Since I became enthralled with the Yeah Yeah Yeah's in middle school, I've been called a music snob. I know I don't purposefully shun music that is popular. I quite like Rihanna, and enjoy Fiona Apple as much as I love Iron Maiden. To me, music doesn't rest high-tech gear, a million pedals, or even a nice guitar. On the Classic Albums special about Nirvana's Nevermind, the sound technician talked about the cheap guitar that Kurt used to record the harrowing, barren "Something in the Way." The guitar was cheap, and it sounded cheap, but the power of the song was in Kurt's story and his soul.