For some reason I sometimes like to listen all the crap tracks I've made and somehow enjoy (most) of them..
When someone gives constructive criticism about something being wrong, this makes the listening a bit different though - It means that I always hear that problem with the track.
Do you do this? Just listen to your own songs instead of those 100% "better" tracks that you like?
Also, do you listen your older stuff so you could learn from your mistakes?
I definitely enjoy listening back to tracks I've produced, even if it's just because it sounds like I've improved a lot since I made something. It's also a good source of inspiration and of (hopefully) original sounds for you to use in new songs.
Also getting feedback on a song is great, but you shouldn't always take it to heart and let it affect how you feel about a song. If you love a song and someone tells you there's a lot wrong with it, it doesn't always mean it's no good. There have been plenty of musicians throughout history who wouldn't have made half of the amazing music they did, if they had just done what they had been told to do.
I mean its a bit embarrassing. People sometimes ask me what I listen to and my answer is usually, my own stuff. Then I say,well being as I made it its pretty close to being exactly how I want music to sound so why would I listen to anything else.
I do listen to other things though, its not as bad as that sounds. But being as I'm always working on a project I usually have something new to take to the car or a revision to check. Older stuff gets revisited maybe once a year, its mainly current projects that get the play. Onward, upward and all that shit.
It would be hard to perform without rehearsal and it would be boring and pointless to make music that I wouldn't care to listen to. I make what I want to hear.
I also don't think that music I love is 'better' than my music. Disregarding technical ability, I consider myself and much of my music to be as good as any song from any artist or group that I adore. I don't say it out of ego, but because I don't see my influences as knowing something or being better than me or anything. They're just people, like any other people, like I am.