PollWhen listening to your music collection, you usually seek this effect:
      – BorgClown, 2008-11-28 at 00:00:18   (9 comments)

On 2008-11-28 at 00:02:31, BorgClown wrote...
Not having listened to music for months, I was wondering how the hell i changed my preferences from Stimulation (rock and pop) to Relaxation (classical, acoustic, new age, ballads). Oh, the aging... When your wife tells you that you're music collection is old, it has to be very old.
On 2008-11-28 at 00:03:36, BorgClown wrote...
Someone shot me, I made the you're/your misspelling.
On 2008-11-28 at 10:09:30, Lee J Haywood wrote...
*shoot
On 2008-11-28 at 10:16:09, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I was wondering recently whether the more aggressive music used to relax me. It used to be the case that I'd listen to an album at a time, on cassette or CD, and so get a full 'fix' of the effect a particular group would have. Now I've had all my 8,000+ music tracks on my computer for many years, and because I always listen to songs chosen at random (without repeats) I'm getting all the genres at once. This was entertaining at first, but now I think it's detrimental.
On 2008-11-28 at 18:34:09, BorgClown wrote...
I'm familiar with that sentiment. The bright side is that you're skipping the filler songs of most albums, the downside is that you can't get a mood out of your music unless you set up several playlists. I've only managed to tag most of them by author and genre, but don't think I'd get down to group them finer.
On 2008-11-29 at 01:50:26, Lee J Haywood wrote...
That's my problem - I mark up good songs and mark down bad songs, but don't totally eliminate the poor music. When you used to pick CDs from the shelf, you'd often keep listening to the best albums over and over.
On 2008-12-04 at 01:01:51, Thewrit wrote...
add some alcohol and chill....
On 2008-12-09 at 10:28:57, George wrote...
I usually decide what I want to get out of listening to music before I choose what to listen to. If I ever use random play, I end up skipping more than half of the songs.
On 2009-01-05 at 22:23:31, Thelevellers wrote...
I change my preferences ALL the time... I mix up listening to entire albums and specific moods/genres and entire library on shuffle etc. As I have my computer too far from the kitchen to really hear I get a lot of the whole album fix while washing up and cooking, as we have a CD player there and I have a large CD collection. This leaves my computer for me to fiddle with playlists - I love it :) Picking a band or a mood, or just a list of songs I wanna hear... Then again I enjoy my periodical deleting of rubbish I don't like/listen to. (for example, I don't DISlike a lot of the deletees, but I've never been in the mood to say 'I wanna listen to *insert band here*' so they lose out...) I answered 'stimulation', tho I mean it in a mental stimulation way, as I hate boring music. If a band doesn't keep me interested I tend to say I dislike them, when in fact it's more like 'they disinterest me'. Oasis are a good example - not a BAD band, but they don't have enough variety to keep me listening.