Poll: What do you look for in music
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View poll results: What do you look for in music
For it to be based around Vocals
4 4%
For it to be based around Instruments
42 44%
A balance of the two
50 52%
Voters: 96.
#1
Well this thread evolved from me and my singer trying to figure out why we hate eachothers music so much ( he listens to mainstream, favorite band is MCR, likes Howie Day) and I think I figured out that there are basically three types of people in the musical sense

People that listen to music that focuses on the lyrics \ vocal melodies, where the song fits the vocals.
People that listen to music that focuses on the instrument melodies, and the vocals fit the song.
People that listen to both.

So, which one are you?

Disclaimer: I DO think vocals are a instrument, but I'm talking about things besides voice.
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#3
What is a good happy hardcore tune without the vocals and without the amazing melodies and basslines?

You need both for it to work propperly.
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#4
A bad lyricist can make a good band terrible but a good lyricist can't make an awful band any better.
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#6
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as does that one.
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#7
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A bad lyricist can make a good band terrible but a good lyricist can't make an awful band any better.

+1

I think instruments are more important, but it's harder to write lyrics for music than write music for lyrics, I think anyway.
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#8
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A bad lyricist can make a good band terrible but a good lyricist can't make an awful band any better.

+1
#9
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A bad lyricist can make a good band terrible but a good lyricist can't make an awful band any better.

That's true, and having bad instruments kills it no matter what so I guess it's better sometimes to go without words.
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#10
For me, vocals are the most important, along with good lyrics.
But it needs to be supported by some hella decent musical work.

But this is not to say there isn't some kick ass instrumental stuff around.
#12
I don't really listen to the lyrics, but I don't like listening to music without singing, its just not as gripping
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#13
I tend to listen for the overall groove, and since there are more non-vocal instruments than vocal instruments in my kind of music, I'd say that an instrumental focus I guess.
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#14
obviously i'd say both, but that can't be the case for most bands, so i guess it really decides on the band
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#15
I need a balance, but I'll dabble in both fields. I listen to incredible bands musically who are okay lyrically, and bands that would be mediocre if their lyrics weren't as incredibly as they are.
#16
*is a fan of Dream Theater*

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#17
i like them both but more towards Instrumental focus, thats why ill always prefer megadeth to metallica, symphony X to Nirvana
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#18
Ehh, I'm more of a music man, but I do consider vocals an instrument.

So, I guess you could say I'm not much into LYRICS, more than just saying "vocals".

I'm the kind of person who doesn't go out of his way to learn lyrics and bands based around lyrics (like most mainstream acts), but if I listen to a song enough I may eventually learn the vocals, anyway.

But, yeah, music.
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#19
A mix, but more on the instrumental side.
Like, SRV is a good definition. He has very hot lixx in his songs, but he throws in great vocals and lyrics too. I would just listen to him just for his playing, but the vocals are bonus.
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#21
Quote by darkarbiter7
A mix, but more on the instrumental side.
Like, SRV is a good definition. He has very hot lixx in his songs, but he throws in great vocals and lyrics too. I would just listen to him just for his playing, but the vocals are bonus.

Are you serious? His vocals were ick, and his lyrics were bland.
Great guitarist, though.
#22
Oh, except eric johnson.
His instrumentals don't even need vocals. But, that may be because he has a bad voice.
O well.

^Rly? I thought SRV had an alright voice. I thought his lyrics were good too.
They're not great by any means, but they're bonuses.
Even though I said great in the previous post...
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#23
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Are you serious? His vocals were ick, and his lyrics were bland.
Great guitarist, though.


It's not that SRV's voice was bad, it was just out of the norm and a aquired taste. I think it fits pretty good with the style of music and the backing he had.
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