Something I saw being said last week in many of the interesting discussions about the Pitchfork list is people saying they loved to “argue about music.” There’s this apocryphal scene where two people sit and have a heated exchange about whether early Beatles is better than late Beatles or some shit. And I dunno, I’ve never had a single in-person argument like that in my life, with anybody. It sounds miserable. I’m willing to concede that it does happen, but I’m guessing it happens far less than people say, since I’ve been in record stores and in the presence of music obsessives for many, many hours in my long life, and I’ve barely ever seen this sort of thing outside of High Fidelity. Conversations about music is another story.