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post #151 of 270
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Originally Posted by Dublo7 View Post
Or you get the rare "person" that "doesn't really listen to music."

That sets my teeth on edge.

You can piece together why I put person in double-quotations.
I know someone like that. She just does not listen to music, says she doesn't get it, or even like it. I can't understand that.

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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
here is something which really bothers me

I really dislike when I meet someone new and I say "so what music do you like?" and i get the response "I like everything".................I get this response almost every time, and usually they don't know anything outside of the basic mainstream....it's not like when they say "everything" they mean anything eclectic, usually "everything" means they're not too picky when it comes to music because it's not that substantial to them. That irks me
I always qualified my head-fi profile:

Music Preferences:
Most everything except bluegrass and opera.

post #152 of 270
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
here is something which really bothers me

I really dislike when I meet someone new and I say "so what music do you like?" and i get the response "I like everything".................I get this response almost every time, and usually they don't know anything outside of the basic mainstream....it's not like when they say "everything" they mean anything eclectic, usually "everything" means they're not too picky when it comes to music because it's not that substantial to them. That irks me
I think the "I like everything" answer is more often due to the strong stereotyping effect of music preference: you can see this stereotyping effect even from this thread. Compare music genres to, say, sports: If you meet someone for the first time and he says "I like basketball / baseball / jogging / cycling / I don't do sports at all", this does not tell you much about his personality in general (except perhaps whether he is an extrovert or an introvert), but if he says "I like classical music / jazz / heavy metal / pop / rap", it seems a light bulb is suddenly switched on in your mind: you think you have intuited something about his intelligence, his relationship with others, his general outlook on life, whether he respects or flouts authority, and so on. Therefore, some people are understandably cautious about disclosing their music preferences, and a way to avoid being branded -- at least until the relationship goes beyond first acquaintance -- is to say "I like everything".
post #153 of 270
If someone asks me what music I listen to, I just simply list a few bands that I've been listening to as of late.
post #154 of 270
I say everything because there are very few genres where I don't like something. There are some subgenres that I haven't heard much of and I don't like the little I have heard, like death metal. It's easier to say I like everything that list a dozen subgenres that I don't like.

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Originally Posted by TheOtus View Post
No no no, you got it all wrong. Chicks don´t like classical, they want you to be more mainstream and "cool".

Okay, talking the whole truth, I was being harsh even for myself. xD It´s just that many people I believe, especially celebrities, only go to concerts or opera or stuff like that, just because it gives an image that they´re more sophisticated now. Okay, some or even many of them might like it, but everyone? I don´t think so. Going to a heavy metal concert would give quite a different image. This is just what I think and it doesn´t make classical bad on it´s own. And no, I can´t deny the strong stereotypes here. But I still don´t like it as music though.
When I go to the opera, I'm the most casually dressed person I see. I go straight from work, so in winter, I'll usually have jeans and flannel shirt. I sometimes wonder what some of the other people think, not that it would change how I dress.

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Originally Posted by Dublo7 View Post
Or you get the rare "person" that "doesn't really listen to music."

That sets my teeth on edge.

You can piece together why I put person in double-quotations.
My wife is essentially someone who doesn't listen to music, but she's extremely hard of hearing. She does listen occasionally to pop country on the radio, but if music disappeared it wouldn't effect her much.
post #155 of 270
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
here is something which really bothers me

I really dislike when I meet someone new and I say "so what music do you like?" and i get the response "I like everything".................I get this response almost every time, and usually they don't know anything outside of the basic mainstream....it's not like when they say "everything" they mean anything eclectic, usually "everything" means they're not too picky when it comes to music because it's not that substantial to them. That irks me
Too much agreed by me too... Almost all of my friends say that. But well, music has a different priority to everyone.
post #156 of 270
If I mention the bands I hear to everybody new, I would have no friends at all,
so I just say, the usual "a bit of everything", hoping that the other side is a non radio tune person,.
post #157 of 270
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
here is something which really bothers me

I really dislike when I meet someone new and I say "so what music do you like?" and i get the response "I like everything".................I get this response almost every time, and usually they don't know anything outside of the basic mainstream....it's not like when they say "everything" they mean anything eclectic, usually "everything" means they're not too picky when it comes to music because it's not that substantial to them. That irks me
I really do like almost everything, the stuff that I don't like is usually rap, hip-hop, pop, etc. Though what I mainly listen to is various kind of metal. Well I'm also not that big of a fan of classic rock, or jazz, but I can still regonize that the music itself is good but that it just isn't for me.
post #158 of 270
I really dig pop, especially pop-punk.

