The Funny Onion • Jan 14, 2020 Or are you set in your stubborn ways, not willing to try other genres? Comments [user=9387251]Lilianialoy[/user] Yeah, I once did a style listening test and got a really high score. I can at least tolerate most types of music except really obnoxious ones. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=9387251]Lilianialoy[/user] What in your opinion, is an obnoxious type of music? [user=9387251]Lilianialoy[/user] [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] generally music that's at an awkward pitch, have too much noise that clashes with each other pitch-wise and rhythm-wise, or are insanely loud and hurts my ears [user=10958261]Skylighter[/user] [user=9387251]Lilianialoy[/user] Time to introduce you to microtonal music then. Tbh it's some pretty cool stuff: https://youtu.be/Gcgawrr2xao https://youtu.be/xVZy9GUeMqY https://youtu.be/1vD7MmLLvRk [user=9387251]Lilianialoy[/user] [user=10958261]Skylighter[/user] these pieces all sound fine to me... [user=33095319]7aneles7[/user] [user=10958261]Skylighter[/user] I never knew such existed very interesting. [user=30372167]TheRainbowDOHnut[/user] I tend to like whatever's on the radio. But I do really like techno the most.. [user=30733176]《 Half Step 》[/user] Depends. There are some genres I just really can't do and have never been fond of. But there are a few songs in other genres that are bearable. Of course, I generally have my music that I listen to and I listen to the others sparingly. [user=10958261]Skylighter[/user] Although classical music is still my favorite, I also enjoy listening to jazz, electronic music (EDM, chillstep, melodic dubstep), anime music, 80's Japanese R&B, some pop. I prefer to have a wide variety in my taste in music because it means having inspiration from more sources. It's easy to stereotype other genres of music as "not musically deep" or even "bad," but each genre has its own great music that has its own distinct characteristics. They sometimes require a different type of listening, but there's a lot of great music out there, especially if you are open-minded. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=10958261]Skylighter[/user] 100% agree. I think music, more than other art forms like film, television, and literature is subjective. There are certain rules for music but now and again those rules are broken and something new and profound is birthed. It's easier to call a film bad, but it's not so easy to call a piece of music bad. Saying a piece of music isn't your cup of tea is perfectly legitimate however. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=10958261]Skylighter[/user] Also trying out new music really is great. Over the summer I started to listen to genres that I never gravitated to before (Hard Rock), and I fell in love with it and I discovered a new way of emotional storytelling that while loud, good on the ears. [user=23903191]Jaybird1[/user] [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] What bands? [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=23903191]Jaybird1[/user] Mostly Three Days Grace because I heard the drummer was one of my coworkers relative, but also Metallica of course, and a bunch of others but sparsely. I didn't have much time to download music so i mainly had three days grace on repeat throughout the week. [user=11227431]♩♫𝓂𝓃𝓂𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓉♫♩[/user] [user=10958261]Skylighter[/user] I love jazz, and EDM is cool when they use non-generic chord progressions. I'm surprised how good anime music is. I like the theme for the first half of the first season of "Attack on Titan". [user=13305821]Miffed[/user] Haha I have no idea what my music taste even is anymore. I listen to both Brittany Spears and Guns 'N Roses if that helps you understand how messed up it is. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=13305821]Miffed[/user] i listen to minimalist music and emo rap. i think my taste of music is fairly messed up as well. [user=23903191]Jaybird1[/user] I definitely lean towards rock and alternative as a go to, but I think I’m willing to listen to just about all genres. My favorite music consists of Radiohead, Green Day, OneRepublic, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Capital Cities etc. I definitely lean towards more rock, but I’m pretty open to listening to whatever. At least I am imo. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=23903191]Jaybird1[/user] i like rock. i like rap. but rap rock has to be one of the worst inventions of music lmao. i do like it though when rap gets influenced by alt rock and hard rock tho. [user=23903191]Jaybird1[/user] [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] I need to listen to more rap. I’m not very explored in that genre as much. I really wanna check out NF. I’ve heard he’s really good. