When nothing sounds good, your favourite album sounds terrible, you struggle to create anything to satisfy your ear, how do you kick your brain back into gear?
I've gone through periods like this. It can be a downward spiral. I overcompensate or become cynical. Then sometimes I hear something and my brain goes: "Ahhh! Thank you! I love this sound!" and I think I'm back on track; only to be told that I've gone in completely the wrong direction. ...and then the cynicism grows stronger.
How do you keep your ears keen and objective?