Personal music bias – now there’s a quiz to tell you what yours is
In the interest of full disclosure, I’m reporting the results of a music preference quiz I took on signalpatterns.com. It’s pretty nifty. You listen to music clips and rate them, and then the site gives you a profile of what your tastes tend to be. Even if you consider yourself relatively self-aware, it’s interesting to see how what you think you like compares with your score on the quiz. A fun time-waster, if nothing else.
According to the quiz, my music preferences are “tempo, loud, and aggressive,” with the characteristics “instrumental” and “complex” ranking not far behind the first three.
I guess I’m using this post as a disclaimer. Basically, if I don’t like your music, most likely that’s because it’s too slow, quiet, passive, non-instrumental (whatever that means), and simple for my tastes. I suppose if you were quietly singing a slow song a cappella, I’d get bored. That doesn’t mean your music sucks. It means I’m probably innately biased against it. Consider yourself warned.