Pretentious Music Thread
I dont see any purpose in straight up bashing/disrespecting an artists musicality and aesthetic values just for the sake of it. Does it make you feel good about yourself? Do you try and make people feel ashamed in hopes that someday their opinion will mold to fit yours?
Especially when on the other hand there is so much amazing music to be appreciated and discussed in a positive light.
And a lot of the electronic music may be compositionally generic and basic, and the "anti-electronic" or "anti-trance" critics overlook the fact that there is so much more control over sound design than an instrument crafter would have before the digital age. I've heard the term "tone snob" used at my school...well, OK....but composition is only HALF the battle of making music. The 21st century has the luxury of containing such tools and opportunities to manipulate sounds like never before. Without tone, you have no sound coming to play the notes within the composition; and without composition, you have no notes to utilize the tones. And then there's always the response of "there is no soul behind the tweaking of knobs" but its only up to the individual to decide what soul to them is.
I used to try and belittle other musicians and people in the past, but that was when I was insecure, had a large(r) ego, hadn't reached puberty yet and had a small penis.
Also, "pretentious" has to be the most overused word on the internet. It lost its effectiveness back in 2008.