Bought up and learnt to appreciate all genres of music, I love listening to alot of old Diva's such as Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Dionne Warwick, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Cher, Madonna, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin
alot of Genre's in there from Blues, Jazz, Soul, Pop, Disco, Ballad
Also like alot of Country because the words come straight from the heart, about life in the country, the hardship of work, survival So Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Connie Francis, Tammy, Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, etc
Alternative Music as well, where someone has not gone mainstream and made something unique, being artistic within an art, Such bands as Dresden Dolls who preform a Punk Style of Pop and infuse it with German Weimar Cabaret, and Rasputina whos Gothic Styles infuse it with Cello Classical/Grudge styling.
I like Some Forms of Pop because it is simply upbeat and catchy and dont really care if it's commercial or not, and the stereotypes surrounding it.
60's and 70's Rock and Pop which would be considerd Old School is great coz its nostalgic, its played and its known by everyone.
Rock like Spinal Tapp/ACDC/Iron Maiden/Aerosmith/ G&R is the best to chill out and listen to, it's the stuff which the radio prises itself on, and its the music thats the most neutral, u can play it at a party and get away with it, and very little public dislike seeing as it's the music everyone can tolerate.
Heavy Metal is good in small doses, Chimaira, Cradle Of Filth, Nothing Face, Candlemass are all smashing bands, but can only really listen to them in select times, when I am in the mood.