I’m a music snob. Shocker, right? I’m sure you couldn’t tell that by the obscene number of music related posts. I like to think I have excellent taste in music. It’s clearly way above average. I mean, I check off the majority of the music snob test questions:
- I make music references that I’m confident no one will get….but then I’m a little disappointed if they do get them.
- I love the obscure. It makes me feel like a pioneer when I find a new band……but then I’m secretly upset when they become mainstream.
- I love, love, love sharing new music with folks…..but then I’m disappointed if they have already heard of it.
- If you don’t agree with my music taste, I judge you as having poor taste in music…..but we can still be friends (though Trailor Swift would make it iffy).
- I have never and will never listen to anything mainstream and am proud of every album I’ve purchased……YEAH RIGHT!
You see, my musical selections are not beyond reproach. There are many musical skeletons in my closet. I wish I could blame them all on the wayward tastes of a younger me, but alas, no. Sometimes I just like the things I know I shouldn’t. Sometimes I like things that are hot garbage! And you know what guys, that’s A-OK! That’s what separates me from a nasty hipster. You see, I actually like all of the oddball, weirdo shit I listen to AND I also like some (be it few and far between) with which no self-respecting hipster would dare mar their listening sensibilities. Snob, yes. But as this week’s Twisted Mixtape will reveal, even the biggest snob falls short of perfection.
This week Jen asked us for a Biggest Mistake type of playlist, well I think we can all agree that purchasing what follows could easily fall under that header:
Can you believe I own this album?
Fefe Dobson- 2003
The song: Take Me Away
I’m not sure how to explain the moment that caused this purchase. Oh wait, it is was this damn song. Isn’t she super cute with her tough girl persona? More believable than some I’ve seen.
Tracy Lawrence- For the Love (2007)
The song: Find Out Who Your Friends Are
This song is the complete antithesis of what I like, so I’m not sure how or why this snuck into my shopping cart or why I listened to it on repeat. Note: I did in fact hate the rest of the album.
Afroman- The Good Times (2001)
The song: Because I Got High
Did I really need to buy this whole album? I’m sure I could have guessed at the contents. At least Jay and Silent Bob are in the video.
Chumbawamba- Tubthumper (1997)
The song: Tubthumping
I still like this song. So there.
Actually, I dig this whole album. It’s full of super odd, political music with bizarre interludes.
Limp Bizkit- Several albums (late 90s, early 2000s)
Yeah, everyone knows Fred Durst is a douche. Yeah, the lyrics and vocals are kinda whatever. But the music rocks. I listened to them. A LOT. I blame Matt.
The song: Pollution
DJ, hard, and rap-rocky, yep, pure late 90s.
So let me have it! I’m awaiting the daggers from you fellow music snobs. Bring it!
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone
Eating: Seasame ch’kin stir-fry.
Random thought: I should be far more embarrassed of buying Sugar Ray’s later album than anything on this list.