dismissing something based on genre or hype, is buying into capitalist ways of organizing information. there are good songs in every style of music, and all musicians have to promote themselves in order to earn a living.
not buying coffee at “insert name brand here” because you don’t want to be perceived as a certain kind of person, feeds into the idea that a brand or a logo or what you consume is who you are.
similarly, not going to a ‘black-metal’ show because you are in an indie-pop band or only like country music made in the 1930’s is to substitute genres for logos and is another form of conspicuous consumption. obviously this is not a threat to capitalism. if you are into a certain kind of music, fine, but don’t let that define you or close you off to a world of experience.”