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  • "So, what sort of music do you like?"
  • Premier Icon andeh
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    Is there any way, for someone who cares about music, to answer that question without sounding like a pretentious ass hat?

    I’m at a loss. My go to answer is “I kind of like a bit of everything”, but I’m far from happy with it.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Not a question I can answer either.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Skiffle ‘n bass.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    “awful or weird,according to my family”

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    clues in the name 😉

    altho really im not as blinkered as i used to be back then, so my answer these days is “anything thats proper music, made by somebody with a bit of feeling, could be punk, jazz, reggae, northern soul, blues, the sort of stuff youd hear on 6 music, really, just about anything except that chart sh1t!” bit of a long winded answer tho innit, so i sympathise with OP, im the same really.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Technobollox

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    “Pretty much Abba to Zappa, leaving out jazz and Nashville Hat Acts, and anything you’re likely to hear on daytime Radio One”
    Or:
    “Listen to BBC 6Music, and you’ll hear a selection of my music library”
    I can also be found listening to Classic FM and Radio 3 if there’s no DAB in whatever car I’m driving and I’m finding Radio 2 too tedious.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    “A bit of everything”. seems to cover it for me

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    “Listen to BBC 6Music, and you’ll hear a selection of my music library”

    OP said to not sound like a pretentious ass hat

    Premier Icon davidtaylforth
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    Eclectic taste…..

    Premier Icon captainsasquatch
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    Anything that’s good.

    Premier Icon davidtaylforth
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    Whatever Grimmy’s playing

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I reply music baby, follow my Insta.

    “Used to be just rock and metal and that but now it’s whatever catches my ear”

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Anything apart from Jazz, I can’t stand it.

    Favorites at the moment – Lord Huron and (the sadly departed) Martyn Bennett

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    I’m at a loss. My go to answer is “I kind of like a bit of everything”, but I’m far from happy with it.

    There must surely be some genre or band you love more than the rest though, otherwise it sounds like you’re not passionate about it at all and music is just something you have on it the background.

    For me, it’s all about the

    Premier Icon davidtaylforth
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    There must surely be some genre or band you love more than the rest though, otherwise it sounds like you’re not passionate about it at all and music is just something you have on it the background.

    Exactly this. I like all sorts of music, but in reality I’d prefer to listen to Shlohmo in the the Lab than some wishy washy Thom Yorke bollocks any day of the week. Stopp kidding yourselves.

    Premier Icon muppetWrangler
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    I’ve tried to answer this before but I do end up sounding like a pretentious ass hat so no reason to stop now.

    I guess theres a couple of qualifying things; genre and passion.

    There are some genres that I’m definitely less likely to warm to. I’m none too keen on metal of any sort although theres a few standout tracks that defy the odds. Then there’s passion, anything that passes the genre filter gets judged on whether it was made to be good music or to turn a profit.

    But sometimes even the most commercially targeted pop song can be great if it’s done supremely well which makes nonsense of everything I just wrote. So I guess it’s impossible to say beyond whatever sounds good to your ears.

    When I was younger I was much my tastes were much narrower and I expect I would have been horrified by some of the things I listen to now.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Listen to my IPod and you’ll hear a selection of my musical taste, listen to 6music and you
    will hear DJs talk and talk and talk and talk and then a boring old indie track 😉

    Premier Icon colonelwax
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    If someone said they

    Listen to BBC 6Music

    I’d just assume they hate music TBH.

    Premier Icon senorj
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    I was an indie kid during my formative years.
    Now I’ve grown up I’m most likely to listen to electronic stuff on korrupt fm.

    Premier Icon andeh
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    There must surely be some genre or band you love more than the rest though…

    Yeah, there is, but I’ve never found a suitable name for the style that I’m happy with. Personal favourites? Last FM says, over the last 8 years, Pavement, mclusky, Cursive, At the Drive-In, Les Savy Fav…..so I guess…..rock? Indie? Doesn’t cover it.

    I genuinely listen to pretty much everything except grime. Can’t get on with grime at all.

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    “We like both kinds of music – country and western”

    Premier Icon chvck
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    Depends on my mood, speedcore has its place but so does folk…

    Premier Icon mikey74
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    The problem I have is my main musical passion is heavy metal, but then again I also love bands/artists like Bruce Springsteen, The Black Crowes, Neil Young, Drive by Truckers, The Eagles etc etc, but as soon as I say the words “heavy metal” people seem to glaze over and everything else I say just gets translated as “blah blah blah….”. Therefore I just say something a bit naff, like ” I like a bit of everything, but mainly rock”

    Premier Icon andeh
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    What I really want to do is describe the themes that run through the music I like, dischord and contrast, irresistible driving energy, humour, irreverence, accidental harmony, complexity or complete lack of complexity, danceability, virtuosity or complete lack of, ….but, as you can see, we’re back into pretentious asshattery. Maybe I’m just confusing pretension with passion.

