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Ian_the_fox
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#1
I know this may sound like a really dumb thread topic but it's been really getting to me.


Whenever I listen to any metal now, I feel like I'm an annoying obsessive 14yo social-outcast metalhead who's not only immature but a disgusting piece of shit.

Whenever I listen to anything Progressive anymore I feel like a pretentious cunt who listens to complex music just for the hell of it. Which is absolutely not the case, because I enjoy

Metalcore I don't even enjoy anymore because of how boring musically it is, but I don't dare to turn it on because of the horrendous image that would have me associated with: the annoying highschoolers with guitar egos and fedoras who are constantly claiming "music is my life" and spewing stupid phrases like "Play 'till the fingers bleed".


I've even tried forcing myself to listen to more "proper" and "correct" genres, but I just couldn't seriously get myself into them. I'll admit it, Jazz is cool, I enjoy listening to a bit of it (particularly Benson and Allen Hinds), but it's really not my thing. At all.


But I've felt I can't enjoy anything anymore without relating myself of the Pit's generalizations and negative associations on music genres. Like I always feel I should be listening to "better" music, even though I enjoy what I listen to now.


Who else gets this same feeling?


TL;DR: The title.
TOMMYB22
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#3
Quote by Ian_the_fox
I know this may sound like a really dumb thread topic but it's been really getting to me.


Whenever I listen to any metal now, I feel like I'm an annoying obsessive 14yo social-outcast metalhead who's not only immature but a disgusting piece of shit.

Whenever I listen to anything Progressive anymore I feel like a pretentious cunt who listens to complex music just for the hell of it. Which is absolutely not the case, because I enjoy

Metalcore I don't even enjoy anymore because of how boring musically it is, but I don't dare to turn it on because of the horrendous image that would have me associated with: the annoying highschoolers with guitar egos and fedoras who are constantly claiming "music is my life" and spewing stupid phrases like "Play 'till the fingers bleed".


I've even tried forcing myself to listen to more "proper" and "correct" genres, but I just couldn't seriously get myself into them. I'll admit it, Jazz is cool, I enjoy listening to a bit of it (particularly Benson and Allen Hinds), but it's really not my thing. At all.


But I've felt I can't enjoy anything anymore without relating myself of the Pit's generalizations and negative associations on music genres. Like I always feel I should be listening to "better" music, even though I enjoy what I listen to now.


Who else gets this same feeling?


TL;DR: The title.


wut?

Not so much, regardless of how much the Pit suggests it, i still haven't listened to The Gaslight Anthem.
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#4
The mumu thread has exposed me to a lot of music I would have otherwise never heard/known of but besides that no.
Bob_Sacamano
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#5
Not genres, idgaf but it has influenced my tastes overall a lot. I've found so much here that I listen to all the time and it's helped expand my horizons a lot.
Ian_the_fox
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#7
I feel I should have been a bit more specific. I was referring to more of negative generalizations the Pit often carries that keeps you from wanting to listen to what you want or what you'd normally like.


I.e.: "I don't want to listen to *insert band/genre* because it's/they're insulted regularly in the Pit and I don't want to look like a dweeb."
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#8
Quote by Ian_the_fox


Whenever I listen to any metal now, I feel like I'm an annoying obsessive 14yo social-outcast metalhead who's not only immature but a disgusting piece of shit.


Holy **** is that accurate. Feel the same way, TS.
Eastwinn
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#9
Quote by Bob_Sacamano
Not genres, idgaf but it has influenced my tastes overall a lot. I've found so much here that I listen to all the time and it's helped expand my horizons a lot.


this. if anything it's opened my mind to genres i had previously dismissed.

protip: if someone makes fun of the music you listen to here, you're probably a shitbiscuit and an easy target.
Last edited by Eastwinn at Dec 9, 2012,
raoooos
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#11
No, because I can successfully separate my own opinions from the opinions of an internet forum.
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#12
If you let an internet forum decide what you should listen to, you need to rethink your life. Listen to music that you like, any genre, and **** everyone else's opinion. If you like it, listen to it. Simple as that.
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#13
Quote by Ian_the_fox
I feel I should have been a bit more specific. I was referring to more of negative generalizations the Pit often carries that keeps you from wanting to listen to what you want or what you'd normally like.


I.e.: "I don't want to listen to *insert band/genre* because it's/they're insulted regularly in the Pit and I don't want to look like a dweeb."


That happens with every music genre and everywhere in life. Just listejn to what you like, you dont have to act like the stereotpes that go with them
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#14
Quote by TOMMYB22
wut?

Not so much, regardless of how much jetfuel suggests it, i still haven't listened to The Gaslight Anthem.


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#16
Jesus, stop making threads
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#18
They can think whatever they want about the genre, I'm listening to the music for me.
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#19
I give zero ****s of what people think of my musical tastes.
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#20
hell no, if anything it has strengthened my idea of douchy prog heads
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#21
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Whenever I listen to any metal now, I feel like I'm an annoying obsessive 14yo social-outcast metalhead who's not only immature but a disgusting piece of shit.


