This is what I hear from a lot of music enthusiasts. Especially rock enthusiasts - Typically adults who are "ashamed" of the younger generations.
Chill out, alright. It's music; Like with food, we all have different tastes. I'm sorry I don't know who prince is. I'm sorry I don't know any reggae artists other than Bob Marley. I'm sorry my music taste doesn't fit yours. If it's any consolation, I do enjoy a variety of music genres, including yours, but I guess making your personal favourite genre my favourite genre is not high on my list of priorities.
- I don't know what you are talking about. Everyone I have met with a differing music taste has been courteous and respectful towards mine.
- In my experience, it is only a minority of people
- In my opinion, it's about half and half.
- Oh my god stupid kid. Get off my lawn already and listen to Jazz for once!!
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Seriously, if you are like this then get over yourself. Nobody cares if you know every single artist of XYZ genre.
Most Helpful Girl
I personally don't care what genre of music people listen to. I enjoy many if not all types. The thing that bothers me is when a music lover (of any genre) doesn't recognize the names, let alone the influence/impact of the most influential artist in history.
I don't have to LOVE the Beatles to know their inpact on music, But I know who they were. Same thing with The Grateful Dead, Nirvana, Black Sabath, The Supremes, Queen or Elvis. I may not have David Bowies music on my playlist but I certainly know who he was, and his impact on music as a whole. hell, I wasn't even born when most were in their heyday, but I've heard of them. Same thing with Prince. His music impacted many artist across many many genres. He drew from funk, soul, rock, blues, jazz and gospel among others to create his music.
Current artists like Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake are greatly influenced by Prince.
For an enthusiast of any music genre to say I've never heard of them displays a level of ignorance, and that is where my issue lies.
Enjoy what you want, but try to appreciate where it came from. Expand your horizons. It'll only enhance your music loving and life experiences.
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Most Helpful Guy
I never really got into the whole your this kind of person because you listen to this kind of music deal. I find it kind of stupid to be honest with you. I mean I'm not going to your kind of music if I find it revolting, weird or I just flat out don't like it and I don't expect you to listen to my music either.
As long as your respect what I listen to and don't make a big deal about it, I won't say anything about your tastes either. But there are times when I can't bite my tongue when it comes to some music and some of it seriously sends a bad message to kids, that kind of stuff, I can't bite my tongue about but when it comes to most kinds of music I can hold it.