Music Snobbery: A Self-Righteous Affliction

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We’ve all encountered them; music snobs. That person who thinks they know more than the average music buff. They feel entitled to an unjustified sense of coolness by playing the anti-mainstream music game of my favorite band or artist is better because mine is more obscure. Yet, these so-called music aficionados are the first to abandon their favorites upon the very first sign of even a miniscule amount of commercial triumph, because of some imaginary belief system based on tiresome and ridiculous self-imposed “rules,” which decree mainstream success is evil and taboo.

 

Everyone’s entitled to their own preferences, but if you consider yourself a music “expert,” then lose the teenage mentality of discounting entire genres due to your own ignorance of it. I’ve never let anyone else’s perceptions dictate what I like. I’ve never listened to anything simply because it fits into one category or another. In fact, the music I find to be the most rewarding has always found its way to me on its own accord, devoid of recommendation, hyped propaganda, or any degree of superficial coolness.

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BLAM! Bonnaroo 2014

Bonnaroo

BLAM! It’s that time of year again when the official lineup is announced for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. This year marks the 14th anniversary of the 700 acre farm’s four-day extravaganza and 2014’s roster boasts several exciting performers including: Elton John, Kanye West, Zedd, Broken Bells, Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex, Vampire Weekend, Fitz and The Tantrums, and The Avett Brothers.

For more info and a complete list of acts, go to: Bonnaroo.com