What's the point of listening to obscure music if you can't talk to anybody about it?
Do you just like to simmer in your own sauces and feel good about having more obscure tastes than your peers?
Speaking honestly, finding and boasting about "hidden gems" of any kind is just naturally rewarding for people. So it's not really a matter of "just liking it" or "just wanting to seem special", it's both
Simple. Most of my favorite albums today are albums that I didn't like at first listen. Some of them I didn't like for a while, but I love them now, usually more so than those that I loved immediately and listened to death.
My favorite albums have always initially been right outside of my comfort zone, for as long as I can remember.
So I listen to obscure and challenging music because I might just find my next favorite album.
>Implying you can't talk to anyone about obscure music
>Implying you listen to music and you have to talk about it
I fell for this
It's pretty simple, OP. When you listen to music for several hours each day, you start to get bored by hearing the same shit over and over, so you start venturing into other genres to hear new and refreshing sounds. Often you find yourself ending up in "complex" music, which at first sounds obscure to someone who doesn't listen to much music.
It's just desensitization.
Why the fuck would you listen to something again if you didn't like it the first time?
What do you show them? At least cater to their interests while trying to push their boundaries. Some people don't make music a hobby or find it as meaningful as some of us do
yes, you shake your head because you don't even know yourself
I don't care what other people listen too but I like most stuff that my friends listen to.
Besides that I love to just explore all the different genres and listen to a ton of obscure music.
Sometimes I show some stuff to my friends and they like quite a lot of it.
Not him, but it's like with anything that's an acquired taste. Many people hate wine or beer the first time they drink it, but end up loving it. And they'll tell you they're glad they stuck with it. Same with lots of foods.
There are lots of albums I've disliked at first that ended up becoming some of my favorites. Sometimes you have to want more than instant gratification, and you'll be rewarded more later.
A few reasons. One is that it feels fun to discover something you like but would have never heard of without digging. It's like you found buried treasure. Another is that you are more likely to find stuff that suits your specific tastes rather than the lowest common denominator songs that everybody knows. Some people like to think that listening to obscure music is more personal, like its a private conversation between artist and listener. Others want to find good musicians so they can share them with friends and stuff. If you like going to concerts, obscure bands have cheaper and less crowded shows, and if you go to a lot of shows you will be exposed to even more obscure bands thru opening acts.
Still waiting for answer:
Why would you listen to something again, or several times, if you didn't like it the first time? Because you want to be a hipster that badly?
No, because I might end up finding an album I really enjoy.
It's called an acquired taste.
Please tell me you're fucking with me.
the feeling of finding some treasure u shouldn't have found
why do people like vinyl? why do people like old pairs of boots? why is thrift trendy? why do people appreciate whithered aged folks with tons of stories and experiences?
its just more value and sometimes more personal feeling, in some situations.