I have this problem with all of my coworkers... They only listen to FM radio where most of the stuff played is repeated hour after hour, day after day. They are simply unwilling to listen to anything new or different. I consider myself open-minded when it comes to music... and maybe I am not the most open-minded person, but I listen to a large variety of music from all over the world.
But when I play one song from one album, within 2 minutes of a 3 to 4 minute song, I hear everyone or most everyone in the office say I don't like this song, change it. I wonder to myself how can someone determine they don't like a song within 1 to 2 minutes of hearing it? It usually takes me 3 to 7 listens to determine what song I might enjoy. When I ask them to give 1 or 2 reasons why they don't like a song, I get the most typical and stubborn answers such as... I have never heard of this artist or simply I just don't like the way it sounds. It doesn't make any sense to me to not give any song a chance. Heck, I will listen to a Nickelback song several times before deciding it's not a good song.
I guess I think that either I am a musical snob (probably) or people are so afraid of something different or new that they just ignore it. Perhaps a combination of the two.
I just don't like the idea of someone unwilling to try something they are not familiar with.
I am afraid music is dying and the radio is polluting the population with the idea that what they hear is all there is and anything that is different is bad. I am trying to figure out how to get people to at least give something different a chance.
Sorry that was long.
I am interested in other opinions on general music listening with friends / co-workers. Sometimes I just want to share the music I enjoy listening to with others.
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