ITT: Tell stories about people who "just didn't like music"
>super religious guy
>life revolves around school, basketball, and church
>only music he ever hears is gospel and just doesn't get into it
>one day he gets a job
>comes to school next day singing Let it Go over and over, like it was the most beautiful thing ever
>had heard it on the store radio.
My entire family is in the "I like it for the beat and happy melodies" camp, but it's fucking worse because my mother thinks she has amazing taste and is really big on music, but she listens to generic radio pop and one Van Morrison album (one of his live albums) non-stop. Not even kidding, this one Van Morrison live album has over 400 plays.
I knew this kid in high school who told me the only music he listened to was symphonies and The Beach Boys. He liked the symphonies for background, so I asked him why he only listened to the Beach Boys. He said all other music made you feel sad so why would you give it the time of day? Why would you intentionally make yourself sad?
Plebs who admit they just aren't into the arts are fine with me, it's the people who think they're music connoisseurs but listen to linkin park tier shit that bother me
It's like the kid who thought he was punk for listening to green day and blink 182 or the girl who thought nirvana was avant garde
>He said all other music made you feel sad so why would you give it the time of day? Why would you intentionally make yourself sad?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this person. Infact, he's better than most of us.
my family is pleb as fuck too
>sister listens to coldplay and mumford and sons and detests my listening to kanye cause he rapped about eating pussy in taht one song she heard
>other sister listens strictly to Doctor Who remixes of top 40 songs
>mum listens to top 40
>dad says Tears for Fears is his favourite band of all time, so i got him the hurting on vinyl for fathers day
"is this a new one of theirs?"
"no, its the first one"
>looks at the tracklist
"oh yeah, mad world, i know that one"
>friend only listens to nu-metal
>literally nothing but nu-metal and peter gabriel
>every time i go to his house he's playing linkin park or hollywood undead
>one day he and one of my other friends are listening to shitty house music
>play windowlicker for them, hoping they'll enjoy it
>they hate it of course
>apparently it's only a good song if it has vocals in it
>that's actually what one of them said
>discounting the entire genre of classical music, among others
This is also somebody who thinks that Tech N9ne's Strange 2013 is better than Strange Days because "the rap adds more to the song"
we all know drongos like this. i knew one girl in school who wore linkin park shirts and had pop punk band patches all over her messanger bag she took to school. she was pretty dang annoying, always talked about how good bowling for soup were, of all bands
Music is honestly my full time hobby and I would never want to paint myself as that.
It's a pretentious and uninteresting hobby from the perspective of whoever you're talking to.
>tfw you might never find a qt. black gf who's into shoegaze
>Implying Dookie, Alligator, and Whatever People Say I Am aren't great albums.
I was friends with a guy who was into punk, grunge, alternative rock but once we graduated high school he just ended up switching strictly and only to country music. When I asked why he basically said he was just "growing up".
Don't hate him for it or anything, just comes off as weird to me.
You're probably right about AM. But The National's discography is stellar.
Definite teenage-core, but I was a teenager a few years ago who really enjoyed those albums. Can't judge somebody who enjoys them as well. It'd be sad if you discovered them at age 30 and thought they were great.
>mfw I know multiple people who listen exclusively to the Fallout 3 soundtrack and Odd Future
>they've listened to literally nothing but the 20 or so songs from the game and a few popular Odd Future tracks since the game came out in 2008
in the early years of highschool a friend and i used to always circlejerk over stuff like Billy Talent and Fall Out Boy. he had to move to a new town half way through high school and we never discussed music once he left. The other week we started talking for the first time in a while and he sent me a link to this "cool song i found" and it was Black Veil Brides.
Im suprised he never grew out of it, but even more suprised that his tastes actually got worse.
No. Don't namedrop unless you think the person you're talking to is legitimately interested.
When people ask what you listen to they just want to know if you're a "rock guy" or a "hip-hop guy", they don't care what bands you listen to.
oh yeah now that you say it
"rock guys" and "hiphop guys"
there were a few dipshits in my class who couldnt grasp the concept of somebody liking some stuff from both.
I know a guy at Uni who keeps posting Paolo Nutini videos on Facebook with a string of hashtags and says "I love art" referring to Nutini's music.
>Know a girl
>She experiences physical pain whenever she listens to music as a result of being fucking crazy
>She thought hating music was normal for years because her parents constantly played country when she was a kid and her friends sympathized with hating it
I have no clue why I still talk to this girl, she's pretty fucked up in general and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
My ex. She listened to some music, but almost exclusively tv show/game music. She was lucky enough to have synaesthesia so melodies became colours and patterns to her. Apparently black metal didn't really do much for her because of this.
