I listen to music 8-10 hours a day. The MP3 revolution has been a godsend to people like me. I just set iTunes to “Party Shuffle” and wade through my playlist.
Despite owning 5635 songs and recent rewarding purchases, my current musical tastes are a bit tired. There are thousands of artists and bands out there that I’d probably like, but I don’t have the time or acumen to go find them. I recently surfed around the excellent MusicPlasma, but it wasn’t overly rewarding.
So, I’m opening the floor to musical recommendations. I’ll take all comers, but let me try to describe my preferences so that no one recommends any death metal or polka. There’s nothing wrong with death metal or polka (or death metal polka, for that matter), but they’re just not my bag.
I think this calls for Visio.
Whew. You can’t know how much I enjoyed making this chart (I am such an information design hack), which I’ve called Darren’s Spectrum of Musical Tastes. It’s an attempt, I guess, to make a mental map of what I like and dislike. For the sake of scale (it’s already a huge image), I’ve eliminated my shameful fondness for musicals and less-shameful tastes in instrumental jazz.
Now that you’re equipped with this chart, let the mockery begin. Between jokes about my affection for Tori Amos, please suggest some new artists that your fellow readers and I might enjoy.