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Apathetic
07-05-10, 06:48
Why is it that you like the music that you do? Do you take certain characteristics and relate to it? Do you admire the message it gives or something else? If so, why? I started liking songs that I didn't like before when I realized how much fun it can be to dance to it. That does it for me. Danceable songs. :)

patriots88888
07-05-10, 06:50
I like the pleasing way it hits my eardrums. Simple as that.

Paddy
07-05-10, 06:51
I like most rock and metal bands, some have nice loud riffs and toe tapping beats to it.
Then theres blues type rock with sliding guitar that fascinates me a lot.

Lara's Nemesis
07-05-10, 06:53
If they had a competition for the world's worst dancer then I would be pretty confident about winning it. :jmp:

I like music that is played from the heart, hate all corporate bull****.

Paddy
07-05-10, 06:57
****s me how fans of a band say they should change their style, what if the band enjoys that music? Same with the contrary, they say they will stop being fans if the band wants to try something different. I would stop being a fan if they changed against their own belief. Sellout bands I cannot stand, ones who only do it for money.

Aranara
07-05-10, 07:00
I like music with a good drum pattern :cln:

That's rock, generally...Although I have my pop moments, I don't like the songs that much to put them on my iPod and listen to them, but if I hear them on the radio I won't comment...

For example, Bad Romance. When the video appeared, every kid in the school was singing it...Better than Ke$ha though, now that auto-tuned person makes me wanna die.

spikejones
07-05-10, 07:08
Music, to me, is like poetry. Some of the best of it uses metaphors to convey a positive message. Still others will address political issues. I'm not into "dance" in the general sense of the term, although when I'm alone I will at times perform my own interpretive "dance" in alignment with the way the music runs through my soul.

Lara's Nemesis
07-05-10, 07:08
****s me how fans of a band say they should change their style, what if the band enjoys that music? Same with the contrary, they say they will stop being fans if the band wants to try something different. I would stop being a fan if they changed against their own belief. Sellout bands I cannot stand, ones who only do it for money.

Exactly, the people who form the band are the important ones. I don't see the point in letting a record label tell you how to dress/what songs to play etc. I am a big believer in being yourself, if the fans don't like the direction you are going in then tough ****.

Paddy
07-05-10, 07:09
Exactly, the people who form the band are the important ones. I don't see the point in letting a record label tell you how to dress/what songs to play etc. I am a big believer in being yourself, if the fans don't like the direction you are going in then tough ****.
Indeed. Except however if the band is going against their own belief just for greed, then I lose respect for that band.
Another thing is when people say bands should stop because theyre too old. **** off since when can you be too old to have the heart to make music. Ac/dc are a band commonly suggested to stop on this basis, if they wanna keep going then by all means do it.

rowanlim
07-05-10, 07:12
I love classical music, people say it's rigid but I think the beauty of that style IS in its discipline & conformity. I'll play music that I like, I always like instrumental music because of that reason lol! :D I love music that can seriously tug my heart strings; I've been known to cry after listening to a piece like that :p

Lara's Nemesis
07-05-10, 07:18
Indeed. Except however if the band is going against their own belief just for greed, then I lose respect for that band.
Another thing is when people say bands should stop because theyre too old. **** off since when can you be too old to have the heart to make music. Ac/dc are a band commonly suggested to stop on this basis, if they wanna keep going then by all means do it.

AC/DC put just about every rock band these days to shame. They are a band that never gave a **** what anyone said about them. There's a good interview with Bon Scott when they were trying to put them in with the whole punk rock movement. He was like "Wtf?" lol

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almayah
07-05-10, 07:18
Rock
Why, you ask?
It's just the way I am, no one can tell me "stop listening to rock, listen classical music"
Rock is the way I express, I doubt I can change that :rolleyes:

spikejones
07-05-10, 07:24
I like music that is played from the heart, hate all corporate bull****.

2 words: punk rock.

****s me how fans of a band say they should change their style, what if the band enjoys that music? Same with the contrary, they say they will stop being fans if the band wants to try something different. I would stop being a fan if they changed against their own belief. Sellout bands I cannot stand, ones who only do it for money.
lots of groups change stylistically throughout their careers. thats something I respect. In the case of rancid there's a huge evolutionary gap between Golden Gate Fields, to Arrested in Shanghai, to Red Hot moon.

patriots88888
07-05-10, 07:29
2 words: punk rock.

