What genres of music do you listen to most often and what works for what kind of mood you're in?
I like to listen to metal a lot ofc, it makes life feel a little more energetic when life feels kinda blah. I think the fuzz from the distortion helps me focus when im working too. I also like to listen to jazz when I'm working or reading stuff. Occasionally ambience/drone while im working on a doom project or something because that helps expand my imagination a bit.
How about you? How does the mood your in help you decide what kind of music to listen to?
Ah! Now this is my expertise! By this point I kinda got all the types of music I listen to based off my mood figured out in an OCD kinda way since I have very specific albums, genres, or songs I listen to for anything (even seasons). I tried to list them off as best as possible without going into to much detail or rambling like an idiot. I'm sticking to genres since going for individual songs would take too long:
Happy - Dream Pop/EDM I fucking love electronica, wayyy more than metal. When I'm in a bright and cheery mood I like to listen to bright textures, with personal favorites being Rosemary Fairweather, Grimes, and The Cure's poppy albums (I'm a massive Cure fan so expect to see them a lot). On the EDM side I love trance and breakbeat music. I like listening to music I can get lost in and these are the genres that immerse me the most, especially when I'm happy. Though honestly I sometimes worry that if the people I knew found out I listen to this type of music I'd get made fun of, but eh fuck em.
Happy but with speed/intensity - Thrash Metal I love Megadeth, 80's Metallica, and Slayer. When ever I'm at work, or working in general, and I'm in a good mood and want to move as fast as possible nothing gets me more pumped up then Kill 'Em All or Reign in Blood. I really like the whole genre in general but these 3 are who I listen to the most.
Somber but Peaceful - Alternative/Ambient Rock Sometimes when I'm out alone (which is always) I like to be in nature and of course I'm not always happy as the loneliness can kind of be overbearing and I just want to enjoy the solitude, I try to find something that's slower but not completely depressing and the genre can change depending on how slow I'm feeling. I love the Cure's Bloodflowers album, or choice songs in Nine Inch Nails' Ghosts for example. I also love slower more melodic Post Punk music, or maybe something a little bit more jazzy. Darling Violetta comes to mind.
Somber/Depressed - Alternative/Gothic Rock If I'm feeling moody but not entirely depressed I listen to music I used to listen to a lot in my early teens like Nine Inch Nails, Jimmy Eat World, or My Chemical Romance (which is as emo as I'd ever take it). But If I'm really depressed it's The Cure, more specifically Disintegration. But usually it's just more like a playlist of different songs from various artists for whenever I feel like a loveless blubbery loser.
Nihilistically Depressed - Gothic Rock I feel like this should be categorized separately, at least for me any ways. There's a difference between lovesick depression, and legitimately feeling like life itself is worthless and there's no point in continuing to breath. In which case; gothic rock, and lots of Pornography (the album you fuck). Obviously not all gothic rock fits this category, but a lot of the older bands like (early) The Cure, Joy Division, or the Sound for example are perfect for the feeling of hopelessness. Also Slowdive's Summer Daze might be the saddest thing I've ever heard.
I've gotten a lot happier as of late and I'm glad this phase of my life is over.. I think.
Angry - Industrial Metal Nine Inch Nails' Broken. If I'm fucking angry I feel like Broken hits that sweet spot of being heavy enough without overdoing it. Slayer or Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar also fit the bill to an extent, but they usually come in second. I like my musical anger to be direct and not sound too over the top.
Creeped Out - Gothic Rock So I just also wanted to point out a there are sometimes songs or albums that give off a creepy vibe without it being in your face. Specifically goth band Switchblade Symphony, I like to listen to them when I want to be unnerved. Listening to Switchblade while walking home at 2am in a small empty town will never not be unnerving. Also Marilyn Manson's first album is the only time they were subtle with the evil stuff and it has a greater and longer lasting effect than the shock value of the later albums. It's their only album that properly gives off a creepy vibe. In my opinion at least
Content - Everything So whenever I'm at home I usually just listen to whatever genre comes to mind at the time and don't really care what it is if it isn't what I mentioned above. I'm a music fan so I'll pretty much listen to anything (except country music).
Hope this wasn't too much of a ramble. Also DB fucked up and I had to write this all over again so whoo...
Post by mayhemicdestrvctor on Jan 26, 2022 3:40:50 GMT -5
i listen to metal all the time some times i listen to some psychodelic rock or pop music from the 80s cuz thats when there was like soul and all of these bands like simple minds and direstraits popular and today the only thing thats played in the radio is like terrible( some times i also listen to punk but not that many bands like bad brains anbd charged gbh and sick of it all is good aftermath also have made a good album thats some crossover metal punk also i like an album from snfu but i dont like the middle or late 90s punk i only like a few songs from the quarantine game cuz theyre catchy ) and sometimes 2000s rock songs but i dont even know many of the popular bands so i just like to listen to random songs from them( only band i can remember from the 2000s is disturbed but they changed the singer after the dont expect miracles ep and the disturbing the peace album and i dont like every thign they made after 1988 sorry )
Post by mayhemicdestrvctor on Feb 13, 2022 20:10:42 GMT -5
sometimes i listen to this when i dont want to listen to any rock music but its just because i was hearing this a lot somewhere when i was 6 or 7 somewhere , i cant remember where this was and i hated this but now it gives me a strange feeling and i like it now and i am not sure why i think that , maybe its somehow nostalgic already
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