I listen to so many types of music, it's easier for me to say what kind of music I don't like than what I like. I don't like:
Screaming, grunting, cookiemonster-vocals metal
Gangster rap, especially the ak-47 N-word every 4 words bling bling $#@!es and hoes variety
Most opera, but there are exceptions
Trance--the type of dance music that sounds like a skipping record or CD, where it does the same thing for 2 minutes and finally an instrument changes a little bit
Most NEW country--especially the bands that use voice pitch correction, to me that has no place in country music that's supposed to be so down-home.
But just about everything else, including music from all over the world, I can usually get into. Some African music I'm not so hot on, they like to use the same chord progressions over and over again...
Sorry--but I do not accept the idea that being intolerant of intolerance is THE SAME THING as being intolerant of anything else.
African/tribal stuff is all about tempo and percussion.
I'm not a musician, but I'm a drummer and I can get into that $#@! - especially the hybrid stuff when it's mixed with metal or whatever.
my junk is ugly
I also love jazz and big band, swing music. What I listen to depends on my mood. Even though I generally like 80's music, there are days I can't tolerate it. I'm also not a fan of rap but I like Beastie Boys.
A few personal favorites that are 100% perfect through and through, imo.
Hella- Hold Your Horse Is
the Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
the Hold Steady -Separation Sunday