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Thread started 10/29/12 1:50pm

LiLi1992

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Artists you want to be a fan of, but you are not.

Situation: The artist, who you respect and who makes music that usually you like ... just does not do IT for you. You try to listen to music and find it quite interesting, but you can not really feel the affection. neutral

Rolling Stones.. huge rock band, has a big impact. I am a rock-oriented girl .... apparently we are the perfect couple .... but I just do not take their music. I have tried many times, but I like no more than 5-6 songs.
Led Zeppelin... similar situation to the RS

Stevie Wonder .... he's a genius and I love him almost as a family member, but I would hardly name at least 10 songs that really love.

Syd Barrett ... the father of my favorite band, but I really prefer Pink Floyd without him.

[Edited 10/29/12 15:43pm]

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Reply #1 posted 10/29/12 2:20pm

Hudson

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Michael Jackson. Janet is my favorite artist ever but I only like a handful of his songs despite numerous attempts to get into his work.

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #2 posted 10/29/12 2:28pm

LightOfArt

I really wanted to like David Bowie because he seems so cool. But I could never really get into him

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Reply #3 posted 10/29/12 2:32pm

Terrib3Towel

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Stevie

Luther

Ray Charles

Stephanie Mills

Robin Thicke

The Supremes/Diana Ross

Janet Jackson

Mariah Carey

Celine Dion

They all have songs I like, but that's where it stops for me. I'm just not emotionally invested in them like I am other artists.

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Reply #4 posted 10/29/12 2:42pm

Gunsnhalen

Elvis Costello- I Tried hard as hell... i mean really hard to dig costello. He is one of those critical darlings... but i could not get into him. His music is just kind of blah for me

The Grateful Dead- Another band i tried my hardest to like, but simply put this is music to smoke pot lol , that's all i can think of when i hear there songs.. i find a lot of the material just boring & repitive.

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #5 posted 10/29/12 3:07pm

AsherFierce

I got a long ass list but i'll shorten it severely. lol

Johnny Gill. (NE and LSG don't count lol)

Slipknot

Outkast

Nirvana

75% of acts affiliated with Prince.

95% of neo-soul artists.

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Reply #6 posted 10/29/12 3:08pm

Timmy84

Celine Dion (in the '90s I almost consider wanting to buy one of her albums that had come out pre-My Heart Will Go On but decided against it; I admire her vocally though)

Mariah Carey (same reasoning though I did buy some of her albums, I couldn't get into them fully)

The Beatles (some great music but I couldn't. I tried though)

Elton John (same thing as with the Beatles)

Freddie Jackson

Anita Baker (love some of her music - especially between I Just Want to Be Your Girl and Body and Soul but not so much that I was like stanning or fanning over her)

Labelle (the group)

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Reply #7 posted 10/29/12 3:13pm

Toofunkyinhere

Stevie Wonder

Black Keys

Red Hot Chili Peppers ( I know these guys are class, but i just can't get into their sound, it's got kind of a dry desert feel i find quite depressing)

[Edited 10/29/12 15:14pm]

We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #8 posted 10/29/12 3:15pm

Ellie

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The Beatles - Some great songs but most of them are jarred by the fact that I can't stand their singing voices.

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Reply #9 posted 10/29/12 3:17pm

Gunsnhalen

AsherFierce said:

I got a long ass list but i'll shorten it severely. lol

Johnny Gill. (NE and LSG don't count lol)

Slipknot

Outkast

Nirvana

75% of acts affiliated with Prince.

95% of neo-soul artists.

OH MAN! i tried to get into slipknot to, they where big in my middle & high school day's.

But meh... i bought 2 of there albums & onyl dug like not even half the tracks on both.

And there image is silly lol

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #10 posted 10/29/12 3:17pm

Timmy84

Ellie said:

The Beatles - Some great songs but most of them are jarred by the fact that I can't stand their singing voices.

Right. Lennon and McCartney (and Harrison) were great songwriters but their voices were annoying... neutral

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Reply #11 posted 10/29/12 3:18pm

Timmy84

Toofunkyinhere said:

Stevie Wonder

Black Keys

Red Hot Chili Peppers ( I know these guys are class, but i just can't get into their sound, it's got kind of a dry desert feel i find quite depressing)

[Edited 10/29/12 15:14pm]

I find myself a fan of 1967-1976 Stevie than the Stevie afterwards. It's like two different people. neutral I dig the Red Hots but yeah I'm not a big fan of them either.

