What do you look for in music?

Discussion in 'Music' started by digital 3.0, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. digital 3.0

    digital 3.0 Member

    Catchy melodies, new sounds, lyrics with a hidden messege, or just something new? And what makes music sound fluent, do you all think? Without the loops looping till the end of boredom...
     
  2. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    Great guitar playing and great vocals. That's about it. :D
     
  3. puddin

    puddin Banned

    Awesome guitar and not too much repetition.
     
  4. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    And there can't be overused organs/keyboards... The Doors, Grateful Dead, non-Syd Pink Floyd, etc etc etc...
     
  5. FunkyPhreshMama

    FunkyPhreshMama Visitor

    i look for a good base line, and lyrics that have real meaning!! and i am not a big fan of love songs...
     
  6. joe

    joe Banned

    Soul......
    ....
     
  7. Nisha

    Nisha Forlorn.

    i like things that read my mind in the moment..

    i like groovy music. instromentals are alright too..

    yeah.
     
  8. Children of Bodom

    Children of Bodom Senior Member

    I want music to envoke emotions in me. When i hear a song and get that feeling in my gut and a rush of energy surges through my body like a sonic orgasm.

    Thats how i know i really like a song.
     
  9. miami musician

    miami musician Senior Member

    if i'm listening to hip hop, it has to have substantial lyrics. i can't listen to anything that's just a bunch of nothing. usually takes me alot of searching, but it's well worth it.

    in rock and roll, i'd rather have carefully placed chord changes rather than a band that rocks out. bands like radiohead, phish, muse, blonde redhead... some of my favorites because the chord progressions are so beautiful.

    if i'm listening to any sort of jazz or "jamband", i like it to have a groove to it, something funky, that i can dance to. it's mostly instrumental anyway, so don't have to worry about the vocals.
     
  10. gnombient

    gnombient Member

    Nice interplay between musicians and good musicianship (as opposed to sheer technical virtuosity) are fundamental. Beyond that, it depends on the style of music in question...
     
  11. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    A few different things:
    Emotion evoking songs
    High-energy music
    Good lyrics/vocals
    Good guitar
    Original-ness
     
  12. rhasta.penguin

    rhasta.penguin No more hippy...ugh

    Great Guitar, intriging vocals, originality, thats about it...

    i do like good lyrics, but its not the primary thing i look for in music.
     
  13. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    anything that gives goosebumps, be it Beyonce to Beefheart, that's it
     
  14. Anything that leaves me wondering how humans could make such sounds... especially stuff with real instruments. Non traditional instruments are my thing as of rite now. Wood winds (clairnet), brass(flute,sax, trombone), strings (cello upright bass).

    Oh and Cant forget the Progression!
     
  15. Oh and i did forget the out of the ordinary percussion... anything made with animal skin is cool, wood blocks, bells, whistles!
     
  16. headymoechick

    headymoechick I have no idea

    I look for a very upbeat sound. I like both deep and meaningful and silly lyrics. I love great guitar parts that are simple. I think the best sounding guitar parts don't have to do with how hard it is to play like that. It's whatever sounds great with the the people around you. I like a fun fast base line also.
     
  17. SimpleMan

    SimpleMan Member

    I look for the guitar man...Its gotta have that crunching guitar sound for me to jam too...but thats when it comes to rock music.
     

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