Loving all genres of music can land you in a tight spot with most people, making it tough for them to categorize your musical taste. They may not understand how you can enjoy such a wide variety of music. Of course, this doesn’t mean you aren’t careful in picking your favorites or choices.
It simply means you keep an open mind about music and can appreciate various genres. You can be relied upon to pick the best artists and songs from each.
While some (perhaps including yourself) may consider this as your bane, we are here to tell you that this is a boon to you and others around you.
Your Eclectic Music Taste
1. You Defy Boundaries
In nearly every aspect of life, we are made to constantly organize ourselves in neat categories with clear labels —chocolate or vanilla, sweet or sour, anti or pro. However, choices are not as binary as black and white for those with eclectic music tastes.
It defies these boundaries and restrictions, showing signs that you are open to alternatives in other parts of your life. The great thing about our modern world is that there is no shortage of options in anything, and you are not only open to exploring these options but likely fluid enough to develop new preferences over time.
2. You Don’t Need Validation
Like most people, you are interested in the latest trends and follow up with your favorite music artists, upcoming talents, and even chart toppers. However, this interest does not define your listening choices.
You may enjoy listening to current popular artists but are confident enough to choose your music against trends based on your instincts and unique sensibilities. Most importantly, you don’t require external validation to make listening choices, which is likely the case in other aspects of your life.
3. You Develop Strong Bonds Over Music
There is an instant connection when you meet someone with a similar music taste as yours, and they like the same obscure artist as you. While most of your friends may be reluctant to put you in charge of music, you develop a strong bond with people who are open-minded and appreciative of music.
4. You Are a Curator
Popular playlists on music streaming platforms and radio probably don’t cut it for you. Your selection of music is often thoughtfully arranged to suit a particular occasion, situation, or mood. Unlike most people, you can never think of your playlist as just background music. Hence, you put great effort into curating and perfecting your playlists.
Being a curator, perfecting your selections, developing strong bonds, defying boundaries, being open to options, and not requiring external validation are all excellent characteristics you should be proud of. Your eclectic music taste is a unique advantage that will only help you develop into a finer person over time.
We strongly believe it is a boon to you and others around you because you open up your peers to new possibilities in various aspects of life. You are a diverse person who is up for experimentation, which is a rare quality.
There is nothing wrong with appreciating a set of music genres that pair well together. However, it can sometimes be limiting, preventing people from discovering new pleasures. Fortunately, you have the innate curiosity and appetite it takes to explore and find the best in all music genres.
Eric Dalius is The Executive Chairman of MuzicSwipe, a music and content discovery platform designed to maximize artist discovery and optimize fan relationships. Eric is also the host of weekly podcast “FULLSPEED” which is a podcast that features interviews with groundbreaking entrepreneurs from a variety of industries.Eric is also the founder of “Eric Dalius Foundation” where he has created 4 scholarships for US based students. Follow Eric on Twitter,Facebook,LinkedIn,Instagram & also on Entrepreneur.com