Can We Guess Your Age Based on Your Taste in Music?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz
While many people develop new musical tastes as they age, or fall in love with the songs of another era, most of us retain an affinity for the sounds of our youth. Let us guess what those sounds were for you!
How long is a good song?
5 minutes with a 20 minute music video
Does real music use auto-tune?
How many albums do you own?
How would you "own" an album?
How authentic do you like your feminist music?
How do you find a new song to listen to?
I go to the record store and talk to human beings.
I let the algorithm decide.
I let Amazon recommend things.
Do you miss the golden oldies?
So much that I bought them all.
I have the best of them on my playlist, so no.
I do when I am traveling and they are never on the radio.
How do you store music?
On shelves in my living room
In booklets in my car and house
Would you consider it cheating to lip-synch a performance?
I can't tell when they are.
What instrument does the best music include?
How weird should music be?
How do you feel about synth?
I can't tell it apart from real instruments.
Do you listen to a lot of music on your own?
Yes, or with a friend on the other ear bud
Which genre of music is spoiling kids these days?
Which is the greatest band of all time?
Bill Haley and the Comets
Is rap actually music as far as you are concerned?
I thought not but then I saw "Hamilton" on Broadway.
Who is Beyonce to you?
That nice young lady who was in that band
How do you dance to music you love?
I twerk - I know it's not for me but I love it so.
What's up with hip-hop?
It's awesome and getting better.
How do you feel about Motown?
It's the only modern music I can bear!
It's a little old-fashioned.
What sort of shoes are your dancing shoes?
I don't dance when I'm being watched, so no shoes.
How do you feel about disco?
What's top of your Spotify playlist?
I do not know what that is.
What musical radio station is your default setting in your car (if you have a car)?
How many backup singers is enough?
What kind of headphones do you use to listen to music?
How do you pay for music?
I have a Spotify subscription.
I buy it on Amazon and it ships to me.
How new does jazz feel to you?
It depends if it is old or new, obviously.
It feels a little old timey.
How do you listen to music?
What song structure suits you?
Intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, chorus
AABA, borrowed from musical theater
Intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, chorus, chorus, chorus
Intro, verse, chorus, verse chorus, bridge, chorus
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