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What's your philosophy on listening to new music?

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    Posted: 13 Jun 2015 at 10:27pm
Being disappointing by music is extremely unpleasant to me. What mindset do you go into listening to new music with? For me it varies:

If it is something I haven't listened to before, as in a whole new band, I usually take it with an open heart. Especially if it's something I've seen that many other people like, I tend to feel like I'm playing it pretty safe by taking a gander. Even if it's not that well received, I do usually feel like listening to it is a good choice. 

When it is a new release by a band, especially one that hasn't released something for a while/gone through several changes or intra-band conflicts I go in with a negative mindset. My justification is this: if it is something that does really suck, then I won't be surprised because I'd have expected that. If it's something that is good, then it is both surprising and also pleasant. I know it may be pretty crude, but it usually improves my mental experience when it comes to listening to new music.


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I usually listen to new stuff with an open mindset, unless it's a new release from a band that has disappointed me with their last release/s. I think Muse is a great example of that, I don't really like 'The Resistance' or 'The 2nd Law' save a few songs. 'Drones' ended up being a great surprise becoming my personal favorite Muse album.  
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I take evry album for what it has to offer, that's why I often like albums others don't (like Paradise Lost's Host or Helloween's Chameleon), I rarely compare new albums with the old ones, if I like what I hear, then great!
 I disliked for example Paradise Lost's new album, for me, they did not need a back to the death-doom days, it's not like it was needed in my humble opinion. Especially since I think Holmes has such a great clean vocals singing, his growling never did it for me, not on the band's first 2 albums, not now.

I'm still curious to explore new things and I sometimes discover something new - an example? Tribulation's new album was a very pleasant surprise.


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