The 5 stages of a /mu/tants taste in critics
Stage 1 - Pitchfork
Stage 2 - Fantano
Stage 3 - Scaruffi
Stage 4 - Lol I'm to good for my opinions to be challenged
Stage 5 - Christgau
I am stage 6, just straight up being right.
Hourly reminder that Centipede Hz is Animal Collective's best record to date.
Stage 1: /mu/core
Stage 2: Scaruffi/Christgau
Stage 3: my own damn tastes
I'm not sure who keeps posting these threads but we've already reached a consensus multiple times that while Christgau can occasionally be very clever, his extremely vague and needlessly convoluted reviews scream of him being an edgelord. Please stop.
>tfw Christgau gives your favorite album two apples and a percent symbol
>tfw I started my pink floyd phase before my shoegaze one
the only acceptable stage to be at is to use all internet music resources as supplements to find new music - not to build your taste around - along with discussion with people irl, shows, & trying stuff that looks interesting to you at record stores
The fact that so many /mu/tants still name Robert Christgau as "the worst or least significant or least influential" rock critic ever only tells you how far /mu/ still is from becoming a serious place to discuss music. r/music has long recognized that the worst critics of all times are Fantano and literally anyone on p4k, who are famous on /mu/ and get posted all the time. Even tumblr ranks the highly controversial Christgau over the fucking retards who are highly popular in threads on /mu/. /mu/tants are still blinded by their own faggotry. Christgau listened to more albums than anyone else (true, by the way), therefore he's the greatest. r/music users grow up listening to a lot of Christgau-core, tumblr users grow up listening to a lot of Christgau-core. /mu/tants are often totally ignorant of Christgau, they barely know his best reviews. No wonder they think that Robert Christgau didn't do anything worthy of being saved.
you mean stage 6 is autism unleashed? pretentious avant-faggotry?
i guess i'm stage 7 because i no longer share my taste with this shit board in hopes of validation but rather listen to w/e i like and keep it to myself
>Christgau listened to more albums than anyone else (true, by the way), therefore he's the greatest.
I've listened to around 11 000 albums (according to last.fm) in the past 8 years. Am I now the greatest?
Christgau is by far my favorite critic even though I disagree with him quite a lot.
Why is he my favorite then, you might ask. Well the answer is simple; I can respect another's (stupid) opinion. Something most of /mu/ seems to lack.