Does your taste in music isolate you?

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Does your taste in music isolate you?
Yes 76%  76%  [ 81 ]
No 24%  24%  [ 25 ]
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26 Apr 2012, 2:11 am

Alien_Papa wrote:
I love music that conveys despair and alienation. Most people aren't into that, at least people over 25 years old.

I listen to a lot of classical music, particularly 20th century stuff since it feels less structured and more emotional. How many people have this on their ipod/phony? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0kjFOMhLDE

If I like something and it becomes popular than it becomes really hard for me to enjoy it any more. I liked KT Tunstall but then when she's on the store soundtrack at the Gap ... yuck. It's like I'm allergic to popularity. I hated music that was popular when i was in high school, like Led Zeppelin, but discovered years later that I liked it a lot.

So does my taste in music isolate me? It feels that way. But I think it's because I want to be isolated.


Hmmm... I have tons of Schnittke on my Ipod. Guess I burst your isolation bubble a little there, hehe.


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26 Apr 2012, 8:44 am

I do feel that my taste in music isolates me. I either like what older people like (I will happily listen to the music that a colleague likes - she's 68) or only know a few people who like what I do. I've also found that very few people have heard of anything I like.

I remember that when I was around 16 (or maybe slightly younger) I mentioned that I like 10cc. Someone who is quite a bit older than me, (around late 30s / early 40s) gave me a look of :? I'm used to that now.

In general, I will listen to absolutely anything. A few years ago, my dad went through my music collection on my computer and said "why on earth do you have songs by Glen Miller?"



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26 Apr 2012, 9:09 am

I don't think my mainstream eclectic music tastes isolate me...the fact many people on the local rock scene are music snobs so don't consider you 'one of them' if you listen to music outside of metal/rock does exclude me from the 'rock' sub-culture, as I'm primarily a rocker that's somewhat irritating.


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26 Apr 2012, 9:28 am

Bloodheart wrote:
the fact many people on the local rock scene are music snobs so don't consider you 'one of them' if you listen to music outside of metal/rock does exclude me from the 'rock' sub-culture, as I'm primarily a rocker that's somewhat irritating.

Oh yeah, I really dislike it, in the alternative subculture as well... You have the feeling they're judging what's meant to be 'worthy' listening, and won't listen to anything outside of those boundaries, unless they're stating they're being ironic or whatever.


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27 Apr 2012, 1:25 am

I say my answer to the poll is emphatically, yes.

So much so that I refuse to listen to music around others, or let others know what I like. If the question comes up, I answer carefully.

I don't even like saying it on here....gosh, this may be a problem...



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29 Apr 2012, 5:19 pm

Yeah, it does. All I listen to is shoegaze, ambient and occasionally experimental stuff. I use to listen to more rock and punk stuff but as I've grown older I can only really tolerate those three. Anything else is too loud and energetic or depresses me because I've grown very isolated and anti-social over the years. Loud, "happier" more social music makes me think of the life I lack, I like the quiet droning beauty in bands like Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine. It gives me this really nice feeling inside.



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29 Apr 2012, 11:33 pm

I don't think so, I'm pretty eclectic in both genre and mainstream-ness.


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30 Apr 2012, 1:42 pm

most of the time


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30 Apr 2012, 3:35 pm

It does when I listen to blue grass lot of people can't stand blue grass music



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01 May 2012, 7:41 pm

It used to as I wasn't really into music at all and it was a popular conversation topic. However relatively recently I've got into metal and as a few mates of mine in a club at my university are also fans it has helped me create more of a connection with them.


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05 May 2012, 10:44 am

Yes, a bit. But I hardly ever talk to people about music, so it's not much of a problem. It also got better when my interest in black metal became less intense and I finally began listening to something else :)


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07 May 2012, 9:26 pm

Oh yeah, totally. I'm currently studying in Colombia where Salsa, Merengue, Pop, and Hard Rock are commonplace. Indie, Alternative, and Punk is what I'm into. But no one knows who The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or The Ramones are. Not even the people in my school know any of these bands or know the genres.


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09 May 2012, 6:40 pm

I live in a small town where most kids listen to country and Top 40. I've had several years of experience in music and I think it made me harder to listen to the kind of music people in my area. Now head an hour southwest to Madison, and there will be a lot more people with similar tastes in music as me. I listen to a lot of Alternative and Indie music, with some Folk Rock artists and even a few Christian artists thrown in. I also appreciate Classic Rock, Celtic music, and Classical music. I even like an underground rapper or two. I've been labelled as a hipster just because of my tastes in music. Just because I don't listen to Top 40 or country doesn't make me a hipster.


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14 May 2012, 12:20 am

I don't like a lot of electronic music because it doesn't have the same drive live instruments have. Most of the people i know are fans of Electronic/Techno/Trance. Most of the stuff i listen too is either old or obscure. A lot of metal, punk, new wave and alternative, but I do not like Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Foo Fighters or Pink Floyd, so I'm kinda obscured by the rockers, too.



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14 May 2012, 9:41 am

More so when I was younger than now. Mainly because I listened to classical and hated hip hop and some other popular nonsense.