"I thought that was just called rock music"
>"We're not listening to your music, anon, it's terrible"
>Proceeds to play some top 40 cancer with lyrics more shallow than a cumstain.
>mfw I tried to get my cousin on Sufjan because I thought he might like it.
>mfw he just counter-rec'd me Mumford and Sons instead of trying Suf out.
>i listen to everything
>well, everything except for rap and country
>me and freinds getting stoned outside about every night
>they asked me for some tunes so I put on bucket head-padmasana or nirvana-all apologies
>my friends turn that gay shit of anon puts on the same techno trace song or something by the stone rose or linger by the cranberries
> I go into a massive music rant which of course I win but I there head they win
>live in area with only like 15 radio stations
>all stations are top 40, christian, hip-hop, or country stations
"Do you mind if we turn on the radio?"
Literally had a conversation with a girl that went like that.
What do you know about music?
>I listen to everything except country and rap
Name your 3 favorite genres?
>what do you mean?
Dreampop, glitch, trip hop, shoegaze, IDM, EDM, funk, post rock, like name some genres
>oh I listen to EDM... I think
Wgite college chicks have the shittiest taste
>tfw no friends or social life or interaction at all
>never have to deal with people like this
My town was 92% white, middle class average. We were literally a giant residential area. 5 radio stations, two classic rock, two were sub pleb tier radio pop (both were even DJ'd by obnoxious sounding middle aged women), and one 'indie' station that just played hozier, 21 pilots and muse
Consider yourself lucky to have the indie station. I went to Portland and everywhere had the radio on playing music I've never heard before. Best public experience with music I've ever had.
>I like every type of music.
>Oh I don't really listen to jazz, classical, blues, soul........, that much.
>Nicki Minaj is actually really clever
>This song is so much better when you're high bro, trust me.
>dude check out my new sound system
>mfw no vacuum tube amplifier
>mfw no record player for authentic vinyl original sounds
>mfw no reel to reel player
>mfw no ability to play 8 tracks or cassettes
>mfw frequency range on speakers goes up to 16k Hz
Might as well just kill himself. fuckin plebs am I right guys
On a similar note
>Hey anon, you listen to music a lot and I've been looking into broadening my horizons, could you give me some recs? Here's what I like
>Mostly pleb shit
>Scour album collection, recommend various patrician alternatives along with slightly-better pleb shit, keeping in the same genre/tone of what they like after looking into their artists
>Well, I like <pleb shit> but this other stuff isn't for me because the vocals are too "out there"/I don't like music without words/whatever else
>Ultimately likes the slightly-better pleb shit but disregards everything else, stays in their comfort bubble regardless
>how high were they when they made this!?!? XD
>this isn't even music
>ELECTRONIC MUSIC ISN'T REAL MUSIC IT DOESN'T HAVE INSTRUMENTS YOU FUCKING BRAINWASHED SHEEP
>fucking kids don't even know who the beatles are look how fucking special i am
i could go on with this for hours.
>listening to tame impala back when currents was new
>dorm room door open, football player hears it, 'what's that shit'
>introduce him to the band
>calls it gay stoner shit, goes back to listening to creed and hinder on his beats
>introducing younger brother to reddit level indie in hopes that he starts to find different music on his own
>he discovers 21 pilots and gets uncharictaristically obsessed with them.
>every time I visit from uni, all I hear is that faggots whiny voice playing from his phone 24 fucking 7
only valid complaints
kinda valid but honestly playing your more obscure music you know your friends wont like is a bad idea.
the rest are just people getting mad at other people for not being as into music as they are. il still never get why people get mad when someone says "everything mostly" to describe what they listen to. I do like everything mostly or at least will try anything, and it is easier to say things i'm not into than it is things im into because theres a lot im into and i don't want to discourage someone from showing me something crazy just because i didnt remember to list it in my 5 genres i liked.
My younger sister likes it
I'm trying to burn that shit out of her mind with some Metal and rock but it's not working...any suggestions?
I swear I'll hang myself if I hear that squeaky bitch again.
Everything mostly is just code for 'i have entry level knowledge of the artists played on the radio, have no knowledge of anything even the slightest bit extraordinary, and have no refined taste whatsoever'
I still don't know what the fuck you're trying to say. Are you implying that he got the name wrong? Because if so, you're an idiot.
Idk what to say, he just thinks I'm being a dick when I tell him that 21 pilots suck shit. Counting the childish attraction to the lead singer your sister probably has, I'd say they're both lost causes.
