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Odd question for the day.

For me, music (as well as many other things) falls into roughly four categories.

  • Artists whose work I comprehend (well, I think I do), and like.
  • Artists to whose work I'm indifferent, although I can understand why people like it.
  • Artists whose work I dislike, but have some kind of comprehension as to why some people like them.
  • Finally, artists to whose work I am indifferent or hostile, and cannot comprehend why they would inspire any kind of enthusiasm in anyone.

Who falls into category D for you?

Date: 2006-07-13 12:58 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] bestiavolaticus.livejournal.com
My own music falls into category D quite often... but i don't know if anyone else would say that...


manufactured trashy pop falls into category D all the time for me....
and anming names would give them recognition... :S

i like my music like i like my beer...

REAL, not mass produced.

:)

Date: 2006-07-13 01:07 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] blackic.livejournal.com
Jewel. She has a whiny, affected, irritating little voice. Grrr.

Date: 2006-07-13 01:13 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] blackic.livejournal.com
Oh, and Tom Jones. I just don't get the appeal of a wrinkly, throbbing old Welshman.

Date: 2006-07-13 01:30 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] keitel.livejournal.com
Think I've found our own duet of Hell.... Lord knows what possessed me to be looking for this.....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000050XLL/sr=8-2/qid=1152797347/ref=sr_1_2/104-2570975-2647967?ie=UTF8

Date: 2006-07-14 01:30 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] blackic.livejournal.com
*runs screaming for the hills*

Date: 2006-07-13 01:09 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] keitel.livejournal.com
M People. Warbling pineapple-headed weirdo.
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Date: 2006-07-13 02:06 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] astatine210.livejournal.com

I can just about perform the mental limbo dancing to comprehend what people like about blandmongers like Coldplay and Ocean Colour Scene (and dozens of other uninspiring post-indie churners); "If you don't like beer, there's always shandy".

I'm with you on Savage Garden, though. Unmitigated shit.

Date: 2006-07-13 02:03 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] longpig.livejournal.com
Screaming Afterbirth
Venetian Snares

Oh, the RAGE!!! >:(

Date: 2006-07-13 02:09 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] astatine210.livejournal.com
The rage from you, rather than them, I presume.

Date: 2006-07-13 02:15 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] longpig.livejournal.com
Yes. Ohhh yes. GRRR.

Date: 2006-07-13 02:20 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] astatine210.livejournal.com

Come to think of it, I should throw my own hat into the ring.

  • Jeff Buckley. Grace is the only CD I ever borrowed from someone, ripped to file, then deleted later because I had no conceivable use for it.
  • The Strokes. Why was anyone interested, ever?
  • The Flaming Lips.

For the above three, it goes something like this:

There are sounds which technically comprise what we call "music". They're made by a band playing and someone singing. If I wasn't reminded that there was supposed to be music there, it'd slide right past and I'd have no recollection that anything had been played. These are acts that I'd heard and read people talking about (positively, no less), but only months later actually realised I'd heard their stuff on the radio. I tried to focus my attention to the music when it came on the radio, and found it somehow forced onto something else. It's music that seems to demand being ignored.

Date: 2006-07-13 02:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] keitel.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] psynian has a similar thing with boy bands, calls it his Pap Filter.

Lucky him!

Date: 2006-07-13 02:47 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] longhairedhippy.livejournal.com
There is only one thing that I have not been able to comprehend in recent years and that is that bloody frog. I can't even think of it without wanting to spit venom.

Date: 2006-07-13 05:23 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] superfluffy.livejournal.com
Coldplay.
And Travis.
Though personally I suspect them of being the same band.

Date: 2006-07-13 08:26 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] otter-girl.livejournal.com
James Blunt and David Grey. *shudders*

I have to say that I really like Jeff Buckley though :p

Date: 2006-07-13 10:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] confuseddave.livejournal.com
Kid A by Radiohead.

There are undoubtedly a large number more; but that's the only one that sticks out as an album I've tried to listen to and was forcibly compelled to turn it off.

I have an urge to try and defend several of the things people have condemned, but probably not the point of the query. :)
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