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Topic # 195126 7-Apr-2016 10:02
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OK. I know I am a bit unusual.

 

However, I wondered if this one was down to me or whether others share.

 

I have plenty of music in my Apple Music collection - enough to play it for days and days without repeating. 

 

Yet I just spent 10 minutes trawling through it all completely unable to find a single album I wanted to listen to and ended up putting on a streaming radio station.

 

I find the music has to fit the way I am feeling at that moment or else it is intolerable and I MUST turn it off or change it if I am to be able to concentrate on anything else. Some music (e.g. rap) has that effect to such an extent that I will leap up and cross the room to turn it off or leave shops etc that are playing it because I simply cannot bear to listen to it.

 

Is anyone else that sensitive to it or am I just very eccentric that way?






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  Reply # 1527487 7-Apr-2016 10:19
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nope, i hate top 40 music with a vengeance, i have never heard a whole song from any so called pop star in my life and i walk out of places that are playing them. i only listen to heavy metal that people have never heard off, so streaming sites are pretty much useless for me and i have been like that since age 8 , 53 now .





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  Reply # 1527490 7-Apr-2016 10:24
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I'm a bit like that GT. Ive got heaps on my phone, but I scroll, nothing I want right now. I find The Sound radio station refreshing. I often play an album I like, for days and days and days and days. Nothing else. Then I change to another! Last was Tom Petty, next was Mental As Anything


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1527495 7-Apr-2016 10:29
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I'm halfway in between.  IF I need to concentrate then the wrong music will really throw me off, but if I've zoned out I don't mind.

 

 

 

That's probably bloodsugar level related if I'm perfectly honest.

 

 

 

As an aside, I actually like playing music that makes my life feel like a movie.  I get a laugh out of looking out of the bus window in the morning whilst playing music that would make that exact same visual a movie, be that the start of an action movie or a romantic comedy etc.  It cracks me up, but them I'm into video production/have done media studies and tend to see the world that way.


I tend to focus on the music and don't hear the lyrics much.  -Though lately I've found myself annoyed at songs that subvert this, and sing negative lyrics on kiddy friendly backing music, with music videos with ladies dressed like hookers singing dodgy lyrics on top of music that appeals to my 6 and 7 year old daughters.  Anything to make a dollar I guess, but that seems just plain weird.

This seems to be the standard look for ladies in I'd say around half of music videos?




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  Reply # 1527499 7-Apr-2016 10:35
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It's odd. I have some albums (list from memory not exhaustive) which I can almost never hear too many times and some I like but probably play once a year and even some I ostensibly like enough to own but play about every 5 years!

 

 

 

  • Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
  • Dire Straits - Dire Straits
  • Communique - Dire Straits
  • Keats - Keats (bonus points if you have even heard of this one!)
  • Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
  • Come And Get It - Whitesnake
  • History - America
  • Soul's Core - Shawn Mullins
  • Diamond Life - Sade
  • 90125 - Yes
  • Volume 3 - Led Zeppelin
  • American Fool - John Cougar Mellencamp
  • Dedicato - Antonio Forcione







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  Reply # 1527501 7-Apr-2016 10:37
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Jaxson:

 

I'm halfway in between.  IF I need to concentrate then the wrong music will really throw me off, but if I've zoned out I don't mind.

 

 

 

That's probably bloodsugar level related if I'm perfectly honest.

 

 

 

As an aside, I actually like playing music that makes my life feel like a movie.  I get a laugh out of looking out of the bus window in the morning whilst playing music that would make that exact same visual a movie, be that the start of an action movie or a romantic comedy etc.  It cracks me up, but them I'm into video production/have done media studies and tend to see the world that way.


I tend to focus on the music and don't hear the lyrics much.  -Though lately I've found myself annoyed at songs that subvert this, and sing negative lyrics on kiddy friendly backing music, with music videos with ladies dressed like hookers singing dodgy lyrics on top of music that appeals to my 6 and 7 year old daughters.  Anything to make a dollar I guess, but that seems just plain weird.

This seems to be the standard look for ladies in I'd say around half of music videos?

 

 

I like to do that on long train journeys - especially sleeper ones. Lying on the bunk as Vietnam (or whatever) passes by outside with the gentle swaying of the train and a suitable chill out album on is great.






