"It's purely an arbitrary and objective concept. It would be
so much easier if it was subjective, but that's never going
to be so. And yeah, I know there's a lot of literary terms we
can blow up each others' ass to make it should all scientific
too. But the song remains the same."
While I tend to agree with the underlying notion here that
art criticism is largely an exercise in rationalizing
personal gut reactions, haven't subjective and objective been
reversed here? How can something be both arbitrary and
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