Challenging music. Music that makes you (me) uneasy, or feel unsettled, or awkward, or sad, or depressed. Or that’s difficult to listen to, you feel like you’re trying to keep up.
Music isn’t always easy, nor is it supposed to be. I learned this reading Henry Rollins’ Before The Chop earlier this year. I’m trying to challenge myself more, lately, in music and other art.
What music challenges you?
EDIT: Also added The Cure – The Top, Frank Zappa, and Captain Beefheart. Because the above wasn’t challenging enough. 🙂