Is there any kind of music you don't "get" or can you see the appeal of it all for different people and you just have your own preferences?
I really don't get rock music. It's hard to explain because it seems like everyone gets it whether they happen to like it or not but to me it just sounds bad. The constant 4/4 rock beat sounds like there's construction work going on stuck in a time warp loop. Bangbangbangbangbangbangbang snare drum. My brain is like "What is this crap?" And I don't understand this combination of guitar/bass/drums/vocals like it is something sacred. It sounds terrible to me. Guitars sound like some kind of tinny fuzz, bass like a digestive system, vocals like a dying animal...
Am I alone in thinking this way? I've always had this weird reaction to rock music whenever I hear it or someone plays it. The worst is being in a car with someone and they blast it. Ugh. It's really uncomfortable for me.
I really dislike rapping to the point that I can't listen to a song if some form of rap is involved.
It just sounds so boring to me, the guy is essentially talking. Makes for some kind of weird contrast between the music and the vocals, like I'm waiting until the song finally really starts but that just doesn't happen.
I figured that, I've just been kind of curious about why I perceive it the way I do. What inspired me to make this thread is that some of my friends are in a rock band and we hung out last night and they played me their new stuff. I just kind of smiled politely, while hearing a cacophony of noise (I actually like the noise genre, funnily enough). They were really into it and pleased with themselves so I guess they did something well but to me it was just like... not enjoyable, kind of grating and uncomfortable like when you walk in a room with a loud TV playing and just want to get out.
>the guy is essentially talking. Makes for some kind of weird contrast between the music and the vocals
The best rappers utilize their flow as an extra instrument to the music. Biggie was famous for his jazzy bouncy flow. Myka 9 is another known for his jazzy flow.
Same, I don't get how it's so widely liked. I'm not being a "RONG GENURASHUN-er" or anything, I listen to plenty of quite poppy music myself. Top40 music just sounds honestly terrible to me. I can't even enjoy it when I'm extremely drunk. I just don't understand the appeal.
To me, good rock music should be visceral above all things. If you don't feel a little excited when you hear Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues, The Stooges - Search and Destroy,or Guns And Roses - Welcome To The Jungle (to name but three of many many killer songs) I just don't know what to tell you OP.
It's music you got to feel, if you're looking for complexity or intelligence or soaring vocals 'pure' rock and roll ain't for you - but perhaps one of rock's many sub genres might be
If operatic vocals are your thing, check out Dio, Judas Priest or Iron Maiden. If just fucking god given pipes are your thing, how you gonna deny Elvis or Roy Orbinson? If you think their vocals 'sound like a dying animal' you're a fucking idiot and there's no help for you.
If it's complexity you want (I don't, no reccs here) prog and math rock have it in spades
It makes more sense if you stop thinking about it as music and start seeing it as a whole package of music, dance, fashion, theatricality, videography, cult of personality, sex appeal, etc... The music at the centre of it is just a simple statement piece like a marketing slogan, not intended to do much more than imbue a sentiment.
I don't really get metal or classical. Metal because all the stuff I've heard people call good just sounds like dad-rock to me, although I've never checked out what metal /mu/ likes, it's probably better. Classical I don't get because I just can't understand how it could actually interest anyone. Seems like a really outdated sound to me tbh.
The point of classical is that it doesn't go out of fashion
And speaking strictly about the sound, most modern movies still use orchestral soundtracks so the sound is still widely used in popular culture.
>metal that doesn't sound like dadrock but is still entry-level and good
Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGHlZwMYO9g maybe
I don't get synthpop. To me it sounds ridiculous and wishy-washy, or a mix of gaudy and blasé. The compositions are generally simplistic as fuck and rely on the terrible vocals. Are there even instrumental synthpop bands?
Slayer, Black Sabbath, Metallica, that stuff. I assume there's better metal out there though.
Yeah I know it's still relevant in pop culture, I just meant I find modern genres more interesting. I'm sure there's good classical music out there too though because I don't think there are any genres that broad that don't include good music, I just haven't heard anything I liked very much.
Also that metal song's pretty good, I don't really care about entry level though, just quality, because if something seems interesting I'll give it a bunch of listens.
classical music, much like jazz, is hard to get heavy into it if you don't play music at a moderately advanced level.
If you do and you still don't like it or see the appeal, then that's kinda odd.
Okay, here are a few very different classical pieces that might spark your interest
(you did mean classical music in general and not Classical the period right?)
>I don't really care about entry level though, just quality
Well I've played guitar around 12 years, and have taken music theory classes, but I'm not really classically trained or anything like that so I don't know if that counts. Maybe I just like easy listening, Idk. It feels like classical just has less going on because they had all those rules of composition they followed so as not to do anything dissonant. Plus it always feels so laid back and confined in terms of energy.
Damn that's a good song, I had a feeling there would be cool stuff like this out there. Haven't listened to the classical stuff yet cause it's longer but I will.
The only instrumental synthpop album I know is The Movie by Futurecop! (with the ! at the end). Their other album has some of the same songs with vocals and is generally worse for it.
"they had all those rules of composition they followed so as not to do anything dissonant"
>what is Stravinsky
>what is Prokofiev
>what is Shostakovich
>what is Debussy
>what is Rautavaara
>what is Schnittke
Even Bach had dissonance, for God's sake.
>Plus it always feels so laid back and confined in terms of energy.
Ah well maybe I should have begun with the usual pieces people who don't like classical like anyway
>listen to 5:10 onward
Yeah never listened to any of those you listed other than Bach. I am pretty much as pleb as it is possible to be when it comes to what classical music I have heard. That's why I admit there is probably stuff I would like that I just haven't heard yet.
The eighth circuit is concerned with quantum consciousness, non-local awareness (information from beyond ordinary space-time awareness which is limited by the speed of light), illumination.