Poll: The one thing you have to have to thoroughly enjoy a song/band
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poignant and/or original and/or clever LYRICS
8 12%
memorable and/or catchy MELODIC tune
35 53%
TECHNICAL and/or challenging composition
7 11%
unique and/or complementary RYTHYM section
7 11%
EXCLUSIVE (not many have heard of it, yes it is important to some people)
0 0%
DYNAMIC (always keeps you guessing, but not necessarily "technical")
9 14%
Voters: 66.
#1
so i searched and didn't find anything, but i need these results for a bit of a project. essentially, what is the ONE thing in a song/band that you find important to enjoy them. for instance, you may find a song with a melody you love but lyrics that are so corny you simply cant appreciate the song like you wish you could.

Or you may be the kind of person who finds the songs of the simpleton too basic for your tastes (you require 4 part harmony at blazing speeds, and if anyone else has your tastes it doesnt make it quite special enoug).

I know the perfect blend of all of them is what makes your favorite band/style your favorite, but finding balance isn't the point of the question, i'm trying to find out the one thing that without, you cannot find yourself quite a fan.
#2
Harmony. All the instruments and the vocals blending together with the rhythm of the drums so that nothing seems out of place.

And I think some guy made a poll about something like this.
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#4
I feel as though I'm on an island. The only other people that share my musical tastes are my friend's parents. Huge hard rock fans.
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Everyone must love death metal, to death!
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#6
if it has bad vocals. i listen to some many bands that start out awesome but as soon as the singer opens their mouth and i dont like their voice, it instantly puts me off
#7
vocal harmony and catchiness. of course, it is also imperative for that to match what the rest of the band is playing.
#8
I'd say energy or basically an exhibition of passion.
Basically, I won't enjoy music when it sounds lazy, or uninspired. You can tell when some artists deliver their work with no emotion whatsoever.
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#9
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if it has bad vocals. i listen to some many bands that start out awesome but as soon as the singer opens their mouth and i dont like their voice, it instantly puts me off

This

It's the only thing I don't like about Dream Theater. I hate that guy's voice. It's too high pitched.
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#10
A strong chorus is a must for me, I can appreciate songs that don't but I wouldn't pay to go see a band that doesn't have that. This goes for instrumental bands aswell. Songwriters who can't write memorable hooks are simply lacking, it doesn't matter how well you can calculate harmonies or how many chord extensions you know, if you can't sing along to it then it's simply not good enough.

Controversial perhaps, but that's my opinion.
#11
a song has to have a good beat
a band has to have a good singer
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#12
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a song has to have a good beat
a band has to have a good singer



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#13
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This

It's the only thing I don't like about Dream Theater. I hate that guy's voice. It's too high pitched.


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#14
for some reason a song can be extremely catchy and have a good melody and i'll like it, but the lyrics will just be a bit too unoriginal or cliche for me and i cant find myself wanting to sing along or enjoy as much, so that tells me i would list lyrics above melody (instinctively anyways).
#15
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for some reason a song can be extremely catchy and have a good melody and i'll like it, but the lyrics will just be a bit too unoriginal or cliche for me and i cant find myself wanting to sing along or enjoy as much, so that tells me i would list lyrics above melody (instinctively anyways).


I find that sometimes too, but then we have guys like Bob Dylan, who writes the world's greatest lyrics but the music is just a simple verse with three chords that repeats 27 times. In that case I'd much prefer good melodies.
#16
Quote by willy_99
if it has bad vocals. i listen to some many bands that start out awesome but as soon as the singer opens their mouth and i dont like their voice, it instantly puts me off


Every indie rock band in the UK fits in this category. Some great riffs, just horrible, horrible singing.
#18
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A strong chorus is a must for me, I can appreciate songs that don't but I wouldn't pay to go see a band that doesn't have that. This goes for instrumental bands aswell. Songwriters who can't write memorable hooks are simply lacking, it doesn't matter how well you can calculate harmonies or how many chord extensions you know, if you can't sing along to it then it's simply not good enough.

Controversial perhaps, but that's my opinion.


+1

exactly what i would have said.
#19
I do like when I know a band that nobody listens to, but Im gonna have to say clever lyrics, mixed with catchyness.
#20
Either being technical or dynamic, I can't listen to something that has the same few riffs going from start to finish without getting bored, it's alot more interesting if they change things frequently and make it atleast fairly complex.
#21
"I heard someone say once that great lyrics make you think thoughts and great music makes you feel feelings, but a great song makes you feel thoughts. With this as my guiding criteria, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" epitomizes this sentiment. The lyrics encapsulate the concepts of discipline, perseverance, individuality, respect, a positive approach to life, and a reminder not to take it too seriously after all. Better, and in fewer words, than any self-help publication could ever hope to accomplish. This highly concentrated virtual psychovitamin recipe for a successful life is honeycoated in a melody so simple and sweet, most people can only dream of coming up with something like that on their own. To top it off, the whole package is metabolized like water as a small child and ages like a fine wine in your soul until the day you die. Pretty good song."

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