>Hey anon, what type of music do you listen to?
How do you answer this question?
"I'm into a lot of stuff. Right now I've been getting into black metal, funk, and assorted electronic stuff. Plus Ariel Pink put out his new record, so I've been listening to that a lot."
My response every time.
"uhh, I like all kinds of stuff, really. Narrowing it down to genres is kind of difficult. I like Bjork a lot, and uhh, a band called Daughters put out one of my favorite records, uhhh, yeah"
Usually goes something like that. I know more often than not people don't know who or what I'm talking about so sometimes I'll just mention the more well known artists I like (like Bjork)
>I've been listening to a lot of emo stuff lately
"oh like My Chemical Romance?"
A lot of post punk, psych rock, and experimental stuff. I've been really into Japanese noise lately, as well as early ambient music, musique concrete, and krautrock. My current favorites that make generally accessible music are Savages, Parquet Courts, King Gizzard, and Bo Ningen.
I just tell people my favorite band is the Beatles. Sometimes people are actually patricians in disguise and this becomes a launching point and we can talk about other music we like. Most of the time people just smile and nod because they know everyone is supposed to like the Beatles and it doesn't make me too weird or anything
I usually respond with the last three bands that I've been getting into at that moment because how do you really generalize your whole musical taste in a way that doesnt sound pretentious or long-winded
This is so untrue it hurts. I see plenty of people on here discussing music from the view of theory, myself included. That post was probably made by someone who himself doesn't know shit about music theory.
I usually just say I listen some of almost everything, because I do. Then I just ask them and when they say they like hip hop or whatever, I'll be like "Oh like blah blah or blahblahblah?" And they'll either say they love those artists or share some of theirs. And boom a conversation is born. It's not really hard