hm... BRS kinda grew on me after a while. It was meh, but eventually I even got to the point that I recorded myself singing it. (not that I'm releasing that monstrosity to the public. hah) And there are many other songs that can break people's ears. This doesn't come close, imo.
I didn't really find that all too high... I was able to sing it fairly comfortably without cracking up. (my point of reference is Rin's Meltdown/Roshin Yuukai... so, yeah)
Maybe it's because I like reading the translations of lyrics... That usually is nearly on a same level as the music itself when I judge a song. They're somewhat simple, yes, but (in terms of lyrics) it has a somewhat somber start and gets uplifting at the end, so I think it kinda fits the music.
Also, it could be my supposedly weird tendency to like EVERYTHING. Even if I don't particularly like something, it rarely gets to the point that I'll actively hate it.
And maybe also, it could be my tendency to never really get into the fan hype, since I'm generally detached and do my own searches for random videos/music. In the touhou fandom, the Bad Apple song was a fun song, and it seems that it was overhyped to a point that it just ruined it for some people.
And maybe #4: I only listen to the Vocaloid versions like, a few times. Way less times compared to the covers I listen to. Once other people sing it is when I fall in love with a song. I particularly like Choucho's version of BRS. [link]
So, tl,dr; I liked it. Definitely not gonna win any awards, but I liked it.
haha, yeah... It's probably a taste thign. My tastes in music aren't very critical at all.
From Kajiura and Kanno, to classical, to rock, to rap, to trance, to bubbly J-Pop, I listen to them all. (usually not all at the same time though heh)
It's like my tastes in anime. I absolutely love watching more mature anime like Kino no Tabi, Mushishi, or Ghost in the Shell, but I indulge in moeblobbery and fanservice too (K-ON, Strike Witches, Nanoha, etc.)
And on the topic of Vocaloid vocalists, halyosy's falsetto voice still amazes me. I think he sometimes puts a liiitle too much emotion in his songs though. (see signature) haha...
The funny part is that there are some songs I like that I know that they aren't considered good, but I enjoy listening once in a while.
I tend to listen to instrumental songs, classic, piano, anything...but specially of games. They give me good feelings. And Ghost in the Shell has an amazing OST. As well as Yoko Kanno OST, Yuki Kajiura, and others.
The one that I became addicted these days was Okami soundtrack.