My taste in music is extremely under developed/"uncultured"/shallow because I struggle with music alot. I can only listen to music if I'm doing a activity, it I sit down and try to listen I feel genuine pain, which makes it hard for me to pay attention to lyrics.7 posts omitted. Click reply to view.
It's also hard to pay attention to the lyrics since:
1) They never feel worth it to pay attention to, especially the more a song sounds good, (for some reason it seems like no song can accomplish both). Ex: I had a genuine terrible time with rage against the machine and Daughters because the sound completely negated any enjoyment I had paying attention to their lyrics.
2) It seems like when listening to a song, all you're actually suppose to do is feel and not think about it much, basically the song being nothing but a vibe machine, (I'm basing this off of a study where 70% of people listen to music to just remember the past). Which is extremely contradictory to how people talk about music, (especially music nerds).
So is there any ultra master peace albums/songs you guys can recommend that can completely change my opinion? To make it easy to recommend, I mostly listen to anime and video game music, with random pop songs here and there.
also I think part of your issue is that you view lyrics as just a storytelling device instead of a musical one. really they can be as meaningful or meaningless as the artist wants them to be. the vibe of a song is a rly important thing to pick up on and sometimes the lyrics will only be there to supplement that vibe. I don't blame u though cause yea poetry in american public school fucked up liking lyrics for me for years too.
Yeah. Well just giving you a different view. I don't like "choose your own adventure" vague art stuff. "What do you think it means." It's about the emotional depth the words carry. I guess vague lyrics work better for people to project their own ideas onto but I'm more of a voyeur I suppose. I'd rather just hear and feel people clearly selling me their raw emotions and experience.>>4588>but in my defense the american schools ruined poetry for the same reason. >I don't blame u though cause yea poetry in american public school fucked up liking lyrics for me for years too.
I'm curious what you guys mean by that.
well the school system (in my experience) really prioritizes analyzing meaning in writing, poetry included, which kind of sets up that you have to approach lyrics the same way too every time. it's not really accurate to the real world. sometimes people write or say shit without much meaning and i think that needs to be taught more lol
Most of my music doesn't have lyrics.