Now, I've often pondered this. The whole "I don't read any reviews" thing you hear from artists...'cos the bad reviews just depress you and the good ones just inflate your ego, supposedly.
I think I can say, hand on heart that I wouldn't care one bit if someone didn't like something that I recorded. If you're putting stuff out there, making music that you expect people to listen to, surely it's not a great idea to take people's opinions on board, right?
I mean it'd break my heart to imagine some artist I really liked recording something, then reading a dodgy review of it and that having an impact on the next thing they did.
I wanted to word this better...bit more flowery-like.