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=23903191]Jaybird1[/user] As far as clean rap goes NF is the best there is. I would suggest listening to his early music, maybe starting with his NF EP for something worth listening to, and then on to his Mansion album and then progress through his discography chronologically. Listening to an artist using this method is useful to understand firstly when he references key themes or ideas in newer music, and secondly to hear how far he's come. His early music is alright, and certainly not awful to listen to, but the growth from his EP to his most recent album, The Search, is incredible. [user=23903191]Jaybird1[/user] [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] Awesome. I almost always start with the first stuff. I will add this to my list. [user=31329785]eBirder[/user] Honestly I'm kind of picky... I wouldn't say that I'm stubborn, I just am kind of picky. My favorite genre is probably classical. [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] I dislike rap and kpop. I will listen to pretty much anything else [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] not to be rude but most people who disregard rap don't realize how vast a genre it is and how influenced it is by others. that often stems from not giving it a shot. [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] I have listened to quiet a bit of rap, and I just do not prefer it. I respect it for sure, and the musicians who create it are very talented, I just do not enjoy it. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] when you say quite a bit, what do you mean? [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] I used to listen to a lot of Christian rap, and there is a lot of pop/rap on the radio, and my school has hype days on Fridays during football seasons during which all they play is rap. I have not sat down and analyzed it per se, but I have listened to enough that makes me feel like I can safely say I do not prefer rap. [user=30733176]《 Half Step 》[/user] [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] Every assembly at our school they play the worst rap songs and I'm like, "Is this even allowed???" Our student council team actually sucks big time. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] bro sadly you have only ever listened to cringe rap [user=30733176]《 Half Step 》[/user] [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] Mumble rap I cannot stand. The songs about sex and drugs really need to go away. I think kpop can be okay, but I think it's just gotten a bad rap that makes it worse than it is. There are probably some good songs out there that are pleasant to listen to, but it's become a meme. [user=28068859]WarlikeMicrobe[/user] [user=30733176]《 Half Step 》[/user] I definitely agree with the mumble rap. That stuff drives me nuts. [user=29938816]The Funny Onion[/user] [user=30733176]《 Half Step 》[/user] the thing about songs about sex and drugs and money is...people don't actually listen hard enough. Rap culture is in a really bad place right now. drugs and hoes were promoted so heavily in past generations that young artists thinks that's all there is to life, and artists like Joyner Lucas have been able to point that out. Here's some tweets from Joyner, who's a fairly well known artist himself, about the recent passing of Juice WRLD: [quote]Juice wrld was 21. He was a product of our generation of rappers who glorified drugs and made it cool. Im blaming Yal niggaz for this shit. [img]https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f926-1f3fd-200d-2642-fe0f.svg[/img] all that lean and pills niggaz glorify and talk about. You teaching the kids to do it. Smh you happy now?Rip @JuiceWorlddd. Gone too soon[/quote] [quote]I never said juice world glorified them. I knew what juice spoke about. Poor kid was depressed and went thru a lot so he used drugs as a outlet. Its this generation of music that glorified drugs and made them cool so kids like him and other kids abuse them. It’s a cycle dude. Smh[/quote] [quote]Rip young legend... To my generation, we gotta be accountable for the shit we glorify. Difference between juice & other niggaz is juice wasn’t proud of it. he talked about being ashamed of using. That’s art. I’m not mad at it. I’m mad hip hop for steering him in that direction.[/quote] A lot of young rappers will rap about drugs just like Juice because like Juice, they've been through hell and that's how they cope. it's a part of their identity now. Look at Logic, who's one of the older generations, he grew up handling guns and drugs and he had to quit school because of the alcoholism. Logic was addicted to cocaine, and now he's clean from that. something really positive that Logic has done is twist those negatives into positive music. yeah his music references drugs often and has a fair amount of swearing, but his best music carries a meaning. Logic hates social media because he believes it has harmed society and it causes depression because it has for him, despite him being at his highest. Logic talks real shit when he tries hard and he's fairly well known. Joyner Lucas is more controversial and profane but nonetheless his best music has great meaning. He definitely has more sexual allusions in his music, but if you care to listen it's there for a reason. I get not liking to hear about drugs and sex in music but i have no problem with it because I've made an attempt to understand the artist and the lyrics, and often the song itself carries the meaning of the words. I want you to take a look at three dead young artists. Firstly, Lil Peep. I'm not even a fan of him and I never was but he was well known for his music, constantly referring to cocaine addiction and various other drugs. On a surface level you'd think he was obsessed with drugs, and well he was, but it's more complicated. Lil Peep had bipolar disorder, clinical depression and severe anxiety and he took drugs to get through. he would take xanax before interviews. lil peep talked openly about depression, and was fully aware of his addiction. However he didn't promote drug use. for those who cared about his music and his life, they knew that he was adamant that people should not take drugs. he knew it wasn't good and he knew it could kill people, and it ended up killing him, as he died from overdose at 21. Lil Peep had