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Do you think Asperger's affects music taste?
yes 61%  61%  [ 116 ]
no 39%  39%  [ 75 ]
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12 Jan 2017, 1:46 pm

liveandrew wrote:
If I do listen to music with vocals it's more about the sound of the voice (almost as an instrument) than the lyrics. I love trad folk, opera, hardcore punk because of how the voice is used as well as the music behind it.

You would love shoegaze, then (if you don't already already)


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12 Jan 2017, 2:34 pm

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I was into punk in the late 70s, metal in the 80s, worked in music shops in the 90s, ran a punk/hardcore distro in the early 00s. Nowadays, I like mostly instrumental music, so drone, post-rock, post-metal, experimental noise, jazz, classical are my thing.

If I do listen to music with vocals it's more about the sound of the voice (almost as an instrument) than the lyrics. I love trad folk, opera, hardcore punk because of how the voice is used as well as the music behind it.

If anyone's interested, most of my collection can be found here.


There's some really interesting stuff in your collection, nice to see stuff like Iron Lung and Rorschach in there too!


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12 Jan 2017, 2:36 pm

muffinhead wrote:
liveandrew wrote:
If I do listen to music with vocals it's more about the sound of the voice (almost as an instrument) than the lyrics. I love trad folk, opera, hardcore punk because of how the voice is used as well as the music behind it.

You would love shoegaze, then (if you don't already already)


It's a little jingly-jangly for me but yes, I don't mind it. I did used to like House of Love and love My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. Back around that time I was more into Jesus and the Mary Chain Spacemen 3 and Loop (who I saw live at a fest).


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12 Jan 2017, 2:38 pm

voidofcontext wrote:
liveandrew wrote:
I was into punk in the late 70s, metal in the 80s, worked in music shops in the 90s, ran a punk/hardcore distro in the early 00s. Nowadays, I like mostly instrumental music, so drone, post-rock, post-metal, experimental noise, jazz, classical are my thing.

If I do listen to music with vocals it's more about the sound of the voice (almost as an instrument) than the lyrics. I love trad folk, opera, hardcore punk because of how the voice is used as well as the music behind it.

If anyone's interested, most of my collection can be found here.


There's some really interesting stuff in your collection, nice to see stuff like Iron Lung and Rorschach in there too!


That Iron Lung/Shank cd is amazing! Rorschach, a mate got me into back in the very early 90s.


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12 Jan 2017, 2:49 pm

If you looked at me, you wouldn't think that I'm into hard rock and heavy metal music. I have no tattoos, don't dye my hair wild colors and have only one piercing in each ear. I don't even wear makeup. Actually, I don't think I need it; I'm attractive enough. I also like to listen to techno music. What I really like to do while listening to music is look at the lyrics. I read somewhere that that's an Aspie trait. However, I don't give much thought to the lyrics of songs. I just like the music itself. One of my favorite bands is Rammstein and they sing in German, so I have no clue what they're saying, but they rock! They put on a hell of a show, too.



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12 Jan 2017, 3:02 pm

idonthaveanickname wrote:
If you looked at me, you wouldn't think that I'm into hard rock and heavy metal music. I have no tattoos, don't dye my hair wild colors and have only one piercing in each ear. I don't even wear makeup. Actually, I don't think I need it; I'm attractive enough.


Me neither, except I have no earrings at all.

idonthaveanickname wrote:
What I really like to do while listening to music is look at the lyrics. I read somewhere that that's an Aspie trait. However, I don't give much thought to the lyrics of songs. I just like the music itself. One of my favorite bands is Rammstein and they sing in German, so I have no clue what they're saying, but they rock! They put on a hell of a show, too.


That's it! It's not what they sing, it's how they sing it and Rammstein are pretty distinct vocally! I feel the same about lyrics as well - it's a rare song that I actually remember the lyrics for.


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12 Jan 2017, 3:27 pm

liveandrew wrote:
idonthaveanickname wrote:
That's it! It's not what they sing, it's how they sing it and Rammstein are pretty distinct vocally! I feel the same about lyrics as well - it's a rare song that I actually remember the lyrics for.


Even Paul McCartney said that he had written song lyrics that rhymed, and only understood their meaning decades later when he had more perspective on his life. OTOH, "Show Yourself" by Grace Slick is still right on today.



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12 Jan 2017, 4:52 pm

liveandrew wrote:
muffinhead wrote:
liveandrew wrote:
If I do listen to music with vocals it's more about the sound of the voice (almost as an instrument) than the lyrics. I love trad folk, opera, hardcore punk because of how the voice is used as well as the music behind it.

You would love shoegaze, then (if you don't already already)


It's a little jingly-jangly for me but yes, I don't mind it. I did used to like House of Love and love My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. Back around that time I was more into Jesus and the Mary Chain Spacemen 3 and Loop (who I saw live at a fest).

Being 20 and liking shoegaze kind of sucks lol. I haven't met anyone my age who likes it, let alone knows what it is.


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12 Jan 2017, 5:00 pm

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Being 20 and liking shoegaze kind of sucks lol. I haven't met anyone my age who likes it, let alone knows what it is.


:) I'm nearly 50 and still get weird looks for my musical taste!


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12 Jan 2017, 5:02 pm

I was and am extremely into what is know as "Classic Alternative" today. In the late '70's and the '80's in America there was nothing classic about it, it was considered weird and LBGT and kind of unamerican to be into it. In the 90's "Alternative Rock" often was mainstream rock.

What is weird is my favorite music is from my 20 something years, not the typical teen years.


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12 Jan 2017, 10:28 pm

One of my favorite unusual songs is Peggy Lee's "Siamese Cat Song."

"We are Siamese, if you please! We are Siamese, if you don't please..."



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12 Jan 2017, 10:38 pm

IstominFan wrote:
One of my favorite unusual songs is Peggy Lee's "Siamese Cat Song."

"We are Siamese, if you please! We are Siamese, if you don't please..."


I remember that from the Aristocats! I loved that film when I was a kid.

As regards the question, I think people on the spectrum have a particular preference for a certain "sound". This is by no means restrictive- this may span across many genres. For instance, I love early analogue synths and therefore enjoy listening to both 70s pop/rock and early experimental music/musique concrete from the 50s and early 60s. I also have a preference for strong polyphonic hooks.


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13 Jan 2017, 10:29 am

I think that song is from "Lady and the Tramp." Si and Am gave Siamese cats an unfair reputation for being mean, which they weren't at all, just naughty. There is a big difference!



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13 Jan 2017, 11:27 am

I think it's a maybe.

Like I can listen to anything. But I choose to listen to soundtracks, classical, orchestral pieces. Maybe it's because I just can't piece together what they're saying in lyrics or rap very well.



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13 Jan 2017, 2:39 pm

I personally feel that my auditory sensitivity , as part of my Asperger syndrome does impact my tastes in music to an extent . Both what I especially like and also what I don't particularly care for . For instance , I do due to its obnoxious monotony , I do not much care for techno/ electronic dance music , as it tends to get on my nerves before too long . . And even though I actually like the next genre , speed metal , I also find it to be well named as it sounds so intense that it's like a musical stimulant drug . For example . So I have to take an intermission before my nerves get too strained , and during the songs I tend to feel jittery . As a consequence of this though my tastes are largely eclectic , I mostly tend to seek out acoustic pop /folk rock songs that are next thing to being country , yet are not quite considered to be . For some examples , , . And on top of that , I also more specifically am fond of Celtic pop , and Celtic rock . For example , and .