Stephen Thompson offers thoughts on when, how and why to reassess one’s tastes in music.
Stephen Thompson answers my question! Honestly, other people don’t give me a hard time about my taste in music. I’m the one judging me. I find it embarrassing how much misogynist hip-hop I have in my iTunes library. Not embarrassing enough to delete it and stop singing along in the car, but embarrassing enough to not want to offer up Grillz as one of my favorite tunes. When I listen to the radio, it’s mostly just the current hits. And there’s only so much Taylor Swift and One Direction I can take.
So yeah, it would be cool to break out of my Top 40 pop rut and be able to introduce myself (and my more musically-inclined friends) to cool new music from time to time. Maybe I need to start paying more attention to All Songs Considered?!?