Worst Defenses Against Music CriticismNiktheWiz If you're going to defend a musical artist, song, or album, don't use these kinds of statements. Also, these are not direct quotes, but rather representations of one would often use as a defense against most criticisms.
The Top Ten
First of all, the person commenting can't do better. Second of all, the person they are commenting to isn't a musician so he can't do better. Third of all, that doesn't make every artist ever immune to criticism. - DCfnaf
Right Because Taylor Swift Is A Good Artist? - VideoGamefan5
If its Watch Me by Silento then I already have made a better song then that - christangrant
This goes out to ad hominem attacks in general. - NiktheWiz
The other items on this list, while terrible arguments, can be easily brushed aside. Telling a specific race of people that they can't criticize the kind of music that apparently falls into another race is mind boggling. And what really infuriates me is the idea that certain parts of music have to have a specific race labeling them. All it is is music, an IDEA and form of entertainment, it doesn't have a race. - SwagFlicks
It's kinda weird to use racism as a defense against music criticism - Neonco31
Calling rap music "black" music makes you racist. - DCfnaf
Kanye, go hug yourself. (if ya know what I mean) - SwellowV 3 Comments
True, songs don't necessarily represent real life, but is it too much to ask for songs with messages that are not reminiscent to Tyga's Stimulated, B.o.B's Flatline, or any other song that can spark massive controversy or (justifiably) offend people by sending a terrible message? If you're going to use questionable messages, at least frame them well. - NiktheWiz
Stimulated Isn't Just A Song, It's A Retard Having Sex With A Goat - VideoGamefan5
I hate Watch Me for many reasons - christangrant
It's just my opinion on the song... - DCfnaf
And you're sitting behind a computer complaining about a stranger's opinion of a song that doesn't define you. - DCfnaf
Taylor Swift Is A Sellout - VideoGamefan5
Same thing as the Grammies and ad hominem. - NiktheWiz
I don't get this one because there's no such thing as real music. All music (as well as all forms of art in general) is subjective.
Music is subjective, so it's a dumb defense. - DCfnaf
Wow, Best Quote Ever - Hillary Clinton - VideoGamefan5
Again, ad hominem. - NiktheWiz
Grammies =/= quality. For example, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly lost to Taylor Swift's 1989 for the Album of the Year award in 2016). - NiktheWiz
And your point is...? - DCfnaf
Lemonade lost to 25 (But Luckily Adele still honors Beyonce and share her Grammys with her) - BeaM456
There is no way that there are zero songs from today that are better than Barbie Girl, We are the World, the Macarena, Axl F (Crazy Frog), Achy Breaky Heart, etc. - NiktheWiz
So you're telling me that "We Built This City" is better than "Irvine", "Jesus Alone", "I'm Going To Do It", and "Blackstar"? Pfft, nonsense. - DCfnaf
Work By Rihanna Sucks And You Need To Accept that People Hate It For Good And Valid Reasons - VideoGamefan5
You are the type of person who the user of the list is specifically trying to show negatively. - Swellow
No sticking to the past, move on with it - Neonco31
Some songs aren't meant to have lyrics. As long as it's not offensive (Juju) or annoying (Watch Me), I'm fine with mediocre lyrics. - ProPanda
Not all songs need to have lyrics, say like for video game tracks and some electronic dubstep songs - Neonco31
What if it's an unlistenable piece of garbage dance track? - DCfnaf
They do, - VideoGamefan5V 2 Comments
I don't know why people think this is a good thing. I generally find catchy music annoying
This is a perfectly reasonable excuse to like a song and avoid critical thought. - ProPanda
That's not enough to redeem the rest of the flaws. - NiktheWiz
This should never be disclassified in the book of excuses:
Exhibit A: Loverman by Train, their best song since their early days (which isn't saying much). - WonkeyDude98
By that logic Closer by the Chainsmokers is the best song of 2016 - christangrant
By That Logic Watch Me Is The Best Song Of 2015 While See You Again Is The Worst Of 2015, Right? - VideoGamefan5
Uh See You Again was number 1 for 12 weeks. Watch Me couldn't even get #2. - ProPanda
By that logic, the Macarena is the best song of the 1990s. - NiktheWiz
So that would mean Despacito is the best song of all time? Haha, no. - DCfnaf
If you are watching it for the first time to see if you like it, then this comment wouldn't make sense. However, if the song plays on the radio, just turn it off or switch to another station. Nobody is "forcing you" to listen to the song, it was your own choice to sit through the song without changing the station. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
You can't change the radio station when the music is being played at the store. - 2cool4u
Does it look like I like 7 Years? , Nope, But My Radio Forced Me To Listen To It Back In Summer 2016, And Right Now Does It Look Like I Want To Listen To Shape Of You? - VideoGamefan5
This doesn't work with pop music. Whether you like a song or not, it WILL be drilled into your head by a radio that you can't just smash. - Zach808
You can always turn off the radio. Works for me. In fact, I don't ever turn it on in the first place.
Obviously you need to listen to it to have an opinion on it. But stop making bands like Blood on the Dance Floor relevant by repeatedly trashing them.
I would rather rant about songs/albums I thought were gonna be good but turned out bad. I will say nothing whatsoever about bands I don't like. - IronSabbathPriest
This is probably the truest thing on the list. - Swellow
Whenever these conversations come up, it's always Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne that get brought up. - DCfnaf
Nah, Metallica's Hardwired is barely decent to be honest - Neonco31
Stupid Reason - VideoGamefan5
"Why is mainstream pop and rap bad? "
*Answers "Justin Bieber" (a guy who hasn't been relevent in years and is now more mature) or some rapper who is a stereotype of a gangster* - BlueTopazIceVanilla
Take, for example, Peacock by Katy Perry. Katy Perry passed the song off as a gay pride anthem, but clearly nobody is buying that excuse. - NiktheWiz
I did, and this is my opinion. - DCfnaf
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2. "I'd like to see you do better"
3. "You have bad taste in music"
2. "It's a dance song, so the lyrics don't matter"
3. "White people can't criticize black music"
2. "White people can't criticize black music"
3. "It's just a song"