I like maybe one song by the Beatles ("Yesterday"). Like many others apparently, the rest of their music does not entertain me and I believe much of their success is founded upon dumb luck (and a lot of it).

I can acknowledge that Pink Floyd is talented, but I absolutely cannot stand their "music." I cannot comprehend any coherent melody or musicality to their sounds.

Radiohead irritates me. I enjoy segments of their tracks (like the intro to Paranoid Android, for example), but I do not feel the entire tracks come together very well (like the entirety of Paranoid Android; "Ambition makes you look pretty ugly.." onward).

Screamo and emo really get my toes tapping and head bobbing.
post #159 of 270
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Originally Posted by FalconP View Post
I think the "I like everything" answer is more often due to the strong stereotyping effect of music preference: you can see this stereotyping effect even from this thread. Compare music genres to, say, sports: If you meet someone for the first time and he says "I like basketball / baseball / jogging / cycling / I don't do sports at all", this does not tell you much about his personality in general (except perhaps whether he is an extrovert or an introvert), but if he says "I like classical music / jazz / heavy metal / pop / rap", it seems a light bulb is suddenly switched on in your mind: you think you have intuited something about his intelligence, his relationship with others, his general outlook on life, whether he respects or flouts authority, and so on. Therefore, some people are understandably cautious about disclosing their music preferences, and a way to avoid being branded -- at least until the relationship goes beyond first acquaintance -- is to say "I like everything".
nah. most people I run into really don't care. honestly. this is the sort of reply they give without thinking because in their mind "everything" is everything on the radio, which typically means country, rock, rap, pop and "classic" rock.
post #160 of 270
It pisses me the f-ck off when people say "rock" and only mean "guitar music made by white people".
post #161 of 270
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Originally Posted by tru blu View Post
It pisses me the f-ck off when people say "rock" and only mean "guitar music made by white people".
As opposed to...?
post #162 of 270
on the rock note, rock is also a very large genere and just saying rock doesn't mean anything.

Its like saying I listen to metal, it means almost nothing and barerly shows my musical tastes.
post #163 of 270
I'm the only one around here who listens to trailer music, although I've gotten 2 friends quite interested...
post #164 of 270
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Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
I'm the only one around here who listens to trailer music, although I've gotten 2 friends quite interested...
Big Skynard fan eh?
post #165 of 270
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Originally Posted by FalconP View Post
I think the "I like everything" answer is more often due to the strong stereotyping effect of music preference: you can see this stereotyping effect even from this thread. Compare music genres to, say, sports: If you meet someone for the first time and he says "I like basketball / baseball / jogging / cycling / I don't do sports at all", this does not tell you much about his personality in general (except perhaps whether he is an extrovert or an introvert), but if he says "I like classical music / jazz / heavy metal / pop / rap", it seems a light bulb is suddenly switched on in your mind: you think you have intuited something about his intelligence, his relationship with others, his general outlook on life, whether he respects or flouts authority, and so on. Therefore, some people are understandably cautious about disclosing their music preferences, and a way to avoid being branded -- at least until the relationship goes beyond first acquaintance -- is to say "I like everything".
I agree we all judge and qualify to some degree on everything. We judge and get judged and branded etc for beliefs, the cars we drive, the jobs we have, our ages etc. It's silly really.
On another yet similar note, "trailer music" and "guitar music by white people"? OMG how simple minded....lol

PS: You Beatles haters should listen to a new remastered copy of Abbey Road. Masterpiece!
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