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Peter the Squeezer [Formerly BS:] Musical snobbery (262* d) RE: BS: Musical snobbery 03 Feb 13


Basically, this is about the difference between discrimination and prejudice.

I would hope that all musicians are able to discriminate between a good performance and a poor one. The problem comes about when that discrimination is clouded by prejudice, be it against a particular performer, or their style.

I would like to be able to say that I will listen to anything once, and then decide whether I like it or not. Having said that, I struggle to accept Disco and its spin offs.

Much of what could be said about rap - lots of volume, lots of rhythm, little or no melody, absolutely no harmony - could also be said about the most raw, traditional versions of shanties!


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