She's described it as like a really bad headache, if I remember correctly it's either that it feels like her head is in a vice or that it's going to explode. I know those are polar opposites but I honestly can't exactly remember the way she described it, specifically. My personal theory about it is that since apparently sounds stop being musical at about 4000 Hz for the average person (hence why that's what the highest key on a piano reaches), she just has a really low threshold for discerning sounds as music. Obviously high pitched noises can be annoying, or really bad like nails on a chalkboard, but that doesn't quite explain the pain aspect.
No more than I am (i.e. a bit, but not so much I can't lead a normal life)
In her case sounds became visualisations. Also words became something but I forget what...tastes possibly.
Wait...lemme get this straight - You're on /mu/ and can't understand why someone might want to *see* music as well as hear it?
Yup, hence why I said she was lucky to get it. It's a shame she just wasn't into music to fully appreciate her 'gift'.
I've heard some drugs can induce it, which is probably the only reason I'd want to experiment with them.
>mfw my ex listened to Eric church and lifehouse exclusively.
You guys don't know how bad it was.
>tfw mom lives in Middle of Nowhere, Arkansas and listens to classical and jazz
>tfw dad also lives in Middle of Nowhere and listens to rock and industrial
>tfw my sister lives in Montreal but has a shit taste
How the FUCK did this happen.
it just sounds gimmicky to me, that's all. i know the software isn't bad or anything like that, i've used it before, but i don't care that it uses colours or anything like that. to each their own.
I'm from Montreal and you would be surprised by the amount of turbo-plebs around here. It's insane. I work with some guy who thinks he's a music god or some shit because he listens to Arctic Monkeys. I heard him humming All Star by fucking Smash Mouth so I started laughing and he said "do you even KNOW this song bruh?"
In high school there was this Chinese guy in one of my classes (born in the US so he didn't have an accent or anything) who was a hardcore atheist and a computer turbor-nerd who spent all his free time playing Magic the Gathering and League of Legends, doing super edgy haxor 1337 skillz stuff on Linux, and being an overall shitbag. I don't really know why or how we put up with him to be honest. One time we were just talking about music and we asked him what he liked, and he said very bluntly and condescendingly "I don't listen to music".
He's right though, who gives a shit what the colors of the bars are. It's not a genuine audio-visualisation. That'd be like saying Fruity Loops is only good because you can change the colors on your sequences and it makes it a bit easier to see. Woop-de-fucking-doo that you're not color blind, well done.
I found him to be supremely boring honestly. I can usually stand what my sister shows me, and sometimes I even enjoy it (Dan Mangan, Hey Rosetta!), but I outright didn't enjoy Patrick Watson.
Well there is a couple of small record shops and I can confirm that most of the people working there are pretty patrician. I've met the owner of one of these stores and damn... let's say you join a band in Montreal and get a couple gigs, he WILL have heard of you and listen to your stuff on bandcamp. He'll even sell your album if you ask.
there's also a small but pretty active post-rock scene, probably because of GY!BE.
Not as infuriating as 'was this recorded on a toaster' when I play anything even remotely lo-fi.
They never understand that everything sounds shittier if you're not sitting directly in front of the speakers, where I sit :(
yea i do i just think drukqs is a god tier album i mean most aphex twin is some weird shit that is like experimental art project tier shit but its not to be dismissed as pleb shit
I dated this one bitch who fucking listened to only the Arctic fucking Monkeys and Falloutboy. She would refer to herself as "an indie punker". What the fucking shit?
AND THEN SHE FUCKING TOLD ME THAT PINK FLOYD WAS SHIT WHAT THE FUCK?
Faust - Faust
King Crimson - Larks Tongues in Aspic
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - N°2
Robbie Basho - Visions of the Country
we TM - as is.
The point is that Aphex Twin has never done anything close to God-Tier
>all other music made you feel sad so why would you give it the time of day? Why would you intentionally make yourself sad?
this is why I don't listen to sad songs unless I'm already feeling shitty
No I don't think you fucking understand. She was the most fucking mainstream self-obsessed cunt I have ever met. My favorite quote from her "lol, I don't give a fuck about the environment, I care about looking cool". What the shit man? I hate my past self.
Thats what I wanted to hear
Now go listen to new music and stop complaining about other people tastes unless you have been listening to music for long enough.
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