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    Question What type of Music do you listen to?

    I thought it would be interesting to see what genra of music people listen to or prefer.
    My favorite music right now is

    Blues
    Jazz and Jazz vocalists
    Rock
    and ocassional Classical
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    I'm not to far off yours, EbonyCrow

    Blues (of course)
    R&B/Soul
    Classic Acoustical/Soft Electric Rock and Folk (ie Baez, Dylan,both Guthries etc)
    Jazz
    and a bit of Classical when I'm in the mood
    Back in my day, we had nine planets.

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    I've just gotten into the blues the last several years and it, with vocalist jazz are my favorites right now. I also prefer acoustical music, folk rock and the old MoTown sound. There's not too much out there in todays rock and roll that excites me. A lot of todays rock sounds the same to me with poor musicians and lyrics. Hip Hop, rapp and boy bands have ruined R&R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    I've just gotten into the blues the last several years and it with vocalist jazz are my favorites right now. I also prefer acoustical music and folk rock. There's not too much out there in todays rock and roll that excites me. Alot of todays rock sounds the same to me with poor musitions and lyrics.
    I hear ya. I used to be a Hard Rock fan years back until it stopped being creative and and the bands stopped having an individual and distinct sound. I then slowly gravitated to the roots of rock...Blues and Folk.

    When my system became more refined and revealing is when I acquired a taste for jazz and classical.
    Back in my day, we had nine planets.

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    I listen to mostly Soul/R&B and pretty much anything else, regardless of genre, as long as it sounds good to me...

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    My tastes are ever changing these days.
    I've acquired quite a liking for stuff that I didn't really listen to before.
    Anyway, here goes: Trip-Hop, 'chill' music such as Art of Noise & Groove Armada,
    Trance. (well, anything really that can help portray the image of one self flying high in the sky)
    Also House/Electro and the likes. I guess this can be regrouped into one genre, 'electronica'.
    On a less regular basis, rock, reggaeton, salsa, drum & bass, rap & Hip-Hop. The only jazz I've really enjoyed so far is Amy Winehouse. If you can call that jazz.
    I grew up hearing my sister play piano, which means I have an ear for that, as well as pipe organ which I've heard throughout my youth on Sundays. I listen to classical too.

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    Oh ya, how could I forget Bob Marley....so add reggae to my list.
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    A wide range of genres including:

    Classical (esp. pipe organ)
    Jazz
    Soul/R&B
    Blues
    Rock
    Metal
    Pop
    Rap/hip-hop
    Electronica
    Latin
    New age
    Reggae
    Soca
    World music

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    I now listen to what I sing the most, Jazz and Gospel, and what relaxes me the most, classical and Jazz. Old school soul and RB is also in the mix.
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    I'll listen to anything except for Rap/HipHop and Country. I will occasionally listen to HipHop if there is a musical beats/rhythm and actual singing. Gym Class Hereos are pretty cool. But Country, I would rather stick needles under my fingernails over and over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSE
    . But Country, I would rather stick needles under my fingernails over and over again.
    I would rather slide down a bannister of razor blades than to listen to all of that crying coming from Country music.
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    I grew up on The Beatles, The Who, etc. When I was in HS it was all about Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, Boston, Black Sabbath, Queen, The Eagles, Ted Nugent, etc. Now I listen to mostly smooth jazz and soft rock.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    What do you guys think of the new Robert Plant-Alison Kraus album? I like and actually saw them in concert together on an HDTV station recently. They sang alot of LedZepplin songs that were awesome and are not on that album, I'm guessing for copyright reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSE
    I'll listen to anything except for Rap/HipHop and Country. I will occasionally listen to HipHop if there is a musical beats/rhythm and actual singing. Gym Class Hereos are pretty cool. But Country, I would rather stick needles under my fingernails over and over again.
    "Over and Over" is a great Country/Hip Hop blend by Nelly and Tim McGraw... I think you'd like it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajani
    great Country/Hip Hop
    Now that's an oxymoron if i ever have heard one.
    Back in my day, we had nine planets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvin Da Blues
    Now that's an oxymoron if i ever have heard one.
    Stop pretending! You know when no-one is around, you put on your Billy-Ray Cyrus CDs and start dancing the 'Achy Breaky Heart'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    What do you guys think of the new Robert Plant-Alison Kraus album? I like and actually saw them in concert together on an HDTV station recently. They sang alot of LedZepplin songs that were awesome and are not on that album, I'm guessing for copyright reasons.
    Or how about this one, anyone heard this. I'm not a big A cappella fan but don't mind it from time to time, available from Elusivedisc.

    http://www.elusivedisc.com/prodinfo.asp?number=VOCLP107 (no spam intended)

    Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella

    "Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella is an all-vocal version of Pink Floyd's magnum opus Dark Side of the Moon. No instruments were used in the recording of this unique version of the album. Eight singers and one "vocal percussionist" recreate the original work in its entirety. The album was recorded without breaks between the tracks (as in the original), and is as close to the original in timing as possible."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajani
    Stop pretending! You know when no-one is around, you put on your Billy-Ray Cyrus CDs and start dancing the 'Achy Breaky Heart'!
    Of any Country, that has to be the very worst of the worst. NOT FUNNY, LOL

    Friggin giving me a headache just thinking about it.
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    I tend to gravitate towards artists and not styles. Looking at my ever-expanding collection I find that almost all genres are represented but by a few artists representing some deep catalogues.

    While my musical education was never at Berkeley standards I know enough to appreciate talent and also to pick out characteristics of music toward which my ears gravitate.

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    Since you ask

    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    I thought it would be interesting to see what genra of music people listen to or prefer.
    My favorite music right now is

    Blues
    Jazz and Jazz vocalists
    Rock
    and ocassional Classical
    I listen in about these proportions:
    • Classical 85%, (some subcategories overlap)
      • Chamber music 40%
      • Comtemporary classical 30%
      • Orcherstral, incl. concerto, symphony 30%
      • Choral/vocal 10%
    • Jazz, especially Hard Bop, Modal, Avant-garde 5%
    • World 5%
    • Assorted other stuff 5%
    I never, ever, ever listen to Rap, Hip-hop, or Country.

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    I listen to a healthy mix of rock, jazz, classical, and blues.
    I don't mind some country, but I'm not a big fan of the Toby Keith/Faith Hill corporate country stuff.
    I guess if it has a music video, it ain't my country. Waylon Jennings kicks ass though.
    Hip-hop has it's place too, though I can't say I own much. Still got my NWA tapes though.

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    Step by step, heart to heart, left, right, left, we all fall down like toy soldiers...
    Uhh, Kex are you quoting Debbie Gibson or Tiffany or one of them there teenieboppers in your Sig?

    Still got my NWA tapes though
    Hell yeah, kill whitey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Uhh, Kex are you quoting Debbie Gibson or Tiffany or one of them there teenieboppers in your Sig?
    That's Martika bro, and she wasn't bubblegum pop...she was real, dawg, real...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpJy46o_7b0

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    When once again capable I am so giving you Green Wiki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Hell yeah, kill whitey.
    Yeah!!!! Kill Whi.... ummmm, maybe I shouldn't say that....

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