a hip hop enthusiast
I've educated myself on plenty of things I don't like.... personal preferences make the world less boring.... if everyone like the same shit I'd have nobody to argue with :)
 

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I've educated myself on plenty of things I don't like.... personal preferences make the world less boring.... if everyone like the same shit I'd have nobody to argue with :)
Well saying you don't enjoy it because of personal preferences is one thing
Saying it's not even music, well that's one form of snobbery
 

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Well saying you don't enjoy it because of personal preferences is one thing
Saying it's not even music, well that's one form of snobbery
Sure, f you wanna use that term...I prefer to just conclude that you're trolling and trying to feed stoke the fire. You should take a few lessons from steadfastly though. He's better at it than you are ;)
 
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