Topic: Why do you like the music you like?
Been thinking about the variances in people's musical tastes lately.
At the outset, we've all observed that there's a distinct break in tastes between people who play instruments and people who don't. But then we get into all of the different genres, and that's where go all over the place.
I've personally gravitated towards Prog Rock and Classical music for most of my life, simply because I'm drawn to complexity. I really like to hear the various notes, counter-points, etc. working together to produce the whole piece. This often involves both compositional skill and instrumental skill. Next to this, I like the emotional and intellectual effect that a well-written and well-played piece of music can accomplish. Some are tender, some are meaningful, and some are simply majestic. And so it goes ...
What's your favorite style of music, and WHY do you like it?