Should statements like this really be coming from the Vatican?
Many people have a distaste for the Catholic Church because they are under the perception that the church is in the business of instructing people how to think. (For instance, my archdiocese sent a political lobbyist to our parish to tell us specifically how we were supposed to vote in the election.)
Now for the Vatican media to give an opinion on something as subjective as taste in music… Granted this is not coming as a pontifical statement, but the fact that it is coming from the official Vatican media source gives it a certain weight of authority. Does anybody else find this silly?