There isn’t some kind of conspiracy against pharrell that make a lot of his attempts at pop music flop. It’s not “his music is too good for people - it goes over their heads” either.
The music he makes simply doesn’t move people. Thank U Next moved people. It was #1 on the charts for a while. All the Max Martin singles on Sweetener moved people. They all did well on the charts. That’s how you know if music connects with the masses as a whole. And not just niche fan bases here and there.
This really is common sense
dude what you're saying doesnt make sense and idk what you are trying to prove or what debate you're really trying to have. You're the one who convinced yourself that we think people who dont like P just cant comprehend how good he is and that our fandom is somehow blinding us, which basically is the view you're trying to force on us.
According to your logic, the most sales represent what evoke the most FEELINGS with people, that would make Avatar the greatest movie of all time, and noodles and toast would be everyone's favorite food. Those are really bad examples but you know what i mean, sales dont equal quality.
Of course the majority here likes P's tracks on sweetener cus this is a fan forum and we like his sound, we're not brainwashed to like it like you make it seem. I dont know if the masses appeal more to Max Martin generic pop music sound, they probably do, but that has nothing to do with individual music taste, and nothing to do with common sense. Of course you can dislike P's production, big deal, but you're generalizing so much and I still dont know what your point really is, you're welcome to change my mind if I'm getting you all wrong.