Worst Defenses Against Music CriticismIf 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.
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Successful =/= good (sadly). - allamassal
Well we had a horrible song at #1 not 2 weeks ago... - allamassal
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. - ProPandaV 2 Comments
Calling rap music "black" music makes you racist. - DCfnaf
It's kinda weird to use racism as a defense against music criticism - Neonco31
Wow that's just stupid - christangrant
Kanye, go hug yourself. (if ya know what I mean) - SwellowV 1 Comment
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
Do I like What About Us? No. Did I keep hearing it on the radio over and over and over again until it drove me insane? Yes. - allamassal
But what if you're in a store? Then you don't have that option. - allamassal
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
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? - VideoGamefan5V 3 Comments
It's just my opinion on the song... - DCfnaf
Stimulated Isn't Just A Song, It's A Retard Having Sex With A Goat - VideoGamefan5
I hate Watch Me for many reasons - christangrant
Sometimes a song can be catchy in a good way (think Charlie Puth's songs), but having What About Us in my head for hours annoyed me to the extreme. - allamassal
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
Awful Excuse - VideoGamefan5V 1 Comment
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
Because music is subjective, no one has a bad taste in music. I used to say things similar to this, only about songs I hated, not liked. - allamassal
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
And your point is...? - DCfnaf
Lemonade lost to 25 (But Luckily Adele still honors Beyonce and share her Grammys with her) - BeaM456
If they say a song is bad then they usually have reasons for saying it besides "I've heard this song 921653932165891 times on the radio it's driving me insane". - allamassal
This is probably the truest thing on the list. - Swellow
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
Lyrics do matter in my opinion - christangrantV 1 Comment
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
I did, and this is my opinion. - DCfnaf
It would be so easy for one to use this argument on people who like old music and hate modern music, and...maybe it's true, as in the best songs list, there are virtually no songs from the 2010s, or maybe I'm just a total idiot and people actually have legit reasons to like old music, and hate modern music. I dunno...(likely the second option, though.).
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
No way in the world BOTDF Anal C Cannibal Corpse Corpse is better than Ed Sheeran The Weeknd Bruno Mars Talyor Swift Eminem Rihanna Mackamore 21 Pilots Lady Gaga want me to go even further Justin Bieber makes better music than them his new ones like Love Yourself is actually good and than their is songs like Where is the Love Fireworks Born This Way that all them good messages so you see people their is some Pop and Rap that is way better than Metal
I find it hilarious that all the people you just mentioned are white. - ProPandaV 1 Comment
I kind of disagree with this one because it does not really sound like it is being used as a defense. Really it is a reason why I like this song although I know this does not objectively make it a better song.
I am biased. Th
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2. "If you don't like it, then don't listen to it"
3. "But it's catchy"
2. "White people can't criticize black music"
3. "It's just a song"