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Is music more about your "Group" now?

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 6:59pm

IAgreeWithYou

IAgreeWithYou

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(Not sure if this is Popular Media or not. Move it if you need to.)

Note: All italics are thinking.

So, while listening to some music a friend (More of an acquaintance but still...) came over and asked what I was listening to. I was listening to some Pink Floyd song (Forgot the name :/). After telling him the name he had this weird look on his face that I just couldn't place. After a small awkward pause he said, "OH! That's the band my Dad likes. Why are you with us? The people that like music are over there dude. "

Wait, because I listen to this music it means that I can't talk to you. Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know that my music taste has such an affect on my personality.

So, what do you think? After this conversation I spent a week just looking at different groups of people and comparing their musical taste. To my surprise, nearly everyone in a certain group liked the same style of music.

So, do you think music is more about an image that is supposed to represent you more than it is about what you actually like listening to?

Oh, the stoners listen to classic rock, the "Popular" kids are into electronic and the emos are all about metal. Which one are you?

Wait, but I listen to all of those genres!

YOU CAN ONLY CHOOSE ONE!

Anyway, just needed to vent and thought it would be a nice topic. Why do people care so much about music taste?

 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 7:09pm

daleks

daleks

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So, what do you think?

I think therefore I am.
So, do you think music is more about an image that is supposed to represent you more than it is about what you actually like listening to?

No. I like country music but most of my friends don't like country at all. I don't go finding friends based on my music. Nor do I change my preferences to fit the people I am friends with.
Which one are you?

Ummm... what would country be? Backwood Southern people. I am not that way at all.
Why do people care so much about music taste?

I don't know. Even though I enjoy music more than I used to I don't get care what music you like.
After this conversation I spent a week just looking at different groups of people and comparing their musical taste. To my surprise, nearly everyone in a certain group liked the same style of music.

How did you figure out their tastes? Did you ask them or what?
 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 7:43pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,734 posts

So, what do you think?


One word. Sheeple. I don't think any more needs to be said and the only reason I am saying more is so this goes beyond 7 words.
 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 7:54pm

IAgreeWithYou

IAgreeWithYou

531 posts

How did you figure out their tastes? Did you ask them or what?


People are very proud to display their tastes usually and I know nearly everyone at my school.

"Hey, what song are you listening to?"

*says something*

"I've heard about them. Do you have any recommendations?"

*says something*

"Thanks, I'll be sure to check those guys out!"
 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 9:51pm

firedog12

firedog12

248 posts

I don't think someone who likes a certain genre is the type of person you think would like that genre. For example, I like rap, and I like speed metal. I'm neither a type of kid who likes drugs and violence nor a kid who likes playing an electric guitar. (I love the way it sounds, but I can't play for anything.) I also like other genres of music (some odd ones too that you've probably never heard of) and they wouldn't fit my personality either. None of them would. Before I heard any type of metal I used to think that I wouldn't like it because I would listen rap music. My point is that there are no specific genres for people. Anybody can listen to whatever music they feel comfortable with. Because everybody has different tastes.

 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 10:14pm

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

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I have no "group". Most members of music cliques dislike my broad and open-minded attitude to listening to music. They especially dislike my ability to critically analyse their favourite music and appreciate the evolution of their genre, as well as predict its future trends before they happen.

 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 10:22pm

killersup10

killersup10

2,766 posts

I have no "group". Most members of music cliques dislike my broad and open-minded attitude to listening to music. They especially dislike my ability to critically analyse their favourite music and appreciate the evolution of their genre, as well as predict its future trends before they happen



Congrats, they most likely don't mind that you think about all that stuff, but that you say it in such a way that you seem like a know-it-all.


Anywhos, Music groups? Could happen. Although rarely do people decide true friends just by music taste.
 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 10:40pm

ironblade41

ironblade41

530 posts

Do I think my friends are idiots because they don't like vocal music? YES. Do I really care? NO. Do I like answering my own questions? YES.

I love a cappella music, which means that there are no instruments and there are only voices. It takes so much more work, talent, and soul to make. Listen to the group Pentatonix to know what I mean. They even did a version of Thrift Shop for all you nonbelievers.

 

Posted Feb 14, '13 at 10:43pm

ironblade41

ironblade41

530 posts

Wait... Killersup just called a mod a know-it-all! >:O

I also like rock, indie, and I actually think the band Fun. is pretty cool.

 

Posted Feb 15, '13 at 12:30am

IAgreeWithYou

IAgreeWithYou

531 posts

Wait... Killersup just called a mod a know-it-all! >:O


Mods are not gods. They're regular people too. :)

Anywhos, Music groups? Could happen. Although rarely do people decide true friends just by music taste.


That's why I was surprised. O.O Sure, some of the people met each other through music but its not like the first question you ask is going to be about music. My guess is the music represents the character that the people are trying to be. :/
 
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