Music advice? Don't know any better? I'm sorry, but to use HG's favorite word, that is elitist as fuck and really bothers me. To tell someone that the enjoyment they get from music they really love is somehow inferior to the enjoyment you get from music you love really makes me think there is something wrong with you, and defeats the entire reason our species creates and listens to music.
What are you even talking about? I have no problem with people liking whatever they want. My point was that taking advice from a bunch of people that just bought an album is generally not an objective assessment of whether it is any good. Of course they are gushing, they just paid for it so I'd hope they'd like it.
The best way to find if you like something isn't via a comments section, or a critics review. It is to give it a listen, that's why I love streaming so much.
No worries, I just didn't want you to get the wrong idea. As a rule of thumb I listen to everything once, and form my own opinions...like I said about Mumford, I've listened--it didn't hurt my ears, but it was a little to vanilla for me personally.
I absolutely agree, and again I apologize for my misunderstanding. I just find it strange that certain people within a community that generally promote openness and acceptance will immediately file someone into a lower category because of their choices in music...of all things. Geno, I'm not trying to call you out specifically, because I know you're an awesome dude, but I just think statements like "because they don't know any better" is kind of lame. If I knew any better about food, I probably wouldn't be settling for this Lean Pocket I'm about to scarf down for lunch, but I guess I don't, and it's going to make me super happy, and I doubt my coworkers will give me shit for it