I was raised on old country and bluegrass. I'm not super picky and like many different genres. When choosing to listen to music I typically ask two questions: Can I understand the lyrics? and Do I want to understand the lyrics?
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I like a lot of different genres. My "everyday" music is rock - especially classic rock (think 60s, 70s, 80s). I also listen to classical, and enjoy choral music, but not so much Opera. Recently, I've been listening to Sirius/XM's Spectrum and have discovered some other voices, but I'm generally not partial to "pop" or country.
I've been hearing a group called the Dawes on Spectrum. Pretty good band, but what I thought was interesting is that when I first heard them, I could've sworn I was listening to Jackson Browne (a favorite of mine). Lead singer sounds very similar, the guitar and other instrumental work similar, and lyrics Jackson Browne could've written! I still do a bit of a double take when I hear the Dawes song about LA.
Put me in the eclectic category, as well! My music library is pretty wide ranging...mostly consists of pop stuff (I know it's crap, but I like it!), quite a bit of instrumental music, soft rock, some rap, lots of folk music, some alternative, some jazz, some classical, even a dubstep song or two....
I just can't do country or screamo/hard rock/anything that falls into my category of loud banging and scream-singing, aka headache-inducing.
I'll probably get judged for my angsty teen music taste, but I love Eminem, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy has saved my life, The Brobecks, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice & Men, Passion Pit, The Killers, Dave Matthews... that's just the ones off the top of my head. Oh, and Imogen Heap.
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Very eclectic and a bit of a snob too (not really open to new stuff). CCR, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Classical, Chili Peppers, SOAD, Rage Against the Machine, Pantera, Megadeth, Rammstein, Dio, Enigma, Korn, Zombie--the Lithium channel on Sirius, but that's deemed "inappropriate" where I work and that's the only place I listen to it. Then there are a few songs by random artists that I'll listen to on Youtube (Electric Six's Danger High Voltage for example). Hate today's country music!
Eclectic here too. I like pretty much all styles except for what I think is "noise" not music, i.e rap, elektro, house music, screamo, hard rock etc. etc.
Not too fond of opera either except for a few specific songs.
I don't have a favorite singer of band.
I tend to go back to world music, reggae, African, blues, bluegrass...right now in my stereo: Mumford&Sons, Classical Guitar, The Silencers, Urban Africa, and Cold Play.
When choosing to listen to music I typically ask two questions: Can I understand the lyrics? and Do I want to understand the lyrics?
This is a major criteria for my music. I listen to almost anything, but I can't stand Rap. My favorite by far is Rush and I generally prefer hard rock, but country is mostly ok. I dispise songs with highly repetitive lyrics (I Shot the Sherriff causes a VERY quick channel change or muting).