I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like a menopausal woman when it comes to music. Seriously. I used to like one type of music, or at the very least have a favourite type of music. Maybe I still do... But it seems like more and more, my playlists look like this (and yes, this is actually from one of my real playlists):
1. Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday
2. Handcuffs - Brand New
3. Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
4. I Gotta Feelin' - Black Eyed Peas
5. Konstantine - Something Corporate
6. Landslide - Dixie Chicks
7. Nowhere With You - Joel Plaskett
I'm fairly sure I just covered about every genre out there in 7 songs - minus the screamo - although I've even started listening to some of that too. Yes, my music tastes have gone completely nuts. But I love it anyways, hahaha.
There's something to appreciate in each genre, or perhaps in each song, or each artist, or in each set of song lyrics. However you would like to distinguish one piece from another.
Example: Taylor Swift is probably one of the lamest music artists ever. Seriously girlfriend, get a life-you don't need a man. Be independent - and be happy because you are. ;) There's more to life than broken hearts. And if you really like that guy, just tell him, don't write a sappy song about it. ... Yet, I know every one of the lyrics to her songs and they are just sooo catchy. Plus, when I'm in a particularly romantic/love-sick mood, some Taylor Swift always ends up playing and I end up belting out the lyrics along to it.
Brand New. Not a particularly musically-talented band. In fact, the singer could use some voice lessons. BUT I love them. They're in my top three favourite music artists of all-time. Their lyrics are amazing and the tunes are just... I don't know, perfect. I like it!
Moving on. Black Eyed Peas. Pretty... sexist. I'd rather not hear about your stupid "good night" or that sexy chick you met drunk at the bar. But then again, I could dance like a wild woman to all of their songs, and love tossing my hair around as I jump up and down to Boom Boom Pow. lol. Plus, One Tribe and Where is the Love? are preeettttttyyyy great songs. (I know all the lyrics... yes. that's right. I rap in my car)
And of course, how could I forget the voice of one of the best singers of all time? Billie Holiday! The best jazz singer of her time, and a fighter nonetheless. I'll be Seeing You, April in Paris, and Dream a Little Dream of Me get me every time. What a singer.
Oh! What to do when your tastes run from country to indie to pop to jazz to rock. Well, embrace them all! It's much more fun that way. ;)