a bad childhood, his dad was absent for his formative years and his parents divorced when he was a teenager. apparently long island was toxic because he moved to LA due to long island depressing him. He had pretty much no friends back home, he made most of his friendships online, because he was a loner at school. Peep said that each and every day his depression was getting worse. what happened in his early years had a profound impact on him as a person. Next up is far more well known, and that's xxxtentacion, or just XXX. Jahseh Onfroy also had a troubled childhood. he lived with his grandmother mostly because his mother couldn't take care of him, and Jahseh attempted to murder a man attacking his mother at the young age of six. He eventually went to a youth program before living permanently with his grandmother. His childhood from then on out was filled with many violent altercations, resulting in him getting expelled from school when he tried to kill a classmate. he dropped out of school in tenth grade, and he said that he was insecure and depressed throughout highschool. XXX's criminal history is complicated and the whole truth is still not fully known regarding his allegations of domestic abuse, but the man was prone to violence, so such allegations are not unbelievable. His music however is something i've not seen before. his intros to [i]17, ?, SKINS, [/i]and [i]bad vibes forever [/i]are all warnings and instructions as to how to understand his music. In [i]The Explanation (17) [/i]it reads: [quote]17 A collection of nightmares, thoughts, and real life situations I've lived 17 is the number tattooed on the right side of my head My own personal number Soon to be explained in future interviews or instances By listening to this album, you are literally And I cannot stress this enough Literally Entering my mind And if you are not willing to accept my emotion And hear my words fully Do not listen I do not value your money I value your acceptance and loyalty Here is my pain and thoughts put into words I put my all into this In the hopes that it will help cure Or at least numb your depression I love you Thank you for listening Enjoy[/quote] His next, [i]introduction (?)[/i]: [quote]To find, to find the exact words, to find the perfect words To say less but to say more, was ideal for this project And till my energy and mind be felt, in a less aggressive way But a more passive and genius way was ideal with this album To show the versatility and to show th- to open minds in a self Was the goal of this album, and to acquire a large amount of passion And love and appreciation for myself was the goal of this album Loyalty to myself was the goal of this album So, I'll offer this warning and set of instructions If you are not open-minded before you listen to this album, open your mind If you don't listen to the alternative sound and you've never been Into the alternative sound and have not been open to trying different things Open your mind before you listen to this album You can listen to it anywhere, preferably your room, your car but it can be played anywhere This album is far different, far more versatile, far more uplifting than the last It's something you can find comfort in, it's very comforting but discomforting at the same time So, with this project, again me entering my mind Feeling my insanity, feeling my genius, my energy, enjoy [/quote] And in [i]introduction (SKINS)[/i]: [quote]Hello, you've come here in search of release, huh? Feeling the need to inspire your soul? Wanting to disappear to a place you could feel outside of your skin? Well, you've found one: a place within my mind.[/quote] Finally, in [i]introduction (bad vibes forever)[/i]: [quote]And it was just like, like as a kid of confusion Confusion, thrown into disarray It's like I really wanna amount to something great I ain't tryna, like, I ain't tryna-, but I'm, in the same sense I'm tryna go there off energy I'm tryna go there off effort I'm not tryna go there off-off hardships and all that bullshit, bruh [i]Yeah.[/i] I felt hardships, I'm tired of that shit, I'm good, bro [i]Yo[/i]. I'm tryna, I'm tryna tell the world to fucking relax, bro Relax, let me be me, let me be my- let me be a prince Let me be a king, nigga Off the sense of my mind, 'cause nigga My mind is different, you feel me? I'm not with that torturin' shit, bro, I'm not with that, bro To be appreciated and to be loved, bro Let a nigga assert himself, bruh Let a nigga be who he wanna be If I make my mistakes, if I make my mistakes along the road Then that's my fault, you feel me? [i]Mhm[/i] But I know, I know I be feelin', there's somethin' watchin' There's something watchin', I know[/quote] Those are just the opening chapters of each oh his albums, the last two released posthumously. I think the best point he made was to open your mind if it's not open to hear his music. Jahseh was depressed as fuck and he clearly had anger issues and so when he says that you're literally entering his mind and seeing his insanity, you're not wrong. some of his music is fucked up and i would've recommend you listen. however, he did say in 17 that he wants his music to cure other peoples depression or at least numb the pain, and to tell you the truth he did. XXX brought attention to mental health like never before in the music industry. like lil peep he was open about his depression, and he wanted the best for his listeners. i'm not denying he was insane, he was, and that's part of his fucked up childhood. no kids who attempts murder at 6 goes on to live a happy life, but he did the best he could. He was touted as one