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Old 11-07-2017, 06:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Peer Pressure: Artists You're Not Supposed To Like

When you've been here for a while, you find there are generally some artists which are looked down on by the majority and which, if you listen to them or profess to like them, you're laughed at. Does anyone have artists they listen to that the majority would think uncool, not worth listening to etc? I mean, we're encouraged to hate Dragonforce (rightly), Nickelback, Eagles, Coldplay etc., and I personally feel that when I listen to bands like that for the first time, my perception of them is automatically coloured by a feeling that "the guys think I should hate this" rather than "I wonder what this will be like".

With my reputation it matters little to me, as most people here will say my music taste is **** anyway, but I wonder are there others who listen to bands that might seem "not on the approved list" as it were, and who those bands are? Also, how do others feel about the perceived idea that they "should" like or hate certain artists?
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Love the Eagles. What dip**** trashed the Eagles?



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I know some people who don't like the Moody Blues. Then again, a friend of mine was fanatical about them, so you never know.
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Love the Eagles. What dip**** trashed the Eagles?



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The Eagles are mediocre.
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Nightwish, obviously



I would also feel like my love of finnish pop-rock group Indica was strongly disapproved of - except I don't ever talk about them in here so... I've escaped ridicule so far.





Then of course there's my favorite band, Dir En Grey. Again, I don't really talk so much about them. I think the only reason why people don't scoff at me for having this as my favorite band is that they don't really bother with even checking it out. The reason I suspect it would be a band that provokes eyerolls in here is that that's what happens elsewhere. For some reason, just because a lot of anime fans like the band, they're seen as this **** gimmick band for animu otaku weaboos or something... Whatever. A brilliant band in my book, but they sure do provoke some negative reactions in people. Just not in here. Because no one knows them, maybe.



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Old 11-07-2017, 10:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm not talking about Dir En Grey and so forth; most here probably don't know them, and even if they do I imagine they're on the "approved list". I'm talking more about the reaction you get when you say, for instance, I'm into Dire Straits, or aren't the Eagles great, or U2 have some good songs. That sort of thing. Not bands you like that nobody else knows, but bands you enjoy (even in a guilty pleasure sort of way) that the majority here scoff at.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm not talking about Dir En Grey and so forth; most here probably don't know them, and even if they do I imagine they're on the "approved list". .
Pretty sure most posters who frequent the metal forum would be familiar with them and would rightfully deny them a spot on da approved list.
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Pretty sure most posters who frequent the metal forum would be familiar with them and would rightfully deny them a spot on da approved list.
Okay well I don't know them, and I haven't heard anyone talk about them other than MicShaz. I am however as I say talking more about the bands that get talked about a lot, and sneered at, rightfully or wrongfully, and how that can (possibly) make someone who is into those bands feel, and how they might react to people realising they listen to them.

As I say, I don't really count, as everyone thinks my music taste is up my arse anyway.
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imo many would have scoffed at the pop thing that has become a trend on here over the past couple of years, like the Britney Spears fanboying. It's like the opposite of what TH is suggesting where you have a guilty pleasure and are pretty quiet about it, guys are out and proud with their enjoyment of mainstream pop music.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah. I'm not actually saying that it's that people keep quiet about it (though I guess some do). It's more like the first time I listened to Dragonforce, I was already set up to hate them, due to what had been said about them around the forum. It was more a case of "Now, why do I hate these guys?" rather than "Will I like them?" Not sure if anyone else does that, maybe it's just me. Same with Nickelback. I retain my interest in Coldplay though: AROBTTH is still a great album.

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