I used to love emotional songs which made me cry, etc, though they ALWAYS had to be melodic and interesting too. However, after I had my heart broken in my mid twenties it seems my tastes underwent a shift. I barely like ballads at all any more. Well, obviously I like some, especially by my favourite bands, but really they have to be exceptional for me to want to listen to them. And I find most ballads are just whiny, soppy and annoying. I really prefer fun, rocking, punchy songs these days. There's enough sadness and emotionality in life as there is. Rock music brings fun and excitement into my life. I also love classical music and that is probably better on the deep emotionality side, especially someone like Chopin. However, Beethoven and the like can be both thrillingly emotional and exciting!
You could say that my "current" favourites and my "traditional" favourites are different so I might provide two lists for the bands. The currents are some of the bands I listen to a lot these days. Whether that will last for years and years remains to be seen. The traditionals are my own "traditional" bands - the ones who I still default to when asked who my favourite bands are, I would see them in a flash (if they're still together), I did listen to them for years and years particularly in my teens...but at the moment I probably don't listen to them nearly as much as I used to.
Though actually, I still listen to Crowded House in particular quite a lot. With the other "traditionals" I cited, I go through stages. But I've been obsessed with all of them at various times and for many years.
Five favourite songs - though I wouldn't claim these are THE five for me:
True to Life - Roxy Music
The Magnificent Seven - The Clash
Their Law - The Prodigy
Two Sisters - Fiction Plane
Rocket - Def Leppard
Basically - I would not say my tastes are very INFJ the heavier stuff has much to do with my older brother's influence, I must say.
This is the CD I burned to listen to in my mini-van:
Another Day in Limbo 3:49 Tonio K Strong Hand of Love - A Tribute to Mark Heard Rock 1 Breakfast 3:38 Newsboys Shine: The Hits Gospel & Religious 1 Everything Is Alright 4:26 Mark Heard High Noon Rock I Just Wanna Get Warm 3:42 Dan Russell Strong Hand of Love - A Tribute to Mark Heard Rock It's Not Your Fault 4:01 Ashley Cleveland Strong Hand of Love - A Tribute to Mark Heard Rock 3 Let It Rain 4:18 Newsboys Going Public Gospel & Religious Lonely Moon 5:14 Kevin Smith Strong Hand of Love - A Tribute to Mark Heard Rock Love Is Not the Only Thing 4:30 Phil Keaggy & Randy Stonehill Mystery Highway Christian & Gospel Shaky Situation 4:05 Mark Heard High Noon Rock Stay 4:14 Tonio K Notes from the Lost Civilization Rock Strollin' On The Water 5:14 Bryan Duncan The Last Time I Was Here Gospel & Religious 1 Stuck in the Middle 4:43 Mark Heard The Greatest Hits of Mark Heard Inspirational That Where I Am, There You... 3:23 Rich Mullins The Jesus Record Gospel & Religious Tip of my Tongue 4:44 The Choir Strong Hand of Love - A Tribute to Mark Heard Rock 1 We Know Too Much 5:51 Michael Been Strong Hand of Love - A Tribute to Mark Heard Rock When You Called My Name 4:03 Newsboys Going Public Gospel & Religious You Did Not Have A Home 2:58 Rich Mullins The Jesus Record Gospel & Religious
I also love Weird Al, Jonathan Coulton, and the songs/videos by The Guild.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
Bands ohh my I love soo much music i love alot of stuff here are some I could never live without: ps : i totally think music tastes change like the wind i usually move into very different types of music constantly, keep on movin' ! .
1. John Frusciante ( solo albums)
2. Captain Beefheart
3. The Ramones
4. Django Reinhardt
5. Eric Clapton
6. The Smiths
7. The Clash
9. Red Hot chili peppers
10. Jimi Hendrix
i feel like ive missed sooo many but its a good thing my computer and bookcases hold alot of music otherwise i would be soo sad theres sooo much but those ten I listen to religiously probably :P I hate making these lists because you get soo excited ! but i cant put all of my favourite bands down because if i listen to the album then it usually becomes one of my favourites.... its sad but sp true. Anyways there is so much more i like to listen to im getting stressed trying to think of everything and not putting it on this ... oh my time to get offline now haha
Last edited by Omission1234; 10-26-2010 at 06:40 PM.
Reason: changed mind
Most of the INFJs IRL I know have terrible taste in music, so I was surprised when I went on here and found out that some do in fact have decent taste (mainly Sanveane).
Maybe it isn't type related after all.
I don't think music and MBTI is related at all. I find that most people have shitty taste in music because it's not mine.
Some favorite artists:
Joy Division, Liars, Philip Glass, Olafur Arnalds, Alt-J, Woodkid, Max Richter, Exitmusic, Suuns, Swans, Metz, Frank Ocean, Common, Mos Def, Saul Williams, Lupe Fiasco, How to Dress Well, Blue Hawaii, Starfucker, Asgeir Trausti, Deathgrips, Daftpunk.