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Old 04-01-2013, 15:04
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I'm always interested in why people like the music they do and how their tastes have changed.

For me:

Wasn't really into any music until about 13-14 when influences by new friends I started listening to Oasis. I really liked them so started listening to similar brit pop bands of the time like Ocean Colour Scene, the Verve, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics and Travis.

By about 16 I was still listening to brit pop but also began going through a lot of my parent's collection - mainly the Bealtes, Elton John and Dire Straits. This started an interest in 70s soul music like Lionel Richie, Barry White and Bob Marley, which eventually went all the way back to Motown with stuff like Dianna Ross and the Supremes and The Temptations.

After uni, in the mid 2000s, I drifted back into indie guitar stuff, listening to bands like The Strokes, Athlete, The Darkness, Hard-Fi, Libertines, Razorlight, The Kooks etc. However my interest waned and I struggled to enjoy any of their stuff after about 2007-2008.

These days my tastes are pretty stagnate, the new stuff I listen to tends to just be updated versions of soul music, (Plan B, Paloma Faith, Rumer, Cee Lo Green). I 'flirt' with some of the funkier dance music out there (Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris, The Prodigy) but there is almost zero new indie guitar music I listen to - which is odd given how much I used to enjoy it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:19
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It's made me more slutty tbh.

I listen to ratchet songs, and i've gone from a classy girl to a dirty one.
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:20
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I used to be into Busted and McFly, then I was into Eminem, them I was into soft rock and indie, then I was into electropop and now I'm into rap again.
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:36
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Mine really haven't changed that much, or at least, music I used to love as a child, I still love and I've basically just added to it over time.

So I've gone from Childhood pop (Still have S Club in many current play lists on my iPod) and Britpop (Again Pulp and Oasis still in almost all playlists along with some Verve tracks in some playlists) then I loved Clubland (still get new ones each year/6months) got into Country over time, still listen to a lot of that.

Actually, I just like a bit of all music, I've never looked back and turned my nose up at what I used to love, I tend to look back, then listen to it again on repeat for a few hours, reminding myself why I loved it in the first place.
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:55
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I used to listen to celine dion
yes, I'm sorry about that too
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:57
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My musical tastes have changed dramatically since I was a child!

From the age of 6-10 I liked Britney, Christina Aguilera, Busted and Avril Lavigne. When I moved into secondary school as an early teen I met new people who were into bands such as Nirvana, Lostprophets (that's a touchy one now, I know), Blink182, Green Day and Paramore. I went through a bit of a pretentious stage where I believed that unless the music contained guitars and drums it couldn't be considered "real music" thus refusing to listen to stuff that I'd listened to as a child.

By late teens I was listening to Oasis (I was always aware of them, but had never really listened to them properly), Blur, and pop such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, The Saturdays. I went back to listening to some of the people that I listened to as a child because I still like some of it.

When I got to 19/20 I started finding a lot of music online who haven't had much/if any commercial success such as Best Coast (I saw them at Shepherd's Bush last year I was at the front so I had the best view of them), Sia, She & Him, Surfer Blood and Paper Aeroplanes. I listen to a lot of acoustic stuff now such as Bon Iver and Laura Marling along with bands such as Kasabian (I really wanted to like them for ages and then it finally clicked. Got to see them at a one off show at Brixton Academy last year. It was amazing, I was right at the front!). I also listen to people such as Ellie Goulding, Fiona Apple, Florence + The Machine ,Rolling Stones , Madonna, The Beatles , Kate Bush, The Smiths and The Cure.

Occasionally I listen to Kanye West, Jay Z, Eminem and Fugees

Basically, I will listen to anything as long as I like it, regardless of genre, when it was released etc.

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Old 04-01-2013, 16:00
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:05
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yes.

since the 60's my tastes have been mostly in favour of guitar based music, over the last ten years or so ive become rather bored with it and i get my kicks now out of trance. old stuff i missed from the late 90's (due to 'guitar goggles'...lol) and new material from more recent times.
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:08
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My favourite songs as a kid were 'Love makes the World go round' by The Jets, and 'Camouflage' by Stan Ridgeway
I then liked Kylie and Jason, Michael Jackson
I used to like those Now! That's what I call Music Compilations
Then I liked those pseudo-rave songs from the late 80s early 90s (Rhythm is a Dancer, No Limit, Pump up the Jam)
I was addicted to Michael Jackson for a while, and then I saw the video for 'Give in to Me' with Slash on guitar, dug out my brothers copy of appetite for destruction and I was ruined from that moment on.
- Jimi Hendrix
- Nirvana
- Soundgarden
- Sepultura
- Therapy?
- Black Sabbath
- Bob Dylan
- Metallica
- Pantera
- Gene
- Hole
- Radiohead
- Smiths
- Deftones
Now mostly listen to increasingly screamoid thrash metal from the last decade or so.
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:16
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From like 0 - 12 I listened to whatever my family listened to plus pure pop. (S Club Juniors, Busted, McFly, Jojo)
From like 12 - 15 I listened to rock. (Green Day, MCR, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, FTSK, anything on Kerrang)
From like 15 - now I listen to basically all genres (except metal and classical etc) but mainly like pop music.(Cher Lloyd, Vince Kidd, Little Mix, 2NE1, Rihanna, Rita Ora, J. Cole, Dj Fresh, Beyonce)
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:25
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My musical tastes have changed dramatically since I was a child!