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Reply #12 posted 10/29/12 3:19pm

Gunsnhalen

Timmy84 said:

Ellie said:

The Beatles - Some great songs but most of them are jarred by the fact that I can't stand their singing voices.

Right. Lennon and McCartney (and Harrison) were great songwriters but their voices were annoying... neutral

This reminds me! from what i heard Paul McCartney & Jimi Hendrixs voice made little richards big toes shoot up in happiness evillol

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #13 posted 10/29/12 3:20pm

Timmy84

Gunsnhalen said:

Timmy84 said:

Right. Lennon and McCartney (and Harrison) were great songwriters but their voices were annoying... neutral

This reminds me! from what i heard Paul McCartney & Jimi Hendrixs voice made little richards big toes shoot up in happiness evillol

Wasn't Richard tossed up on cocaine and booze during that period? Makes sense. lol I love Hendrix the guitarist but his vocals left a lot to the imagination. That said, I dig Hendrix a whole lot more. smile

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Reply #14 posted 10/29/12 3:22pm

Gunsnhalen

Timmy84 said:

Gunsnhalen said:

This reminds me! from what i heard Paul McCartney & Jimi Hendrixs voice made little richards big toes shoot up in happiness evillol

Wasn't Richard tossed up on cocaine and booze during that period? Makes sense. lol I love Hendrix the guitarist but his vocals left a lot to the imagination. That said, I dig Hendrix a whole lot more. smile

really? i'm a huge fan of both... and idk.

I think Jimi had a strong voice imo... but people always say he wasn't that great a singer. I think he had a strong passionate voice to match the guitar cool

And i know he got da ladies with both to razz

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #15 posted 10/29/12 3:24pm

dancerella

The first artist that comes to mind is David Bowie! Although, I have his Let's Dance album and enjoy it I really feel like I want to get into his earlier stuff but can't seem to connect to it. I just downloaded Low so we'll see what happens with that....other artists include

The Rolling Stones

Janelle Monae

Erykah Badu

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Reply #16 posted 10/29/12 3:25pm

Timmy84

Gunsnhalen said:

Timmy84 said:

Wasn't Richard tossed up on cocaine and booze during that period? Makes sense. lol I love Hendrix the guitarist but his vocals left a lot to the imagination. That said, I dig Hendrix a whole lot more. smile

really? i'm a huge fan of both... and idk.

I think Jimi had a strong voice imo... but people always say he wasn't that great a singer. I think he had a strong passionate voice to match the guitar cool

And i know he got da ladies with both to razz

Well yeah his voice was cool. Not saying it sucked. wink

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Reply #17 posted 10/29/12 3:26pm

Timmy84

dancerella said:

The first artist that comes to mind is David Bowie! Although, I have his Let's Dance album and enjoy it I really feel like I want to get into his earlier stuff but can't seem to connect to it. I just downloaded Low so we'll see what happens with that....other artists include

The Rolling Stones

Janelle Monae

Erykah Badu

I didn't become a fan of Bowie myself until recently. And I realize why people fawn over him. I mean I've always admired him for his fashion and some of his music but after hearing much of it, I dig him.

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Reply #18 posted 10/29/12 3:27pm

AsherFierce

Gunsnhalen said:

AsherFierce said:

I got a long ass list but i'll shorten it severely. lol

Johnny Gill. (NE and LSG don't count lol)

Slipknot

Outkast

Nirvana

75% of acts affiliated with Prince.

95% of neo-soul artists.

OH MAN! i tried to get into slipknot to, they where big in my middle & high school day's.

But meh... i bought 2 of there albums & onyl dug like not even half the tracks on both.

And there image is silly lol

At least you liked a few songs! lol Only one I kinda like is Duality! neutral

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Reply #19 posted 10/29/12 3:27pm

Gunsnhalen

Timmy84 said:

Gunsnhalen said:

really? i'm a huge fan of both... and idk.

I think Jimi had a strong voice imo... but people always say he wasn't that great a singer. I think he had a strong passionate voice to match the guitar cool

And i know he got da ladies with both to razz

Well yeah his voice was cool. Not saying it sucked. wink

i know:-D i'm just saying if u think it sucked that's fine lol I think Paul has a pretty good voice to but not the strongest.

