That’s one reason why I (and, judging by the number of comments, you as well) enjoy reading Mandi Bierly’s Pop Watch Confessional columns.
Whether or not you shared Michael Slezak’s enthusiasm for Fergie, or his appalled feelings over toys, or Simon Vozick-Levinson on hip-hop, or Chris Willman on country music and Bruce Springsteen, or Marc Bernardin on sci-fi, or Whitney Pastorek on music festivals and indie film, or Ken Tucker on , and too many others to name.
When Beyonce sang ‘Crazy In Love’, she became the darling of music-fans worldwide overnight.
Then came her hamming act in ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’.
The phrase “guilty pleasure” has long outlived its usefulness.
If you really like a song or a movie or a TV show, no matter how cheesy the conventional wisdom says it is, you should feel free to say so without guilt, and to defend your appreciation vigorously.