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Old 03-21-2011, 09:56 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cardboard adolescent View Post
Some music will generate very pleasant feelings and other music will generate unpleasant feelings. Sometimes people enjoy music that causes unpleasant sensations because most people don't like it and they feel special in liking it. Most of the time people like music that makes them feel good. I think that's really all there is to it.
I think some may associate with some music as it may be thought cool and it puts them into a group, gives them a kind of social musical identity. But much of that is about image and hardly about the music anyway.

The main thing perhaps is to be engaged by the music on some level whether that be at a level of visceral physical enjoyment or one which is more for the contemplation of the mind. Either can give enjoyment, 'pleasant' sounds too subjective a term to use for music which can give these different kinds of pleasures.
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