Unfortunately, the term ugly American is all to real for some travellers to the Dominican Republic. You know the type, they don't understand why places they go in the DR no one speaks English. Or, they want only "American" music to be played in the clubs, and can't understand why "such and such thing" is not done like it is done in the States. Okay, read this next part very carefully ... YOU ARE NOT IN THE UNITED STATES, YOU ARE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!
Whew! I am glad to get that off my chest.
This is just a thought, but maybe when you go places and they don't speak English it is because it is a Spanish-speaking country. Spanish is the official language. Yes, in areas that deal with tourists there should be someone who can communicate in English. But sometimes there ain't. Get over it. Here is a suggestion, if you only want to hear your music and deal with people who speak English, don't travel abroad.
Lastly, there are those who want to move here, or visit for longer periods of time. The first thing you should do is learn some Spanish. I don't understand how anyone can live here and not speak at least some Spanish, or at least try to learn some.
Okay, I'm now climbing down off my soapbox. As you were ...