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Why don't I like rock? Can anyone tell me?

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  1. ShadeDream

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    I've never really liked rock music, more so metal. Better yet, I don't think I've ever enjoyed music that was mainly drum and guitar based.

    I've never really thought much of it, but I've always been kind of curious as to why this was, I just simply do not enjoy most drum and guitar based music but then again I don't know.

    Like I've just come across Nirvana's Aneurysm, it doesn't sound bad, I like one part but other than that single beat I wouldn't find myself getting the album or the track, and this goes for anything of this type. Though then again I like the likes of Queen's We Will Rock You, and Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus.

    Come to think of it, maybe it's just what I grew up to that has shaped what I enjoy listening to vs the songs I'd rather pass. But then again I like a bit of everything and I will enjoy listening to any type of music that sticks to the ear. But when it comes to favorites I would rather have something fun playing, something energetic, something that will pump me up, and it certainly won't be rock, but then again something like Queen's We Will Rock You would certainly pump me up in the right mood, so WTF am I supposed to conclude?

    What a mindf**k. :/

    Then again, some further thinking points me towards my mood, so what I'll listen to depends on my mood, but my mood whatever it may be, will hardly ever choose to listen to anything rock related, so what do I make of this? I'm just not in the mood to listen to rock? But why is that? Is it because I don't like rock? Or because I didn't grow up listening to rock? Or maybe rock is old and I don't want to be going back when we're all moving forward?
     
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    Depends how you define rock. I see rock elements in every genre.
    All i can say is that you like rock music .... unknowingly maybe :)
     
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  3. DTZNL

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    Different people, different tastes in music.
    Is not liking rock a problem?

    I fucking love metal btw. The more extreme the better.
     
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    Don't know? Maybe?
     
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    OP, you're not alone. I've hated rock for most of my life and especially hate metal and death metal.

    I use to have a friend who was a die hard death metal fan. Went to see a show with him and it was the worst music ever. 90% of these death metal singers have never heard of the phrase "swallowing the mic". They literally put their lips around the mic as they shout and druel into the receiver blocking it up with saliva then this signal gets ran through a series of amps / distortion which amplifies the sound of them shouting and gurgling through their own saliva.

    All I hear is "rah rah rah...... motherfucker die mother fucker die..... gurgle gurgle gurgle" lol.

    The ONLY "rock" band I can honestly say I like is Linkin Park. Because I'm a diehard trance fan and they mix a lot of trance/rave/classic EDM elements into their tracks. From a production and musical standpoint, they are really good. Then also The Rolling Stones and The Doors. I'm sure there's a few others.

    But for the most part I hate the genre. I'd prefer trance, progressive trance, house, or hardcore any day of the week. And I have no idea how Jared Leto rose to the position he did because 30 Seconds To Mars produces some of the worst garbage I've ever heard in my life.

    -BB
     
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    I think you're taking a category with a lot of music in it and trying to say that you just don't like the category as a whole. And yet it is so diverse and there is so much of that kind of music that when you listen to some of it you actually like it and it confuses you.

    It sounds like you like music that pumps you up and or is faster. You can easily find lots of rock songs that will fit this description.

    I get where you're coming from, I don't like country music - but then again I haven't listened to every country song so I don't know if there is a song I'll like but it's just easier to deny the category as a whole - especially when it comes to people asking about your music tastes. The truth is you can probably find some songs you like in pretty much any genre.
     
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    I wouldn't say I like rock in general, but the good rock songs are really, really f*cking good.

    Very rarely do I meet people who dislike this song:



    BHW only allows one video per post, but also look at Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones and Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis. They're the rock songs I show to people who say they don't like rock. Everyone seems to like them. :)
     
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  9. dragon5

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    I don't like rock either OP. I like Jazz, Soul, Blues, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Electronic Music just not rock. Its boring.
     