>talking with guy I know
>music comes up
>say I listen to kinda obscure stuff
>"bruh you ain't even seen my Spotify lmao"
>ask what kinda stuff we're talking
>"daft punk, pharell, motionless in white, slipknot, die antwoord, marilyn manson"
if you asked me to name my 3 favorite genres id tell u to fuck off, but if you asked me to name 3 genres i listen to I could. i'd rather not have a refined taste because that's just closing me off to more music, which I already do a bit by not listening to hardly any rap and ambient music.
I really wanted to share some good music with her
It's more that she doesn't even have any music at all on her phone. I once conversed with a guy on the internet who claimed he didn't like music and said "it does nothing for me".
fuck i know a guy who just got super into 21 pilots as well and now he thinks he is deep as shit. its sad too cause he is like 23 years old. if i try and say anything about them not being good him and all his friends just say i dont get it and have shit taste and it just blows my fucking mind
>"this stuff sounds way too weird for me, how do people like this"
>"Tis a Pity She Was A Whore" was playing
I can't listen to songs below 3 minutes in length, they just end so quickly.
I KNOW THIS
>put on some swans
>"anon why does your music have screaming in it"
>normie faggots switch the music to some random asian pop shit that's horrible overproduced and bland
This one legitimately annoys me.
>Decide to show a friend Primus
>"I don't really like this, it's just noise for the sake of noise."
I know that Primus isn't for everyone, but that's his complaint for like 10 different artists I've shown to him.
Reminds me of a small gathering at my place.
> about 6 people left in my room
> i put on some Dilla-esque Hip Hop to listen to in the background
> 2 of my friends complain and put on anime soundtracks
>the rest of us stares in agony ar each other but are too polite to tell them to fuck off
>With some buds in the car
>Put on Loveless because I want to show them shoegaze, and because it's a nice entry level album
>"Anon, what the fuck"
>"Why is it just noise"
>"What are shoe gays?"
>"Can we just put on Drake?"
>My friend calls me over to his laptop while we were hanging out
>pulls up some random NMH song
>says it's "SHIT",
>closes tab and opens up a single of the new P!ATD album
I mean be stupid but don't be shitty about it
I've gotten better at this part. Actually managed to get one of my "everything except rap and country xD" friends into some less-pleb stuff, all started with giving her HTTT and In Rainbows and saying "it's not like Creep, trust me."
I've had this happen
>Listening to music with friends
>I somehow get the aux cord for the speakers
>I put on "My Girls" which is pretty accessible
>As soon as the vocals come in they tell me it's terrible and to turn it off
>They put on Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
>Hey anon, listen to *insert generic dadrock here*, this shit will blow your mind
>Tfw friend hates all patrician music except for swans
>Tfw he only listens to swans
>Tfw don't like swans
>"I like metal but not when people scream just for the sake of it hahahaha lol xD"
>"Wow you're such an elitist. You don't like Slipknot/Dimmu Borgir/Pleb Band because it makes you look edgy!"
idc anymore. i have ascended. i accept that people have their tastes because it's just where they are in their headspace; they're happy there and they don't care to push the boundaries to see what's out there. everyone initially heard 'pleb' shit to start off on. some people just don't care to move on from it
a while ago i started writing peoples band recommendations in my phone when i was out, because i'd always forget them. it really drove home just how run-of -the-mill most peoples tastes are.
you also gotta be sensible about your picks as well, especially at parties. no one wants noise or dsbm or slow no-wave at a party. it's surprising how many /mu/ meme albums go down reasonably well at parties.
i've got mates that listen to the standard dad-rock/metal bands. same 10 or so albums for over a fucking decade now. i chucked on bitches brew because fuckit drunk. i was expecting someone to curse at me and take it off but it didn't happen. got through all 90 minutes of it.
I'm so glad my closest bros have the same taste in music. 1 of em we even met because of music.
Heh, and this reminds me, a while back my dad visited, and I showed him my new speakers. I also like some stuff from his time, so we went through a few songs, then I remembered Disturbed's cover of The Sound of Silence, and turned it on. He didn't think much of it in the beginning, but as it went on and more instruments joined, and then the powerful singing, he actually liked it.
Why listen to anything other than Linkin Park - In The End?
>Send someone a Youtube link of a song that I though he'd enjoy
>replies back with in 5 seconds with a link to the plebbest dad rock imaginable, then asks me whether I like it
>probably didn't even listen to what I've sent
>I'm starting to get into punk music, anon!
>Nice! What bands?
>RHCP, Black Keys, White Stripes,
Why do people do this
I too am pretty fine with most people that like whatever. It's when you get some person that's evangelical about their bad opinions and doesn't have the social grace not to force in rants about The Beatles and how bad electronic music is etc.etc.etc. into every conversation that I get annoyed. I think this isn't actually most people oftentimes anyway.
