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  Reply # 1527940 7-Apr-2016 20:06
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Probably related to personality.

 

Take your Myer Briggs personality test (not sure if online ones are accurate)


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  Reply # 1527957 7-Apr-2016 20:16
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MikeAqua:

 

I've put my antipathy to most current music down to passing 40 and a log standing intolerance of anything that sounds overly synthetic, whiney or pitchy. 

 

I have a different frustration - quality.  Trying to find higher sound quality digital music.

 

I like and am willing to pay extra for high quality tracks but if you are a rock/metal fan you are out of luck.

 

I am frequently frustrated by the mushy sound  in purchased MP3 files.

 

I've tried itunes and play ...

 

 

 

 

Have you tried looking on Noisetrade?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1527987 7-Apr-2016 21:04
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dclegg:

 

Poll:

 

Seeing as this is turning in part into suggestions, anyone not familiar with the band Clutch should give them a serious checking out, my favourite albums are Blast Tyrant and Earth Rocker, their others are all excellent. If I'm really stuck for music that I'm going to be happy to listen to no matter the mood, then Clutch is the answer and usually enough to change the mood if dour.

 

 

I've only just discovered these guys. Got Psychic Warfare on vinyl for my birthday earlier this year, and it now it seems to be monopolising my turntable. :-)

 

Here's a taster for the others here:-

 

 

 

 

 

Best album since Blast Tyrant, IMO.





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  Reply # 1527991 7-Apr-2016 21:21
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dclegg:

 

Poll:

 

Seeing as this is turning in part into suggestions, anyone not familiar with the band Clutch should give them a serious checking out, my favourite albums are Blast Tyrant and Earth Rocker, their others are all excellent. If I'm really stuck for music that I'm going to be happy to listen to no matter the mood, then Clutch is the answer and usually enough to change the mood if dour.

 

 

I've only just discovered these guys. Got Psychic Warfare on vinyl for my birthday earlier this year, and it now it seems to be monopolising my turntable. :-)

 

Here's a taster for the others here:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best album since Blast Tyrant, IMO.

 

 

 

 

Love Clutch - one of my fave bands ever.    Robot Hive/Exodus is real good too..


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  Reply # 1527999 7-Apr-2016 21:31
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andrew027:

 

Geektastic: 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? 

 

I'm very much like this. I have about 700 CDs that I own imported into iTunes along with a few hundred more albums and countless singles that I only have in digital format. Yet there are days where I stare blankly at the spines of the CDs in the rack and can't see a thing I want to play, or I'll find myself skipping forward through 20 or so tracks on my phone until I finally land on something where I think "Yes, that's what I want to listen to..."

 

But there are a some tracks that no matter what I'm doing or what mood I'm in, I always want to listen to the whole track when it comes on. Most of these are songs I've really liked for a long time, for example:

 

  • Blue Sky (Allman Brothers)
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles)
  • Sky Blue And Black (Jackson Browne)
  • All Along The Watchtower (Hendrix)
  • Candy (Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson)
  • Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)
  • Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • All I Want Is You (U2)

but there are some odd ones in the list though that are not my usual kind of thing and some of them are a bit cheesy, e.g.:

 

  • Let It Ride (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
  • More Than A Feeling (Boston)
  • Surrender (Cheap Trick)
  • Keep Your Hands To Yourself (Georgia Satellites)
  • Virtual Insanity (Jamiroquai)

I keep trying to remember what I was doing when these songs came out, to see if they are subliminally associated with some pleasant event that is triggering happy thoughts...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a reminder, this is a family show...   :-)


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  Reply # 1528073 7-Apr-2016 23:14
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I'm in the same boat.

 

Have ripped my extensive (circa 700) CD collection to a NAS, networked it to streaming music players (Panasonic SH-All1) in multiple locations and it's all running smoothly.  But, I'm rarely using the setup because I can't decide what I want to listen to.


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  Reply # 1528075 7-Apr-2016 23:19
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Geektastic:

 

or am I just very eccentric

 

 

Yup. To a degree.

 

I find most classical stuff really grating, like nails on a chalkboard. That will drive me out of places. Make me not able to concentrate.

 

Also "rap" is a very broad genre, is there any specific ones that bother you? I dont like some, like others.





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  Reply # 1528114 8-Apr-2016 07:55
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Rikkitic:

 

What genuinely interests me about this is how different tastes can be. I started the video but could not finish it. Some of the visuals were funny but the sound was the most godawful cacophony I have ever heard. It sounded terrible. I am sorry, but this is just not my taste at all. I don't only listen to classical but to my ear this was just too loud head-banging discordant metal music. I like Led Zeppelin, but I don't like this. I don't say this to disparage anyone's choice, I just think it is interesting that people can have such different opinions about something.

 

 

That's always interested me too. I'm pretty passionate about the music I love, and often can be baffled why people can't hear the same beauty in it that I do (especially with regards to some of the more melodic progressive metal bands I love).

