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I've listened to quite a good bit of albums and bands. there are certain groups that hook me from the first set of songs I hear from them, others that are an acquired taste, and bands that can write a few good songs, but I am unable to get into completely. So, to explore what makes someone like a particular artist, I decided to make this forum.

Go ahead and list an artist, band, or album that you like and list some of the reasons that you like them or the music that they produce. Also, you are free to list any groups that you dislike as well.
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For me its relatability
I personally enjoy west coast rap since growing up I was raised in the slums of LA. So the things that 2pac raps about I can definitely relate to

Like, "I realize momma really paid the price
She nearly gave her life, to raise me right" since my mom raised me for a couple of years before my dad joined us.

And also, "And I could see you coming home after work late
You're in the kitchen trying to fix us a hot plate
Ya just working with the scraps you was given
And mama made miracles every Thanksgiving"


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Velvet_Crowe wrote:

For me its relatability
I personally enjoy west coast rap since growing up I was raised in the slums of LA. So the things that 2pac raps about I can definitely relate to

Like, "I realize momma really paid the price
She nearly gave her life, to raise me right" since my mom raised me for a couple of years before my dad joined us.

And also, "And I could see you coming home after work late
You're in the kitchen trying to fix us a hot plate
Ya just working with the scraps you was given
And mama made miracles every Thanksgiving"




That is interesting. It certainly helps to relate to a message of a song. However, I tend to relate to music in a different way. In some ways, music is a creative assistant for me. It helps stoke my imagination and boost my creativity. It gives me certain feelings and I can picture a scene in my head as the music plays. Sometimes, I like to imagine that I am performing the exact song on stage myself or I am watching a movie with characters doing certain things as that songs plays, sort of like a soundtrack. To me, the best songs are the songs that you can imagine to. Songs that make you picture something. I guess you could say that it is the kind of music that provides an experience so to speak.

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I've listened to quite a good bit of albums and bands. there are certain groups that hook me from the first set of songs I hear from them, others that are an acquired taste, and bands that can write a few good songs, but I am unable to get into completely. So, to explore what makes someone like a particular artist, I decided to make this forum.

Go ahead and list an artist, band, or album that you like and list some of the reasons that you like them or the music that they produce. Also, you are free to list any groups that you dislike as well.


For me, it has to be something that I've been around my whole life and you me know for my love Funk and it's something I've been around since I was a little boy from my dad playing groups like Gap Band or S.O.S. Band when he would drop me and my siblings off at my grandmas house and my mom off at work to my mom playing artists Prince or 2Pac when she would clean up.
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In my case, it's the connection and the emotions it can evoke. I mostly listen to Classic Rock and Classical music too. Sometimes it makes me wish I was around those times so it's also sort of an escapism for me. And I guess, the artist I relate to most is Syd Barrett, the unpredictable whimsiness and sincerity of his songs has that childlike and poignant feel. Something I can identify with..

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In my case, it's the connection and the emotions it can evoke. I mostly listen to Classic Rock and Classical music too. Sometimes it makes me wish I was around those times so it's also sort of an escapism for me. And I guess, the artist I relate to most is Syd Barrett, the unpredictable whimsiness and sincerity of his songs has that childlike and poignant feel. Something I can identify with..



Can you identify with sid's transition into insanity too like he did before pink Floyd got David Gillmor in?
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electricdoomfire wrote:

I've listened to quite a good bit of albums and bands. there are certain groups that hook me from the first set of songs I hear from them, others that are an acquired taste, and bands that can write a few good songs, but I am unable to get into completely. So, to explore what makes someone like a particular artist, I decided to make this forum.

Go ahead and list an artist, band, or album that you like and list some of the reasons that you like them or the music that they produce. Also, you are free to list any groups that you dislike as well.


For me, it has to be something that I've been around my whole life and you me know for my love Funk and it's something I've been around since I was a little boy from my dad playing groups like Gap Band or S.O.S. Band when he would drop me and my siblings off at my grandmas house and my mom off at work to my mom playing artists Prince or 2Pac when she would clean up.


I know what you mean. I practically got into music because my dad played classic rock in his car as we would go places. I got used to hearing the rolling stones, zeppelin, the doors, pink Floyd, the cars and a bunch of other stuff. I still remember the first song that I had ever looked up online after I heard it off an episode of regular show. It was a song by a band called loverboy and it was called working for the weekend. Honestly, it would sound really cheesy to me now, but my dad told me what that the name of the song was and I looked it up online and I loved it. I'm ashamed to admit it, but before that....I was.....I was......I was listening to.......gulp....Disney channel music.......GASP!
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electricdoomfire wrote:


Markest1 wrote:


electricdoomfire wrote:

I've listened to quite a good bit of albums and bands. there are certain groups that hook me from the first set of songs I hear from them, others that are an acquired taste, and bands that can write a few good songs, but I am unable to get into completely. So, to explore what makes someone like a particular artist, I decided to make this forum.

