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Old 01-26-2011, 03:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Favourite Genres
I like a lot of genres', but for the sake of keeping it simple I'll list a few. Psychedelic Folk, Progressive Rock, Psytrance, Drone and Hip Hop
What attracts me to music
I really like music that paints a picture in my head. That gives me a vision to what the artist is trying to convey. To put it simply something that's challenging for the ears, but stays on point.











Are you attracted to the same musical qualities now as then?

When I was a kid starting at the age of 12 - 14 I was really into classic rock having been exposed to it by my parents. Somewhere in high school I really got into bands that took heavy influences from classic rock and made it there own. And somewhere in between I fell in love with electonic music and progressive rock. My styles have changed drastically I'm a completley different person now.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Okay, Tore, here's mine...

Preferred Genres
Jazz, metal, the art branches of the rock family tree, electronic music in it's less clubby forms, hip hop, latin music, afro-pop, noisy stuff, experimental stuff.


What attracts me to music
I like music that I can lose myself in. Whether it's getting lost in the groove of Brazilian percussion, the colorful paint splash of bebop, the mathematics of IDM, the chaos of grindcore or the massive sonic wall of drone doom, I like to feel immersed when I listen to music, whatever my mood.







Are you attracted to the same musical qualities now as then?
Yes and no. I think I've always looked for that immersive quality in music, but when I was young it probably more about the lyric than anything else. The older I get the more things I've found that can draw me into a song and the wider varieties of music I'v come to enjoy.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My answers might interest some people here. I know I've enjoyed what I've read so far!

Favourite Genres
Jazz, Pop, Progressive Rock

What attracts me to music
Through music, I feel I can in some ways feel the fabric of existence itself, or gain insight into experiences and feelings that may not occur normally for me in everyday life.

To be honest, I don't think people should prioritize listening to music because it's relevant to your life. Arguably, such an approach limits you and your capacity to appreciate other ideas. Rather, you should be listening to music because it lets you go beyond the confines of your day-to-day troubles. At least, those are my feelings about it.







Are you attracted to the same musical qualities now as then?
Growing up I listened to mostly classic rock, classical and occasionally whatever was getting buzz on the radio. I wasn't too picky nor interested in music as a youngster, so I didn't care either way. I got into jazz as a teen though, and from that point onward I began to realize I had a lot more interest in music that I had thought possible.

Since then (and also thanks to MusicBanter) I can now listen to and enjoy every genre in existence, and I'm open to pretty much anything that isn't obvious garbage like Nickelback.

It's been a long journey, and I've still got a long way to go.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I couldn't answer the first question, because I'm really only beginning to explore genres now, and haven't got a good idea of enough of them to say for sure.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Some great answers here!

I predicted people were going to pile on the genres (something I tried to prevent) and I see that's happening, so I'll rephrase and ask for the 3 favourite genres instead .. Then people can add honerable genre-mentions in addition to those if they want.

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I couldn't answer the first question, because I'm really only beginning to explore genres now, and haven't got a good idea of enough of them to say for sure.
I'd say answer it if you want and if you feel different in a couple of months, you can answer again
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It's so silly, but the beginning of this song does indeed make me wanna beat the **** out of somebody haha...
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Favourite 3 Genres
My absolute favorites? Country, Doom/Sludge, and Hardcore.

What attracts me to music
Many things attract me to music. I guess I am most likely attracted to these genres because they are some extremely emotional types of music, in my opinion.
Country music is often times depressing and sometimes the cliche 'my woman left me' lyrics are annoying. However, the musicians often times express genuine heartache in their songs. Two of my favorites are the best two examples I can think of, and anyone that's read any of my posts know who I'm talking about, Hank and Townes. So I think that's why I'm drawn to country music. Simply for passion that goes into it and its often times very simplistic music with good meaning and lyrics. Both of these men write songs that are so depressing yet they manage to slide a bit of comedy in there at times too. I think country music is a genre overlooked today because everyone assumes its made by 'stupid hillbillies'. --sorry rambling--lol--.
Sludge/Doom is a genre that is often times does a good job expressing themselves. Honestly, maybe I enjoy sludge so much because I'm an angsty teenager that's pissed off at the world most of the time, lol. I truly suppose that's why I do enjoy it in the way I do. I mean I think its good musically obviously or I wouldn't listen to it. More traditional doom metal sounding bands just create music that you know that are passionate about and love making because none of them are getting rich off of it. That's what makes music for me. So the sound once again appeals to me for whatever reason, I mean I don't know how to break it down that much, lol.
Hardcore is one of those genres that while there's tons of awful stuff there's enough good bands to go around and make it a worthwhile genre. I mean honestly the sludge I love so dearly would exist without hardcore. I'm not just talking about 80s stuff though, I'm also talking about these newer bands like Coke Bust. Once more though, these dudes make music because they enjoy it. They just make pissed off music that I think anyone looking for pissed off music can dig. I mean musically they aren't that talented, but they don't need to be this is hardcore.

**I could easily include blues and folk in this list. Also black metal to an extent, too.**








Are you attracted to the same musical qualities now as then?
I'm not into the same music as I was when I was a younger child, no. I think mostly because I am no longer listening to whatever my dad did, but listening to things I find on my own. By that I mean 11 and younger when I was listening to whatever my dad did rather than thinking for myself or whatever.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I predicted people were going to pile on the genres (something I tried to prevent) and I see that's happening, so I'll rephrase and ask for the 3 favourite genres instead .. Then people can add honerable genre-mentions in addition to those if they want.
Why do that? I think for some people variety is one defining characteristics of their taste. Asking people who really don't have a favorite genre to pare it down to their favorites gives a false portrait of their relationship to music.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Favorite genres are

Sludge Metal
Hardcore Punk
Thrash Metal

Love the agression in the music and lyrics.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Favourite Genres
Rock, jazz, and classical, for the most part.


What attracts me to music
What I really like about music is how it has the power to bring people together. I like music that is easy to listen to, music that helps me work, music with both complex and simple chord structure/form, scary music, anything really!

Franz Liszt - Totentanz


Dmitri Shostakovich - Jazz Suite No. 2: VI. Waltz II


Scott Joplin - Elite Syncopations


Charles Mingus - Boogie Stop Shuffle


Miles Davis - Flamenco Sketches


R.E.M. - Half A World Away


The Tragically Hip - Fireworks


Streetlight Manifesto - Down, Down, Down to Mephisto's Cafe


Are you attracted to the same musical qualities now as then?
I study music seriously, and as a result have come to appreciate it so much more than when I was a kid, because I know how much work goes into learning an instrument or training your voice and writing songs. I also like an artist to have a certain degree of talent, it makes the music more listenable. I'm from the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys generation of the late 90's, and that was all I cared about then in regards to music. Now I look at musical qualities from a more critical point of view.
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