Rock. Definitely rock. Within that one genre is the full spectrum of human emotion and experience. Happy, sad, up, down, political, silly -- all there! I'm sure others can/will say the same about their chosen genre.
Definitely heavy metal, including all of its subgenres of course. I have to say this based primarily on the diversity of the music. It is also very emotive, with a great range of feeling put into the music. Finally, it is a genre that is often (though not always) complex... both structurally and instrumentally.
I agree with Craig Hartranft. If you want to go further try: Dream Theater, Carcass, After Forever, Moonsorrow, Wintersun... They may not be the most obvious bands, but they will show you the diversity of the genre. None of those bands sound alike.
Country music. I like stories and no other genre could tell a story like a country music song. Contrary to the rumor, the songs really aren't all about drinking, cheating, partying and pick up trucks. OK, most are, but the stories vary per artist
Traditional music - Celtic, English and American and world folk. Music which has survived for 100 years or more because it is good. It has stood the test of time and is not reliant on image, fashion and popular culture for its appeal. Diverse, because it spans the world, emotional and poignant, calming and beautiful. It won't be the most popular genre among these answers because most people just don't get to hear enough of this kind of music unless they actively seek it out. But that's my choice. Alun.
JOHN! I play piano too! Right now I'm working on Liszt's Paganini Etude no. 6 and Rhapsody in Blue. I'm going to enter a concerto competition to play it iwth an orchestra. I really want to start learning Fantacy Impromptu, have you ever played it?
It would have to be the classics from the folk era and a few who came a little later. This includes Peter, Paul and Mary; Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez, the lyrics of Bob Dylan (he cannot sing), John Denver, and I throw Jim Croce into that mix. He came later, but his music was certainly part of that genre. The music told a story, sent a message and entertained. You cannot ask for much more than that. Those that are too young and did not experience it, should find those old songs, 1960-1969. You might that your opinion about favorite music has changed.
R&B! It can sooth, make me happy, sad, hopeful! It does it all for me. At it's core, it's very much like country music - The stories drive the music. It's like the first time I really paid attention to Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats." The story was just like Jasmine Sullivan's "Bust The Windows."
Both ladies were fed up with their men, decided to end things and showed it by hurting not the guys, but their car.
Classical. I think I would get sick of any other genre of music, but classical is so timeless. I don't listen to it often, but when I do, it almost becomes an obsession. That's why I have to limit myself to small doses. If it was the only thing I could listen to, then I'd have no problem listening to it all the time.
Awesome, I love classical music. I wrote a whole hub on why classical music is so amazing. Could you read it and give me some feedback? I like to get feedback from people who I know are experienced clsasical music listeners. http://hubsy.hubpages.com
You are so right, this question is so fun to look at because there are so many different answers! I choose classical too, and I wrote a whole hub on The Genius of Classical Music. Could you check it out and give me your opinion? http://hubsy.hubpages
Electronica!! Because it's soothing and sometimes riotous, sometimes chaotic, but can bring you at peace. Also because you have some lyrics to it too... Thought I'd attempt the most original answer possible...
I love R&B of any type- blue eyed soul, classic soul, doo-wop, funk, hip-hop mixed. It has so many layers and encompasses so much of the human experience. And to me from a historical perspective it's like the crossroads of where gospel and spiritual music began and the roots of rock so there's so many ways you could enjoy it. But in all honesty I love music so much I would find some way to make it all one genre so I could have all my cake and eat it too!
Awesome, me too. I wrote a whole hub on it. I'm so happy to see so many others who love classical music, I've linked my hub like a million times on this page because I keep thinking that I won't find anybody else who loves classical music to read it.
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