Your musical "blind spots"

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wake me up when The National write a song as good as this one. I'M SO SURE I WILL NEVER BE WOKEN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYfQ1RWdQ5c

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can rule and you drool! like a big drooling flappy bird!

no, but seriously, listen some more.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

I know. I've literally never heard a note by Can. i'm just gonna buy those 3 classic LP's next time im at the record store im sure i'll love them

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

the only classic rock you really need to check out:

No Croce, no credibility.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

I feel like I've considered house/techno a musical blind spot of mine that I've been trying to fill up for years now. I thiiink I'm making progress - the new avalon emerson ep is cool! - but I still feel super green to it all

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

i don't mess with jim croce

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can was a blind spot for years, and took quite a few tries for me to get started, tbh. Got into other krautrock first (Neu!, AR and Machines). Some days they're my favorite band ever now. Even the late stuff!

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

they are the best band. black sabbath, can, and funkadelic the only classic rock anyone needs.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

How soon we forget Bullangus.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

Bullangus, we hardly knew ye

Neil S, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

I think that was the root of the problem for Bullangus.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

languishing in the "where are they now" file, are Bullangus

Neil S, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

languishing in the "you made them up, didn't you" file,

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 19:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

It used to be soul but I am slowly mending that. Same with funk, is Gil Scott-Heron funk? I love his music. Rap is a big white square on my musical landscape. Digital electronic music as well. But I do not really want to change that. I have much more blind spots than known places.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

My blind spot is this really obscure thing I’d never normally come across anyway.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

But real answer = country, metal, classical, dubstep, opera, old rock n roll, blues, folk... fucking shitloads.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

Many. I've always openly acknowledged them. A few of the biggest:

Elvis, electric blues, Van Morrison, the Band, funk, Otis Redding, Randy Newman, Gang of Four, PJ Harvey. They're not complete--there are songs here and there I like--and occasionally I'll have a breakthrough (I was listening to and enjoying a lot of Van Morrison a few summers ago for something I was working on). But generally speaking, I wish I could hear what other people hear.

(I won't list stuff that I don't like and have no desire to ever like.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can is another one for me. I think when i tried them out in the past they end up sounding rather different to how I expected so I'm generally quite thrown by it all

Fox Mulder, FYI (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

The Grateful Dead
The Doors
Zappa

Oh wait

Bazooka Jobim (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

i really want to get to know middle eastern pop music more. i just kind of plow through spotify playlists and cherry pick the tracks i like. sort of know some of the big names, i think.

brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

There were some great articles a while back by John Doran and Yousif Nur at the Quietus all about that. They were very in-depth and I must confess I ended up being daunted by the task of tackling them, despite being really interested

Fox Mulder, FYI (dog latin), Thursday, 9 November 2017 10:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

Opera and metal (perhaps it's the bombast) - Dylan and Springsteen - Ocean and Swift - UK indie from the second half of the 80s, particularly Gen C86 - chillwave.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

The ones I created for myself yeah.

Late 50s-early 60s jazz - I've heard quite a lot of forward-thinking jazz albums, but I lack the backbone behind that. Same with soul for that matter, I have some highlights but not a broad picture.
Some of the more straightforward pop. Again, same logic, you are attracted or shown to the more elaborate albums, and you miss the elephant.
There are days I wish I knew everything about the dancehall / pop rap / r&b and everything that falls in-between.
Brazilian music classics. More generally the world songbook.
A lot more from those genres that produce long spiritual pieces (from soul-jazz to rock to carnatic music).
And many others where I could dig way further (punk, new wave / synthpop, power pop).
Etc

Nabozo, Thursday, 9 November 2017 12:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

So 'musical blind spots' is a more diplomatic way of saying you don't really care for a given artist/album/genre.

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Opera and metal (perhaps it's the bombast)...UK indie from the second half of the 80s, particularly Gen C86

I could see not being into one or the other of these categories, but both/all? Leaves me with the question, what exactly do you listen to? Or, what qualities do you seek out in music? "I don't like all that bombastic shouting, but I don't like mumbly diffidence either..."

