Monday, August 24, 2015

BuzzFeed Wants to Know How Overt You Are (Paraphrasing)

BuzzFeed asks you, "How Much of a Music Snob Are You?" but it could have easily been "How Overt Are You?" Some sample questions are have you ever...

Shamed a younger person for not knowing a musical reference that was before their time?

Been dismissive of someone for buying a greatest hits album?

Made a point of telling people that you preferred an artist's earlier work?

Stopped liking an artist because you're embarrassed to be associated with their fans?

Shamed someone for buying music at a chain store?

And so on. My guess is that you are supposed to want to get a high score on this (you answer "yes" to these questions), but so many of these questions point to making someone feel ashamed about what they like or not allowing yourself to like something that you would like to like. Maybe I'm a snob about snobs, but that sounds pretty sad to me.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the Barnes & Noble music section to buy Bob Seger's Greatest Hits 2.

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