What would you call a person who listens to all kind of music which sounds melodious to his ears and not specific to any genre?

A person who likes rock would be rock music fan. But a person who likes music avidly (usually which are top of the chart ones) but in variety.

I would say Generic music lover. But that does not feel right and simply is tasteless

  • Well, technically "pop" means "popular", so "pop music fan" would seem to fit. But some people consider "pop music" to be a specific genre.
    – Hot Licks
    Jul 19, 2017 at 11:36
  • A swinger...?
    – WS2
    Jul 19, 2017 at 11:45
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    To have an eclectic taste in music would encompass the idea of 'all kinds of music', but not the idea of the music being top of the chart.
    – Ian
    Jul 19, 2017 at 12:47
  • I think this is possibly a single-word request without that tag, which requires a sample sentence. There are dozens if not hundreds of ways to describe such a person. Jul 19, 2017 at 13:20

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That person appreciates good music.

appreciate: 1. transitive verb If you appreciate something, for example, a piece of music or good food, you like it because you recognize its good qualities.

e.g. "Anyone can appreciate our music." (Collins Dictionary)

You could also say that the person has eclectic taste or even that the person is an eclectic (using the word as a noun).

eclectic: (adjective) eclectic 1.deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. "her musical tastes are eclectic"

eclectic: (noun) A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. (Oxford)

Example sentences also from Oxford:

‘But they are not just reactionary eclectics; they think they can twist and recombine architectural history in fresh and original ways that would have been unthinkable before modernism wiped the slate clean.’

‘Douglas is the king of jazz's current crop of eclectics: He's the kind of guy who shows up at a Jewish wedding with a tango band and proceeds to play Bjork covers.’

‘The two strongest objections each approach levels at the other is the claim that eclectics are undisciplined, and that traditionalists are stagnated.’

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