What in your opinion sets that genre apart from all others in that respect?

Lara's Nemesis
07-05-10, 07:30
2 words: punk rock.




I love punk rock, especially the 70's stuff.

Paddy
07-05-10, 07:30
AC/DC put just about every rock band these days to shame. They are a band that never gave a **** what anyone said about them. There's a good interview with Bon Scott when they were trying to put them in with the whole punk rock movement. He was like "Wtf?" lol


Good thing he didnt go punk. You dont have to be punk to not give a **** about what others think :D I like some punk rock though.
2 words: punk rock.


lots of groups change stylistically throughout their careers. thats something I respect. In the case of rancid there's a huge evolutionary gap between Golden Gate Fields, to Arrested in Shanghai, to Red Hot moon.
I dont mean when bands change but if theyre doing it for the wrong reasons that it bothers me. Otherwise Im all for a bit of change.
What in your opinion sets that genre apart from all others in that respect?
Anarchy in the UK is the perfect punk rock song. Sex Pistols are the perfect example of punk rock.

spikejones
07-05-10, 07:37
What in your opinion sets that genre apart from all others in that respect?

it was an example, not the only possibility. Theres plenty of music that comes from the heart - punk rock just happens to be my favorite genre, and for the most part is un-commercialized.

yeah - anarchy in the UK was a good song indeed. Reminds me I need to track down my "Nevermind the Bullocks: Here's the Sex Pistols" cd as well as my Clash CD. God I hate loosing stuff.

Lara's Nemesis
07-05-10, 07:43
it was an example, not the only possibility. Theres plenty of music that comes from the heart - punk rock just happens to be my favorite genre, and for the most part is un-commercialized.

yeah - anarchy in the UK was a good song indeed. Reminds me I need to track down my "Nevermind the Bullocks: Here's the Sex Pistols" cd as well as my Clash CD. God I hate loosing stuff.

Most of the good early punk rock came from America imo.

MC5, The Stooges, New York Dolls, Ramones, The Dead Boys. I suppose Malcolm McLaren had a lot to do with laeblling it punk rock tho.

The Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer (really underrated band imo) from the legendary CBGBS, New York.

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Paddy
07-05-10, 07:44
Divinyls are an underated band I feel. Chrissy Amphlett is the finest female singer Ive listened to.

patriots88888
07-05-10, 07:48
it was an example, not the only possibility. Theres plenty of music that comes from the heart - punk rock just happens to be my favorite genre, and for the most part is un-commercialized.

yeah - anarchy in the UK was a good song indeed. Reminds me I need to track down my "Nevermind the Bullocks: Here's the Sex Pistols" cd as well as my Clash CD. God I hate loosing stuff.

Yea, there are exceptions as noted in your second paragraph. The Clash were anything but un-commercialized and to a lesser extent The Sex Pistols lived by those same standards. It's not easy to find any bands that don't possess some degree of commercialism. Unless all their proceeds go directly to charity or play for no money whatsoever.

Paddy
07-05-10, 07:51
The Clash go good, my sister loves them.

Drone
07-05-10, 07:51
Nice thread

Do you admire the message it gives or something else?

Yes exactly. I like when song carries the message which can mean something philosophical or personal. So you can belong to it.

When I want to hear great lyrics I listen to Interpol, when I want to hear kick ass guitar playing I listen to Megadeth.

Paddy
07-05-10, 07:54
Nice thread



Yes exactly. I like when song carries the message which can mean something philosophical or personal. So you can belong to it.

When I want to hear great lyrics I listen to Interpol, when I want to hear kick ass guitar playing I listen to Megadeth.
Megadeth are awesome, I love Wake Up Dead, Peace Sells and their new album.

Drone
07-05-10, 07:56
Megadeth are awesome, I love Wake Up Dead, Peace Sells and their new album.

I like all their stuff and I agree Endgame is too perfect. I should have listened to Mustaine earlier.

sandygrimm
07-05-10, 07:57
I like that it has a calming effect, and that I just like it is all.

spikejones
07-05-10, 08:00
Ramones,

yeah, they are a great band indeed. I've actually got (or have since lost) Joey Ramone's "Don't Worry about me" album. And of course the Ramones Greatest hits. These guys, in my opinion, are the godfathers of punk rock.

