Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

Musical taste

I worry sometimes that if I ever learned much about music theory, I would discover that I have no taste.

Seriously, I have this kind of nagging fear that I'm just a sucker for a particular set of chord progressions and bass lines or something like that, and that I will like anything, anything at all, so long as it's in the right key and has the right rhythm and instrumentation to it.

This comes up whenever I find myself really enjoying pop music with enough hype orbiting it that I'm vaguely aware of buzz, even in my mass-media-deprived shell.

At the moment, I'm really enjoying My Chemical Romance. (Well, their three songs that are in chart rotation, which you can hear on their website, anyway. I don't actually have an album yet.)

If this means I'm falling for an overproduced marketing product with no actual talent... don't tell me. (Because, as I said, I can't actually tell the difference.) I guess I would rather remain blissfully ignorant and unsophisticated and continue to enjoy the music.

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