Monday, 29 April 2013

Music Snobbery

Music. Gimme pop, gimme rock, gimme dance, soul, metal, jazz, good old fashioned rock n' roll. I'll take it all. And any other style in existence, because I LOVE music.

One thing that makes me want to strangle people with their own "hipster" skinny jeans is music snobbery. My head almost exploded a moment ago when someone who shall remain nameless made a remark about who is worse, the people who make (insert music genre) or the people who listen to it.

Well, I can answer that. The worst people are the ones who make pissy judgements about people based on their music tastes. Who lash out because they think they know best. Who think that someone who likes rap can't possibly have a brain in their head because it's not what they themselves consider "cool" music. Bite me. I still have Steps albums, and I still know all the words to every S Club 7 song ever released (leave me alone, when I was a kid they were cool!), but that doesn't make me any less of a person than someone who listens to Ed Sheeran, or any big name of the moment who won't be remembered in ten years.(No disrespect to Ed Sheeran, I don't consider him someone who will be forgotten easily, his was just the first name in my head!)

Judge people on who they are, not what they listen to. Listen to the music you love, and encourage others to do the same. What matters is not WHAT a person listens to, its the fact that they are listening. You wanna make judgements about other artists? Don't be crying on your Twitter account when people do the same about you. There is no room for music snobbery. Just enjoy the damn  music, whatever the style because, guess what? It all has value whether you like it or not. 

1 comment:

  1. Hear, hear!

    I listen to all types of music, too, whatever appeals to me, regardless of genre. I don't want to limit myself and miss out on something cool.