Do you judge people by the music they listen to?

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    Oct 09, 2011 7:48 AM GMT
    Everybody says "I listen to everything" and most have a big exception. I actually truly love Country, R&B, Heavy Metal, Alternative, Folk, Jazz, Classic Rock, Pop, Acoustic...you name it.

    So are there any artists if a potential friend or soulmate said they loved you'd icon_rolleyes.gif in your head and write them off?

    So yeah..flame away!

    Disclaimer: You shouldn't judge a guy by his iPod...or should you?
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    Oct 09, 2011 2:41 PM GMT
    Unexplainable saidEverybody says "I listen to everything" and most have a big exception. I actually truly love Country, R&B, Heavy Metal, Alternative, Folk, Jazz, Classic Rock, Pop, Acoustic...you name it.

    So are there any artists if a potential friend or soulmate said they loved you'd icon_rolleyes.gif in your head and write them off?

    So yeah..flame away!

    Disclaimer: You shouldn't judge a guy by his iPod...or should you?


    and give up judging them on their shoes and clothes? nah!
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    Oct 09, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    Yeah. I don't care though what they think
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    Oct 09, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    music speaks to the soul, and speaks about it too icon_smile.gif
    To a certain limited extent - many other variables I'm sure!
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    Oct 09, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    Unexplainable saidEverybody says "I listen to everything" and most have a big exception. I actually truly love Country, R&B, Heavy Metal, Alternative, Folk, Jazz, Classic Rock, Pop, Acoustic...you name it.

    So are there any artists if a potential friend or soulmate said they loved you'd icon_rolleyes.gif in your head and write them off?

    So yeah..flame away!

    Disclaimer: You shouldn't judge a guy by his iPod...or should you?



    No, of course I don't judge a person by their musical taste.

    Wait a minute... you listen to country? Take your broke down, smoke-chugging minivan back to the trailer park before you miss your Nascar!icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 09, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    I always wondered about what the kind of music I listen to says about me. I got my playlist on my profile so I don't have to log into playlist.com as well as realjock. lolsolazy.

    I just like that music you can kick back to or think about or just chill with.
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    Oct 09, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    Music that I listen to doesn't define who I am, I may like a song solely on the beat of the track or the lyrics. Also NO. I don't judge by a person's music. That's a bit tedious.
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    Oct 09, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    Yes.
    As soon as I hear someone listen to rap music, my very low opinion of that person is made. Bleh! Will have nothing to do with them.

    Music and art are extremely important to me. You take both deep into your person and relate to it. It can truly provide inner peace in a world of chaos.
    Many times I will go to the Met (NYC) and get lost in a painting. Sit there for hours and reflect on life while absorbing each brush stroke. Same with music. Pop in a CD and just zone out to life and enjoy the sound. Same as when I go hear a symphony or go to opera......for that short time you are in your own bliss!

    Phew.....sorry about the lecture. Just brings out the passion in me I guess. icon_redface.gif

    Tristan
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    No because I probably listen to something even more ridiculous.

    musclefetish1 saidYes.
    As soon as I hear someone listen to rap music, my very low opinion of that person is made. Bleh! Will have nothing to do with them.


    There are some innovative rappers who don't have to talk about sex and getting wasted.
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    Oct 09, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    Yes, I'm like Tristan. Music should not be something to relax to. If it doesn't engage you (even superficially), it's not interesting to me.
    85% of modern music (not modern "classical" music) is based on appealing to sex. Test this next time you listen to any of it.
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    Oct 09, 2011 6:49 PM GMT
    My husband listens to New Wave Radio nearly every minute in the office. And yet I'm still with him.
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    Oct 09, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    I think someone's taste in music CAN tell a bit about him, but I wouldn't rely on this to actually have a judgement on someone.
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    I mean, of course, I would think differently of someone that has Metallica, Slipknot and Avendged Sevenfold on his ipod, than of someone that has Beyonce, Rihanna and Britney Spears. I personally have all of them, so I guess I'm a mystery for iPod judgmentals icon_lol.gif

