Now THAT'S the kind of thought and discussion I hoped this might generate.
Ditto with the book one.
I am really interested in hearing people talk about their choices and maybe get into discussing them.
Just lists are ok, I guess, but I really like to know about people's feelings/thinking.
I guess I am bored by just lists...and, as I said, having some background helps me figure out if I might like to follow up a selection or not.
But the question seems to have caused a reaction I don't really get in a few people.
C'est la vie.
At the end of the day I don't necessarily think there needs to be some deeper reason for people to like what they like. A large amount of it is down to sheer sonic allure and emotional reactions they can't explain or quantify.
John cage once said:
“The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.”
As much as I like to think that there is a reason for my choices, and if I wanted to I could bring about an argument I could easily claim things about their interesting use of harmony, clever structure, which are true, but still not really an 'answer.' I like the harmony and structure because I just do.
I think it's hard to be honest about what you really like, because if you're anything like me you're trying to form it into some ideology to be used as part of your 'identity,' whatever that is.