 

I also get confused as to how a lot of modern popular music is... well... popular. Especially stuff that relies heavily on auto-tune, and is light on actual instrumentation. But I'm now old enough to acknowledge that doesn't make anyones musical choice any less valid than mine, even if it does confuse the hell out of me. :-)


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  Reply # 1528115 8-Apr-2016 08:00
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

I'd have loved that when I was about 17! It is a bit full on for me these days. Just call me Jerry. Jerry Atrick.

 

 

I know what you mean. Back when I was a teenager, I was heavily into thrash & speed metal. These days I've really started gravitating to the progressive metal/rock end of the spectrum. I still love me some good old chunky riffs, but really enjoy listening to tunes with a lot more melody, and interesting/unusual musical parts. I actually suspect that if I gave classical music a chance, I'd quite enjoy it now :-)

 

Here's an example of one band I've recently discovered (they're not a new band; just new to me), which illustrates the type of stuff I tend to dig these days.

 


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  Reply # 1528128 8-Apr-2016 08:26
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geekiegeek:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

I try to subscribe to this line of thought, but just yesterday I had a moment of "rush across the room and turn that $#i1 off" when someone put asian childrens tv show music on. It just dominated my headspace and had to be stopped, even by hammer if necessary..

 

Currently I've got this mofo stuck on repeat:

 


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  Reply # 1528136 8-Apr-2016 08:57
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Thanks for the tip.  Things seem to have improved since I last looked at HD Tracks. 

 

They now have rock, hard rock and metal sections. Lots of blues too, which is a genre I'm getting into.

 

A-downloading-I-will-go this weekend!

 

 

 

Geektastic:

 

Not sure how much rock they would have but HD Tracks are worth checking out. Linn, B&W and Naim also have high quality files from their artists available on their websites.

 

 

 

All of those will have Studio Master quality downloads if you can find tracks you like.

 





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Guv: Love Clutch - one of my fave bands ever.    Robot Hive/Exodus is real good too..

 

 

 

 

Totally.

 

My brother (drums) and myself (guitar) cover Burning Beard and The Incomparable Mr. Flannery when we jam.

 

(Also, Mercury, Profits of Doom, The Mob Goes Wild and The Soapmakers.)





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  Reply # 1528203 8-Apr-2016 10:20
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Probably related to personality.

 

Take your Myer Briggs personality test (not sure if online ones are accurate)

 

 

 

 

I had that done by Hudson Recruitment. INTP.






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  Reply # 1528314 8-Apr-2016 11:53
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Geektastic:

 

joker97:

 

Probably related to personality.

 

Take your Myer Briggs personality test (not sure if online ones are accurate)

 

 

 

 

I had that done by Hudson Recruitment. INTP.

 

 

From your link, today, I'm apparently ISFP. I wonder if people like us swing between a few types. I'm pretty sure some questions they ask I have to think ok 5 years ago I would be like this, and nowadays I'm not ...


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  Reply # 1528369 8-Apr-2016 12:35
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Rikkitic:

 

What genuinely interests me about this is how different tastes can be. I started the video but could not finish it. Some of the visuals were funny but the sound was the most godawful cacophony I have ever heard. It sounded terrible. I am sorry, but this is just not my taste at all. I don't only listen to classical but to my ear this was just too loud head-banging discordant metal music. I like Led Zeppelin, but I don't like this. I don't say this to disparage anyone's choice, I just think it is interesting that people can have such different opinions about something.

 

 

That's always interested me too. I'm pretty passionate about the music I love, and often can be baffled why people can't hear the same beauty in it that I do (especially with regards to some of the more melodic progressive metal bands I love).

 

I also get confused as to how a lot of modern popular music is... well... popular. Especially stuff that relies heavily on auto-tune, and is light on actual instrumentation. But I'm now old enough to acknowledge that doesn't make anyones musical choice any less valid than mine, even if it does confuse the hell out of me. :-)

 

 

I really disliked that Clutch track too - but yes anybody's music choice is valid.
I listened to it on the HTPC in our lounge,  it's connected to a small active PA system which outputs about 125-130 dB/m, with a sub which weighs about 100kg, enabling what I consider to be crystal clear fidelity at truly earth shattering volume.  Some music needs to be played loud to be appreciated - so I gave that a try, just in case I'd missed something.  My son - who's a semi-professional musician - was practising guitar at the other end of the house, and came bursting through at the same time SWMBO arrived home from work and came through the other door - for obvious reasons I didn't hear the garage door.  Unable to hear (for obvious reasons) the shouted demands that I immediately kill the god-awful racket, the guitar hero ran for the master gain slider on the mixer and slid it to zero, but the aural assault didn't cease, in one ear I had a loud voice asking me WTF I was doing, and in the other loud accusations that I was a silly old fart who'd lost his marbles completely.  It was a notable and memorably unpleasant experience from start to finish.


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