Why so much interest in negative aspects of music here?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Brian Lux, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

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    I'm sincerely curious as to why there is so much interest among many here in what people DON'T like about music. There seems to be countless threads about "What is your least favorite...". "Who is the worst..." "Bands you can't stand...", etc., etc.

    For a forum populated by what I assume must be people who actually LIKE or LOVE music, there seems to be this ongoing push to talk about a lot of negative stuff about music. I'm curious as to why that is. Thoughts?
     
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  2. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

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    Oh dang it! Some one please correct my heading misspelling, thank you!
     
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  3. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

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    Critical thinking?
     
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  4. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

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    I'm all for critical thinking. I don't get the feeling that is the intent of so many negative threads.
     
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  5. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    People think it's really cool to be detached and snarky.

    But to talk about what you truly love, you expose something about your true self and makes you feel vulnerable.
     
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  6. coniferouspine

    coniferouspine Forum Resident

    I've never understood the various thread(s) here about "what is the worst/most brickwalled/crummiest remastering ever?" I mean, WHO HAS ACTUALLY GOT TIME FOR THAT?
     
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  7. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

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    I find it very sad to think people actually like being detached and snarky. Could be.
     
  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    so we now have a negative aspect thread of negative aspect threads...: )
     
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  9. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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  10. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

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    LOL. I anticipated that one coming from a mile away. Thank you for getting that one out of the way fairly quickly! :laugh:
     
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  11. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    LOL...just playin'. Your welcome!
     
  13. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

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    Covert narcissism
     
  14. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    Because it's funnier and more open to debate than just say "I love it, it's great, etc"
     
  15. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    Good band. I loved their first record, but since then they have been cringeworthy.

    :hide:
     
  16. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I do.
     
  17. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident

    I'm not much interested in talking about music I don't like; but I do tend to compare what's better and worse within the music I like.
     
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  18. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

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    Posts about CDs or LPs to avoid are useful.
     
  19. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

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    I liked their APYGB album, but the second half of their HIGPESW did in fact provide evidence of a drying up of inspiration. Especially from the song LNGOF on.
     
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  20. Laibach

    Laibach дневник старог момка

    If you started a thread saying "I Love this or that band" sooner or later you'll start receiving responses from members who don't like said band and the reasons they think said band sucks. So, even if you started "positive" threads that doesn't resolve the problem. The fact is there'll always exist debate about the most mundane of things, it's part of human nature, otherwise life would be so much boring.
     
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  21. It is fine like it is..the 'nag ' bit makes it look like nagging.
     
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  22. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

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    BluesOvertookMe on a roll here! :laugh:
     
  23. Freedom Rider

    Freedom Rider Forum Resident

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    Basic psychology.

    "Research has shown that across a wide array of psychological events, people tend to focus more on the negative as they try to make sense of the world. We pay more attention to negative events than positive ones. We tend to learn more from negative outcomes and experiences. We even tend to make decisions based on negative information more than positive data. It is the “bad things” that grab our attention, stick to our memories, and, in many cases, influence the decisions that we make."


    Why Our Brains Are Hardwired to Focus on the Negative
     
  24. Sedwards

    Sedwards Forum Resident

    “Criticism is the only reliable form of autobiography." Oscar Wilde
     
  25. zither

    zither Forum Lodger

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    People like to moan. I think it's as simple as that.
     

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