From the age of 6-10 I liked Britney, Christina Aguilera, Busted and Avril Lavigne. When I moved into secondary school as an early teen I met new people who were into bands such as Nirvana, Lostprophets (that's a touchy one now, I know), Blink182, Green Day and Paramore. I went through a bit of a pretentious stage where I believed that unless the music contained guitars and drums it couldn't be considered "real music" thus refusing to listen to stuff that I'd listened to as a child.

By late teens I was listening to Oasis (I was always aware of them, but had never really listened to them properly), Blur, and pop such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, The Saturdays. I went back to listening to some of the people that I listened to as a child because I still like some of it.

When I got to 19/20 I started finding a lot of music online who haven't had much/if any commercial success such as Best Coast (I saw them at Shepherd's Bush last year I was at the front so I had the best view of them), Sia, She & Him, Surfer Blood and Paper Aeroplanes. I listen to a lot of acoustic stuff now such as Bon Iver and Laura Marling along with bands such as Kasabian (I really wanted to like them for ages and then it finally clicked. Got to see them at a one off show at Brixton Academy last year. It was amazing, I was right at the front!). I also listen to people such as Ellie Goulding, Fiona Apple, Florence + The Machine ,Rolling Stones , Madonna, The Beatles , Kate Bush, The Smiths and The Cure.

Occasionally I listen to Kanye West, Jay Z, Eminem and Fugees

Basically, I will listen to anything as long as I like it, regardless of genre, when it was released etc.


pretty much the same story as me. My pretentious phase was hilarious, I can't believe how many non-rock acts I used to slate... now people who refuse to give anything else a chance really annoy me.

Anyway, yeah my taste has just grown over the past few years, now I'm in my mid-twenties - I feel like I can appreciate music from all genres if I enjoy it. I like being more 'open' to music and having a varied taste, it's not healthy for my poor hard drive though the amount of albums I've ended up buying haha.
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:47
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I always have and always will like any music that I like. Always found it a bit sad that some people won't like a song because of its genre. My iPod has a mix of pure pop, rock, hip-hop, indie, heavy metal, dance, classical and songs from musicals. I had it on shuffle the other day and SuBo was swiftly followed by Korn.
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:56
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Became aware of music at a young age through my older cousins-stuff like Adam and the Ants, Duran Duran, Bananarama, Shakin' Stevens, etc. i.e. the more popular 80s music.

By the late 80s it was all about darker synth music like Depeche Mode (esp. around the time of "Black Celebration" and "Music For the Masses"), also darker post punk bands like Joy Division and the Cure's earlier work...which led to the inevitable teenage goth flirtation. The Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees. The soundtrack to my teenage years.

Grunge and Britpop meant nothing to me at the time and still don't. Rave/dance music (or more precisely, ravers ) I avoided like the plague as they didn't tend to show much tolerance towards those of us who wore fifty shades of black! However, I do like the more leftfield dance music-the likes of the Prodigy and Aphex Twin, and I do occasionally listen to those silly early 90s "choons" which paid homage to the likes of Trumpton.

Nowadays I listen to whatever I feel like (although still mostly from the 80s but less "pop" and more darkly synthetic) and all the above still feature on my playlists. I have, however, reached further back musically since I first went online and I'm a big fan of musical pioneers such as Joe Meek and Kraftwerk.
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:11
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I always have and always will like any music that I like. Always found it a bit sad that some people won't like a song because of its genre. My iPod has a mix of pure pop, rock, hip-hop, indie, heavy metal, dance, classical and songs from musicals. I had it on shuffle the other day and SuBo was swiftly followed by Korn.
I have a rock core (soft to heavy) but with lots from other genres. In the car at the moment I have a random shuffle of pop, RnB, rock, prog rock and metal.

Although there are some genres I don't care much for it's probably the case that there is at least some of all genres that I'd like. At the end of the day if you like it then you like it! Genres are just rough and ready guides.
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:16
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The older I get the more I dislike modern crap
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:17
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I grew up in the 60s which was the golden age of rock music, which peaked in the early/mid 70s.

Thats what I still like.
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Old 04-01-2013, 17:20
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In the 90s I was into whatever bubblegum pop crap that was lighting up the charts. Didn't stray from the top 40 at all, aside from whenever Mum put on her Simply Red or Rod Stewart or Cher or Tina or Bon Jovi. But mostly for me it was Spice Girls, Take That, Peter Andre, Another Level hahaha.

Then in 2000 at age 16 I moved in with the mister and he's a big rock fan so the 2000s for me were very much shaped by my rock music education, from classic to current, until I reckon now I have more knowledge of it than he does!