of best future artists out there, he was supposed to rule the 2020s, but he didn't make it, he died in 2018 at 20 years of age from multiple gunshots. The final rapper I already mentioned, Juice WRLD. Jarad Higgins parents divorced at 3 and his father left, so he was raised by a very conservative and religious mother who banned hip hop and rap in the house, so he instead started writing his own raps. Higgins started using drugs in 6th grade and was a heavy drug user by 2013. Since his rise to fame Higgins spoke openly about his drug abuse, and how he was ashamed of it, and he urged teens not follow in his footsteps and the footsteps of those before him. He died from an opioid-induced seizure a couple days after his 21st birthday. The story doesn't end there. After XXXTentacion was killed in 2018 Juice wrote a song called Legends, which he dedicated to both Lil Peep and XXX. I strongly recommend this song, it's not too explicit but do listen with headphones. I will provide some of the lyrics anyways but still listen. [quote]I usually have an answer to the question But this time I'm gon' be quiet (this time) Ain't nothing like the feeling of uncertainty, the eeriness of silence This time, it was so unexpected Last time, it was the drugs he was lacing All legends fall in the making Sorry truth, dying young, demon youth[/quote] Obviously the latter half makes more sense outside of the song, as XXX was unexpectedly shot and killed in a parking lot, and Lil Peep was mixing drugs when he died. Both were young artists with promising careers but like Juice said, all legends die in the making. [quote]What's the 27 Club? We ain't making it past 21 I been going through paranoia So I always gotta keep a gun Damn, that's the world we live in now Yeah, hold on, just hear me out They tell me I'ma be a legend I don't want that title now 'Cause all the legends seem to die out What the fuck is this 'bout?[/quote] About 27, he jokingly debated the chances of ever being 27 years old. about 21, neither lil peep or xxx made it past 21 years of age. about guns, juice wrlds plane was found stocked with guns and weed after his death. people were calling him a legend after his first album, but this is him rejecting that title because of the curse that lies with it. It's scary how this was written in 2018 and in december 2019 Juice WRLD passed away a couple days after his 21st birthday, so he too didn't make it past 21. why is the title legend cursed? it can be argued that society is at fault for treating flawed people like legends, but it think the problem clearly is rooted from their upbringing. all three men had at least one absent parent, none of them had friends in high school, one had a violent past, and the other two were drug abusers. their past led to their short future. they weren't legend imo, but they could've been, so they really were legends in the making. now how does this relate to the topic of sex and drugs? a lot of people judge a song because they hear something they don't like, like a curse word or sex or drugs. i understand if you're a parent with young children, but apart from that i don't get the argument. if those people who put music that references drugs and sex in a category of distasteful music then they are doing themselves an intellectual disservice. One can have a dirty, sexual mouth and still have something mature and relevant to say. one can curse a lot and still be eloquent. There are reasons that drugs and sex are in rap songs more than other genres, but that doesn't mean that most rappers glorify those things. if i'm being honest, there are more pop songs that glorify sex then rap from what i've listened to, and i've listened to a lot of both. the fact is that these artists were not happy and their music was their emotional expression, and i can't criticize that. their lives have been tough and rap culture and society in general hasn't done shit to help them. in an interview with Genius about his hit [i]Lucid Dreams[/i], he admitted that he probably never felt real love. that's sad because he's not getting much love now that he's dead. i'll leave with these lyrics from Juice WRLD's [i]Fast[/i]: [quote]I go through so much, I'm 19 years old It's been months since I felt at home But it's okay 'cause I'm rich Psych, I'm still sad as a bitch, right I don't want nobody to think that I'm an asshole I don't try to be mean on purpose, I promise My mama taught me better than that, I'll be honest I blame it on the drugs and this life I'm involved in[/quote] [user=11856611]I Eat Toothpaste[/user] I like anything more complex than Mozart/Haydn and simpler than Stockhausen/Boulez. Other than classical I also like some jazz and some metal So yes. [user=30016823]Jayden Fung[/user] I only like classical music, but there are certain other genres I respect but can’t listen to. Pop, rap, and similar styles are not amongst those my ears can tolerate, to be honest. It’s not that I was “born and raised a white, rich, old snob” (as the stereotype states); I am an Asian middle-class teenage Canadian, and I was not taught to like classical music—my father loves pop and rap (which I always didn’t like), my sister listens to anything that is the latest release by someone like Eilish (or Eyelash—whatever it is), and my mother never really showed her preference until after I started listening to classical music. She has a variety of genres she listens to, but she seems not to enjoy many present songs. Secondly, some of my friends like classical music, but they also listen to other genres. This, however, is irrelevant because I started listening to