How can you figure out what your musical playlist reveals about you? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
Most music lovers claim to have eclectic taste. This is because there are many paths a record can follow as it travels throughout our brain. Sometimes we’re craving a certain style of music; other times we crave a certain beat. Some of the records in our music library were chosen for their melodies; others were chosen for the artistic performances. If you’re like most people, many of your favorite records evoke pleasant memories.
You may prefer traditional musical forms or you may be an adventurous wanderer who seeks out novelty and innovation in music. When you choose to play a record (meaning, any recorded music), mull over what it is you were craving. Listen for how this particular record “scratches that itch.” You’ll discover your personal sweet spots on several dimensions of music. Each of those sweet spots is where music feels “just right” to you.