>I don't listen to music at all, it just sounds like noise to me
>I even play videogames with the music muted
>The first thing I'm asked when meeting new people is ALWAYS "What sort of music do you listen to?"
>That look of genuine horror, disgust and incomprehension when I say I don't listen to music, you'd think I was a Lovecraftian horror
>Conversation dies immediately without fail
Why are normies so preoccupied with music, robots?
It took me many years to begin to listen to music, OP. I started at 22 or so.
There are good sides too though, I have dodged the bullet of being peer pressured to like rap, pop, jazz, and all.
There's a music to the universe you just don't hear anon
It's an in-group/out group thing. You can quickly build upon a mutual interest and music is a fantastic way to do that.
>Why are normies so preoccupied with music, robots?
They even really like music, they just listen to whatever the media tell them to listen, or if they have some taste to some """""obscure"""" bands/singer from the past.
I do love music, I play music and I listen from all the style, and you're not weird at all for not liking music, hell Islam condemn music so it isn't like it is a basic need of human nature, but normies cannot fathom that there's other humans that don't think like them.
Even that is better in the eyes of normies than not listening to music at all
You can say you have no interest at all in sport or movies, and normies will be able to understand it, but say you don't listen to music and they lose their minds.
That sucks man. I get the same thing with alcohol.
>"Why don't you drink?"
>"I don't like it"
>That look of genuine horror, disgust and incomprehension
>Conversation dies immediately without fail
btw, I fucking love listening to music
being genuinely #triggered by music doesn't make you a robot it makes you fully autistic.
It's the same for any other art form, it's like saying you don't like movies, TVs, cartoons/animes, books, pictures, etc.
I can't appreciate it as a positive thing or enjoy it for what it is, it either gets in the way of other sounds I'm trying to hear (vidya/conversations), and I consider it an annoying background noise, like a mosquito or something.
just tell people you listent to dubstep and edm. memerize these speeches and you will fit in with the normies.
>what music are you into?
>I like dark ambient and military industrial I guess
We kind of are, or were to a degree, it was useful for long distance communication and hunting without alerting prey, which allowed us to eat
I think it predated language from what i have seen on /his/ and was a good form of communication
I never know how to respond to this. If I say prog-rock and sludge metal or anything other than simply "rock" or "metal" they look at you like you're a fucking autist, but if you just plain say "rock" you look like you have shit taste.
You described it as being noise and that you go out of your way to mute it when you can.
It bothers you and you have personal issues, don't try to turn it into "lel music is 4 normies XD".
Music is one of the easiest forms of expression and escapism for robots.
Maybe you've only been exposed to top 40 crap and haven't found a genre that clicks with you.
what's the irony senpai?
Shit like Disney cartoons and Family Guy & The Simpsons are some of the most mainstream things ever.
No one goes "oh I hate animated drawings it's just a bunch of scribbles and grafitti"
Can I see some all time favorite albums? Interested in seeing /r9k/'s taste.
Just say 'rock'/'metal' and don't bother listening to popular, shitty bands in that genre. It's bound to be fun when you turn out not to know its biggest names. I'm 28 and I have no idea what biggest songs of Pink Floyd/the Beatles/whatever sound like.
>picking just one
desu senpai I would just spam this thread with dozens of albums from dozens of genres
I listen to literally everything.
I listen to music occasionally but past a certain point it becomes annoying even it is pleasurable music. It's just nice noise so I can kind of see where you're coming from maybe.
Agreed. I don't listen to albums at all. I just listen to the first/last/longest song; experience shows, if it doesn't get straight to the business (and I mean literally, within the first second), the music is bound to be substandard either way.
It's the other way around. They generally don't listen to full albums.
I have many favorites but Panopticon is the closest thing to "the one" for me, it's the one album I've always came back to over the years. It puts me in a state of total bliss mane.
> if it doesn't get straight to the business (and I mean literally, within the first second), the music is bound to be substandard either way.
That is what normies actually believe.
This is really true.
I listened to essentially nothing but punk and metal for over a decade, going into the most obscure subgenres like anarcho-crust-powerviolence and symphonic-blackened-technical-death-metal and people get upset when I mention that I don't care about The Ramones and The Clash or Black Sabbath and Metallica and other mainstream introductory bands.
