I’m a fan of rock and heavy metal; so when I started compiling my music playlist, naturally, most songs belonged to these genres.
However, after listening to heavy metal for hours at a time, the songs started blending together and sounding like noise to me. My solution was to start adding light-hearted songs, occasionally veering into pop or dipping into Disney and movie soundtracks. My taste in music is pretty eclectic, sue me 😉
This resulted in situations wherein I’d be listening to loud drums, guitars, and the occasional death growl for an hour when suddenly Duran Durans “Hungry like the wolf” comes on and I’d have to stop what I was doing and chuckle.
I gradually (and unintentionally) became less selective with the songs I added; my listening experience is now capable of starting with Avenged Sevenfold, turning to Queen, stoping at Nina Simone for a few minutes, and detouring through a song from a musical before landing on Pantera. I’ve had a friend comment that my playlist drags her through ups and downs from one song to the next and that it’s all very confusing.
If someone had described this end result to me before I started I would’ve been very skeptical but honestly, I love it, it’s endlessly entertaining and a wonderful way of appreciating all sorts of music at once. It’s probably not for everyone, but I think everyone should at least try it for a little while 🙂