There have been many threads recently on Roger Waters, Floyd, their albums etc etc.
Am I alone in just not getting them? Am I honestly missing something? I also just dont get The Beatles or Bob Dylan. All legends I agree and I have no doubt of their musical significance, but I just glaze over when listening.
I really want to like them…but I cannot.
Bit like Mrs 1906 and olives.
Perhaps this could be a thread for fellow non likers to freely speak!
Yes, I get that we are all different but some bands and artists seem to almost command an expectation of being liked. The Beatles for example… some of my friends just cannot understand how I cannot like them.Floyd are similar, you are regarded as an owner of two heads by some.
There are lots of people I would happily never hear again, not because they are bad, but because I don’t enjoy their music despite their undoubted talents, Artic Monkeys are an example of this. And there are a few, whose songs I like but I can’t stand their singing voice, Tom Waites fits into this. Of the Beatles, Macca has written a few songs I like or really like but most of his songs I prefer not to hear and a couple that I think are crimes against music, despite this, I do recognise his talents and contributions to modern music.
I grew up during the 60s/early 70s but don’t listen to much from that era. Most of my listening I would say is from the 90s to current acts, so stuff that got released once I was over 30. I have a couple of friends around my age who are like me and listen to lots of current stuff, but I think you are right that a good proportion of people seem to stick with the music or acts they listened to when under 30. I do recall reading an article about some research about how most people tend to stick with the music they liked whilst younger somewhere, unfortunately, I can’t remember where it was.
I did watch Get Back.
Agree, fascinating film… no doubt of the creativity amongst the tensions…still don’t like the music.
I have no doubt about Rembrandts skill in painting, colours, detail… etc. Dont like the paintings.
Van Gogh on the other hand… emotionally gripping.
I think what prompted me to start this thread was really the Pink Floyd obsession some have.
RW re records Animals with the central heating on instead of off and a thread appears.
This is more a comment about me I suppose.
I just think sometimes I must be missing something.
I think some of it is to do with age, were these bands popular when you were growing up ? Another factor is you can just not like some bands, I’m indifferent to Queen, Elton John, Van Morrison and a host of others.
What kind of music do you like ?
The Doors. Awful CSE level poetry sung by a singer who’s all about the drama and the gesture and zero about emotion.
I’ve tried. I’m not one for giving up easily. I like to understand and appreciate even if I never get to like or love. The Doors are the one exception for me. Musically and lyrically clunky. You never get a sense that the whole is more than the sum of their parts. Less if anything.
I agree with this statement. Most of the “legendary” bands/artists are before my time, but I appreciate what they’ve done even though I’ve listen to them 20-30 years after their prime on average. If it wasn’t for streaming I’d never listen to them to be honest. I seek out my favs and then listen to who influenced them.