I listen to music like I do everything else – all in or all out.
Generally I’ll get stuck on a genre, or a band, or more likely a particular song.
If I’m digging a song I’ll wear it out. I’ll listen until I get sick of it and can no longer stand the sound of it. It takes me a long time to get sick of a song, though, so can listen to it for a long time. It’s kind of like the episode of SpongeBob when he had the Earworm and listened to this song over and over:
If you can find this full episode I highly recommend it.
So here is the song currently creating an earworm in my brain. I’ll probably only listen to it 1000x more before I get sick of it. It’s indicative of my current mood. Check back around Thanksgiving for an update.