What is your guilty pleasure when it comes to listening music?

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  1. Bob Spumoni

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    I can't imagine not being curious WHY I like what I like, nor could I be content with the limitations of liking forever only what I like in any immediate moment. I am interested in developing my musical taste, not merely in indulging it. That's why I like music theory, and why I have all my life made myself listen to music (and study literature, art, philosophers) others praise but which (whom) I do not immediately like. At one time, I didn't get Ornette Coleman, but I worked at it. I used to think Mozart was trivial and formulaic, merely pretty; I was wrong. One of my favorite composers is Scriabin. I used to think he was just a curiosity with his silly color organs and worldwide symphonies, but I persisted and found his solo piano works. Once upon a time, I did not worship Django (!). And on and on and on. So no thanks to "I like what I like."
     
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    My tastes are very eclectic. I love exploring new music types and really diving deeply into it. But I still know if I like it or not.

    A couple years ago I started getting into Bossa Nova music. :)

    when you say “no thanks to I like what I like” do you mean you like music you don’t like? Lol that’s a goober comment.
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    First off, this is a great melody. Seriously great melody.

    Now, it sounds like the studio version. Thats a pretty elaborate stage set up for lip syching. That said, lip synching has been going on for decades longer than any of us think on tv.
     
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    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Yes it is a great melody , which is why I like it . And great lyrics as well !
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Im gonna mention the obvious, Girl From Ipanema. That song has been panned as shmaltzy or whatever but its really the epitome of cool. Especially this version here.

    I melt into a puddle of mush when Astrud Gilberto sings.

     
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    I'm a rocker, always was, always will be, but I 'm not ashamed to say I like a lot of ABBA' s music.
    I can appreciate the skill and craftsmanship that went into their music.
    Bjorn and Benny were masters of the art of creating pop music that would stand the test of time.

    By the way, I love a lot of 60's and 70's Motown. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, etc. Classic stuff. :)
     
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    Ravi Shankar.
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    I do play in a disco band. Last two gigs we had a couple belly dancers do their thing during a set break. They start off with this ultra catchy tune.

     
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    I hear you. I was probably struggling with shame over my Bangles obsession which, to further deepen my embarassment, is really pretty much a Susanna Hoffs obsession. So much for my pose as a serious student of music.

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    Great song ! Frank does a nice version as well !
     
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    Yes… I hear the song on random and was like, I like this tune, so I started digging deeper into bossa nova.

    Unlike @Bob Spumoni I rarely want to listen to more of an artist or style if I don’t like the tune. But that’s me. I’m odd. He’s right I’m wrong.
     
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    All good mate. I'm quite partial to some of the Bangles stuff myself.

    And I totaly get the Susanna Hoffs thing ;):thumb::thumb:
     
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    okay, i'll play along. if my friends knew i kind of sort of liked this puerile pablum at one time... :oops:



     
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    I listened to The Cure quite a bit when I was in high school (late 80' - early 90's). After high school I decided that deep down I am really a rock and roll guy and swore off all types of alternative.

    In the past month I have been enjoying music by The Cure, mainly songs from Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Pornography, and Disintegration.
     
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    Jazz Winds From A New Direction is one of my two very favorite albums.
    The other also involves what some might think of as an unexpected participant...



    I got to know Duke during his Room Full Of Blues days. Many were surprised that he had this up his sleeve...
     
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    I like the BeeGees, I like to comb my hair to Stayin Alive while I dance naked wearing nothing but black socks.
     
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    That is one sweet cover of the Goodman/Christian classic!
     
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    Totally agree. And not just pop-- even Mike Oldfield did a cover of one of their instrumentals ("Arrival").
     
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    This thread blew up. Haha.

    Great responses.