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Music question

  1. Jan 21, 2009 #1
    This is an experiment, I want to check how rare my music preferences are.
    Could you read the list below
    if any band name rings a bell for you then post the band name, and the total number of the bands you know in that list.
    If it is 0 please post 0.
    Thank you

    After Forever
    Artrosis
    Atargatis
    Bloodflowerz
    Dark Princess
    Dark Sanctuary
    DarkWell
    Delain
    Draconian
    Dream Of Sanity
    Edenbridge
    Epica
    Evanescence
    Evig Natt
    Forever Slave
    Godyva
    Heavenly Bride
    Imperia
    Lacrimosa
    Lacuna coil
    L'ame Immortelle
    Leaves' Eyes
    Luca_Turillis_Dreamquest
    Lunatica
    Macbeth
    Magica
    Mandragora Scream
    Mechanical Moth
    Midnattsol
    Missa Mercuria
    Mortal Love
    Nemesea
    Nemesis
    Nightwish
    Octavia Sperati
    Odes of Ecstasy
    Peccatum
    Penumbra
    Seducia
    Sengir
    Silentium
    Sirenia
    Stream of Passion
    The Gathering
    Theatre of Tragedy
    To Elysium
    Tristania
    Visions of Atlantis
    Within Temptation
    Xandria
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2009 #2
    Why do you expect this experiment will work ? I expect that, most people reading your message will skim through the first names. If they find a name they know, they will relate to you and be more likely to answer than if they do not. If they do not find any name they know, they will most likely get bored and not take the time to answer. If your goal is to prove to yourself that your music preferences are somehow unusual, you may therefore underestimate your unusualness. If your goal is to prove that your musical tastes are shared by many, you may be fooled into thinking they are. In any case, I think your test is biaised.

    See, for instance, I would not have answered, were it for the fact that I like to debunk statistical tests :tongue2:
     
  4. Jan 21, 2009 #3

    BobG

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    How flawed is this experiment? humanino responded and still didn't answer the question!
     
  5. Jan 21, 2009 #4
    Are you calling me a saboteur !? :surprised

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    Maybe there are not only conceptual problems with the design of the experiment, but practical ones related to where it takes place.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2009 #5

    Evo

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    Not to mention that people might be tempted to say that they know these bands just to yank his chain.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2009 #6
    One, Evanesence edit oops didn't see lacuna coil,,, two.
     
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  8. Jan 21, 2009 #7
    Your music preferences are totally rare.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2009 #8

    Redbelly98

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    0.
    BTW, if we just post "0" we don't meet the 4-character minimum required for posting.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2009 #9
    If Any of these bands on this long list were real bands then they would have to have some kind of following or they would not exist outside the garage. They would not be selling music.
    If I posted that I listen to the music sung by the woman who sang UmPaPa in the movie Oliver and claimed to be unusual because I do and no one else does, I am really saying "I need a hug and i need it fast" please.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2009 #10

    russ_watters

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    Same.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2009 #11
    Evanesence
     
  13. Jan 21, 2009 #12
    2, lacuna coil and evanescence... and both of them sound the same so i can only come to the conclusion that all of the bands on that list sound like those two as well.

    YOUR MUSICAL TASTES AREN'T SO OBSCURE AFTER ALL, ITS A HOAX!!!!
     
  14. Jan 21, 2009 #13
    I know 32 of the 60 total bands, but have not the 10 minutes needed to jot them all down. Flawed!
     
  15. Jan 21, 2009 #14
    Your logic is flawless, I am supremely impressed.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2009 #15
    ok, thank you
    all these bands are real, and some of them are well-known, for example Nightwish, Within Temptation, After Forever, L'ame Immortelle

    I thinkthe problem is that most of you are from the US, so you know only Evanescence (the only US band in that list)

    For some reason there is almost no goth music in the US
     
  17. Jan 22, 2009 #16
    all of them actually.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2009 #17
    These was a poll open once on where people are from IIRC.
     
  19. Jan 22, 2009 #18
    0.

    May I ask what kind of music these bands play?
     
  20. Jan 22, 2009 #19
    Evanescence.

    They all seem to have a dark feeling to them...am I correct? lol
     
  21. Jan 22, 2009 #20

    DavidSnider

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    You just listed about 50 bands that are almost exactly the same. So it's definitely not rare.

    I'm sure there are a lot of Goth Rock fans who have the same list.
     
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