- Jun 15, 2008
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I respect his attitude, especially where it comes to being transparent about the fact that he and his fellow EDM artists just "hit play" live, he's got a pretty killer light show, I love the mouse head thing...
...That said, though, I don't like his music at all. I honestly prefer Skrillex over most of his stuff I've heard- go ahead and take that for what you will.
Sorry to dig up an old comment, but this had me intrigued, so I looked around for the 'admission'. Blog. Article. The article expands on the main points the mouse makes on his tumblr, but more importantly, it doesn't ignore spelling and grammar (I'm a dick).
I guess I can now jump on the 'respect but don't care for' bandwagon when it comes to this guy. I think many of the comments here boil down to my feelings on the subject: if the artist is passionate about what they do, puts in the effort to achieve their musical goals, and isn't a giant arsehole, then it's relatively easy to respect them.
So, with those criteria in mind, I'm going to throw a potentially controversial name out there: Kanye West. Apparently he falls down horribly in the 'giant arsehole' category, but I'm not exposed to the kinds of media that pays attention to him, so I don't have to deal with that element. All I know about him is that of the roughly 10 songs I've heard more than once, there's scope, dynamics, variety, and experimentation. When I hear a Kanye song, I usually hear somebody that is at least somewhat trying to challenge himself, or to achieve something he hasn't yet.
I'm more than happy to be told I'm wrong about Kanye by somebody that pays more attention to his process than I do. His is just the only name I can think of where I don't think I'll ever be a true fan of the sound, but I can hear something in the songs that genuinely stands above everything else I've heard in the same genre.