Just watched a youtube video comparing TikTok songs and mainstream pop for fun (RoomieOfficial video) and it made me think about my own experiences with music. I'm not that huge of a fan. I barely listen to music and need to have a special mood for it. My brain tends to focus on sounds too much, so I can't do anything else while listening to music. So, people who can actually study while having music in the background, you got my respect. I can't even read my trash novel with music, it feels like I just read a bunch of letters but no meaning got transmitted. Anyway, back in school, I hated the modern pop music at the time (whatever was on MTV and the radio basically). So I listened to 70s and 80s music and preferred their more interesting melodies, the beats, the instruments, and also the synths for some of them. And then started getting into operatic metal, and also HIM, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, Slipknot, etc. So back then, the kids made fun of me for not liking mainstream music. If I went to school now, would the kids make fun of me for liking mainstream music? Cause honestly, I like the sound of pop music now, and the TikTok music I've heard bores me to the point I'd rather turn it off and wash the windows or something. I wonder, is pop music still more popular, or is it all about TikTok now? Random thoughts at 2am. What do you listen to nowadays?