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Music snobs have been less-than-impressed with the favourite songs of 2012 list that Grimes recently posted to her Tumblr. (It included Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mariah Carey and Beyonce.) In a recent blog post, the artist sometimes known as Claire Boucher explained why her critics are asshats. Via PItchfork:

In her post, Boucher touched upon her overarching issues with the music industry— how musicians will often succeed based on good connections alone, how women are oppressed and “it’s OK to make rape threats but it’s not OK to say you’re a feminist.” She said she’s tired of people calling her “ignorant” for liking pop and hip hop and noted that it’s wrong to hate or devalue art on the grounds that it is successful.

Most compelling, though, were Boucher’s thoughts on how the success of artists like BeyoncĂ© and PSY can have positive social implications.

Take that, pop-haters.



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