I said a mouthful in the comments, but let me reiterate one thing. The central premise behind each and every one of these is the same- my ears HATE the sound. Other factors compound the HATE and make for some interesting talking points, but the sensory aspect of music as the primary source of positive or negative reaction should not be a hard concept to grasp. There is no formula. The food analogy that I often cite is a good one. Two of my favorite songs, I mean A++ stuff for me, are this and this. What do they have in common? Nothing more than fresh mushrooms have in common with muffulettas, other than pure animal enjoyment. It's all sensory, man. Simple and plain.
With my penchant to encourage dissent, I understand that my words will be dissected. But let's keep it reasonable. When I say I "don't like a style of music", it doesn't mean that all works contained in it will end up on my HATE list. The variety shown in the last 16 posts should make that clear. But it shouldn't be considered outrageous to make such a statement. Put it this way, if I were in a record store, and I saw the "Potato Folk Rock" section, I would never set foot within its boundaries. It simply holds no interest for me. I can say the same for "Ska". Why should this be any more controversial than steering clear of the "Romance" section in the book store, or the "Animated Shorts" in the old-timey video store, or the "Middle Eastern" aisle at the supermarket? (*note- I love Middle Eastern food, but hopefully you get my drift). If someone cares to comb the entire catalog of an entire category of anything to find a single exception to invalidate a fairly tame blanket statement, I suppose it can almost always be done. But why bother, especially when the category cannot even be clearly framed within definite parameters? Besides, no one bothered to object when I made a similar statement about whatever category these assholes fall in. If you care to, I'm still listening.
Well, with all that said regarding yesterday, I'm mailing it in with an un-debatable tonight. So, as always, feel free to discuss anything else you may see fit.
Baby, I HATE it. It's open.