Does your taste in music isolate you?

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Does your taste in music isolate you?
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07 Apr 2012, 7:57 pm

I listen almost exclusively to classical music, so my peers tell me that I'm "weird."


The weirder parts of my musical tastes however are being somewhat obsessed with national anthems and European marches.



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07 Apr 2012, 10:50 pm

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Most of the time when I say Joy Division people are like "who is that". :( Perhaps I would have better luck in Britain.

Where are you, and please don't feel like that, you've got excellent taste!


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07 Apr 2012, 10:57 pm

My taste in music got me to parties across the world and everything that goes with them.



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08 Apr 2012, 8:32 am

Bun wrote:
Cutlass_Jack wrote:
Most of the time when I say Joy Division people are like "who is that". :( Perhaps I would have better luck in Britain.

Where are you, and please don't feel like that, you've got excellent taste!
The US. If Ian didn't kill himself before the US tour, this might be a different story.



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09 Apr 2012, 11:57 am

Cutlass_Jack wrote:
Bun wrote:
Cutlass_Jack wrote:
Most of the time when I say Joy Division people are like "who is that". :( Perhaps I would have better luck in Britain.

Where are you, and please don't feel like that, you've got excellent taste!
The US. If Ian didn't kill himself before the US tour, this might be a different story.

Certainly.


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09 Apr 2012, 12:08 pm

Apparently my taste for folk, bluegrass, and Earl Scruggs in particular isolates me too... :lol:


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09 Apr 2012, 3:16 pm

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Yeah, I have more Manic Street Preachers fans connections than connections from any other group of people. A lot of times I don't even remember that's how I know all those people. :lol:

I had one person I knew because of them....but not really. Some Manic Street Preachers fans are pretty obsessive, so if it's one of your obsessions it's easier to make a connection (although....I guess living in the UK and especially in Wales is a plus for that sort of connections).

I'm not really sure....people don't put music that much to the front when socialising. If anything the lack of in-depth interest in music rather than my actual taste can be isolating since it alienates other people from talking to you. I often get weird looks when I want to talk about music unless this persons happens to like music in a substantial way.
E.g. I do know people who compliment me for my taste in music but that doesn't lead to anything else. Nothing negative or positive happens (at least not something which is noticeable enough) which could be traced back to my taste in music.

I would say I don't care but it's not true. It's simply that I don't think that people put that much weight into music most of the time. It's not important enough.


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09 Apr 2012, 6:53 pm

I dont care if people dont like what I like, and I mostly find something in common with everybody, which probably means my taste of music does not isolate me.



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10 Apr 2012, 5:11 am

Yes and no. I can listen to almost anything, as long as someone's using an intelligent finger on the volume control.

Then again, some of the artists I love make people want to leave the room. Make that the building.

Also, I'm tone deaf and can't carry a tune or stay on key. And I LOVE to sing.


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10 Apr 2012, 11:09 am

Mayel wrote:
Bun wrote:
Yeah, I have more Manic Street Preachers fans connections than connections from any other group of people. A lot of times I don't even remember that's how I know all those people. :lol:

I had one person I knew because of them....but not really. Some Manic Street Preachers fans are pretty obsessive, so if it's one of your obsessions it's easier to make a connection (although....I guess living in the UK and especially in Wales is a plus for that sort of connections).

Well, it's complex. I was on Manics forums for a very long time even though I disliked going on the forums. Also, made a few contacts through LJ, but I only kept one friend from there. I'm definitely not a huge fan now, and I even left the forum. But I remembered how many Manics fans I actually know when an Aspie I know IRL asked me about having many FB friends, it actually takes me a moment to realise a lot of these people are Manics-friends. :lol:


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13 Apr 2012, 1:42 pm

My favorite singer is Cristian Castro. Whenever I mention this, well, sometimes people do say that he has a nice voice, but they're like 'honesty, don't you like someone more cooler?'. He may not exactly be as popular as others, but he has a great voice.


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13 Apr 2012, 5:56 pm

Yes, I guess so. And I guess I'm not terribly different from the rest of you here. As for what it is that I listen to, I am primarily into art music.

As in:

Opera seria from the 1700's, Hindustani and Carnatic music, just about every composer of the classical tradition, from names like Beethoven, to Salieri, Wagner, or Feinberg.

It's like being in an in-group with a secret handshake, but there's only a handful of people in the world you can find that know the handshake, aside from music professors.


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21 Apr 2012, 8:15 am

Yeah I feel like the only people with similar taste in music to me are middle aged guys. I think some of my tastes are mainsteam like Journey or Genesis, but not for women my age.

I really love music and don't understand why people only like what's hot right now so they can look cool with their friends. I really don't get it. I feel like people think i'm a bit of a freak for liking a variety of music.

Like when someone asks what's the last album you bought and I reply it's Please describe yourself by Dogs die in hot cars. I get a blank look. I don't think that's really an obscure album.



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21 Apr 2012, 2:17 pm

Are you a Peter Gabriel-era purist? I actually like Phil Collins. :oops: I know people hate him, but I've never really researched why.


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21 Apr 2012, 10:55 pm

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.



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22 Apr 2012, 4:30 am

Yes, because I don't like music really.