The Music We Dislike: Calculated or Cultural?

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  1. … and of course, I’m not saying it’s wrong to dislike some music. There’s plenty that I could do without. We should just understand our preferences allow a subjective taste and there’s music that isn’t for us (and, in the case of criticism, people like us), rather than blaming ‘bad music’ on a musician’s allegiance to an algorithm.

    Also, see the current debate within the pop + rap communities over ‘industry plants.’

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