Red_Vespa saidLiking the same music can be very important at times, like on long cars trips, or when wanting to attend a concert together.
I tend to be very possessive with music on long car trips if I'm driving. Music that irritates or bores me will tend to affect my concentration and driving ability. This is the only time when I'm concerned about someone else's music choices.
But as said before, similar music tastes can be a plus, but different tastes is certainly not a minus.
davidp7 saidI met up w a guy at Bumbershoot two years ago (local Seattle music festival) and he admitted that it was his first concert ever at 21 years of age. The guy is from an upper-middle class background similar to myself, nothing to prevent him from enjoying music. I asked him what kinds of music he liked and he had nothing, could not name a single artist he liked. That to me signifies a significant void in one's life, especially at 21. I tend to associate having a connection to music as having a connection to some sort of spirituality, so his not being able to appreciate music was definitely a turnoff. He might as well have told me he was a virgin.
Perhaps because I'm not much knowledgeable about music in general, but I find it difficult to describe the kind of songs I like rather than "Rock", and I tend to gravitate toward specific songs rather than particular artists, so it's hard for me to name one or two that I really like either. My playlist is quite a hodgepodge. I hope this does not qualify me under your category, davidp, because I certainly do enjoy music very much.