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Old 12-14-2017, 04:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Maajo View Post
Eh, lots of people who aren't casual fans listen to Michael Jackson and The Beatles. They make good music.
Popularity means appealing to a lot of people and the majority of people are unfortunately casual music fans. Are great artists occasionally popular? Yes. Are great artists occasionally obscure? Yes. Are garbage artists popular? Too often. Are garbage artists occasionally obscure? Not often enough. Popularity is not consistent enough to act a cut and dry way to show that something has high artistic value. If you think an artist has something to offer, tell us what that is. It's a much more logical way to establish quality. Popularity is only valuable as trivia and good news for artists that you support.
Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.

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