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7 Sure Signs You’re a Huge Music Fan

Everyone likes music. Then there are people who seem as if they need it to survive.

Their knowledge of music history is genius level. They own so many albums, they could open up their own record store. Their musical taste spans multiple decades and includes genres others have never even heard of!

Does this sound like you?

Check out these sure signs of true music lovers. See how many of them you can relate to, and find out just how big of a music fan you actually are.

1. You Really Did Like that Band Before They Were Famous

A lot of people make this claim, but not everyone can back it up.

You, on the other hand, have a copy of a CD the band actually burned themselves complete with hand-drawn art. You own a limited-edition T-shirt they sold when they were still playing dive bars in no-name towns. In fact, the drummer even crashed on your coach one night after he partied too hard, and the rest of the band left without him.

You saw the group’s rise to fame coming, and no one can question that.

2. It’s Impossible to Answer the Question “What’s Your Favorite Album?”

Top five lists are one thing, but when people ask you to pick just one album as your all-time favorite … that’s ridiculous.

With so much good music out there, it would be a disservice to the diverse history of music to decide on only one. That’s like asking a mother to choose her favorite child. You love them all for different reasons.

3. You Have the Perfect Playlist for Any Situation

Having a party playlist, a workout playlist, and a breakup playlist is bush-league stuff. Your mix tapes are masterpieces that take playlist creation to the next level.

·      Read our article on How to Create the Perfect Playlist for Every Room

When you make a playlist, it’s like you’re the curator of an art museum. You don’t randomly throw tracks in any order. Instead, you think about flow, the message of the lyrics, and the mood you’re creating. You use the songs to tell a story.

As The Federalist contributor Warren Henry wrote in his article “The Art of the Mix(tape)”

“Good mixing, like good writing, requires a rich vocabulary. There will be times when a mix cries out for not only the right song, but also the right version of the right song, which may be a cover version, a demo or alternate take. A mix comprised of nothing more than songs from the current Top 40 would be as interesting as spending an hour in the food court in a suburban mall, listening to the ephemeral chatter of tweens.”

Rob Gordon, the main character in the book/film High Fidelity, reminds us that there are rules when it comes to making mix tapes.


4.  You Always Have Recommendations for Friends and Family

Being a huge music fan means you not only understand what you like, you also have an intuitive sense of what others will enjoy.

It doesn’t matter if it’s your grandma, your college roommate, or your boss, you can introduce anyone to something fresh and exciting that will expand their appreciation of music.

Everybody needs at least one friend like that.

5.  The Public’s Lack of Musical Knowledge Shocks You

When people don’t know the difference between a cover song and the artist who originally recorded a hit, you feel the need to set the record straight.

It was The Arrows who wrote and first recorded “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” not Joan Jett. And, while The Fugees’ version is great, “Killing Me Softly” is actually a Roberta Flack song. Come on, people!

When someone is completely oblivious and shows undeniably horrible taste in music, it makes your skin crawl. Hearing someone say they “like Nickelback” might as well be nails on the chalkboard of your original-music-loving soul!

Deep breath … just take a deep breath.

6. Your Music Collection is Meticulously Organized

Big-time music fans can get a bit obsessive about cataloguing their music collections.

Whether it’s physical albums or digital tracks, you’ve got a system that can’t be messed with. Maybe you organize it by genre and then alphabetize by band name. Perhaps you’ve created a hierarchy based on Billboard chart performance or a timeline following the year each album was released. You most likely own a massive external hard drive containing subfolders within subfolders filled with mp3s.

Some may call you crazy, but when you love something, you take good care of it.

7. You’ve Got Multi-Room Music in Your Home

True music fans want to immerse their lives with song. There’s no better way to do that than with multi-room music from A.V.E. in Wisconsin Rapids.

Multi-room music lets you enjoy your collection throughout your home, so your favorite tunes can follow you everywhere you go. You can have speakers installed in the kitchen, out on your deck, in the basement, even in the bathroom.

If you’re the kind of music lover who craves total control, you’ll be impressed with what you can do using our mobile app. Adjust the volume, change tracks, pause or play, and access online streaming services with just a tap on your smartphone or tablet. You can even be a musical multitasker with multi-room music, playing different styles in different rooms at the same time.

And, the quality of sound? Amazing!

When you’re ready to take the next step in your music fandom, the experts at A.V.E. are ready to help you make multi-room music a reality. We serve music lovers in and around Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wausau, Wisconsin. A.V.E. provides a variety of other home automation and entertainment solutions, too.

Give us a call at 715.423.4800 to get a free consultation and find out more about how multi-room music can transform your listening experience!