Ladies and gentlemen, let us rejoice and bask in the glory that is the new Radiohead album.. But on this note, it got me thinking. What about music is appealing to some people and not others? Is our taste in music something we develop, or is it inherent?
For you pirates out there, here it is in 320kb/s AAC format: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6183804/Radiohead_-_The_King_of_Limbs
Another solid album by Radiohead, who would have thought? haha As for musical taste, seems to have a good amount to do with what you grew up listening to. Other than that I have no idea. Everyone’s gotta like Radiohead though :)
lotus flower has to be the best track.. as for peoples difference in taste, i guess its different sound textures triggering emotions we may of felt before, or new emotions we experience from hearing particular sounds. I find listening to a new album and what i think of it is closely related to what i am feeling at that point in time generally, that day for example. Saying that an album or song can completely change my mood.. That is a hard one. just the same as why some people like sprouts and some don’t?
‘A bowl of pudding only has taste when I put it in my mouth – when it is in contact with my tongue. It doesn’t have taste or flavor sitting in my fridge, only the potential’ D. Levitin referring to music. Not too relevant but a cool quote, from ‘This is your brain on music’
I liked it, haven`t listened to it in depth yet though. I was a huge fan of In Rainbows. For those of you hip hop heads interested, a group called Amplive remixed the In Rainbows album, called Rainydayz, feat various emcees.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft8oPkgF0Wc&playnext=1&list=PL054EBF03152CB1F4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlKdf31T298&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=actP3BxuucU&feature=autoplay&list=PL054EBF03152CB1F4&index=3&playnext=2
apparently flying lotus, the guy who does all of the adult swim music, is remixing TKOL. this guy and thom yorke are pretty good friends and thom did a surprise dj set at Low End Theory, a tiny venue in LA that flying lotus is a resident at.
i flippin love the king of limbs, separator got me through my first half marathon, feels like floating. I like the electronic stuff more than the rock stuff. I think that music taste does come from what you grew up with, or what influence it had on you when you were younger but id say its also to do with conformity too
I love it.
I don’t think I can provide a clear answer as to how one acquires their music taste. I think it largely depends on how open-minded you can allow yourself to be and how much do you trust your own individual opinion versus the opinion of authority figures in your life. I’ve personally met some people who are majoring in music and can really play and appreciate a variety of music out there (so can I), yet they still call some music “not music” and laugh at it. I think bands like Hair Police, Melt Banana, and some of those super-super minimalistic electronic bands are still music.
There IS a time, a place, and a mood of ALL kinds of sound.
I don’t know where the “signal” gets lost with some music gurus. I’m not saying that all bands are equally engaging and timeless (no, not at all), but they are nevertheless all music, even if it is sound experimentation. Perhaps there is not enough readily-known bands that can serve as a transition of some sort (for example, for classical => more eccentric stuff could be done through William Basinski?).