>>42119450>But that's the thing, given how subjective art is, you never really know if you won't like something.
It depends on the preferences and experiences. Mainstream media is very predictable in it's tropes and the attitude of the creators of it.
I prefer taking media on my own pace and not get caught up and immerse myself in it. I mean pony was an exception, but I regret nothing.
And I do like colorful and nice cartoon stuff in general. I just don't interact with online communities about it.
Of course it's mostly a reference to the people who watch things just to get angry about it.
I mean if I got 2-10k USD on Patreon to watch bad Star Wars movies, I would reconsider the deal. Even if I usually disagree with the level and direction of the criticism people give, but hey cynical cashgrabs gotta do what cynical cashgrabs gotta do.
>Like I've seen so many rock fans who say that the reason rock is dead is because there's no good rock on the radio
The problem is... if it's on the radio, then it's mainstream and it's bad. I mean the insult of a "sell out" in a commercial music industry is very absurd on it's face value. Also if it was a small underground band, they wouldn't listen to it, because the band lacked the critical mass and hotness for the wide audience.. Better yet, they would insult if for sounding lame because they couldn't get some big shot producer to produce their album.
Not to mention, with the more and more over saturated media people have less and less window of opportunity to discover something new
>The average person doesn't really think much about how music was made, or go very in-depth with history or subgenes
I think historical oversight in general can be a good thing to notice trends. Compared to other media, music can feel like a black box. Sure the band is there, but the producer of the album too can be considered a musician not to mention the complex web of things that go into "why did the artist do these songs?". Big published music too is a collaborative art, where the industry, tech trends and general fads etc. can't be ignored.
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