OF course we all love the odd 'great' album and respected artist but surely we can't like them all, and most importantly it doesn't make you a musical Luddite or transitory pop fan if you don't surely?
I don't like the following and believe me I have tried, and do you know what? I still class myself as silly daft head over heels in love with music.
Tom Waits - good advert to give up smoking
'Horses' - Patti Smith, didn't you learn anything from Jim Morrison about setting sixth form poetry to music?
Frank Zappa - why did someone with such contempt for modern music make a career out of it?
Dr John - the sort of blues you expect Jim Bergarac to like.
Slint - music for ugly people
Captain Beefheart - Is this a joke?
The Stooges - poshboys looking for attention
New York Dolls - Alice Cooper without the props, at a push.
Bob Dylan - why not just change your name to woody guthrie and have done with it?
Of course contextually some of the above can be appreciated but really, if I don't give a tinker's cuss for things that all media EXPECTS you to like if you really APPRECIATE music, then what is a man/woman meant to do?