My taste in music tend to be more weird than mainstream I do like some mainstream songs, and some non mainstream, but since I usually listen to country and some pop, it's usually not what others listen.
The problem now though is that I tend to like songs, and then people start liking them too, or maybe I start liking when people do, but either way, it tends to turn mainstream. If I Die Young is a classic example.
I like a lot of genres. Mostly country though. Country is simple, inspiring, romantic, mesmerizing it tells a story. Then Tay's songs got popular. I Knew You Were Trouble is more pop than country, but soon everyone was playing it. I like it, but there are better Tay songs in that album including Red and Girl at Home.
My taste in music keeps changing too. I used to love Disney songs, but now not so much. I still like Hindi songs, especially Punjabi style music, mellow songs, etc. I've grown to like more country, less pop and more jazz. I started finding new songs and boom, now my playlist has songs from Garth Brooks to Shania Twain, from The Lumineers to The Band Perry, from Nicki Minaj to Demi Lovato.
I don't detest mainstream music, just some songs that gets played too much it hurts my earlobes. ha ha