But who can forget The Damned (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Damned_(band)) who's first album "dropped" merely one year later than the Ramones' first album?

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Yea, there are exceptions as noted in your second paragraph. The Clash were anything but un-commercialized and to a lesser extent The Sex Pistols lived by those same standards. It's not easy to find any bands that don't possess some degree of commercialism. Unless all their proceeds go directly to charity or play for no money whatsoever.

well, the way I look at this is that so long as the band has the freedom to write their own lyrics and music, its fair game. otoh when producers start handing out assignments, the band looses its own personal identity and the music is no longer theirs.

Liara
07-05-10, 11:09
I usually get hooked on rock songs because of the guitar riffs. The base line or basically whatever repetitive guitar pattern you hear is what gets my head bobbing. If it's catchy then consider me addicted.

I don't even notice other instruments, such as the drum, now that I think about it.

scion05
07-05-10, 11:21
Well to begin with, I only really listen to music recorded live. I like people who can sing live, and think that emotions come through better. I listen to all sorts, but I suppose the people I like are Madonna, Kylie and Celine mostly...

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Mikky
07-05-10, 11:36
I think music is everything. I mean, where will we be without it? :D

igonge
07-05-10, 12:46
I like beats and pleasing music that I can dance around to when no one is looking :vlol:

remote91
07-05-10, 12:49
I like strange and unusual lyrics, dramatic moments, female vocals that can shriek, a variety of instruments - especially piano and strings.. just general strangeness :D

Paperdoll
07-05-10, 12:52
I like the pleasing way it hits my eardrums. Simple as that.

This pretty much. Used to be all into metal but now it's more of a mish mash of... well... everything. And that shows best when I get a mix CD for my car... you can find gothic metal, industrial, sleazy rock, pop and house all in there. Things that have nothing to do with each other. But eh.

asherz
07-05-10, 12:57
I'm all about vocal talent. Big voices = http://i41.************/2nc1beo.gif.

Beyonce, Mariah, Leona, Whitney, Jennifer Hudson, Joss Stone etc.

I can't stand to listen to *****es who don't have talent.

silviu_raider
07-05-10, 13:06
I love a very nice voice, but in the same time I want songs that actually mean something to me.
Of course I love the up-tempo songs, and fun records, but I must also have like big ballads, songs with subtle messages, with "encrypted" messages, with lyrics that I can relate to.:)

igonge
07-05-10, 13:09
I like beats and pleasing music that I can dance around to when no one is looking :vlol:

No one is looking... *dances*

TombRaiderLover
07-05-10, 14:16
I like musicians that stand out from the crowd and don't sound like everybody else. Most of my favourite artists were big in the seventies and eighties, considering the charts nowadays are abundant in awful, lacking-in-substance bull**** with little decent material becoming popular. I'm still surprised La Roux's Bulletproof made it to No.1 in the UK, considering La Roux is one of the few acts around today that I really like.

Vocals aren't of major importance to me. I like voices that are fairly original - my favourite singers don't have to sound like Leona Lewis for me to like them. I find a lot of modern rock is more concerned with playing the instruments as loudly as possible so it sounds like a distorted mess with no distinguishable beat. Don't get me started on R'n'B and hip-hop ...

ThatNorskChick
07-05-10, 15:15
I'm much more interested in the music itself rather than words. I like music that evokes a strong emotional reaction in me. I like unpredictability. I'm fascinated with the relationship between melody and chord progression, and why certain patterns make me feel a certain way. And yeah.

Punaxe
07-05-10, 16:06
That's a very hard question to answer. In many cases when you ask someone why he likes something, you can repeat the question a few times to find underlying reasons, but at some point there won't be anything more than simply "because I like it".

The music that really touches me seems to do so by invoking in me an atmosphere that touches me.
Just beauty, beauty in itself, can be such an atmosphere. The female voice is at the top of my list of potentially beautiful aspects of music. Going further down that list you'd find melody, instruments and lyrics. I believe those four aspects can be beautiful in and of themselves, but I'm afraid I'd have to start reasoning in circles when asked to define it any further.
Obviously emotions also play an important role: if you can't feel the atmosphere, it might as well not be there. Negative emotions (sadness, longing) in this case tend to have a stronger effect on me, though I enjoy positive ones as well.
Particular atmospheres I have been taking a liking lately to relate to nature and the (romanticized) Middle Ages.

