What kind of music do you like to hear the most?

What kind of music do you like to listen to? I like the melody of deep, gentle pop ballads. Here are the pop songs I usually listen to every day:
Ik Hou Van Mij – Tabitha
De Overkant – Suzan, Freek, Snelle
Oostenwind – Nick & Simon
As a kid, playing Mom & Dads records;  lots of blues records, Clarence brown, buddy guy, BB king, howlin wolf, + many more...,  Elvis, beach boys, Beatles, lots of old country , hank Williams, Merle haggard, will Nelson etc etc. have a great base of good music, then I started hangin with my older cousin, he introduced me to thin lizzy, Black Sabbath, coven, deep purple, nektar, Donovan, Rob dylan, many others,!

 Then I heard Paul Samson, my life changed, the British metal explosion hit me like a ton of bricks,  then onto Judas Priest, Y&T, kiss (they were ok)
 then the true metal scene enveloped me, and I’ve not looked back.
mercyful fate
metallica & Megadeth (Mustaine, being the better of the two bands)
and every metal band from the early 80s’ til now (although the only metal I really get into now are those retro thrash bands playing 80’s thrash into the 2000-2020

but after a Napalm Death/carcass/1349 concerts, I find myself listening to John Denver/Donovan/humble pie on the way home.


I like to listen to different music, different styles - classical, rock, indie. Therefore, I like collections on YouTube or Spotify. I prefer the daily Spotify suggestions based on my playlist because I don't like to listen to the same thing all the time.
To begin with, I am a fan of music that has all or most of the following attributes, in no particular order:

High level of musicianship
Complexity (chord progressions, time signatures, harmonic structure, etc)
Broad range of emotional content (positive & negative emotions)
Usually long form (music that develops & changes over time)

Music that bores me, is short songs, in standard time signatures, that follow the usual verse>chorus>bridge format. 

The types of music that I like that fit the above attributes are:

Jazz (fusion, avant-garde, post bop, jazz-metal, chamber jazz, M-Base, and other, modern contemporary subgenres)

Classical (20th century from mostly post WWII, contemporary, avant-garde)

Prog (avant-prog, Zeuhl, Canterbury, classic, prog-metal, technical-metal)
Brandford got warm, but missed the point.  Anyway, here it is:

“There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind ... the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of how it sounds. If it sounds good it's successful; if it doesn't it has failed.”  - Duke Ellington 

MC, got it right.  Tony, not so much.