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yeah I mean, if it isn't either of those specific things then what's left... sports talk radio?

Evan, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

So 'musical blind spots' is a more diplomatic way of saying you don't really care for a given artist/album/genre.

― pomenitul, Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:13 AM (eighteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Are there any styles or groups that you wish you knew more about, but for whatever reason you don't ?
Are there any styles or groups that you wish you knew more about, but for whatever reason you don't ?
Are there any styles or groups that you wish you knew more about, but for whatever reason you don't ?
Are there any styles or groups that you wish you knew more about, but for whatever reason you don't ?
Are there any styles or groups that you wish you knew more about, but for whatever reason you don't ?
Are there any styles or groups that you wish you knew more about, but for whatever reason you don't ?

brimstead, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

Haha, now I feel like an idiot. Alright, I'll go put on my dunce cap.

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

"I don't like all that bombastic shouting, but I don't like mumbly diffidence either..."

This is not all music

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

To those who are allergic to operatic singing, is this also unpalatable to you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3l61P8j9rg

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

Come to think of it, 'allergic' and 'unpalatable' are inappropriate adjectives in the context of this thread so let me rephrase my question: does this make you want to overcome your 'blind spot' for operatic vocals?

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm hoping that Lonely Child turns out to be the piece that will convert the world to classical vocal music.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

LOads of metal stuff, though do like Slayer and stoner stuff.
A lotof electronic dance music, though certain parts o9f it I might get into if I was introduced to it.
BUt Techno, d&b, and whatever other nightclub/rave stuff has largely escaped me. I do like a bit of Acid House and Arthur russell and things.
& do love dub, r'n'b and soul and things so may just be unfamiliarity.

commercial country, countrypolitan and things that distance country from being a white blues.

Not really getting to hear too much new commercial pop so not sure about that. I know taht there have been people I've known over the last 10 or 15 years who were very into current stuff. But I don't listen to the radio much even though I'm currently working in a college/community radio station. But most of what I hear is stuff that is being played in the office i do most of my work in.

Classical I should get a lot more familiar with too. But there is only so much time and a lot of music out there.

I'm mainly into psychedelia, other 60s & 70s stuff, bits of jazz, early blues and other roots music, pre-50s country, African stuff, Krautrock and various other bits and pieces so not sure I'd have time to be into everything in my blindspot anyway.

Stevolende, Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

whenever I go to pub trivia the music questions are invariably about 90s pop which is pretty much the only musical domain where I know less than the average person

ciderpress, Thursday, 9 November 2017 18:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Definitely UK dance scene for me. Drum and Bass, Footwork, Garage, Wonky, 2step, grime... it’s not that I don’t like them, but that I don’t really understand them. I don’t know if it’s because I come from a latin background but the UK Bass sound is a bit stiff and awkward to my ears, I’ve no idea how to even attempt to dance to any of those genres and music-wise they’re not particularly interesting to me to listen to it without dancing.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

At any rate there are times where I feel like I’m missing out and wish I understood what’s it all about so yeah they’re a blind spot for me.

Also Metal in general but I’m trying and finding stuff I love. There are variations I hate like grindcore but I don’t think those count as blind spots since I’m willfully ignoring them.

There’s a lot of modern classical which I’d love to get into but it seems like too much work. You can’t just dip in by listening to one single song and choosing to keep on listening or nlt like in other genres, you have to listen to the full composition and I don’t think I have the time to even start.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

Genre specifical year-end lists are my favorite part of the year because that’s how I find those blind spots without listening to 100 jazz records or 100 modern classical.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's weird because Drum & Bass is *the* most immediate music afaic, especially some of the more heavy or euphoric strains. Blind spot is still modern country, sensitive us indie too, just find these boring, nothing to connect to.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:28 (ten months ago) Permalink


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