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(February 23, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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You have a style. You have a style of clothing, you have a hair style, and perhaps most importantly of all, you have a style of music. Depending on your individual personality, you might simply enjoy listening to your music or you might live through your music. While the teenage world seems to revolve around rock, pop, and R&B, there is much more than that out there to choose from.

Rejection

Of course, if you are forced to listen to something other than your personal favorite, your immediate response is to reject it – loudly and to anyone who'll listen. After all, how can you like country, ANY country song, when it is so obvious you are into heavy rock? If you haven't already figured this out, you will eventually – sometimes a song is just good. You might like it even if you hate every other rap song out there. It's just part of life and most folks catch on to that sooner or later.

The Genres

Diversity aside, there are clear categories of music, and often you can pick out the style a person likes just by looking at them – or can you?

Country

– Slow melodies with just a hint of a twang are now mixed with electric guitar and some pretty funny lyrics. Country songs often tell stories that average people can relate to. The style of country with its drawl and guitars are usually met with an "I love it!" or a definite, "I hate it!" Occasionally, there are the folks who only like the love songs, because nobody can belt out a ballad like a country singer.

Oldies

– As much as your parents may hate to hear it, anything from the 1980s and beyond are now considered oldies. Some people may even consider music from the 1990s oldies, but many of those bands and singers are still around and rocking, so we consider them contemporary for now. Golden oldies were popular in their day, and many of them still are. These are favorites at dances as they are so non-threatening and fun, even for people who are still working on their master dance moves – YMCA, anyone?

Rock

– Rock, or Rock and Roll as it was once called, is actually a very wide category of music. There is pop rock which is the Top 40, Brittany Spears, style of rock, and there are much heavier styles of rock ranging from punk rock, to hard rock, and even into the scary realm of death metal. It's rather odd to think that Celine Dion's soft rock and Marilyn Manson's odd rock could be remotely related, isn't it?

Jazz

– Believe it or not, there are some people under the age of fifty who can get into jazz music. Some people believe jazz music is the foundation for almost all contemporary styles including rock and R&B. jazz has a funky beat and fun tempos. It might be performed by an instrumental band, or by a solo artist – either on an instrument such as a saxophone or as a singer. Entire clubs and festivals have sprung up to pay homage to this legendary style.

Classical

– Classical is as "old-school" as it gets. The first classical piece was probably beat out on rocks with sticks by our ancestors, but the most famous of the classical composers include the likes of Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi. Classical is closely tied to the instrumental music of today, and it is a wide net across all the generations and centuries of composers. Classical is another style of music you either love…or hate.

R&B

– Rhythm and Blues is another wide variety of music. R&B includes everything from the Motown hits of the 1950s to the hard-hitting gangsta rap of the current day. Despite the style, most R&B can be tied together by the rhythm and groove of the tunes. R&B is another cultural icon and has had a great impact on almost every other style of music including rock and country.

Of course, you are not just your music – even if you want to be. Everyone is made up of a complicated mix of likes, dislikes and emotions. These will change hundreds of times throughout your life, and it's probably already fun to look back and wonder why you EVER liked the Backstreet Boys and wonder how anyone can avoid the charm of Chris Brown. Whatever your style, find outfits and personalities to match here on the Doll Palace.


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KrazyWolfy

21/Female
Thailand
Posted On: October 8, 2008
My favorites are country, oldies (call me crazy), and alternative rock. I can't stand rap and BOYBANDS (though some songs are good). And artists like Neko Jump (you'll definitely know 'em if you're Thai) and Brit.
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The_Aquanator

20/Female
Japan
Posted On: May 9, 2008
hmmmm.... I'm making a list of my 100 top singers/songwriters/bands I got to eighty-something, then, I lost my page. So I'm redo ing it.

I like a wide veirty of music, ranging from dark punkish, to popish, (like.... hold on....I'll come up with a band name l8r...) I like a few country singers, (Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift...) and I also like.... music. Period.
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Lyle_Caller_Ha

17/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 5, 2008
pls do a article about fall out boy pls.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: October 9, 2007
ITS ALL ABOUT RAP RNB AND GOSPEL....NOTHIN ELSE....EVERYTHING ELSE IS WACK!!!
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ilovesjb

20/Female
Chicago, IL
Posted On: August 17, 2007
i listen to heavy metal in the dark
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babytink199

106/Female
Japan
Posted On: July 17, 2007
Cool!!!

I like anything except Heavy Metal and rap.

Rock on!
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meghan_deadins

23/Female
Bolingbrook, IL
Posted On: July 12, 2007
I like a giant mix of all types of music.

'ive even listened to some classical music. I used to like country, too. And I recently got into some death medal and indie stuff. for death medal, as scary as it seems, there's always a point to what they're screaming. And indie is just great music to just hang out and listen to.

i think evry style of music has a meaning. I'm truly obsessed with music.
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fuzzyblueberry

20/Female
Croswell, MI
Posted On: June 25, 2007
Hard rock and Death metal own all types!!!
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Sparklie_Garli

20/Female
Winkelman, AZ
Posted On: June 8, 2007
Everyone likes MCR. It's annoying. I like ska music!
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aerohottie_28

104/Female
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Posted On: May 24, 2007
i love panic at the disco and fall out boy!!!
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belialpride

23/Female
Dallas, TX
Posted On: May 22, 2007
I love hard/metal/emo/some punk rock! Especially Marilyn Manson's "odd" rock.
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taylor190

25/Female
Decatur, TN
Posted On: May 10, 2007
I LOVE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
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Claire_Love

25/Female
Westville, FL
Posted On: April 10, 2007
Omg thanks to those MCR fans, hopefully i'll see another improvement in those Punk lovers.

Come see my Profile.
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just_me13

20/Female
Elk Horn, KY
Posted On: April 4, 2007
i like lotz of muzik, but mostly punk,

my chemical romance, blink 182, weizer, seether, evanessance, kiss,

some country is good 2...my likes r WiErD i kno.

but i like mostly those bands AND DONT 4GET

guns 'n' roses, aerosmith, lynrd skynrd, bob segar, kid rock, and bon jovi(have a nice day rox!)

welp ya so c yunz

email meh. look at muh pro!!!!

-AsHlEy
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katie5612

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: April 1, 2007
I listen to a wide genre of music... rock, country, oldies, pop, r&b, metal, punk, and pretty much anything that falls into those categories... but there are a couple singers i absolutely can't stand( No offense to ne1 whos likes these singers), theres fergie, jojo, and hilary duff! plus a bunch of rap artists, but i still like a couple of their songs. So to sum everything up.. my taste in music is pretty confusing! Lol but i have to say three days grace, disturbed, hinder, and rise against are the best
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