    But nowadays, with the exponential division of music genres, I think people don't rely on this type of categorisation anymore, but instead only on the groups. I don't like all pop music, I don't like all metal music, I don't like all dubstep music, but I can name at least 3 artists that I listen regularly on every of those genres and that are all mixed up in my playlists. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Oct 09, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    I wouldn't necessarily write someone off based on their musical taste. However, if someone only has stuff that's popular on their iPod, I'd probably judge them for that. (God, I sound like a hipster)

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    All the time, haha. I never judge to the point of total rejection, but judgment is unavoidable.
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    Oct 09, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    I don't judge people too badly for what they have on their iPod, different strokes for different folks. At worst it is an opportunity to exchange music and listen to something new for a change.

    However reactions to music like this (http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1869330) have led me to ask potential suitors their thoughts on Lady gaga before I will even consider going on a first date. Dealbreaker if they say anything like "omg love her" or "omgah she inspires me every day."
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    Oct 09, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    I work in the music business so judging someone by what they listen too is out of the question.
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    Oct 09, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    yes. i try 2 understand substandard (haha) musical tastes, but i often fail.
  • Lincsbear

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    Oct 09, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    No.
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    Oct 09, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    I judge a little bit, to be honest. I'm sure most people do, whether they admit or not.

    But I can enjoy a pretty wide variety beyond what I would listen to alone, so I usually find something in common.

    And really, the only show I saw this year was Britney Spears, so I probably am in no position to judge lulz.
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    Oct 09, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidYes.
    As soon as I hear someone listen to rap music, my very low opinion of that person is made. Bleh! Will have nothing to do with them.

    Music and art are extremely important to me. You take both deep into your person and relate to it. It can truly provide inner peace in a world of chaos.
    Many times I will go to the Met (NYC) and get lost in a painting. Sit there for hours and reflect on life while absorbing each brush stroke. Same with music. Pop in a CD and just zone out to life and enjoy the sound. Same as when I go hear a symphony or go to opera......for that short time you are in your own bliss!

    Phew.....sorry about the lecture. Just brings out the passion in me I guess. icon_redface.gif

    Tristan


    Hmmm. I have too much love for people to immediately write them off because of musical taste. What an interesting perspective you have.
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    Oct 09, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    I cant really judge someone on their taste on music it's just what appeals to them, simple as that. It's always nice to relate with people on this level though. Myself I listen to a wide variety of genres depending on what I'm in the mood for or what I'm doing.
    Rock - chilling
    Pop - party mode
    Dubstep/techno - to get pumped up, usually for the gym
    Indie - to reflect
    Hardcore - for the energy
    Rap/R&B - usually party mode again
    Country - I have no control of the radio haha
  • IdkMyBffJill

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    Oct 09, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    We need to move away from judging people as it takes away from the experience.
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    Oct 09, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    Honestly? Yes. Music is basically my life. If all a person listens to is popular major label crap I find it difficult to take them seriously as an adult.

    However, I would never allow their lack of taste in music be my sole deciding factor; they'd have to strike out in several other ways as well.

    However, it all seems to go hand in hand. A guy who solely listens to Gaga/Dubstep/blahblahblah also seems to be the sort who is interested in clothing labels, and for whom status purchases and wealth are important. Philosophically, I'm diametrically opposed to these people in nearly every way. So a person's taste in music usually tells a much larger story about who they are.
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 09, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    Not necessarily, but sometimes I just roll my eyes at the Facebook real-time feed with people's Spotify choices. As in "Yes, of COURSE she'd listen to Beyonce and Adele."
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Oct 09, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    Not really....but I have found i Have been discrimated or judged because of my taste in rock, metal, industrial. ESPECIALLY by Gay men who dont understand those genres or the fasions. Been called a Freak, Wierdo, etc many times.


    sigh.

    Their loss.