The poster you replied to; I actually cited 'Close to the Edge' as an exception to that rule once.
That said, I prefer 'Heart of the Sunrise' to 'Roundabout' (and 'South Side of the Sky' to 'Heart of the Sunrise').
But there is plenty of other songs that start calm and/or with a little intro before the main thing, but then I talk about all genres of music.
Do you like The Doors ?
iirc there is a condition where you are unable to discern pitch and/or unable to sense rhythm and to people afflicted with this condition music just sounds like any other noise
look it up anon
That's not bad, those usually have a wide variety to them, both with the actual soundtrack and score.
>if it doesn't get straight to the business (and I mean literally, within the first second), the music is bound to be substandard either way.
I think you have attention deficit anon, that's like expecting novels to be halfway done in the first chapter.
>I just know that 98% of time, a long intro leads to an underwhelming song because the band relies on 'mood' rather than composition.
But mood is cool sempai.
Too bad for the doors, they made some great 60's rock songs, but their best work is the moody pieces that last 7+ min. (though for a pure composical standpoint, they're way above the standard 3 chords of rock music, modal and such)
I post for others anons : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUIQgEVDM4
I used to be like this, except a bit more neutral. I didn't mute games as the music rarely got into way, but I didn't really listen anything. Nowadays I just occasionally listen to some vidya osts to catch some of the game's nostalgia I guess. I literally don't know what normies listen and probably haven't even heard of the bands they're listening to. Or maybe I've heard, but know nothing more than it's existence when reminded. When asked what I listen to, I simply answer I don't really listen to music and intentionally kill the conversation there as I don't have interest in keeping it alive anyway. If there's one thing I fucking hate it's small talk with no point or genuine interest.
I usually prefer silence if I have to think and concentrate, or quiet music just to silence my tinnitus which can get annoying.
In general, you can identify normieland by the amount of noise it produces. More noise=more normie.
I can enjoy music, but only weebshit/videogame OSTs. I've delved into so much "normal" music and so many genres and sub-genres trying to find something I like but it's useless. I've been to /mu/, I've checked out /r9k/ music threads, nothing.
Just lie to normalfags.
You aren't as crazy as you might think you are anon. This is a lot more common than you might think and its basically because your brain doesn't derive pleasure from listening to music.
Most people here are the complete opposite and get a lot more out of music. Enjoying music is like on a scale and some people are higher up on that scale like musicians or people who dedicate their life to music then you have people around the middle of the "scale" who listen to music everyday and will search out lots of different genres. Then at the bottom you have normies who only listen to shitty top 40 pop yet say things like "music is my life" or people who only listen to movie/videogame/anime soundtracks. You are pretty much at the very lowest point of that "scale" basically. There are actually more people than you might think who are like this, most of them just won't admit it most of the time.
Maybe you are listening to music with the wrong approach.
Rhythm is far from being the only reason to listen to music for instance, as plenty of people, like myself, also appreciate music that has none to little rhythm, like ambient, drone, noise, etc...
I say this because if you start to listen to something with the wrong expectation, you likely won't like it.
I'm with you, OP. It's not that I don't listen or like music, though; it's that I just don't give a fuck what other people listen to.
Half the time, it's a stupid arms race to see who can name the more obscure bullshit. God, I hate it when people ask me what music I like. I hate musicfaggots too (especially vocalists); they're such haughty queers.
I honestly think people have just pretended to like this sort of shit to scare away normal people and make their shitty taste unassailable due to no one being able to stand sitting through a noise or drone album to completion.
>hurdur, The Swans are my favorite band
Kill yourself please
confirmed for talking out of your ass, expected from a peasant :^)
>/mu/ was my first board which i regularly browsed
>became obsessed with music etc.
Back then I wouldn't understand people that don't like or listen to music, but after getting depression I can relate. Music doesn't sound good and kind of like noise like OP described. Whenever I had the chance before, I'd listen to music, but now I can't even feel an emotional difference between silence and music.
I want out. The joy of discovering new songs and albums that made me smile and listen to repeat for hours is just gone.
>The Swans are well-known so I'll call him a faggot
Swans have made music in each of those genres you just described; don't act like they're a poor representation of "listen to this noise for 30 minutes; it's a little bit different at the end from the beginning and it's really loud".
No one actually believes you like that shit.
time to chill