As a matter of fact, music tastes are subjective. Stating my own personal opinion in an open thread about music is not "ego stroking". If I pointed out specific songs or even bands people posted and personally lambasted them for it, then those would be insults.
My tastes in music improved (in my opinion) in part because of people telling me the bands I listened to sucked (in their opinion).
Laughing at someone because you think you know more about an arbitrary genre definition (while being completely incorrect about it), is however an ego stroke.
What were you saying about the pot calling the kettle black?
Just because you think telling someone the music they like sucks helps doesn't mean they feel that way, too. They might even take offense (like me).
Also, if you're going the subjective route isn't my statement about Trap perfectly valid. You can't really have it both ways.
I made the comment about Electronica because it was a poke at the general absurdity of that post as a whole. I guess the Internet isn't a good place for underlying meanings. My bad on that one.
Edit: Untrue and Kindred are Burial's best releases (IMO). His first album is still good, but I'd listen to Untrue over it most days.
Edited by MorbidToaster - 10/25/12 at 8:43pm