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    same here.I like slow music
     
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    This is so true. I like everything but country music. And I really hate country music that is twangy. My friend loves country music. When we go out and she drives, she has the country music station on the radio. It's enough to make me want to slit my wrists. But then a song comes on that's really nice, and I find myself surprised that I like it.
     
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    Music preferences is psychological basically. Of course, situations can influence the preferences a lot, and so can intoxicants :). But here we are talking about the generalities... the basics of our inbuilt normal personality (without outside influences like emotional/physical situations, mood changes, atmospheric changes, or even ageing,
    or hard drinks)...

    There are specific studies being conducted worldwide and scholars have come to a point in interlinking music types and personalities. Rock music is considered a bit too powerful, and naturally some sensitive persons can build a resistance to that type of music at any age. That too can change with time/situation, but it's a general resistance that could stay for life. Many scholars also attach importance to the self-esteem of a person to his/her music preferences.

    The following explains about the relation between a personality and music (preferences).

    If interested in knowing more about the topic, Google "why some people don't like rock music?" (with or without surrounding double-quote marks)
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    http://psychology.about.com/od/personalitydevelopment/a/music-and-personality.htm

    It's a matter of likes/dislikes and personal tastes in general. The taste/dislike can become a nature at any age depending on many internal or external factors like grief, success, failure in business, love life, atmosphere, whatever... :) But there could be an inbuilt latent attribute which can also have an overlap of loving loud hard rock and roll, when I am enjoying life in company of similar-natured people, or when occasionally my joys are flowing uncontrollably for whatever reasons...


    I am basically an introvert, with a lower self esteem in general, gentle type of person, and am very inclined towards 'soft', touchy, and real melodious music... I think it has been and will be the base for my life as far as my music preferences are concerned... but even with that basic preference for soft touchy and melodious music, it will be overcome if I love the singer/lyricist/composer so much that I would also love their loudest music at times.

    The best example I can give in my case is the great Indian singer late Mohammad Rafi... he is my idol! I love almost all his songs (sung in different moods, types of music). His loudest items go well with me with his other soft, touch songs, non-classical - classical songs, gazals, etc. That's because my inbuilt music preference of loving soft music is overwhelmingly overlapped by his voice quality and along with the compositions of some of the best lyricists, musicians, composers of that time, and the moods created by the time and the filming of those songs... The reason the overlap happens because I (my personality) really gets lost when I get engrossed in the music/song...

    I can't explain the phenomenon, but I guess my love for the person and his overall masterly presentation of the song engulfs my own somewhat limited preference. But my own experience explains to me that music preference is basically personality dependent... but as said above, when the "personality" is "overwhelmed" then my inbuilt preferences also natrually get pushed back for the time...
     
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    I must've opened your mind or something. It's funny how things like that work. Glad you finally came around.
     
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    You don't really need to know why you do or don't like
    a particular kind of music. There are so many different
    types that there is always something there for everyone.
     
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    The fact that you can't hear what's being said doesn't make it bad. A lot of metal lyrics are very sophisticated and quite deep. You must have been to one of the 'mainstream' metalbands entertaining a bunch of angry teenagers.
     
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    It's a strange thing, taste. For example, I have always hated R&B and that whole "Beyonce" sound. I've even gone as far as to think less of people who enjoy that type of music, because their opinion is so obviously and blatantly wrong.

    I will admit I also have never enjoyed metal...
     
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    First of all you like what you like mate, but I am freaking convinced I will turn you over to
    the world of rock eventually. There's still hope for you! :p

    Since you like Queen check this out:

     
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    Now since I cannot include more than one video at a time let me also say they
    some artist in the rock genre tend to cross over into pop or at least labeled as pop.

    Example of one of my favorites:

     
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    And finally I am weird as hell because I am typically a rocker until I switch over to G Rap/Funk...




    Sorry for the 3 double post...It was critical LOL
     
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    An opinion is never wrong. It differs per person. You can disagree with it, but it's not wrong.

    What does Satan / any religion have to do with this?