Go ahead and list an artist, band, or album that you like and list some of the reasons that you like them or the music that they produce. Also, you are free to list any groups that you dislike as well.


For me, it has to be something that I've been around my whole life and you me know for my love Funk and it's something I've been around since I was a little boy from my dad playing groups like Gap Band or S.O.S. Band when he would drop me and my siblings off at my grandmas house and my mom off at work to my mom playing artists Prince or 2Pac when she would clean up.


I know what you mean. I practically got into music because my dad played classic rock in his car as we would go places. I got used to hearing the rolling stones, zeppelin, the doors, pink Floyd, the cars and a bunch of other stuff. I still remember the first song that I had ever looked up online after I heard it off an episode of regular show. It was a song by a band called loverboy and it was called working for the weekend. Honestly, it would sound really cheesy to me now, but my dad told me what that the name of the song was and I looked it up online and I loved it. I'm ashamed to admit it, but before that....I was.....I was......I was listening to.......gulp....Disney channel music.......GASP!


Here 2 songs that my dad used to wear the hell out of during my times as a little boy that I find to really enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqz0mMtQX_c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UojLo3KJhQE

That end part on the 2nd songs always sends chills of pleasure and fright through my bones no matter how many times I hear it.
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electricdoomfire wrote:


Awesum74 wrote:

In my case, it's the connection and the emotions it can evoke. I mostly listen to Classic Rock and Classical music too. Sometimes it makes me wish I was around those times so it's also sort of an escapism for me. And I guess, the artist I relate to most is Syd Barrett, the unpredictable whimsiness and sincerity of his songs has that childlike and poignant feel. Something I can identify with..



Can you identify with sid's transition into insanity too like he did before pink Floyd got David Gillmor in?


Well, he was an acid casualty for sure. I don't know if I could identify with what he was going through at the time. But it appears we're both loners and kind of have similar interests so maybe.. What appeals to me the most is the fragility and creativity that comes with his songs. Also, The Madcap Laughs is one of my favourite albums ever!
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electricdoomfire wrote:


Awesum74 wrote:

In my case, it's the connection and the emotions it can evoke. I mostly listen to Classic Rock and Classical music too. Sometimes it makes me wish I was around those times so it's also sort of an escapism for me. And I guess, the artist I relate to most is Syd Barrett, the unpredictable whimsiness and sincerity of his songs has that childlike and poignant feel. Something I can identify with..



Can you identify with sid's transition into insanity too like he did before pink Floyd got David Gillmor in?


Well, he was an acid casualty for sure. I don't know if I could identify with what he was going through at the time. But it appears we're both loners and kind of have similar interests so maybe.. What appeals to me the most is the fragility and creativity that comes with his songs. Also, The Madcap Laughs is one of my favourite albums ever!


One of the reasons that I love the band joy division so much is the fact that ian Curtis's tragic death adds a whole new layer of meaning and purpose to their songs. It is probably some of the most genuine lyrics that you will ever hear in music.
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I like the music I like because of the lyrics. For me, the lyrics need to have a lot of depth to them. Sound is important too of course, but that's just secondary to the lyrics to me. I need lyrics I can relate to. I have a very hard time listening to music without lyrics.

I tend to gravitate towards hard rock and metal.
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I like the music I like because of the lyrics. For me, the lyrics need to have a lot of depth to them. Sound is important too of course, but that's just secondary to the lyrics to me. I need lyrics I can relate to. I have a very hard time listening to music without lyrics.

I tend to gravitate towards hard rock and metal.


could you ever get into something that had really weird and nonsensical lyrics? Like, could you enjoy a band like primus despite most of their lyrical content being so absurd and quirky? Because there are certain artists whose lyrics are pretty weird and hard to figure out
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electricdoomfire wrote:


FracturedRose wrote:

I like the music I like because of the lyrics. For me, the lyrics need to have a lot of depth to them. Sound is important too of course, but that's just secondary to the lyrics to me. I need lyrics I can relate to. I have a very hard time listening to music without lyrics.

I tend to gravitate towards hard rock and metal.


could you ever get into something that had really weird and nonsensical lyrics? Like, could you enjoy a band like primus despite most of their lyrical content being so absurd and quirky? Because there are certain artists whose lyrics are pretty weird and hard to figure out


That depends on how weird the lyrics are. I usually try to attach meaning to the lyrics, so if I'm unable to do that, then I won't like it.

But I do appreciate it when artists parody other songs.

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