Will You '90s Babies Shut Up and Admit Rap Was 100 Times Better in the '90s?

We weren't so quick to call every album a classic

Ever heard of the cognitive bias known as the availability cascade? Basically, it goes: Repeat something simple and superficially insightful, and repeat it long enough, and at some point it'll be accepted as truth. You wanna know what's bad about having a stupid, bombastic opinion early into an album's release? Rushing to judgement urges other people to rush to judgement, which then creates wildly curved and inaccurate consensus, which can then drive the direction of would-be artists. That direction? To create contrived, first-impression classics. Also, it's just a conversation that makes us all stupider.

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