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#1
Are you allowed to critique a band more successful than you? I always hate it when fans of bands/bands themselves respond to criticism with statements like "Well they/we are recording an album how far have YOU got in the music industry?"

Thoughts?
#2
Of course you can, that counter-argument is complete nonsense.
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#3
that counter-argument is the dumbest piece of shit anyone can use. that's for six year old kids.
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#4
So this thread is essentially asking whether people are allowed an opinion?
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Yeah, instead Poland is invading Wales... I swear my town is now the Capital of Poland.


This is a good thing, though, as there is little on this Earth more pleasing than hearing a Welsh person say 'Warsaw'.
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#8
Depends what your criticism is. I mean if you go "I've listened to this tune on my laptop's speakers and I can tell the mix is awful" then you are a proper prat and deserve any ridicule you get.
#10
It sounds like something people say because they're butthurt/fanboys.
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#12
I hate, hate, HATE that logic. That means none of us can ever criticize scientists, politicians, police officers, teachers, etc.
#13
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I hate, hate, HATE that logic. That means none of us can ever criticize scientists, politicians, police officers, teachers, etc.


yay for current everything and everyone in it's right place eh?
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#15
well somebody has to criticize them
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#17
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If you can't hear the difference between stereo and mono you shouldn't be critiquing anybody's mixing.

This sentence doesn't really make sense. Stereo and mono just mean two and one channel audio, respectively.
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This sentence doesn't really make sense. Stereo and mono just mean two and one channel audio, respectively.


the way its recorded?
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#20
Quote by EndTheRapture51
Are you allowed to critique a band more successful than you?

Yes, because you're stating your opinion.

I always hate it when fans of bands/bands themselves respond to criticism with statements like "Well they/we are recording an album how far have YOU got in the music industry?"

Such statements are meaningless. You can have an opinion on a band or album without being as successful or more successful than the band you're critiquing.
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the way its recorded?

What about it?

Snazz, you know what he meant anyway you mean person
#22
Well I think most "criticism" from most people are retarded but there's nothing inherently wrong with criticism.

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Those people are stupid and have no ears
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#26
Anyone should be able to criticize bands and artists, however, whether their criticism is good or bad is up to how much knowledge a person has on that which they are criticizing.
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#30
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Ooh I'm on the internet and I can say I don't like this song, ooooh


Ooh I'm on the internet and I can condescendingly say this topic is stupid.

Ooh I'm on the internet and I can condescendingly say this topic is stupid.


Ooh I'm on the internet and I can say you're on a high horse.

Ooh I'm on the internet and I can say you're on a high horse.


Over...and over...and over...AND OVER A ****ING GAIN. JUST SHUT UP YOU USELESS UNINTELLIGENT WASTES OF FLESH. HAVE SOME BALLS, PICK A SIDE, OR SHUT THE **** UP!
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Ooh I'm on the internet and I can condescendingly say this topic is stupid.


Ooh I'm on the internet and I can say you're on a high horse.


Over...and over...and over...AND OVER A ****ING GAIN. JUST SHUT UP YOU USELESS UNINTELLIGENT WASTES OF FLESH. HAVE SOME BALLS, PICK A SIDE, OR SHUT THE **** UP!


Observe the youtube comment section (though it's not in its indigenous habitat), as it blathers on with no regard for rationality or basic human decency.
#32
In the day and age of Internet everything is nit-picked and criticized to death. Basically everyone has an opinion and with the raw uncensored info-dump of forums, blogs and podcasts the entire known universe is now getting these opinions. Trouble is not everyone is fit to be a critic and not everything needs to be criticized. More often than not criticizing something is unwarranted and should be kept to ones self but that is not the way of the world now. anonymous people talking crap about things they are not part of to impress people they do not and will never know.

CAN you criticize a music group in this manner? sure. Should you? eh... maybe not.
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Ooh I'm on the internet and I can condescendingly say this topic is stupid.


Ooh I'm on the internet and I can say you're on a high horse.


Over...and over...and over...AND OVER A ****ING GAIN. JUST SHUT UP YOU USELESS UNINTELLIGENT WASTES OF FLESH. HAVE SOME BALLS, PICK A SIDE, OR SHUT THE **** UP!

lol i like u
#34
I think people should criticise whoever they like, regardless of their level of success in a particular field.
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#35
If nobody criticised anybody, there would be so much more shit music within my hearing range. I wouldn't live in that world if you payed me.
#37
Any critic that thinks their opinion is anything more than their own opinion, that a band is somehow objectively bad is a complete idiot. No matter the music, it either appeals to you or it doesn't. Simple as that. Critics are just pointless egotistical ****s jerking off while hoping people watch (read).

Reviews on the other hand are very nice, I don't like it when people put their opinions into them, but when they break it down, explain the parts and what's going on for people yet to hear it is quite nice.
#38
Any critic that thinks their opinion is anything more than their own opinion, that a band is somehow objectively bad is a complete idiot


The idea is that your supposed to find reviewers with similar interests to you, cause then you know that their opinion will most likely be your opinion.
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The idea is that your supposed to find reviewers with similar interests to you, cause then you know that their opinion will most likely be your opinion.


You missed:
Reviews on the other hand are very nice, I don't like it when people put their opinions into them, but when they break it down, explain the parts and what's going on for people yet to hear it is quite nice.
#40
ah my bad, but yeah I agree. I have a mate who consistently bags on anything he doesn't like. it's either complete shit, or the holy grail to him.
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