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Old 11-01-2016, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My hearing's not the best; even with hearing aids I have a lot of trouble making out lyrics, so I miss out on that aspect of music, which of course is sad. So I'm forced to listen for just the sound of songs, the audio aesthetic you might say. I can of course read out the lyrics, but it's not the same. Anyone here like this?
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, but I really don't care about lyrics. I listen to music for the music. If I want good writing I'll read a book.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No, but I really don't care about lyrics. I listen to music for the music. If I want good writing I'll read a book.
I'm generally this way but I make an exception for folk and hip hop because the lyrics are really important for both of those genres.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm generally this way but I make an exception for folk and hip hop because the lyrics are really important for both of those genres.
I think good lyrics are sort of icing on the cake so it's great if they're worthwhile in any genre. But most hip hop lyrics are pretty crappy though, but I can still enjoy the song as long as they're not too distracting.
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Some of my favorite bands I can't make heads or tails of the lyrics e.g. REM or The Strokes, especially the early material. Hearing every other word paints a vague picture of what the song means. It ends up being a bit impressionistic. Not knowing what's the going on with the lyrics I find the vocals become a like another instrument. But unlike bass, lead/rhythm guitar, drums etc etc. the voice is very emotive, and still convey emotion even though the lyrics unclear. I also listen to songs with non-English lyrics and I hardly understand a word if any. It doesn't take away from the song.
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As with Janszoon and Frownland I don't pay much attention to lyrics either. Some of the stuff I listen to, it can be hard to make out what the lyrics are anyway.
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I'm on board with Jansz.

I rarely attend to lyrics at all. If I catch them in passing and they're especially wry (see: Pulp, Decemberists, Of Montreal), I'll pay more attention and even grow to love them, but good lyrics can't save a boring song.
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Old 11-04-2016, 06:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I luv lyrics

Overly bad lyrics will actually make a song unlistanable for me
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Some of my favorite bands I can't make heads or tails of the lyrics e.g. REM or The Strokes, especially the early material. Hearing every other word paints a vague picture of what the song means. It ends up being a bit impressionistic. Not knowing what's the going on with the lyrics I find the vocals become a like another instrument. But unlike bass, lead/rhythm guitar, drums etc etc. the voice is very emotive, and still convey emotion even though the lyrics unclear. I also listen to songs with non-English lyrics and I hardly understand a word if any. It doesn't take away from the song.
REMs first couple of albums were the first thing that came to mind when reading the first post LOL.
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I find my hearing has gotten worse since I've been listening to music with my headphones on so loud. I like to make out my own lyrics. It's fun when I come up with something that surprisingly fits really well. One of the reasons why I started buying my favourite CDs other than to experience new bands was to get the lyric inserts and bonus materials, too. You can't always rely on a google search. To be honest, what you think it says speaks 1000 times more words than what you can't hear, most of the time, anyways.

I only really need to know, when I can't tell what the lyric is, and I have to prove myself right that I got it correct.

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