Greetings…From the Curator

Hello everyone! It’s Brock here, hoping that everyone who has come across this page has found it engaging and entertaining. There are now over 20 album reviews on this page to date, so I hope to have given at least somewhat of a glimpse into what predominantly makes up my taste in music (I haven’t given all of my secrets away.) and what doesn’t fit into my taste. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of these things. If you’ve been hanging in there with me thus far, I thank you.

Favorite genres:

There are exceptions to every rule, but essentially my three favorite genres are…(in no particular order)

  1. Prog/psychedelic rock
  2. Metal
  3. Post-punk

Broad genres. I know.

Least favorite genres:

Exceptions may be applied, but not likely.

  1. Country
  2. Hip hop/rap
  3. Indie folk

I just can’t do it.

Aside from the three broad genres listed above, I also have a liking for blues, soul, jazz, classical music and film scores, and various other things. Now, the liking of prog and post-punk is mostly something that I began to develop in high school. However, I’ve been into rock and pop music ever since I was a young boy. The first songs I remember liking were “Puff, the Magic Dragon” by Peter, Paul & Mary, “Summer Breeze” by Seals & Crofts, certain songs by Elton John and the Beach Boys, and various other things of that nature. By the time I reached the age of about 12 or 13, I started getting into heavier music. I think a lot of this had to do with the inherent difficulties of being that age. However, the liking never went away. If anything, my love of hard rock and metal has done nothing but grow over the years. Metal isn’t music that is present in our world. In order to understand it, your mind has to be willing to follow it to the world it’s transporting you to. This lends an inherent intrigue to my geeky side which has always been obsessed with fantastical and horrifying subject matter. It’s funny. Whenever I hear people talking about what music kids shouldn’t be allowed to listen to, I’m reminded of my younger self who deliberately ignored this kind of mentality. By the time I got a little older, I remember being absolutely amazed by progressive rock. I still distinctly remember the first time I heard “Supper’s Ready” by Genesis. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I think the hair on my arms stood up for about an entire minute after the song’s completion. It was around this time that I also got into post-punk, which taught me the all important lesson that you could be edgy and cool while also being sensitive and emotional. As for the other end of the spectrum, the only genre I have a relationship with is country music due to the fact that my parents are fans and used to play it all the time when I was growing up. One might think that this would leave a positive impression on me, but for whatever reason, I’ve always rejected it. Even from a very young age.

Anyways, that’s enough from me for now. There will be much more from me to come in the future. Stay tuned!




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