In the past few years I'd say classic rock and more obscure rock musicians have been my main music of choice, but lately I have kind of developed an appreciation for urban music, dance, a bit of pop, etc. I'm also a bit into the non-rock side of the 70s and 80s musical era.

Pretty much at the moment my tastes stretch across the board. I tend to just like what I like now.

ETA: Last ten songs played --

Rooster -- Alice in Chains
Bittersweet Symphony -- The Verve
Ball and Chain -- Janis Joplin
Fast Car -- Christian Kane cover
Pure Shores -- All Saints
Well Respected Man -- the Kinks
Creep -- Scala cover
Stars -- Simply Red
Teardrop -- Massive Attack
What's My Name -- Rihanna

So a bit all over the place really...
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:33
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I started buying various cheapo LPs (movie themes, rock 'n' roll etc.) at eight and collected music more seriously from ten years old when I started buying 7" singles. I started with mostly new wave, punk, disco and funk and some crappy pop stuff and by about eleven or twelve I'd shaken off the dodgy stuff and had pretty good taste. Lol.

Early teens involved mostly Punk, Two-Tone and New Wave and then onto Soul, Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop and eventually Jazz and early Chicago house, NJ Garage.

From my twenties I've delved far deeper into soul, funk, reggae, hip hop, vocal and instrumental jazz, R&B and started buying more significant amounts of African music.

I'm still at the same place but consuming more and more Brazilian music as well. I give a bit of Punk and New Wave a spin occasionally but stick to a strict diet of black music 99.5% of the time.
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:36
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I think i just became more tolerant rather than ranting on something or someone i now take the time to listen and then complain , moan, bitch and tear the artist in question to shreds But in general i have always been able to listen to anything and everything and its continued there are somethings like Metal i will always see as noise but for the most part im promiscuous as ever in my musical tatstes
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:38
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I'm 63, so my favourite music is Pink Floyd, Bowie, Beatles.
Of the modern brood I'm impressed by LadyGaga (Pokerface is amazing) and Calvin Harris ("Bounce" was played a lot in the Olympics indoor and outdoor volleyball.)
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:44
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Not really at all at 20 i loved heavy rock and in 2013 my 53rd year i still love heavy rock.

And guess what i still go to concerts,nothing like a heavy rock concert to get the old adrenaline flowing.

I do still like other acts though such as Fleetwood Mac,ect ect.

So long as they can do the buisiness live.
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Old 04-01-2013, 19:21
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Ive gone from ska/electronic music in the early 80s, indie/alternative rock/goth/psychobilly in the mid - late 80s, spent most of the 90s listening to rap and techno/trance, then moved on to post rock in late 90s and now mainly listen to indie folk/post rock with some alternative rock thrown in.
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Old 04-01-2013, 19:33
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When I was a kid (6-11) I listened to cheesy pop like Spice Girls, S Club 7, Aqua, Vengaboys, B*Witched, Hear'Say, Westlife, allSTARS, S Club Juniors and Baby One More Time era Britney.

As a teen (12-18) I was into Britney Spears, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, Holly Valance, a lot of the Pop Idol acts (I know ), Sugababes, Rachel Stevens, Girls Aloud and others. I even liked the Cheeky Girls when I was 13

Age 18-now: Now I listen to pop such as Britney, The Saturdays, Lady Gaga, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott, Girls Aloud, Rihanna etc. but I also listen to a lot of dance and I'm getting into electronica. I also listen to a lot of 80s, 90s and 00s music as well as modern music. I have a fairly varied taste now or I like to think I do
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:31
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Not going lie but I'm rightly so a bit of a music snob when it comes to boring Calvin Harris/ David Guetta features which are now tedious and boring. But I like a lot of genres. I grew up listening to pop music like S Club 7 & Spice Girls which is still listen to on a not so regular basis but permanently stay on my I-pod. I developed a taste for Kylie last decade and thanks to my dad grew up listening to 10,000 Maniacs and the lead singer Natalie Merchant. I like Busted, Avril Lavigne, Evanescense & a few others but considering I was young at the time nothing other than the big hits ever touched my radar. I've recently developed a taste for rock music and a selection of limited metal bands, acoustic has remained a Favorite of mine for years now and pop always has a place in heart.

In short my music taste has got more grown up as I've grown up but once I like a song I pretty much like it for life.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:35
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When I was a kid (6-11) I listened to cheesy pop like Spice Girls, S Club 7, Aqua, Vengaboys, B*Witched, Hear'Say, Westlife, allSTARS, S Club Juniors and Baby One More Time era Britney.

As a teen (12-18) I was into Britney Spears, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, Holly Valance, a lot of the Pop Idol acts (I know ), Sugababes, Rachel Stevens, Girls Aloud and others. I even liked the Cheeky Girls when I was 13

Age 18-now: Now I listen to pop such as Britney, The Saturdays, Lady Gaga, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott, Girls Aloud, Rihanna etc. but I also listen to a lot of dance and I'm getting into electronica. I also listen to a lot of 80s, 90s and 00s music as well as modern music. I have a fairly varied taste now or I like to think I do
Well you have a 'fairly varied taste' in just female pop singers ... why no men?
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