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Blazers' Favorite Music Genres

Hey Blazers!

Some of you took a survey asking what you're favorite music genres were!

Here are the top 5 music genres:

-Pop (52%)

-Rap (39%)

-Rock (34%)

-Alternative (29%)

-Oldies (28%)

Some interesting genres people listed for other:

-Disney

-Egyptian Alternative Folk (haha)

-Bossa Nova

-Reggae

-80's hair Metal

When has your music taste drastically changed in your life? What genres did you used to like? (if applicable)

My favorite responses:

-"Used to like purely video game music (which is generally electronic or orchestral.) Was introduced to metal through forums at 14 or so. Now I like metal and video game music."

-"Well I still listen to the wiggles bc the wiggles go hard"

-"When I was in high school and college, I was into the alternative/grunge movement. I thought I was making a statement and a lot of my teenage angst was relieved through artists like Alanis Morissette."

-"r&b changed my life. I used to listen to country"

-"Used to not like music at all, then got an amazon tap that changed my life"

-"When XXXTentacion died."

Why do you think you enjoy the music you listen to? (does it calm you, make you feel happy, etc)

My favorite responses:

-"It’s hype"

-"I’ve always loved music. I love to dance, sing and music is a great motivator to exercise or clean my house! Music also provokes deep emotion and stimulates memories. I don’t know of another medium that can induce both calming and stimulating affects."

-"it sounds nice idk"

-"Makes me feel things (varied)"

-"it lets me escape the crappyness of life"

-"It's lit"

-"Jesus"

-"If you’re under 25 years old — or an immature 30-plus — I’m about to set you straight. So, listen up. Your music is *bleeping* garbage. There, I said it. Mindless crap. Eardrum-bursting, dagger-in-the-eyes, blow your brains out — unadulterated dog crap. That pretty much sums up the type of music that’s popular with today’s young people. - Today’s “artists” — there’s an oxymoron — don’t even need to know how to play musical instruments or sing. In other words, no talent whatsoever is needed to succeed today in music. You heard me. No. Talent. Whatsoever. And, I’m sick of it because the current generation is taking the gold we gave you and dragging it into a sewer. Listen up, you little *bleeps*. I’m not stuck in some kind of classic rock time warp. Fact is, I expose myself to many different kinds of music. I give all music a chance. Even the techno-trash littering the modern music scene is something I’ve tried to digest, which I found to be like choking down a plate of raw oysters laced with salmonella. It would be nice to enjoy fresh musical acts. I want to hear new songs. I like some young people, especially when they get my order right. But real music is written and performed by humans, not a computer program linked up to a laser show. Fact: The more fancy gadgets and distractions you need, the most your music just flat out sucks. Music should convey some sense of humanity — who we are, and what we feel. I know that’s a hard concept to digest since your idea of a relationship is picking up a new Twitter follower. Where’s the love and romance in the mind-numbing rubbish that’s played at most nightclubs? Is there any conveyance pain and loss? Or pride and joy? How about playing a catchy tune that’s just fun to sing along with? Is that too much to *bleeping* ask? I don’t expect to like everything that’s new. As an amateur observer of the human condition, I freely acknowledge that successive generations are obliged to a continuation of the species which sometimes entails pushing boundaries and violating the preferences of their elders. History shows the more radically different one generation is from one to the next, the greater degree of innovations are sparked from such permutations. Music is just one by-product of inevitable cultural and technological shifts, sometimes mislabeled as advances. Yes, yes, yes! New music should *bleep* off plenty of parents and leathery jokers like me. At least I’ll accept “cultural evolution” as being inevitable, and necessary. If you don’t believe this, take a look at the past century. Nearly a hundred years ago, traditional musicians hated a new sound called jazz. Later, jazz loyalists despised rock n’ roll and even the early sound of Motown. After that, the rockers hated disco music. Then, just about everyone hated New Wave and the 1980’s. Next came rap music which irritated everyone over the age of 30. Now, it’s hip hop and something called dubstep, which is essentially music made by computers and sound-making software. This garbage makes rap sound like Amadeus."

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