01 July 2011

List #16: Genres of Music I Like

This list came about because Rachel and I were talking about how we hate it when people say "I listen to everything but country," mostly because that probably isn't true.

1.  Country.  I was raised on country.  Basically, to quote Barbara Mandrell, "I was country, when country wasn't cool."  I was raised on Barbara, Kenny, and Tanya.  And now I listen to Sugarland, Trisha, and Reba.  There are a few others that I adore, too, but those are go-to staples.

2.  Pop.  Well, it's pop music for a reason.  I listen to less now that I don't have a car and don't listen to the radio as often, but Pandora helps keep me current to an extent.

3.  Hip-hop/Rap.  It's no secret that I love me my Eminem.  When Tupac was still living, I thought he was a genius, too.  I've been meaning to get some of his posthumous stuff, but I have yet to do that.  I might this year, though, since this was to be his 40th birthday, and a lot of stuff is being released.  I also like some hip-hop, and some of the music that straddles the line in between.  I'm not a huge fan of the mythology or the lifestyle, but I do get it - our society has created this and fed it, for better or worse.

4.  Rock.  I know this is a broad term, as there's "soft rock, classic rock, hard rock," and probably a few others.  I'm more on the softer side of things - I'm definitely not a heavy metal type of person.

5.  Classical.  I'm not one of these people who can tell you a favourite composer or who can identify movements, but I can enjoy what I listen to. 

6.  Misc.  I also pick up little pockets of things from movie/television soundtracks that get me interested in specific artists/groups, or Broadway shows that get me interested in certain people.

1 comment:

  1. I like a little bit of everything, Country included, Eminem included!

    It all depends on the mood I'm in :-}