    Premier Icon anagallis_arvensis
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    Country, and yes I am old enough to not give a **** what you think!

    Premier Icon fin25
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    all the ‘cores, but not the Corrs.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Metal/rock/grunge is definitely the dominant one for me.

    Beyond that like lots of stuff.

    What I consistently dont like is manufactured pop groups, mainstream music of the wobble your (or someone else’s) privates and drive a Mercedes with 54″ gold wheels in the video crap (is hip hop still the right name for this) and anything that is screechy or thin sounding.

    Pretentious asshat. Non je suis un chapeau de derriere. 😉 (apologies to anyone who knows proper French!)

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Anything that’s good.

    I agree. With the caveat that my idea of good isn’t everyone’s. So listen to what you like and enjoy it.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Is it just me that hasn’t been asked this question for about a decade?

    I’ve forgotten what I used to say.

    Premier Icon andeh
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    Just been over to the “No brown in town” thread, not so worried about being pretentious any more 😉

    Premier Icon DezB
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    over the last 8 years, Pavement

    Love Pavement, but they split up in … 1999! 🙂

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    OP said to not sound like a pretentious ass hat

    So why are you? 🙄

    Listen to my IPod and you’ll hear a selection of my musical taste, listen to 6music and you
    will hear DJs talk and talk and talk and talk and then a boring old indie track

    Or Zeppelin, or Zappa, or Credence, or Mastodon, or a shit-load of other stuff, like early blues and soul, electro, wierd European prog…
    Which pretty much reflects what’s on my pod/phone; like I said Abba to Zappa, both of whom I’ve heard on 6 recently, although I rarely get to hear it these days.
    Without 6 I probably would never have discovered a whole load of Canadian music, like Arcade Fire, Stars, Metric, The New Pornographers, Feist, Black Mountain, Pretty Girls Make Graves…
    Show me a radio station that players such a wide range of music, including from artists who’ve yet to get any sort of recording deal then, because I’ve yet to find one.
    And don’t, for Chris’sakes say Spotify! It’s bloody useless unless you’re sat in an office or at home, mobile is pointless when there’s barely a phone signal available, let alone data.
    And it doesn’t play stuff that comes as a complete surprise, and you get bloody adverts instead of DJ’s unless you pay, which I not prepared to do for something that’s crap.

    Premier Icon andeh
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    Love Pavement, but they split up in … 1999!

    Yeah, but I was 10 in 1999, so was mostly enduring Herman’s Hermits tapes from the back of my mum’s Astra.

    6music is great for the range. I particularly enjoy Marc Riley’s show, lots of variety and great sessions.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Never touch Spotify, got this need to own the music. Want to listen to my stuff, not someone elses!
    I use the Internet, blogs, mailing lists etc., to find new stuff. Seriously, it is a shame that 6 Music is so lacking in this variety mentioned – whenever I listen to it, just find it annoying DJs and old stuff that I’ve heard before. Or new stuff that just sounds like the old stuff. But, it is the only station my car radio is tuned to! I live in hope of hearing something interesting on there.

    Premier Icon RichPenny
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    I don’t think there’s much wrong with saying you like a bit of everything as a response.

    What’s your favourite type of music is much harder. For me it’s not a genre, just music that forces my senses or feelings into another place. Pretty sure that like most my musical memory is mapped to my experiences, so sometimes listening to (or replaying in my head) music that I don’t “like” triggers very powerful emotions. What is music for other than to stir the soul?

    Premier Icon davidtaylforth
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    Spotify is good for people who like background music. Great for a dinner party I imagine.

    Premier Icon RobHilton
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    I listen to Radio 6 a fair bit – it’s got an ok range, but it doesn’t exactly push the boundaries. Usually they play the obvious stuff from an artist, but they do have some quite different shows.

    Thrash \M/etal, raucous Jungle & Modern Jazz are my go-tos

    Country, Opera & “World Music” can **** right off

    Premier Icon scruzer
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    So far this evening I have listed to Killing Joke, Play Dead and now Duke Ellington. Bit of a ‘genre gap’ there then. Just getting old that’s all

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    I always end up saying ‘whatever I like, from Simon & Garfunkel to the Sex Pistols’ which always seems to be understood.

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