toomanyhatz wrote:Tactful Cactus wrote:toomanyhatz wrote:I was able to judge him solely based on the music. I'm grateful for that fact.
So if you only cottoned onto him a few years ago would you like his
music anyway, or would you retroactively decide not to be a victim of the Volkswagen marketing machine?
I'd like to think so, but the fact that I can't say positively supports my point about how much baggage is carried by a artist's image/reputation. We're rarely able to hear music just as music. Some (Prague resident) people seem to relish that fact, others (like me) bemoan it and try to be as true to the listening experience as possible. I've no doubt that I've failed in this mission at times, but it is my mission- accomplished with Drake only by accident.
If it's really only me that you think does this (and there's more to my criticism of Drake than you appear to realise) then it shouldn't bother you.
Anyway, I don't like his music largely 'cos of the music itself. The peripheral aspects just add to the bad taste I get from the whole package.