My sister, Julie, is a gifted painter, illustrator and graphic artist. I credit her with kindling my love for the arts from an early age.
She had a passion for music that spanned the entire spectrum. When I was a boy of 9, I asked her what she considered to be the best music. She said, “If you like it, it’s good“.
Music charts measure how aggressively an artist was promoted so the record company can make money. Countless artists create great works that go unnoticed because they don’t fit the mold of marketability.
Don’t let popular opinion be your guide to style. More importantly, if you like the art that someone creates (especially someone who’s not already at the top of the charts), buy their art so they can continue to create more.