Ohh, tell us about the modern au/amu discworld music headcanons, please?
ALRIGHT here we go please forgive my relatively small music knowledge but these are my Opinions
Rincewind is notorious for liking Approximately Six Bands/Singers and never listening to anything else. These include: Bob Dylan, a couple of blues artists (Blind Lemon Jefferson for sure, possibly Billie Holiday), and some depressing indie/folk rock bands like The Front Bottoms.
Ponder loves prog rock, technopop, 8-bit music, and really obscure nerd rock type bands. Also, video game soundtracks.
Magrat listens to anything that you would find in a twee New Age-y shop, but especially Enya.
I think Granny is also a “these six artists are Who I Listen To” person. I think they are all women. One of those artists is Merry Clayton. Another is Brandi Carlisle. She likes a lot of old-fashioned country and scratchy-voiced woman folk singers ala Berzilla Wallin but quarrels with the songs if she thinks they’re silly. She also enjoys Joan Jett but would never admit this. No that was not her singing along to “Bad Reputation” in the quad at 2am. Definitely not.
Nanny loves pop. All of it. Especially the vaguely innuendo-y kind. It’s just fun and you can dance to it, what more do you want?? Pink is one of her faves. That absolutely was her singing along to “Raise Your Glass” in the quad at 1am. I believe she enjoys a lot of ‘80s stuff as well as contemporary.
I feel like Sam Vimes listens almost exclusively to gravely old dudes? I definitely think he likes Johnny Cash. Possibly also Tom Waits? I think, however, that Sybil has converted him to at least one Unexpected Musical Trend, but I can’t decide what it is.
Speaking of which: Sybil. Broadest musical taste in AM. Opera, classical, pop, folk, rap, country, metal, she listens to it all. She also sings along to all of it, beautifully.
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