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  Reply # 1527508 7-Apr-2016 10:50
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I'm fairly similar to Vexxxboy, most of the music I listen to is fairly obscure, my main music source is my phone which I fill with music I want to listen to from my music on the pc, in essence curating my regular music choices to what I'm wanting, I've then got pandora and play music as backups if for some reason what's on hand isn't up to scratch, I couldn't remember the last time I used either though, not this year.


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  Reply # 1527509 7-Apr-2016 10:53
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I have an interest in a wide range of music from heavy metal to classical. What I listen to depends on my mood.


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  Reply # 1527514 7-Apr-2016 11:00
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It's amazing how dilution of the blood by ethanol affects good taste and judgement.

 

Bloody awful to wake up the next morning with a playlist on your device you'd never want to introduce to your mother.


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  Reply # 1527518 7-Apr-2016 11:04
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There is music I like and music I really like. The music I like is in my collection. The music I really like is in a favourites folder. The stuff I like I always like so what I listen to isn't strongly mood-dependent but I am very sensitive to things I don't like, and will do the same as you and go out of my way to not have to hear it. I fully agree with your opinion of rap, especially the nasty stuff. I have noticed that my preferences do change over time. I used to be besotted with a particular rendition of the Four Seasons. I couldn't get enough of it, played it over and over. Eventually that tapered off. The other day I happened to hear it again and while I still found it enjoyable, it didn't do anything special for me. Yet there was a time when I almost could not live without hearing it. Funny, that.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1527526 7-Apr-2016 11:17
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I personally don't discount whole music genres as its a promise I made to myself when I was very young, that I would always try to keep up with new styles/bands/trends etc. in music. I can appreciate tracks in pretty much any genre from Justin Bieber to My Dying Bride with a bit of Fleetwood Mac and Public Enemy in between. I also think that dismissing whole genres of music as "crap" is a bit elitist and small minded, but each to their own right.

 

On topic, I have the same problem where I just can't work out what I want to listen to and will start a number of albums only to stop and continue the search after a song or two. For work, I usually fall back to tech/deep house as I find it easy to still concentrate  but it really depends on what work I'm doing.





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  Reply # 1527528 7-Apr-2016 11:18
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vexxxboy:

 

nope, i hate top 40 music with a vengeance, i have never heard a whole song from any so called pop star in my life and i walk out of places that are playing them. i only listen to heavy metal that people have never heard off, so streaming sites are pretty much useless for me and i have been like that since age 8 , 53 now .

 

 

Not a fan of Metalica then?





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vexxxboy:

 

 i only listen to heavy metal that people have never heard off, so streaming sites are pretty much useless for me and i have been like that since age 8 , 53 now .

 

 

I'm an old-school metaller since ages ago, and am really getting into discovering new progressive metal at the moment. This involves listening to bands I've not even often heard of before. I've found that Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora all have a wealth of content. I also find that Spotify & Pandora are both excellent ways to discover new bands in genres I enjoy.

 

So if you state that streaming sites are pretty much useless for you, I'd posit you're looking at the wrong sites. I've been using Spotify Music almost exclusively for the last three months, so feel free to browse the bands I've been listening to during that time.


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You're not alone. We're spoilt for choice these days really.

 

 

 

I have 1,000 CDs and countless gigabytes of digital music across just about every genre you could think of.

 

Yet I go completely blank when I go to choose something.

 

 

 

Slayer or Simon & Garfunkel? Bjork or Behemoth?

 

 

 

First world problem, I know.





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  Reply # 1527576 7-Apr-2016 12:14
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BurningBeard:

 

You're not alone. We're spoilt for choice these days really.

 

 

 

I have 1,000 CDs and countless gigabytes of digital music across just about every genre you could think of.

 

Yet I go completely blank when I go to choose something.

 

 

 

Slayer or Simon & Garfunkel? Bjork or Behemoth?

 

 

 

First world problem, I know.

 

 

 

 

I enjoyed your Dr Who thing by the way! Very talented.






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  Reply # 1527582 7-Apr-2016 12:33
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Geektastic: I enjoyed your Dr Who thing by the way! Very talented.

 

 

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

That's twice now in as many days. I should come here more often.





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