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 Post subject: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:17 pm 
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Rank these characteristics from most important to least important in terms of your enjoyment of music.

melody
harmony/chord changes/counter-melody
production/atmosphere
singer's voice/vocal ability
background vocals
rhythm/beats/percussion
instrumental prowess/solos/bass lines, etc.
poetic devices/rhythm of words/rhymes
lyric meanings

Here's mine:

1. harmony/chord changes/counter-melody
2. instrumental prowess/solos/bass lines, etc.
3. singer's voice/vocal ability
4. rhythm/beats/percussion
5. production/atmosphere
6. melody
7. poetic devices/rhythm of words/rhymes
8. background vocals
9. lyric meanings


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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I'd like to think of what I like the most out of these but it's hard because I don't look for any specific characteristic when looking through music. I just hear what the song itself is good at. Like, I won't listen to Babatunde Olatunji looking for good lyrics or harmonies. And I especially don't listen to Bob Dylan for the instrumental prowess.

Though if I could think of any the atmosphere/production of the music is a big thing that could apply to most of my favorite music.


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:40 pm 
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I care that it sounds good


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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Difficult question of course, but since it's a question posed and you have to pick one, what hits me the most is harmony/chord changes/counter melody as well. I think when those things are done well and create those 'moments', it's like a drug you just keep on wanting to experience repeatedly.

And I will say that even tho I think lyric meaning will be somewhat at my lower half, it is something I still value very highly because I like the feeling of that extra layer of complexity there for something that seems like it was created out of thin air. Sometimes even tho I'm not getting all of the lyrics, there's a tension between the music and the words that my ear dips in and out of that fills me with intrigue. Love how my mind is able to subconsciously pick out certain key words while at the same time having the music take me to a heightened emotional state.


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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wantabodylikeme wrote:
there's a tension between the music and the words that my ear dips in and out of that fills me with intrigue.


I'd put that under "poetic devices/rhythm of words/rhymes" rather than "meaning of lyrics."


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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1. Whether or not I can feel superior to someone if they have never heard the work or artist in question
2. How likely it is that the work or artist will make it to radio and ruin my chances of ranking 1 forever
3. Did Steve Albini produce it?
4. Pitchfork score


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joe c wrote:
4. Pitchfork score

yeah thats really all that matter. Also if it's rated well on RYM.


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joe c wrote:
1. Whether or not I can feel superior to someone if they have never heard the work or artist in question
2. How likely it is that the work or artist will make it to radio and ruin my chances of ranking 1 forever
3. Did Steve Albini produce it?
4. Pitchfork score


:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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chicken sandwich wrote:
I care that it sounds good


And yet you're a National and Animal Collective fan, I question the validity of your claim.


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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joe c wrote:
1. Whether or not I can feel superior to someone if they have never heard the work or artist in question
2. How likely it is that the work or artist will make it to radio and ruin my chances of ranking 1 forever
3. Did Steve Albini produce it?
4. Pitchfork score


Basically what every other DDDer thinks but doesn't have the honesty to say.


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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boo boo wrote:
chicken sandwich wrote:
I care that it sounds good


And yet you're a National and Animal Collective fan, I question the validity of your claim.

Hahaha good one what a burn


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BOTY 2014 BNB


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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I heard Tupac was gonna put "I question the validity of your claim" on Hit Em Up but he thought it was going too far


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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boo boo wrote:
chicken sandwich wrote:
I care that it sounds good


And yet you're a National and Animal Collective fan, I question the validity of your claim.

Pitchfork likes them and they get high scores on RYM... so there's my validity


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 Post subject: Re: What Do You Care About in Your Music?
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Rudy Rules wrote:
I heard Tupac was gonna put "I question the validity of your claim" on Hit Em Up but he thought it was going too far


:lol:


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