so if you've read the Pearl Jam thread you saw my challenge to folks there. I don't think I like Pearl Jam and have asked them for 3 songs to convince me otherwise. 3 songs is better than a whole album because if you're like me, you don't have the patience to wade through an entire album of a band you don't think you like.
Yes I know that 3 songs doesn't give you the full experience of a band's catalog. There's no depth or richness. I know it's very limiting. But that's sort of the point: give us a little teaser to whet our appetite for more, or to show us we were right all along.
I think this approach has merit for wider use. Hence this thread. here you can:
- post a request to 'be convinced'. "Hey, I think Radiohead is overrated, I don't get the hoopla, you have three songs to show me what I've been missing". I think this works best if you make the request sincerely and with an open mind. If you say "show me about Daft Punk" only to set up a "Daft Punk sucks, this is garbage" reaction, you're not in the spirit of the thread. (You'd be right, of course, but that's not what I'm getting at.)
- respond to others' requests to be convinced. Ideally this would be posting links to three song playlists, but whatever works is fine. Lists of song names would be less good but at least it's something.