classical music before befriending them. Before it can be reasoned that I shouldn’t listen to just one genre because I’m being close-minded, I, being the annoying person who always feels the need to defend himself, would like to state that classical music is an [i]extremely diverse genre spanning centuries of evolving tastes and approaches[/i]. Classical music really is just an umbrella term for a plethora of different styles, and one great thing about classical music is that many composers had their own styles after the maturity of their music, meaning you could choose from a variety if very different music. And since many composers wrote in different genres—sonatas, concerti, symphonies, string quartets, serenades, divertimenti, et cetera—you have an tree branch that keeps on, well, branching. Am I stubborn? Yes, but not without reason. I spend a lot of time before settling down on an opinion, but I always make sure I know why. [user=7746556]Kraetor[/user] I will give anything a chance, until I make up my mind about it. Meaning, some genres, it's one song and I'm done with it (but I still respect it for being music). But other genres it might take a few songs before I decide. And if I like it, then I just keep listening to it. It's okay to have preferences in music but music is still music, even if you don't like it (in my opinion) (Btw I love metal, electronic, and rap [there's good rap out there nowadays still, check out Rhymesayer's Entertainment for good modern stuff]) [user=31390628]Hazim Azlan[/user] Although I am mostly classical based, I can listen to some genres and even respect them if I could. It will be pointless to ask this, as music is subjective to everyone; everyone has different tastes and that what makes you unique. However, what I say that I am quite discriminated for my unique taste. Background history: my father loves Rock, my mom loves Pop while my brother loves EDM. What ties the family together is possibly country music. I turned out to start with Pop music, but I leaned more to classical every year. As I became a classical listener, more people started to critic me for listening the music of a person that is dead and will frequently associating me with being a person that is lonely, and being an INFJ, that is quite true of my character. I suffered a mental breakdown after accepting classical music, and this worsen my image on society. That is why I sometimes use these characters like Florestan, Eusebius and Euphorius in my music. I eventually recovered from this state and found myself composing music, even though being a self taught to begin with. Now defending myself: If I were to meet one of those people today again, here is my defence. I can defend why John Lennon, Art Tatum and even Joyner Lucas on how great they are. But music is so diverse that it is hard to grasp everything into our little brain. Heck, I even quoted some modern songs in the bass line in my piano improvisations which are played on the spot. And now you might be asking why I love classical music. Well, it transcends my soul and it brings me closer to my belief in God. Some melodies are nice without any words, and some are. And if you are going to argue that classical is all about dead composers, then why are we playing it today? And why do I even compose in such style? Anyway if you look at the time, Schumann and Chopin were once considered to be modern, and now what? I can imagine a future where Queen might considered to be a classical musician, don't you? Also, the science behind our brain and familiarity made me wane away my appreciation for modern music. I did not know that four chords can change people that much. Adding with what Jayden mention above, due to the diversity of music, you can really find what you really want. I guarantee you. But classical music requires patience and time, some music require more than others. However, there is a feeling of triumph when we understand the music in the end. That is why I chose classical, not the other genres. Sorry I rambled again, it is my mistake to do so. But I feel like today is a good day to ramble anyway. [user=4441236]vga[/user] i used to be very selective in my taste of music to the point that i would literally not give any song a try if it wasn't in my very niche genres. i still have music that i prefer, but i'll give literally any genre a try. the only genre i can think of that i don't really like is country music, but i do like older country music a lot basically, talent is in any genre and i'm not gonna close myself off to that one genre because i may not like some other music from it, that's stupid [user=17428006]The_Mad_Duck[/user] just listen to everything I've written. That's your answer. [user=29151131]Z. W[/user] I am very picky. I don't like pieces with too many unpredictable accidentals, or pointless modulations. [user=31329785]eBirder[/user] [user=29151131]Z. W[/user] Kindred spirit. [user=30000364]the_sax_boi[/user] I can tolerate some pretty weird stuff; it's actually simple pop that I won't listen to under any circumstances. [user=30644901]blastissimo[/user] I love [i]Hamilton[/i], [i]DEH[/i], [i]The Lightning Thief[/i], and [i]Wicked[/i]. I will listen to things that are not trash, such as the background music to superhero movies (especially Marvel). I even have memorized which song sounds like what. If it comes up on my playlist, I know what song it is before even looking at it. I don't even tolerate trash, such as [i]The Book of Mormon[/i] musical. I only listened to the first song and decided that I was very offended by it. I am very stubborn in my ways of music.