Are you Into Music?

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  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Who fancies themselves an "expert" or enthusiast of a certain genre of music?

    Like Classical, or Punk, or Rap etc...?

    The best I can say is I'm pretty well versed in 80's music... but not necessarily any specific genre, otherwise.

    Anyone?

    arn

    p.s. there is a reason my asking too. :)
     
  2. sketchy macrumors regular

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    Ex DJ

    EBM, Electro, Synth pop, industrial, goth, dark wave, and future pop.

    And a bit in trance
     
  3. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    I'm an expert in good music. :D

    no. I'd say i'm pretty well rounded in 80s stuff, downtempo/trip hop/trance, jazz and "shoegazing" indie from the early 90s.
     
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    not an expert, but my main musical knowledge is of the late 90s-current punk/hardcore scene..

    i don't know much about the early punk scene, mainly because what i've heard of it, the sound doesn't interest me... ie, ramones, etc..
     
  5. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    hmmmm...well-versed( bad pun) in:

    60's/70's pop rock
    early 80's new wave
    acoutic singer/songwriter folk and folk rock
    film scores
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    I'm good for rock generally, and blokes in my office have an encyclopedic knowledge of classical, jazz, pop and world music up to doctorate level, between us we cover pretty much everything.

    Obviously I'm not bad on recording music either.
     
  7. dynamicd macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty well-knowledged in underground hip-hop and emo music. Although I'm a fan of pretty much any genre except for country.
     
  8. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    i am not an expert but i would get into certain bands, artists, or genres

    currently, i am on an opera fix

    before, i loved bebop jazz

    and the indigo girls

    the beatles

    the bangles

    the gogo's

    kiss

    jim croce

    and my first favorite band or artist was john denver

    i have been a guitarist since 1976 and a rock vocalist since 1981, but stopped playing live and recording early in 1999 to pursue being a computer techie and macs especially, are "music" to my ears
    :p
     
  10. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    "obviously"

    you're not one for humility, are ya bloke?
     
  11. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

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  12. jefhatfield Retired

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    well look who started it?;)
     
  13. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Humility?

    Is that where it gets really muggy and hot and you sweat a lot?

    I AM a f**king expert J, it's what I get paid to do....:D

    I don't believe in false modesty if that's what you mean.

    One day, you will understand my son;)
     
  14. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    what you do is talk the talk...

    i can do some 3D animation and visual effects stuff. but i'm no expert... maybe it takes like 5864323 years or however many you have under your belt to become a "****ing expert". ;)
     
  15. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    perhaps expert is too strong a word..

    just people who keep up with certain areas of music.

    arn
     
  16. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i think that was fairly clear

    do you have a reason for asking or just bored? hah
     
  17. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Certainly does, you're only a sodding expert up to that point, and mearly a bloody expert with less than the required 4000000 years:D

    Those who can, do. Is that right jello?;) :p
     
  18. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    heh, i follow radiohead... you could almost call that a genre :D

    my best areas of knowledge in music would be 60s/70s classic rock and to a lesser extent indie/experimental music.
     
  19. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I follow recent to 2003 (and onward) Hard Rock/Metal/Heavy Metal.
     
  20. Geetar macrumors regular

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    Good on Progressive and Classic rock, with a bit of 70's and 80's Pop and a fair appreciation of European Jazz (especially the ECM label guys.....).
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm not an expert or all that knowledgeable about music. Just love to listen to classical and motion picture soundtracks. It's how I spend my weekends listening.
     
  22. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I would call myself an expert on pop even though I never listen to it.

    I tend to watch MTV when i watch TV (which isnt often), so i feel I am very knowledgeble on top 40/pop music.

    Im pretty damn knowledgable when it comes to metal too. Nu metal mainly.

    scem0
     
  23. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    arn.. you know i'm pretty well versed ...
    I'm into
    alternative
    Pop-Punk

    (thats how i define it as catchy, sometimes playable on the radio punkish type music....)
     
  24. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty well versed in all 80s and early 90s post-punk/underground stuff (though not goth). E.g., Foetus, the Jesus & Mary Chain.

    Also quite versed in early 90s acid jazz,
    90s ambient & abstract/experimental electronica (e.g., Nightmares on Wax, Kruder & Dorfmeinter, etc),
    trip hop (e.g., Tricky), some D&B.
    Plus some recent retro space age pop.

    My current favorite is Amon Tobin (electronica), though I'm not keeping up with the stuff much anymore. I'm also a big fan of Nick Drake, who was a British singer-songwriter in late 60s/early70s. Also know a lot about late 60s stuff such as Donovan, Doors, Janis Joplin.

    So what's this about? There's some DJs posting on the forums on a regular basis, they'd probably be very useful for whatever arn needs.
     
  25. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Nick Drake. MAYBE one of the most underrated songwriters of all time. My band is gonna do a massive attack-eque cover of "at the chime of a city clock" and i'm super excited about that.

    You mention some great bands there true.. do you like stereolab and/or boards of canada? Thievery Corporation?
     

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