CS70 wrote:Thing is, we may be simply too near to music production to actually judge what's vomit-worthy or not
Not so much. I can appreciate talent that's good, regardless of whether I personally like it or not - just as I can appreciate well-written songs I don't like, or great bands I don't like (same with all art, really).
There's a lot of musical theatre where the standards of the performers are pretty incredible, and the writing and construction and design of a good musical is a pretty intricate and complicated thing to do well. And all the time I'd be watching it, while being forced to sit through it, I'd be trying damn hard to concentrate on and appreciate the talent involved, and the writing and all the moving pieces honed to perfection... while simultaneously hating every second of it :)
At the end of the end, music is there to communicate with it's audience, and if you can do that well, that's a gift. This is completely independent of style. If you can connect with people who love your art, then that's a great thing, regardless of what your art is, or who your audience are... and good luck to them. :thumbup: