Music is best when it's individualized, when the artist lets or insists on making his/her voice heard, and not catering to the “suits” who believe they know best. Take the Beatles for instance, they refused to do another's material, insisting on doing their own and "Please Please Me" went to number one. They weren't afraid to go their own way.
Its not about believing you know better, like a child who thinks he knows more than his dad. Its about questioning authority. Today artist seem to be afraid of losing Facebook “friends” and Twitter “followers”. Today’s artists seem afraid to stand out, afraid of criticism, they don’t seem to want to be seen as different.
As an artist you're ahead of the game, expect to be censored and criticized. If you're not experiencing resistance, if you don't find people trying to rein you in, chances are you're not shooting high enough. Dare to be unpopular. Because that's where the germ of true popularity begins. Just saying …..