Your musical "blind spots"

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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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink


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