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Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
For a stimulating workout of your brain, give Bach’s Concerto For 4 Harpsichords And Orchestra a listen. Each harpsichord plays a separate melody (the form of the Fugue, employing a lot of counterpoint), all following the chord progressions, modu... 
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
Well for me "new" music sucks, It's all Auto tune.  Mostly computers playing the instruments.  Really last newer band for me was Audioslave.  I mostly stick to 60's 70's 80's 90's   @eryoung2k  Wait... An easy way to avoid music that uses au... 
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
One possible anaysis might go: With the net and digital, production and distribution costs of publishing music are almost nil. So millions (and millions) of recordings of new music are now published annually as against certainly no more than 10,... 
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
If one can't find anything of interest in the music of J.S. Bach, perhaps he or she does not really love music as much as he or she thinks. JSB wrote enough music to keep one busy for at least a lifetime. Well... @bdp24  I love music, but Bac... 
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
So many, I could fill pages... I like the earlier recommendation of songs from the ELP album, Trilogy. I also like the David Sylvian recommendations. Here's a few off the top of my head, that I listened to recently: Return to Forever - Romanti... 
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
Yeah, there have been several studies that show that the vast majority of people stop discovering new music around the age of 30. Some say 33. The most likely reason, is that from about one's mid teens up through their mid to late 20's, people ar... 
Jazz for aficionados
Mary Halvorson had 2 great releases in 2022. Her 2nd, is Belladonna. It is more in the chamber-jazz mode. She is a pretty creative musician.      
Jazz for aficionados
Guitarist, Mary Halvorson - Amaryliss One of the best jazz releases of 2022. Progressive, but not avant-garde.      
What to listen for?
@stuartk I don’t go out of my way to focus on such details-- it’s not "what I listen for" -- but whatever floats your boat...   For me, if a system is able to reproduce these types of details (chair squeaks, papers moving, etc), it is also a... 
I just discovered Van Der Graff Generator...
Big VDGG fan here! Dark, brooding, intense, excellent musicianship, complex, thoughtful lyrics. All brought together by Hammill’s ’pour you emotional guts out’ style of singing. As far as I'm concerned, they stand up to the quality of most other... 
New In 2023
My list will be fairly obscure, with mostly progressive, experimental and avant-garde leaning bands and material.  So, YMMV... I will be back with even more. 2023 has started out pretty strongly for progressive genres of music (jazz, rock, class... 
50 years of Hip Hop- How Come?
@garebear  ........wait just a minute here. Please tell me that some of you are not actually comparing great jazz musicians to Hip Pop Rappers ? Please tell me that you aren't even considering this. I am right there with you on this. The level... 
50 years of Hip Hop- How Come?
@ghasley  I was wondering how long it would take for someone to adjust the eyeholes on their hood and see this thread…..   I wonder how many people on this thread who don't like rap or hip hop, love jazz? Do believe those of us who dislike h... 
50 years of Hip Hop- How Come?
  Old white guys discussing rap and hip hop. Hilarious. What’s the problem with that? Just because I am white, does not mean I can not criticize music based on the things I don’t like about it, musically. I dislike country about as much as r... 
50 years of Hip Hop- How Come?
@ghasley  You want to hear an almost perfect belnding of all of these genres (soul, r&b, jazz, blues, funk, rap, hip-hop) then listen to Robert Glasper’s “Black Radio” albums. His latest “Black Radio III” is brilliant. The musicianship is ex...