Idk why but i liked... George voice the best eek

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #20 posted 10/29/12 3:38pm

Timmy84

Gunsnhalen said:

Timmy84 said:

Well yeah his voice was cool. Not saying it sucked. wink

i know:-D i'm just saying if u think it sucked that's fine lol I think Paul has a pretty good voice to but not the strongest.

Idk why but i liked... George voice the best eek

George was definitely the better of the four. Paul was a vocal tryhard IMHO.

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Reply #21 posted 10/29/12 4:07pm

Emancipation89

Most of the time if I can't find their voice favorable I find it hard to get really into the artist even when I like their composition - Stevie, Queen, etc.

EDIT...I edited to make it more relevant to the OP's original question.

LiLi1992 said:

Stevie Wonder .... he's a genius and I love him almost as a family member, but I would hardly name at least 10 songs that really love.


If you don't like many of his songs, what makes you like him like a family member? smile

[Edited 10/29/12 16:27pm]

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Reply #22 posted 10/29/12 4:14pm

mjscarousal

Timmy84 said:

Ellie said:

The Beatles - Some great songs but most of them are jarred by the fact that I can't stand their singing voices.

Right. Lennon and McCartney (and Harrison) were great songwriters but their voices were annoying... neutral

Really? eek

Lennon is my favorite out of all of them... and he has a pretty good voice... Mcartney in his heyday had a good voice for the music that he made...

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Reply #23 posted 10/29/12 4:16pm

Toofunkyinhere

Oh yeah, i don't like Nirvana, Pearl Jam...ect whatever that kind of music is, it's just boring!

We're here, might as well get into it.
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Reply #24 posted 10/29/12 4:30pm

Timmy84

mjscarousal said:

Timmy84 said:

Right. Lennon and McCartney (and Harrison) were great songwriters but their voices were annoying... neutral

Really? eek

Lennon is my favorite out of all of them... and he has a pretty good voice... Mcartney in his heyday had a good voice for the music that he made...

Yeah I can't stand John's voice.

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Reply #25 posted 10/29/12 5:07pm

mjscarousal

Timmy84 said:

mjscarousal said:

Really? eek

Lennon is my favorite out of all of them... and he has a pretty good voice... Mcartney in his heyday had a good voice for the music that he made...

Yeah I can't stand John's voice.

I disagree but everyone has their opinion. razz

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Reply #26 posted 10/29/12 5:20pm

LiLi1992

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Emancipation89 said:

LiLi1992 said:

Stevie Wonder .... he's a genius and I love him almost as a family member, but I would hardly name at least 10 songs that really love.


If you don't like many of his songs, what makes you like him like a family member? smile

[Edited 10/29/12 16:27pm]

I exaggerated a little about the family member, lol
but I have great sympathy for Stevie, I like him much more than many artists, which I refer to as "the most favourite." For example, I love Prince as an artist, but I'm not fond of his personal qualities, I am horrified by some actions of Michael too, Axl Rose generally unpleasant person, confused but I love the music of these dudes. Stevie is the opposite. Sympathy is irrational, I do not know any of them personally, but I feel that way. wink

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Oh, David Bowie. Actually, I consider myself a casual fan, I like a lot of his songs, but still he is not in my top 20 ... I think that it's had more potential. cool

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I love Paul's voice . yes

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Reply #27 posted 10/29/12 5:22pm

JoeyC

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Im still hopeful that ill eventually "get" these artist but as of now i can't be considered a fan. I do like some songs from each one of them though.

Bob Dylan

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Guns and Roses

Beyonce

Madonna

Kiss

NWA

The Grateful Dead

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #28 posted 10/29/12 5:30pm

Timmy84

JoeyC said:

Im still hopeful that ill eventually "get" these artist but as of now i can't be considered a fan. I do like some songs from each one of them though.

Bob Dylan

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Guns and Roses

Beyonce

Madonna

Kiss

NWA

The Grateful Dead

I tried but I can only get through ten songs, mainly Ballad of a Thin Man and The House of the Rising Sun among some others.

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Reply #29 posted 10/29/12 5:36pm

Toofunkyinhere

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Timmy84 said:

Yeah I can't stand John's voice.

I disagree but everyone has their opinion. razz

Yeah i'm not all that keen on John's voice either, i like the other 3 though.

We're here, might as well get into it.
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