wheel - 11:58 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
Nobody wants a music lesson. People want to be entertained. If nobody other than other artists are capable of enjoying your music then it's more just self indulgence than music.
In terms of critiquing music over it's integrity, look at the the latest stall one movie. Millions go to see it and enjoy it thoroughly. A critic review finds it formula driven, no character development, and the same as any stallone movie in the past 30years. And what we get from that is a dim view of the critic not the movie.