I'd wager that my characterization applies to a rather sizable chunk of users based on what I've seen discussion-wise, since people talk about what they're interested in.
This totally misjudged my intentions, and I have no idea how you decided that I was elitist in the first place. It sounds to me like you jumped to conclusions based on an imagined tone.
Not everything comes naturally. Expanding one's taste parameters to include new genres sometimes takes time and repeated exposure.
I'm concerned with people not checking it out because of their lack of "hipness" (whatever that means, though I'm supposing that it means ignorance about the genre), not if they just plain don't like it.
|Thanks to the shoegaze influence, the forest of catchy melodies is cleared away to reveal a bare but beautiful sky; often unappreciated by those whose taste lacks acquisition.|
Given that you like this, how does that not paint yourself as "one of superior taste"? Likewise,
|This album will undoubtedly take time to sink in for many of you.|
is a rather presumptuous statement. How does that not portray the readership as unwashed masses who are perhaps unready to appreciate this?
Listen, I'm all about diverse coverage on AP. I think it's something we've worked hard to foster. I just thought we had progressed past the point of having to introduce anything other than three-chord pop-punk as alien or erudite.