I usually disdain what my local rag's reviewer puts up as his "Critic's Pick" every week. You know the stuff that says "Look maaaaaaaaan, I know so much more about music than you. You listen to music but you don't hear
Here's my list:Jazz
--Pretty much all of it. Yes there are some exceptions--can't think of any right now. Somebody could probably say "what about this, what about that?" I would probably say "Yeah, I like that" and eventually come up with a long list, but I would still say that I don't like jazz.Neil Young
--I have tried this guy and tried this guy, because people/magazines/whatever are always talking about him. He has some cool riffs and of course I like Cinnamon Girl
and Rocking in the Free World
, but I just can't get past his voice I guess.Sonic Youth
--Always listed by bands as influential, they are just too "noisy" for me maybe.Wilco
--Boring, banal, and critically acclaimed.Tom Waits
--So many of my friends love this guy. Yechhhhh. I find him pretentious to the extreme.Elvis Costello
--Another artist whom I like several songs by. But I just don't think he deserves the reverence in which he is usually held.
Just my opinions. Please check your flamethrowers at the door if you disagree with anything.