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Yes and no.
As a teenager I was a fervent music snob and based most of my friendships primarily around shared musical tastes. This wasn't the greatest way of choosing friends but it did rule out disagreeable subsets of my peers in high school: the (sexist) metal fans, the (bullying) hip hop fans, and the (all of the above plus homophobic redneck) country fans. In suburban Atlanta in the mid '80s it was a fairly safe assumption that if someone listened to Erasure, Bauhaus and the Cure, they weren't likely to be freaked out by gay people, judgmental of girls who wore all black or evangelically pious.
As an adult I'm less dogmatic because the lines are less clear cut - we grow, and stuff :P I've since discovered that my disdain for some hip hop, metal, country, etc. was based a lot more on the fans
than on the music itself
, and that as in most musical genres, what reaches the ears of those not "plugged in" often isn't the BEST of what's out there. What surprised me the most was that I could like some (very limited) country - I mean, the original Man in Black covering Nine Inch Nails
- who knew I'd ever see the day?