I think I’d have to say that my current ‘favorite band’ is The xx. I could listen to their music (& don’t auto-replace this next word with ‘figuratively’ because I really do mean it…) literally for hours on end. Unlike a lot of the music that creeps into our conciousness in this media-saturated world, I actually *do* remember the exact day I first heard their self-titled debut album, & it was 2 years ago on 4/26/2012.
I know personal preferences are always combined with so many other factors & circumstances that to try & truly understand them would be pointless, but I also realize that while we as individuals filter & experience this world around us in unique ways that make our customized, ‘personal’ reality just that — unique & personal, some Art seems to feel miraculously perfect to us, as if originating from within these walls we hide behind. Maybe that’s the meaning of love — to feel true sympathy & to be understood somehow.
Anyway, I love this music, for all the reasons.