A Couple of Thoughts on Music Criticism

A consensus exists for a reason. Otherwise, the pronouncements of anyone who claims, say, Coltrane or Hendrix could barely play their respective instruments, for instance, would be taken seriously in that regard. 

Also, when faced with valid criticism of an artist you are partial to, responding with "Oh, you're just trying to be cool", instead of a substantive rebuttal, is the equivalent of invoking "Godwin's Law" in music discussion circles.

As you were...carry on.