Normally I'd just ask if they know what last.fm is and let them see my account or I'd just say everything (which we all know is obnoxious) or I'd just list a few popular types of music Indie, Metal, Rock, Ska, Jazz, Hip-Hop, etc... whatever it looks like they might listen to.
I just hate it when I have no idea what to say, because I don't really have a ton of favourite bands, yet alone ones everyone knows (Dance Gavin Dance, The Beatles, The Cure, Santana, The Smiths, Miles Davis, Thursday, Circa Survive, Cap'n Jazz, or whatever I'm in the mood for at the moment)
Does anyone know a good way to describe more obscure artists to those who aren't/likely wouldn't be knowledgeable of more obscure artists? (not to say all of the bands I listed are obscure haha) With more oddball groups though like Swans, Animal Collective, and Tame Impala I sometimes have trouble explaining/showing them to people though. Hell, even Zappa can be strange at times. I try to go for what's most 'seemingly' accessible and try to go from there. Does anyone have a particular method for showing/getting friends or people into your kind of music? OR even just explaining what kind of music it is.
Idk how to describe mine, I would say Indie Rock, or 80's, but idk I love Kill Hannah, Magic Wands, old school like The Cure, Pixies and Echo and the Bunneymen, they all have that kind of sound but idk how to explain it.
I would personally say that my tastes in music are bizarre.
Well, I mean, I'm not too picky, but yet I'm not this whole, "Haha, bring me any type of music and I'll like it!" person. It's weird, but I am a big fan of rock, but I love jazz and classical...and I also love techno. redface
♥X♥X♥"What do you listen to?"
"You won't like it."
So what do you listen to, because I bet you're pompously wrong.
♥X♥X♥ I'm not even kidding. I publicly acknowledge that my music taste is pretty sad. Nothing but European electronica acts (iamamiwhoami, Gazelle Twin, Fever Ray/The Knife, Nedry, You Love Her Coz She's Dead, and the like), Witch House (White Ring, oOoOO, Salem, Balam Acab), a few other acts such as Grimes, Crystal Castles, Golden Filter, Phaeleh, and so on, and then way too many Funeral Doom bands that I obsessed over in high school when I was a tryhard homothug m/