NYT Film Critic A.O. Scott is trying to reclaim the word "snob": http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/movies/film-snob-is-that-so-wrong.html?_r=1
Kotaku's Chris Suellentrop has already attempted to apply this thinking to video games: http://kotaku.com/how-to-be-a-video-game-snob-1735261469
So I'm wondering, is it possible to be a music snob in a way that's not utterly repellent?
Or is all this just the result of critics from multiple backgrounds experiencing a crisis of confidence having only just realised that one opinion really is just as valuable as another, and that nobody has particularly worthy taste or insight?
Yes, I'm thinking of this: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/101-albums-you-should-die-before-you-hear#/