“What's Your Favorite Album?”

The real question to ask here is: “What album makes me feel unworthy and small?” The answer to that question is a great way to show you what music you really like, deep down inside (not just whatever fad you’re into this week).

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Why would it make you feel small? Because you’re afraid that you could never write something that good, and that’s a scary thought. Why is it scary? Because you desperately want to write something that good, and the thought that you can’t do it is terrifying.

The question might not show you what your real favorite album is, but that’s not really the point of the exercise anyways.

The good news is that you don’t really need to write that album (the one you could never write) - it’s already written. Now you can go out and write your own. If you stick at it, you’re likely to write an album that will make someone else feel small and unworthy - the cycle continues.

To make someone else feel that way might seem uncaring, but it’s an important part of inspiring someone to do better. It’ll motivates them to make their best art. 

Don’t steal that opportunity from the generation the follows. Make music that terrifies people.

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My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.

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