Common Pitfall: Listening to music only because it has a good bass part
One of the mistakes I make time and time again is listening to music that I really don't care for only because it has an interesting bass part. I think we here at talkbass also elevate some music higher than it should be because of the basslines.
I've been listening to a fair bit of motown lately to get a better feel for Jamerson's bass parts. My biggest take away, so far, is that as nice as his playing is, I just really do not care for 99% of motown songs. They are pleasant enough, but they don't do anything for me beyond a surface level feeling of 'oh, that's a catchy tune'. This is just a recent example. In the past I've suffered through listening to Marcus Miller albums, solo Victor Wooten stuff, etc. I haven't really found a 'bass album' yet that I've liked and I'm not a huge fan of the Miles Davis era that Marcus was a part of.
Are there any albums that you've really tried to love because of the bass parts but finally realized that you just didn't care for the music?
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