in my opinion. all music is perfectly valid music.
it's ok to like any genre of music you want to.
which idiot decided that, unless music comes from the heart and is all meaningful, or written by the artist performing it, that it's not real music and therefor bad.
i don't like Britteny Spears' music. but that doesn't mean is isn't music. it doesn't mean that no one else should like it, and it defiantly doesn't give me the right to ponce about saying it's crap and then bullying people when they disagree.
dislike an artist, sure. be rude and insulting, telling people who hate or love the artist that they should die (!!)... for their taste in music?. what is that? what is that all about?
i find that elitist, condemning attitude just revolting.
there that's me done. this rant was prompted by a frankly insane bitch fight between a green day fan and a linkin park fan. fools.