Not so much myself, but the pit made look at other people that listened to that music and realize that they are disgusting losers. Then I stopped listening to that music.

EDIT: Also, because that music bored me.
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Last edited by Saint78 at Dec 9, 2012,
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#22
Sometimes I'll listen to what some UGers suggest in order to expand my horizons, but most people on this website listen to shit awful music and I'm above them so I don't give a shit.
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#24
The Pit? Hell no. This place hasn't shown me any music or made me feel negative about anything I listen to.

Now, when I first started posting here I felt discouraged from listening to the mainstream stuff I was listening to. So, I found a lot of stuff from the Hardcore and Metal Forums that was/is amazing and I still listen to frequently, but at one point I had completely shunned older music I listened to.

At this point, however, I don't give a **** what anyone thinks about the music I like. I listn 2 wut i w0nt
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#26
No. However I have found some cool bands thanks to people on here, I've also found out that some people are incredibly stupid when it comes to music.
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#27
Not at all.

The Pit's opinion includes: Metallica are sellouts, Kurt Cobain has zero talent, metal sucks big fat donkey dick, and pop music is shit.

Nothing has really changed over the past 8 years, and I didn't particularly agree with any of the above
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#28
Quote by beau05
Not at all.

The Pit's opinion includes: Metallica are sellouts, Kurt Cobain has zero talent, metal sucks big fat donkey dick, and pop music is shit.

Nothing has really changed over the past 8 years, and I didn't particularly agree with any of the above


lol wut

The only relevant opinion you just posted was the "metal sucks big fat donkey dick" one, and that's only about half of the pit.
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#30
Not the pit, however the punk forum got me to listen to a lot of good stuff over the years.
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#31
Quote by Ian_the_fox

Whenever I listen to any metal now, I feel like I'm an annoying obsessive 14yo social-outcast metalhead who's not only immature but a disgusting piece of shit.

Pro tip: you're that even when you're not listening to metal.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#32
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Metalcore I don't even enjoy anymore because of how boring musically it is, but I don't dare to turn it on because of the horrendous image that would have me associated with: the annoying highschoolers with guitar egos and fedoras who are constantly claiming "music is my life" and spewing stupid phrases like "Play 'till the fingers bleed".

I've never once heard anyone I know who enjoys metalcore say either of those phrases. I like bands that are considered metalcore. Get over it. One genre I enjoy out of a large multitude does not single-handedly define me. I'm no less of a musician than you.

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#33
Really, Ian?! REALLY?! You're obsessing over the Pit's opinion on music genres?! *bitchslap*

Stop listening to what other people say. Listen to what you like.
Last edited by crazysam23_Atax at Dec 9, 2012,
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#34
No. That is really pretty sad.

I mean I've found bands on here, but I listen to what I like to listen to. No shame.
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#35
Quote by Saint78
Not so much myself, but the pit made look at other people that listened to that music and realize that they are disgusting losers. Then I stopped listening to that music.

EDIT: Also, because that music bored me.

Bro, you're so 14 some times.
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Ian_the_fox
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#36
Quote by Xiaoxi
Pro tip: you're that even when you're not listening to metal.

To start, I'm 19, not 14, so that renders that part invald.

Second, what else do 14yo social outcasts listen to aside from metal? Skrillex? Nickelback? I can't stand those artists either.


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I've never once heard anyone I know who enjoys metalcore say either of those phrases. I like bands that are considered metalcore. Get over it. One genre I enjoy out of a large multitude does not single-handedly define me. I'm no less of a musician than you.
You obviously haven't seen enough.

Who I just described were every one of the kids in my high school who thought they were "true metal fans." My ass.
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#37
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Pro tip: you're that even when you're not listening to metal.


you can't pro tip i already pro tipped first
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#38
I've learned a couple important things just by observing posts and reflecting on my own views: musical taste is unjustifiable. The more you try to justify your tastes as being valid the more you sink into that hole of believing they can or should be justified; you begin to believe there's a superior way to analyze music in order to grant it some sort of legitimacy. I don't believe this kind of legitimacy of knowledge people so often seek within art can exist. It's just a manifestation of personal perspective.

Those with tastes outside the norm have increasing difficulty with coming to terms with such tastes and obviously take up more defensive positions making them seem elitist or pretentious. These same people can at times even seem incredibly intelligent because of the lengths they go to interweave a framework of reason for why they must listen to what they listen to. They have different criterion for their aesthetic values and at times seem ridiculous, of course, because the judgements they have created based on their tastes conflict with so many others' views.
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The mumu thread has exposed me to a lot of music I would have otherwise never heard/known of but besides that no.

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"If I had ten fucks before, and ten fucks now, how many fucks did I give?"

About summarizes what I think about the Pit's opinion on music taste.