Dubstep was to me one of those music genres where everything sounds the same and it’s impossible to tell two tracks apart from each other, but since the Starcraft community seems pretty happy with it I was constantly bombarded with it, and eventually I just started muting streams instead of trying to endure the dubstep. Later, however, I started seeing it as a challenge. Back when I was 15 I absolutely hated anything that sounded even remotely country-ish — if it had a lapsteel in it, I hated it — but with time I came to tolerate it and now I absolutely love Johnny Cash, and there are certain songs that just wouldn’t be as awesome without the country influence (e.g. Pavement — Father to a Sister of Thought, and a million Beck songs.) So I thought, when I could apparently grow accustomed to some amount of country music, why shouldn’t I be able to learn to like dubstep? It’s not like there are any physiological factors that make me incapable of liking a certain music genre, so I thought I’d try to make a conscious effort to learn to like dubstep.
If I were to ever get to like dubstep, I’d have to get to know some songs. I mean, really know — like being able to hum along to it and such, so I simply went to Grooveshark and started listening to their dubstep radio. If a song sounded the least bit interesting to me, I added it to my dubstep playlist, so I could listen to it again when I pleased. Additionally I started actually listening to the tracks that Starcraft commentator Nick “Tasteless” Plott posted on Twitter and occasionally browsing /r/dubstep on Reddit.
At this point I’ve been at it for ~3 months, and I’ll share a playlist of some of the dubstep tracks I actually really like by now.