>I think this isn't actually most people oftentimes anyway.
me either. maybe it's just the people i choose to hang around with
there was one old guy i worked with who was pretty fucking obsessed with the beatles. everything he heard he'd compare back to the beatles and would say they're just rehashing what the beatles already did. at one point he was telling me a band was lifting off the beatles for using a mellotron.
when you announce that you´re coming to a gig but pussy out i´d literally wanna stab a bitch.
oh yeah and talking EDM with people who fucking know nothing and need an education to every fucking topic is one of those few things in the world that really make me wanna kill myself and everyone i see.
You're the dummy for trying to just throw on an overwhelming and challenging album like loveless when you're hanging with your friends. Yeah, I get people on here don't think of loveless as challenging, because it's so popular, but to any normal person it is. You proved that yourself. You gotta pick music that everyone will like, or at least is similar to things they like. Can't just throw on a genre they haven't heard before and expect them to praise it and confirm your taste
>I don't listen to albums.
>AC/DC is metal.
>When is the singing gonna start?
>Simple Plan is a good rock band.
>--Dude you should heard Carly Rae's new album
>Show them "Warm Blood"
>--"Call Me Maybe" is better and that's a "Bad Blood" rip off.
>That music is too depressive and slow, skip it.
>Madonna is the Queen Of Pop music.
>Blood Orange is weird.
My brother once generalized, saying one of the stupidest things I've ever heard:
>You can see that every artist have this "teenager against the world phase", then a "trying to change the world and criticizing phase" and a "romantic phase". He pointed at Linkin Park as example.
Anyway, one of the albums that kinda included every one of those mentioned has one of the best songwriting, specially for a teenager: "Pure Heroine", "400 Lux" and "Ribs" are the best from the album, "Royals" kinda sucks ass.
>Refers to any form of metal as "screamo"
>Guy in one of my college classes is a massive Linkin Park fan
>Probably his favorite band ever
>I ask him what his favorite album is just for shits and gigs
>He doesn't know the name of a single one of their albums
How does this happen?
>when he doesn't listen to anything but synthpop and hiphop
>Only heard "Call Me Maybe" or "I Really Like You"
>Thinks he can criticize
I agree it's not the best, but her third albums is good as fuck and a promising beginning, many artists who have worked with others come up with really great songs. I listen some /mu/core shit, but i won't deny that i love her shit.
Did not drive me crazy, but got me 40 keks
>show a friend soon by mbv
>ask him what did he think of it
>do you think you could sing it?
>"there's singing in this song????" (genuinely confused)
>anything with aggressive vocals is "screamo"
> best friend listens exclusively to metal, nothing else
>a sk him if he ever wants to change it up, listen to a new genre?
> 'yeah, when I want something new I look for metal with dubstep in it'
>Having a party at my house, group of us have gathered in my room
>"Hey anon put on some music!"
>Some guy (must be a friend of a friend) pipes up
>"I'LL PUT SOMETHING ON"
>Puts on some Japanese videogame soundtrack
>Sits by the computer so nobody can change it
>Literally speaks to nobody and just puts on youtube video after youtube video of videogame music.
>Doesn't talk to anyone
>When anyone suggests anything he plays half of it and then switches back to the videogame soundtracks
>I don't listen to 'old' music
>Skipping intros and through songs to get the 'good parts'
>At a small party
>Go to change the music
>Everyone there just likes Monstercat tier EDM with 'sick drops'
>Put on Pink Floyd, they think it's werid
>Put on Mystery Skulls
>10 minutes later someone comes in and music on Monstercat label music playlist
I've honestly just given up trying to play/rec stuff for friends unless they actually want me too
>"That was certainly something (laughs)"
This is me trying to show my students things just slightly beyond the 21 pilots, Imagine Dragons and the like. Even stuff like talking heads is too weird because of the vocal delivery.
>getting stoned with 2 choir fag friends
>they listen almost exclusively to Dave Mathews
>anon put something on
>put on Whenever, If Ever - The world is...
>"lol this guys voice is so bad"
>spent so much time making fun of his voice they can't appreciate the orhasmic climaxes of each song
>I met this one chick and she was wearing a Slayer T-shirt
>I ask her what kind of metal she is into and she told me she really liked Burzum
>I don't like much metal but I love Burzum
>Quickly becomes friends
>Later a conversation about how she got into metal
>Learned she got all of her taste from her ex (who I later found out was a skinhead
>She also thought AC/DC was black metal
>"I think they didn't tune their instruments properly."
