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Old 07-25-2016, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why do others call my musical taste boring?

For some reason, a lot of people keep telling me that my taste in music is very dreary/dull. I've listed some examples that I can think of below:

*A boy at school said to me that "I have one of the strangest tastes in music" that he's ever come across
*I once gave my dad a couple of CDs, and he refused to take them because he found the music all sounded the same
*A lot of people have said that the Foo Fighters album "One By One" is one of their least memorable, but it's their only album that I can remember everything on
*Someone here said that I listened to a lot of "mediocre bands"
*My dad told me that there was no Coldplay or U2 song more memorable than Radiohead's "Creep". I could name several older Coldplay and U2 tracks, along with several Radiohead ones off of the same album (You, Lurgee, Prove Yourself)

So these are some songs that I'm currently into:
*Lurgee by Radiohead
*Clocks by Coldplay
*Bionic by Placebo
*Porcelain by Moby
*You Don't Have to Tell Me Now by Grant Hart
*Untitled by Interpol
*Vapour Trail by Ride
*Pieces by Dinosaur Jr
*Shining Light by Ash
*If You're Thinking Of Me by Dodgy
*Disorder by Joy Division

Do you know why other people call this stuff dull but I find it far easier to remember than what they listen to? Is there any similarity between these songs?
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They call it dull because they think it's dull. If you don't think it's dull, then carry on listening to the music you like.

As with all things subjective, if you try to change your tastes to please others, you'll never be happy.

Someone doesn't like what you like? Who cares!
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First off, that boy at school is a sheltered loser if that's too weird for him. Being able to remember a song doesn't really mean that a song is good or bad and everyone finds different things memorable. So in short, **** em.
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ironically your tastes seem pretty ordinary.

U2, Coldplay, and early Radiohead, super popular stuff

You're in high school I imagine though
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I once gave my dad a couple of CDs, and he refused to take them because he found the music all sounded the same
Well, I listen to Sparta Remixes aLOT (Don't complain).

My PARENTS said that they are repetitive, even though they aren't.

We have the same tastes in that line there. :P
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If that's the strangest taste in music that kid's ever come across, I'd love to see his reaction if he saw the music taste of some of the members here
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe because it's boring?
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I haven't even heard of some of those artist so ......Just tell them to **** Off / thread
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't know about the USA (I live in the UK) but most people my age prefer music such as this:

*Fallout Boy
*Evanescence
*(fourth album on) Coldplay
*"Classic" rock from the 1970s and 1980s
*DNCE
*5SOS

I'm into none of this. I might listen to this stuff occasionally, but never seriously.
I'm excluding any RnB, hip hop etc from the list.

I wasn't asking whether my musical taste was strange - I meant whether or not it was boring, as some people claimed. If so, in what way, other than popularity of the bands?
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It's all a matter of taste. Are you feeling insecure about your tastes?
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