Record Store Geek

9 Guilty Pleasure Admissions of a Record Store Geek

If you've read any of my prior ramblings, then you know that I explore the topic of musical credibility a lot. It's in my nature. Should you and I like what we like, regardless of critical stature, or should we concentrate on artists with a certain level of critical credibility?

Here's the general answer from your average record store geek: Of course you need to have standards. Popular music is shit, and it always has been.

I'd be lying if I told you I have been immune to that sort of musical peer pressure, but I'm okay with it -- because ultimately that pressure has resulted in a better music collection and a better understanding of the art.

However, I'd also be lying if I told you there weren't a few things that go against that theory. A few guilty pleasures. Read on and I'll surely embarrass myself with nine of them.

See also: - Record Store Geek: Five Statements Guaranteed to Piss Off Music Elitists. - Music Parenting: Expand Kids Musical Horizons While They're Young.

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