Things I Apparently Like, According to My New Pandora Radio Station

  • user warning: Table './listology/profile_values' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT f.name, f.type, v.value FROM profile_fields f INNER JOIN profile_values v ON f.fid = v.fid WHERE uid = 97377 in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/listology.com/modules/profile/profile.module on line 229.
  • user warning: Table './listology/profile_values' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT f.name, f.type, v.value FROM profile_fields f INNER JOIN profile_values v ON f.fid = v.fid WHERE uid = 0 in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/listology.com/modules/profile/profile.module on line 229.
Tags: 
  • acoustic rhythm guitars
  • acoustic rhythm piano
  • acoustic rock instrumentation
  • acoustic sonority
  • an aggressive male vocalist
  • angry lyrics
  • basic rock song structures
  • blues influences
  • a breathy male lead vocalist
  • a busy horn section
  • call and answer vocal harmony (antiphony)
  • classic soul qualities
  • a clear focus on recording studio production
  • disco influences
  • a distinctive male lead vocal
  • a dynamic male vocalist
  • electric guitar riffs
  • an electric guitar solo
  • electric guitar wall-o-sound
  • electric pianos
  • electric rhythm guitars
  • electric rock instrumentation
  • electronica influences
  • an emotional male lead vocal performance
  • extensive vamping
  • folk influences
  • folk rock qualities
  • folk roots
  • a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
  • gospel influences
  • a gravelly male vocalist
  • great lyrics
  • groove based composition
  • heavy electric rhythm guitars
  • intricate melodic phrasing
  • latin influences
  • major key tonality
  • melodic songwriting
  • mild rhythmic syncopation
  • minor key tonality
  • mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
  • political lyrics
  • a prominent accordion part
  • prominent bass riffs
  • prominent drums
  • a prominent flute part
  • a prominent harmonica part
  • a prominent harpsichord part
  • a prominent mandolin part
  • prominent percussion
  • prominent synth drums
  • prominent use of synth
  • punk influences
  • punk roots
  • repetitive melodic phrasing
  • rockabilly revival style
  • romantic lyrics
  • slide/pedal steel guitars
  • a smooth male lead vocalist
  • subtle use of acoustic piano
  • synth rock arranging
  • the subtle use of a horn section
  • subtle use of strings
  • subtle use of the accordion
  • a subtle use of vocal harmony
  • thru composed melodic style
  • triple note feel
  • a twelve-eight time signature
  • upbeat lyrics
  • use of ambient synths
  • a vocal-centric aesthetic
  • vocal harmonies
Author Comments: 

I've only been listening to this for an hour and a half or so, but here are all the characteristics of songs I like, according to the Music Genome Project. Some of these made me laugh. For example, I apparently like songs with "a prominent harpsichord part?"

You may notice a prevalence of male vocalists. For some reason the female vocalists I've heard don't have attributes identifying them as "[adjective] female vocalists." Also, I don't really like synths this much; pretty much all the synth/disco attributes come from me liking one song ("Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode).

By the way, I think the most common things in the songs are "a subtle use of vocal harmony" and "major key tonality." So if you want to write a song I'll like, write a major key song with some vocal harmony but don't overdo it. That won't ensure that I'll like it, but it will be more likely. Also, throw in some harpsichord.

clickety-clackety-clickety-cla*k-ching*
You should listen to Yellow Moon by the Neville Brothers.

Come to think of it, everybody should.

Art Neville plays a mean harpsichord. I imagine.