Are You a Fan of More Bands Than You Think?

What’s the minimum percentage of a musician’s recordings you must really like to identify as a fan of that musician? (Let’s say you “really like” a piece of music if you ever desire to hear it because you like it—not just that you’d be okay with hearing it if it happened to be playing.)

When I first asked myself this question, I knew my answer was not 100%. I suspected it would be much lower, but I wasn’t sure by how much. So I looked at the recordings of a few of the rock/pop artists I consider myself a fan of and counted up how many of all their songs I really liked. This was an interesting exercise. I suggest you try it.