I don't really think music says much about me to me completely honest. I listen to multiple genres. All for different reasons. But I do remember one moment sometime a few months ago. It was long, hard and boring day at work with a client that gave us an unreasonable and seemingly impossible job that paid absolutely nothing. It was horrible to know such an unfair occupation like that existed, but my boss did it anyway to keep the reputation of his company(long story short, we buffed 3 trucks in a day)
I got a ride home from my boss, and he played extremely loud rap music with a speaker system that vibrated his car. Before this, people who played music in the fashion was a disturbance to me, but that moment… it felt just right. It was like a big "Fuck you! Fuck your class. Deal with it. This world can be terrible and we are enjoying living in it, thankyouverymuch." I've never had that much fun during a drive... EVER. I mean, it was not killing anyone and while it may have bothered those that preferred a quiet drive, I didn't really care at that point. So yeah, that's the one time music ever truly said something about me. Which is, I don't mind having a fleeting moment of enjoyment at someone's else's expense for a few seconds ^^
There's more, but I'll get into that later. I would not want to throw everything in one post.
Perhaps I may look like more of a douchebag than I usually do, but I enjoy driving or riding around with friends and playing loud music, usually rap. I don't know, I know some people like to relax while driving, but I'm the other way around. I'd be listening to 2pac or Dr. Dre or even Drake or Tyler the Creator or Childish Gambino or Deltron 3030. Completely different kinds of rap, but I'd be listening to it all.
Music says a lot about me. I can listen to that rap. I can listen to the mainstream shit most people call garbage, especially here. I can listen to the gangster rap hit classics. I can listen to the old 80s rap or I can listen to new underground rap. I can listen to whatever, pretty much, depending on who I am with and where I am.
My collection has shit from Alejandro Sanz and Shakira and Paulina Rubio to Luis Miguel and Monkey Majik and OFWGKTA and Kings of Leon to Mac Miller and Miles Davis and Nujabes and Bill Evans Trio to Caifanes and Jamiroquai and Maroon 5 and Slayer to Venom and video game soundtracks and Muse and different mixtapes and compilations and RHCP and The Seatbelts. Obviously it's still not as diverse compared to a few notable guys here but I like knowing that I can just put my iPod on shuffle and whatever I find I'll listen to it. I don't listen so much to one particular genre to be labeled a metalhead or a hipster or whatever.
Back when I was 12 I went through that shitty "ONLY CLASSIC ROCK FOR ME FUCK EVERYTHING ELSE" phase, but even then I was being so tryhard because I still enjoyed listening to top 40 radio and oldies but goodies disco pop and funk hits. I love music from a lot of genres spanning from a lot of decades. Am I trying to brag? Of course not. This is nothing compared to some of you guys. I like that a lot of people here listen to a very diverse library of music and can listen to pretty much anything, mostly. I guess I see more people dismiss rap here but still, it's just one genre compared to a ton of others.
On the whole experience thing, I love listening to nostalgic music that reminds me of when I used to live in Mexico. All the top hits in Spanish, mostly rock and pop and pop-rock and ballads. I love listening to shit that reminds me of good times. Likewise, I hate listening to something that reminds me of a negative experience. Glad to say so far I haven't encountered such a song in particular. Even when I lived in Mexico we would get one radio in English cause we were so close to the border (Hell, I still am, I go there every weekend for parties and shit) and I would love listening to Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray and blink. Also listened to a lot of CCR and Madonna and Bee Gees and ABBA and Beatles on mom's CDs, as well as Luis Miguel, Marco Antonio Solis and Shakira and Alejandro Sanz and Jose Jose.