>"Woah, these people can't play, it's terrible!"
>Good friends with several girls I majored in music with at uni
>We played crazy experimental shit and super interesting, complex, progressive arrangements
>Go on a trip with them
>The music the entire trip is Whip/Nae Nae, The Weeknd, country pop, Taylor Swift, etc.
I have a short attention span and I really don't require much to be able to enjoy music, but fuck dude I just can't do that shit.
>"Hey, anon, could you play something more indie, like Police, or Jamiroquai?"
>Ewww, anon, you listen to Genesis?
I don't get this normie meme, what's wrong with it?
That's not that bad, they probably mistook them for Bullet for Valentine.
That's not that bad. You can't expect them to immediately delve into deeper music. You yourself probably have prejudice to your friend's new music.
>Dude playing Creep and strumming as hard as he can with a pick
>Sounds like shit
>I come over and suggest he plays with his fingers
>"Oh I play hard stuff, not gospel shit or anything like that"
>Well what kind of music do you like?
>"Have you heard of Led Zeppelin this odd band called The Smashing Pumpkins?"
I had no words. Cool guy though.
>Dreampop, glitch, trip hop, shoegaze, IDM, post rock
nobody even knows what the fuck those are you mongol lloyd
>cousin plays "some really hardcore shit"
>it's bring me the horizon
i never get this, it's so weird to understand that there are people who play classical instruments and play in orchestra's and what not, but only listen to top40 or trance on their own.
I mean, don't you enjoy the things you play? do you just see it as something you 'have to do'???
boggles my mind is all
I genuinely like stuff from that time, amongst other things. But I like to think I'm old enough for it now (in my 30s and still can't get off this godforsaken site).
>try to show off powerlevel in public
>gets shot down
why do you idiots think it will go any other way?
Why not just talk about this? Literally everyone likes this album
because both those genres are mostly made up of trash? Maybe they like lyrics and aren't into
>"muhhh truck! muhh boots! I love America and PBR!"
>"nigga nigga nigga smoke blunts nigga we turnt up shotting niggas you know we hard"
>play Holland, 1945
>brother asks why the quality is so shitty
>"it's supposed to be shitty"
>his fucking face when
The look on his face was so priceless I proceeded to laugh and I don't think he took me too seriously.
>play friend some strokes
>10 seconds into song, "what year is this from?"
>"ew that's old music I don't listen to anything before 2010!"
I legitimately cannot tell when people are pretending to be retarded anymore. Post irony has thrown shit out of wack.
From now on, just assume everyone is a fucking retard and say "shut up retard." Negative reinforcement is the only way to stop this "bait" (trolling).
If you want a shut up retard and feel good about it enjoy it because you ARE a retard!
Help me bros. I finally got my best friend into King Crimson and Genesis. He's kinda plebby but likes Radiohead's experimental shit (he loves Bloom), has moved past dadrock (except for The Doors and Ramones), likes Sonic Youth, Sigur Ros and Talking Heads. He seems interested in listening to AnCo.
Tell me /mu/ what's the next step for him in the road to becoming patrician?
>Modern music is so shit it should be more like the 80s
>i really want to go to EDC in vegas, all my favorite artists are there
posted this months ago, but gonna post it again because it's relevant:
i'm a pretty calm and patient person, but trying to show music to my normie friends is something that gets me really frustrated. i have a friend who acts like she's ready to give an album a full comprehensive review after just one listen. the worst part is she tries to sound like a professional critic when 90% of the time she has no idea what the fuck she's talking about.
but even worse is another person I know who won't even finish a song if he doesn't find the first 45 seconds interesting on first listen. and likewise, they like to act like a professional music critic after this.
i usually send them stuff to check out and they give me their impressions afterwards. with that in mind, can you imagine trying to show someone some music you like, and then a day later, they tell you they didn't even get past 45 seconds of the first song of the album? and then directly afterwards they try talk like a professional music critic on how it simply isn't good?
the idea that something isn't worth your time if you don't like it on first listen is so well cemented in the typical normie mindset. i explained to a friend the concept of letting music grow on you and he found it mindboggling.
This entire thread is just dummies putting on /mu/core and expecting their normie friends to love it and praise their taste. The only time I ever put on anything /mu/ related is to joke around since I know they won't like it.
