I want everybody in the world to do me a favor: Don’t walk up to me at any time with the intention of force feeding me information on the latest pop act, or underground music sensation. I’ve had enough already.
I started the turn off the radio movement three years ago. I’m thinking about getting a shirt make that says “join the anti-groupie movement, or get out outta’ my face!” I hope that isn’t too wordy.
Because I’ve come in contact with people who swear by *add random pop tart here* being the greatest vocalist of all time, or *add random indie artist here* being the future of the industry, I feel compelled to inform the world of how stupid the bias on both sides looks to a man who has a fairly open minded ear cavity.
Underground fans are sometimes more of an annoyance with their groupieisms(not a word, but should be) than mainstream fans. While some casual listeners bias for certain groups and solo acts may derive from lack of exposure to a wide range of styles, some underground fans just seem to have a major chip on their shoulders.
It’s not that their favorite recording artists work that much harder to compile material for an album, or have superior skills vocally. It’s more of an ego thing. Because they are aware of some obscure band that you may not have heard of yet, they feel compelled to pop off at the mouth about how said band is ten times better than anything in your current play list.
I don’t get what people which to accomplish with this tactic. It doesn’t make me want to listen to a certain musicians material. It actually deters me from really giving a care about anything they have out at the moment not everybody responds well to the “this is great, your stuff is crap!” argument.
I don’t know, bring some non-aggressive suggestions my way, and perhaps I’ll give it a listen. Till then, I’ll make a point to not give this flash in the pan a fair chance, out of spite of course.
This might be the problem with the music industry today. So many fans and recording artists focus too much on discrediting, or comparing themselves to other acts, when they could just focus on releasing quality material.
It’s the redundancy that prevents some from reaching commercial success. Why buy an over hyped album that’s surrounded by controversy, when you could pirate it and listen to the leaked version to draw a conclusion on whether or not you would pay for the finished product?
I’m sure a good number of people would still go out and purchase a physical copy if the album was quality. If not, they would buy the songs they liked off of a site like iTunes.
The underground music scene has just as many over hyped musicians and underrated artists as the mainstream music scene does. It’s like their twins or something. If they were indeed twins, you wouldn’t love and nourish one, while completely ignoring the other, would you?