We listen to music maybe daily hourly or maybe even every minute but when some song comes on the radio which we absolutely hate, we switch to another station, meanwhile millions of 'others' are tuning in to listen. Why do we do this? Why do we hate the artist while others love them? Here's another way to look at it:
Going around the forums and articles of UG have shown me one thing I could use as an example: Arvil Lavigne.
From my observations it would seem that everyone uniformly hates her for some reason. In my case, when I first saw her music come out in 'Complicated' I thought it was ok. I guess that talent can come in many forms as I think it was mentioned in another UG article that being a 'crowd pleaser' or a 'charmer' may be a talent in its own right and thats what I believe Arvil may just be, no matter how annoying she appears to be to some of us. (Of course I'm not saying I like her music, it's just that I am trying to explain why I think so many people like her).
Looks might (but not always) play a vital role in how well an artist or band does in the music scene. In my school in Malaysia, the girls are crazy over 'Busted'. Now I'm not very sure if the dudes there are really good looking as it works the other way too: music can make a guy look good too. Like Jet which started off as a group mainly to attract girls.
Maybe another strange reason would be that the song the artist/band is playing really is good but it is just you who might have a problem with it. I can relate to this when I first saw 'The Reason' music video by Hoobastank. Initially I thought it was a hell of a boring song but the problem with me was that I was hearing the song but never actually paying any real attention to it, 'listening' to it. I guess I never gave it the chance to shine properly until I heard the lyrics fully and appreciated its ingeneous simplicity of the guitar rythms.
The final point would be that we are all human and there is not one moment in time where all the people of the world willingly agreed on something. Therefore there will always be people who hate and love something for whatever reason it may be. Think about that.=)
Well, there's an end to an essay of my thoughts maybe they are valid maybe they are not but they are definitely something to think about whenever you come across a song. Why do some people enjoy it while others quiver in disgust?