Perhaps these examples can illustrate it:
Atmosphere of longing and beauty: Helium Vola - Du Bist Min (http://youtube.com/watch?v=yiy0A0iEDiI) (melody + voice + emotion)
Atmosphere of nature, longing and beauty: Faun - Fort (http://youtube.com/watch?v=RBEFErG0MWI) (melody + instruments + lyrics)
Atmosphere of happiness: Omnia - Alive! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=jsyu34IxU_Y) (melody + instruments + emotion)
Atmosphere of Middle Ages and longing: Blackmore's Night - Greensleeves (http://youtube.com/watch?v=vnm5isS2rHM) (melody + voice + lyrics + emotion)

Dina_Croft
07-05-10, 19:53
Rock Music and Indie rock or something like that.

I like songs with meaningfull lyrics, songs with electric guitar and no autotune. I love songs that are being written by the singer. That's why I can relate to the song and the singer. To get to know what he's/she's thinking.

Rai
07-05-10, 20:00
[QUOTE=Lara's Nemesis;4576782]If they had a competition for the world's worst dancer then I would be pretty confident about winning it. :jmp:

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Prove it! Show us some moves! :p

I don't have a particular taste in music, but if it is catchy and is quite smooth then I'm quite happy I guess. Never really thought about they whys, if I like it I like it.

Alive_and_Funky
07-05-10, 20:16
Man, this is a tough question to answer as it's not like I just enjoy one or two particular styles. I suppose all I can really say is that I like music that I feel is well made.
I recommend trying out genres that you might not currently care about much actually. I used to believe that rock music was the only good type. That eventually changed after listening to Amy Winehouse (pop, or at least more or less), Public Enemy (rap) and many others. Variety is good. :D

Paddy
13-05-10, 13:42
Its simple, if it has a nice beat to it, Ill likely enjoy it. I hate any music that has stupidly fast drum beats and no rhythm whatsoever.
And as far as genres go Im rock, metal, punk rock, some dark metal, some thrash metal ( called that but more often has nice drum beats) and blues music.
Cypress Hill is probably really the only rap I can handle.
I hate music that doesnt fall into those genres or sounds.
Thats just me though.

MelMel
13-05-10, 13:45
I love Alternative/Indie/Rock music, I like the guitar riffs and the urge to jump around and wave your arms like you just don't care! :vlol:

I believe there's something 50/50 with music. As one side to music is that songs and themes can mean something important and the other side is that it sends a minor message but really it just sounds good. :)

Paddy
13-05-10, 13:51
Ac/dc are known for being a hard rock n roll band but back in the day they made the odd true blues song too.
Night Prowler musicwise means something to me, reminds me of my pop.
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Buffy87
13-05-10, 15:58
Hmm... I guess I like music that relaxes me or cheers me up the most. My favourite type of music is pop in general - but not the hybrid style pop that seems to be popular these days. ( You know pop mixed with rap mixed with whatever the heck else). My favourite band is a boyband - their catalogue from 1993-2000 is pretty much bog standard boyband cheesy pop stuff but their more recent 2008 onwards stuff is less cheesy pop but still boyband pop if that makes any sense?? I tell you high school was not fun for a boyband fan in the midst of the heavy metal phase my school seemed to have.. oh well.

And I guess with my favourite band - I grew up listening to their music, each one of their albums has a meaning for me - reminds me of something. Listening to their songs got me through stuff.

But I guess I will listen to pretty much anything that isn't pure Rap, really really really heavy metal or those lovely banging tunes that the Dance Nation lot or the Ministry of Dance seem to release every two weeks or so. I mean...personally I don;t get the attraction of listening to exactly the same thudding music over and over again until your head explodes. But then again - plenty of people dislike boyband music or pop music so ...variety of like/opinion is good.

Chocola teapot
13-05-10, 16:01
Just... Something that make's you happy.

If you Can't listen to Girly pop or Death Metal without it being a pleasant experience then there's no point in listening to them.

That's why there's no point in trying to reason with someone's music interest.

HappyShannon
13-05-10, 16:09
I love pop, country and some electro-pop :)

I love how those types of songs make you feel - happy, sad, inspired :p


I don't like stuff like heavy metal... far too loud and shouty :eek:

Drone
13-05-10, 16:14
I love how those types of songs make you feel - happy, sad, inspired :p


Music can never make sense if it is not felt. That's the magic part of it.