"How Much of a Music Snob Are You?"

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1
Buzzfeed surveys make me pine for the insight and accuracy of Cosmo surveys.
2
I know you know who Nardwuar is.
3
According to Google Trends, searches for phrase mosh pit over the last 10 years are pretty much stable.

http://www.google.com/trends/explore?hl=…
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Unlike most of those surveys, they didn't put a whole lot of thought into the results. Myself and everyone I've seen had got the same feedback and stock photo of an annoyed looking nerdy Asian woman. I don't know if this was like a personal validation thing or if they simply ran out of ideas, but I was really hoping for more. I was really hoping they'd call some of us out for being pompous jerks and wasting our lives, you know?
5
127 clicks on "Avoided going to see a band in a large venue" and zero on everything else.
6
I got 69. The only reason I took it is I couldn't resist the four "phase" section. I went through all four of those phases, and I felt the test should be rewarded for nailing me.
7
all of these surveys are a market research wet dream. they now know your facebook ID and how often you log on, your favorite soda, how many times a year you go to concerts, whether you prefer long or short socks, the last time you ate a steak, and how much money you spend on car stereos. also, how willing your "friends" are to take a dumb survey after you take tell them you took it.

all of that so you could "find the true color of your aura".
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"You checked off 30 out of 100 on this list!
You’re a major music nerd, and most people in your life consider you to be an expert. You’re very committed, but there’s some lines you don’t cross."

If I took this a long time ago in my 20's, I probably would have doubled the total; I'm much more tolerant of other peoples taste in my middle age. A lot of interesting questions.
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#7: Everyone knows this already. Who cares what advertisers know about my tastes? Facebook is one big targeting marketing tool. There's nothing especially shocking about that. I generally avoid buzzfeed, but no one is taking these tests believing they have any real merit--everyone knows exactly why they're there: cheap entertainment and marketing demographics.
10
er "targeted marketing."
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I really don't get this contempt for other people's favorite music thing that supposedly all the snobs have. Yes, I have records on Soul Jazz, and dozens of other labels that make Soul Jazz look like Sony (and I know who Nardwuar is), but I don't get the one-upmanship -- and I honestly don't encounter it much in my geek circles. We like records because they're good, not because they're obscure. I think the author of this piece is a pretty crappy music nerd.
12
I think it was pretty tongue in cheek to be honest. But yeah, snobs suck. Music lovers simply love music.
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! got 1/100
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@8, I got the same result. I think it's standards, as opposed to being a snob. I knew Peel and Christau, and loved WFMU when I was in New York.
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@14---Ditto--Also liked WFMU growing up in NYC and read the music criticism of Christau and Bangs in the Village Voice