I'd fall into the camp of those who listens to the various forms of rock, foremost, and appreciates most hip-hop artists. I'm more inclined to purchase a whole rock album (think White Stripes, Cake, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Bloc Party, etc...) than an entire hip-hop album. Sure, there are the exceptions -- I love Mos Def, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Lupe Fiasco, Tribe Called Quest, Visionairies, etc... -- but, as you can see, I'm selective. I'd much rather purchase individual singles, because chances are I'll only like the select few.
Partially, I think because a typical rock 'n roll album will embody an entire emotion. You can feel something from beginning to end. Well, with a good rock album, anyway. With a hip hop album, it activates another reaction out of you. When I'm out dancing, I like dancing to 80s music, dance rock (The Faint, LC Soundsystem, The Rapture, etc..), and hip-hop. But, not rock music.
So, they serve different purposes for me.
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