In regards to the topic of this thread, the only time anything has ever gotten me mad was talking to a girl about music and I asked her what her favorite band was, she replied with My Chemical Romance, her favorite emo band. She said she felt that she could relate to the "crushing and heart-breaking lyrics" and then started talking about Fall Out Boy. I said those bands weren't really emo then she cited Wikipedia saying MCR and Fall Out Boy were emo. This was around a week ago tbhfam
>I listen to everything
>Well, everything except metal, blues, jazz, classical, folk, ambient, and pretty much anything that isn't mainstream pop/rap
That's how it goes with my friends
Not the anon you asked, but here is a chart.
My personal favorite is The Seer, and I recommend this as a starting point for anyone who has the 2 hours to spare. Soundtracks For The Blind is another that is great, but is best listened to as a whole.
If you don't, try another album or one of these songs: "She Loves Us!", " The Apostate", "Blackout", or "A Little God In My Hands".
>spend the last 5 years learning to mix/master tracks and production in general
>get steady work mixing/mastering tracks for local artists
>friend wants me to check out his new song
>"oh boy, another I-IV-V song in C major"
>within 3 seconds of listening I can tell it has bad production overall
>I politely tell him "I think it would sound a lot better if you added some more bass"
>he gets mad at me for days
>"It's just slowed down 80's music"
Fuck you, smelly bitch
Only tangently related, but I feel like it needs to be shared, because my friend might be the most patrician person on the entire planet, and he doesn't even know it.
>come back to the dorm from class, friend is listening to music on his computer
>ask him what he's listening to
>"interior crocodile alligator"
>oh huh, ok
>notice he's using repeat tube
>tell him he must really like the song
>"oh no, I've just been listening to the first phrase"
>ask him how long he'd been listening to this for
>he'd been listening to this for 3 hours
>ask him why
He makes me feel inadequate.
>Friends always give me the music rights at parties
>play pleb stuff that I enjoy and know they'll enjoy
>Beatles, Tame Impala, Talking Heads, Ween, Weezer, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains all depending on context and how they'll flow together
>never play the same song more than twice
>friends love it
>another friend wants to play something
>everyone tells them to turn that trash off
feels pretty good
>one of my best mates really likes dnb
>mention I went to see Roni Size
>'who? Btw, you should come and see Fred V and Grafix'
>Anything that's not generic rap
>"What is this gay shit?"
>Shows friend one song from an Experimental band
>"Experimental is fucking stupid, it's just noise, anyone can make that."
While prog is a very self-serving genre and being self-serving isn't inherently bad, Dream Theater represent the worst of a genre already filled with self-indulgent expressionism. Dream Theater are not as fun as Gentle Giant or Genesis, are not as good songwriters as Pink Floyd or Porcupine Tree, nor as adventurous as Can or King Crimson. The only thing this prog band really has going for them is their technical exhibitionism and histrionics. However, much like Rush, this is merely a front to hide just how ordinary and uninspired their music is much. While the members of Dream Theater are more than capable of playing, the ability to play something worthwhile is a trait that is lost on the group. And it is this that makes Dream Theater experienced, yet so amateur.
I read a paper that hypothesized that it was a way of publicly identifying your social class. specifically, eclecticism is seen as a upper class trait partially because it takes a lot of free time to develop and both country and hip hop are associated with the lower class. unfortunately this is impossible to prove cause sociology is a pseudoscience.
>normie friend listens mostly to nickleback, linking park and other shit bands like that
>explain to him why they are shit
>tells me they are original and talented
>tried to make him listen to Melliora but the faggot told me "it's too satanic for me and i dont like how it sounds'
I have to put up with this shit everyday on my way to college
>chilling on the couch at a small gathering just chit chatting
>music playing is your typical chill hip hop and pop stuff in the background of every 20 somethings party
>host asks if I or my friend would like to put on our own music
>say no because I'm not really listening to it and don't feel like going through my phone
>friend puts on bad quality live Megadeth performances
>Gay stoner shit
Basically true. Currents was shit, BTW, lonerism was GOAT.
More people need to realize they are turning off potential partners by having shit taste in music.
>Hey, let's send me your top 50 artists and I'll send you mine
>All of his are dadrock
I can't deal with this
>Hearing all these faggots at school talking about 21 pilots.
>See /mu/ dissing them
>check this shit out on YT
Jesus fucking Christ, now I know how it feels for dad rockers saying kids have shit taste.
21P reminds me of this, except less profanity.
>>You can see that every artist have this "teenager against the world phase", then a "trying to change the world and criticizing phase" and a "romantic phase". He pointed at Linkin Park as example.
Please tell me you slapped his little bitch face.
>show friend Alien Kids
>"Stop listening to this ironic shit, anon"
>It's actually good though
>"You only like because it's a /mu/ meme"
>His favorite artists are Swans and Death Grips