Apparently there is a new modern dinosaur crowd of music listeners, embodied by 'the Pitchfork' revolution. I didn't know this, but half of my fav bands are reviewed by PitchforkMellor's focus on how the exercise of superior knowledge is something peculiar to classical music. Mellor writes: “At so many concerts and operas in the UK, if you don’t look and sound like you know what you’re talking about you may well be stared at, judged and made to feel uncomfortable by someone who thinks they do”. But this kind of behaviour is far from the sole preserve of the “arrogant dinosaurs” of the classical music world.
The new modern indie-classical dinosaur which has taken over, the old modernist dinosaurs, which have supplanted the wig dinosaurs, themselves overrun the romantic dinosaurs which had witnessed the Wagnerite dinosaurs constipate themselves to death - all of these have now been supplanted by the new indie-classical dinosaur.
The author of the News Statesman article En Liang Khong is an opinionated cellist btw, but it's funny seeing how he comments on how so passé our music taste really is