Orangutan said:Since you don't think it's subjective, perhaps you could share with us the objective standards of good composition.geekpower said:
it is obviously not possible to break any art form down into some ultimately objective 'score' based on some well defined and well known scoring system, but that doesn't mean that all art is created equal. some art really sucks. some art is mediocre and forgettable. some art is good. some art is so powerful it changes the world. this is objectively true of music, writing, painting, photography, and more.
the only way to improve one's art is to recognize the difference(s) between good and bad. people who aren't very perceptive or intelligent, or who can't be honest with themselves for whatever reason, can't do that, and their art never improves. people who can be self-critical, and do recognize better art than their own when they see it, at least have the opportunity to improve. whether they put in the effort to do so is up to them.