Mods, please move this if this in an inappropriate section. I’d like to open up the discussion about so-called poptimism, and the (frankly) weaponized version we’re seeing in the past few years. For years, pop has been shirked as disposable and terrible in the eyes of rock listeners and critics. It seems the music industry at large has over-corrected in a huge way, giving more middling releases inflated scores in the name of poptimism. This is, in my humblest, not an ideal situation. Thoughts?