Do you think that this should be a poll?

Yes
11% (1 vote)
No
11% (1 vote)
Jef, fuck off and do your dissertation!
67% (6 votes)
Other
11% (1 vote)
Total votes: 9

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jef costello
Jul 18 2006 14:14

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jef costello
Jul 18 2006 14:14

I've listened to some albums a few times while posting (22-20s and Blanche, if we can't trust the doctors) and although I originally thought it was a bit shit it's now grown on me and I quite like it. So it's got me wondering, do you end up liking something if you listen to it enough?

For example my sister loved The Bangles when I was a kid and along with knowing most of the words to most of the songs I actually quite like them, is this because they're good or just because having heard it through the bloody wall several hundred times my brain has simply got used to it.

Does this mean I have to be even more strict about avoiding shit music to prevent my brain being ruined?

Steven.
Jul 18 2006 14:17

I think you definitely do. When I was a little kid my mum used to play Rachmaninov constantly and I hated it. Then I started loving it. But of course Rachmaninov is actually good. I really didn't like Gnarls Barkley Crazy but after its 50th play here in the office it's growing on me (we have Heart on). But then maybe that's just cos it's better than james blunt...

Nemo
Jul 18 2006 14:28
Jef Costello wrote:
So it's got me wondering, do you end up liking something if you listen to it enough?

When I was at university, and lived on campus, I could hear the people in the room above me having sex, a lot! So yes.

MalFunction
Jul 18 2006 16:47

on a contrarian tip -

sometimes an album you initially like gets tiresome due to repeated playing

and why do i like albums i buy more than ones people give me even if i play them the same amount of times? (apart from the fact i obviously know my "taste" in music better than other people do. and for that matter why is more upsetting if people give you an album you think is rubbish - why does that an impact on a friendship?)

jef costello
Jul 18 2006 17:19
Nemo wrote:
When I was at university, and lived on campus, I could hear the people in the room above me having sex, a lot! So yes.

You can put on music and create your own mashups.

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sometimes an album you initially like gets tiresome due to repeated playing

hmm, some albums are so familiar that I never listen to them any more, I still really like the songs but I can't be arsed to listen to them.

Refused
Jul 18 2006 17:22
Jef Costello wrote:
Nemo wrote:
When I was at university, and lived on campus, I could hear the people in the room above me having sex, a lot! So yes.

You can put on music and create your own mashups.

JC, you've done it again!

*runs off to record album and cash-in on Jef's ingenuity*

Spartacus
Jul 18 2006 18:02

yes. i didn't like burzum the first time i heard it, i thought it sounded completely insane. but now i know it's amazing. and the holy bible sounded quite good the first time i heard it, but gets exponentially better everytime, so that now i don't listen to it much incase it causes my head to explode with the sheer ecstacy.

it works the other way though, for instance the first time i heard jamie cullum i was able to ignore it, whereas now it makes me want to insert hot knives into my ears. and i used to like coldplay alot, but it's been overplayed so much, especially by my dad and sister, that now i really can't be bothered to listen to it, and apart from a few songs it actually annoys me.

Steven.
Jul 18 2006 19:31
GenerationTerrorist wrote:
i used to like coldplay alot

jef costello
Jul 18 2006 22:59
John. wrote:
GenerationTerrorist wrote:
i used to like coldplay alot

Is this a way of marking out those that who will be first against the wall? I quite liked generation terrorist but it does seem that he does need to be eliminated.

Refused
Jul 19 2006 17:12

Nah, he's really a Metalhead. Let him live..

BB
Jul 20 2006 11:24
GenerationTerrorist wrote:
yes. i didn't like burzum the first time i heard it,

It was the same for me with Disharmonic Orchestra, an fuck me they rock!

Going back to what jef's saying, do you mean conditioning?

Steven.
Jul 20 2006 20:44

I didn't really like Pretty girls make graves's elan vital at first, but now I love it through listening to it a lot at work...

Refused
Jul 21 2006 17:17
John. wrote:
I didn't really like Pretty girls make graves's elan vital at first, but now I love it through listening to it a lot at work...

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