Criticism is an essential part of any art form. Not only does it keep artists honest and hold them accountable for their work, it also allows the public to analyze and dissect these works with the help of an established and well-trained critical voice. Ideally, anyway. Unfortunately, in some cases, these notions don't always hold true. Sometimes, criticism is done in by its own writers, either due to snobbery or pointless contrarianism.
As we saw on Twitter yesterday with #unpopularmusicopinion, there are people in the world who just love to stoke the flames of an argument. There are people who love to get into it with others simply for the sake of annoying everyone else. If you sense you're in a conversation with an individual like this, here are some of the telltale signs that you should be on the lookout for.Continue Reading