Well, good. I'm glad you're doing something about it. Globalization hardly equals mediocrity. Americans have their own culture as well. There are some things that are decidedly American, and they are beautiful things. I bet you've never met an American nationalist. They sure do exist. Perhaps what you're witnessing is Swedish people tossing aside nationalism and Swedish culture for this newfound world culture. But regardless of how globalized a world becomes, the loss of individualism and individual cultures cannot occur. There will always be heritage, and there there will always be unique tradiiton. What globalization seeks to do is integrate all cultures into one without destryoing the individual and simultaneously crushign separatism. What you're witnessing is the crushing of boundaries meant for separation, as opposed to uniqueness. Isolation is hardly a good thing. Individualism is the opposite. Know who you are, but also know that you are not the only one. Compromise. Now that you mention it, I respect a listener who can listen to Astriaal and Mandy Moore side-by-side, because they represent the open mindset and diversity not reflected in the exclusive listeners.