As the post title says. I like bagpipes with 3 kinds of drums, picking the different rhythms and types of drums. Mozart (yay), not Haydn (boo). Not Chopin or Debussy, ew.** Handel hella-yes, Bach hella-yes! Fugues and Baroque music yes. Rap music, yes. Patter songs. MC Frontalot, Salt N Pepa, Macklemore (sorry, I know he’s Wacklemore*). My brain finds it interesting. Things that are too simple allow my mind to wander towards my worries; things that are complex allow my mind to relax. It’s interesting to think about.
I’m with Dr. Crazy that Dark Horse is a weird song and yet, I have memorized all the words to the rap section of it. Although the lyrics are problematic, I find wordplay amusing. I like to listen to a song I’ve heard many times before and find something new in it. I also find it so useful how rappers usually announce their name in the song, so that if you like it, you know who you want to listen more to!
#2 has also been wanting to write a post about how much she likes patter songs, which, of course, includes a lot of rap. Though only the not-misogynist stuff, of which there is a lot (though man does she miss the girl rapper groups of the 90s). #2 hates techno because the repetition is boring and hurts her brain. #1’s not much on techno either.
*#2 likes Thrift Shop but finds Same Love to not be that clever, although it may be well intentioned. Still…
**#2 finds Chopin to be complex, and also likes Debussy in moderation. Pretty pretty. Though with classical, #2 is really a Romantic at heart even though that’s separate from patter. Now she has Rossini stuck in her head because patter is awesome.
Tell us whether you like complex music and if so, what we should listen to! Esp. female rappers.