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Old 29-01-2013, 12:27
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Although I am approaching 30 and stopped caring what anyone else thought about my tastes years ago, I thought this might be a fun topic.

What music do you listen to that might cause the young 'uns or people who only like what the charts/radio deems as "cool" to look at you like you're a saddo/weirdo?

Personally, I've got looks from people when I say I like Bette Midler, Bananarama, and Aiden Grimshaw. Okay, so I can understand Bananrama and Aiden being laughed at - although in fairness Aiden's "Misty Eye" album is a million miles away from anything he did on the X-Factor and is quality work - but Bette Midler? I don't want to live in a world where Bette Midler is un-cool.

What about you?
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Old 29-01-2013, 12:38
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I'm 29 and I only like old music. I haven't heard any music from the last decade that truly compares in quality to the music produced in the '60s, '70s and even the much-maligned '80s. Sad but true.
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Old 29-01-2013, 12:53
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I have some songs by female pop stars, which has lead to a lot of my friends thinking I'm gay (even though like 80% of my music is hip hop lol).
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Old 29-01-2013, 13:00
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I sort of listen to Madonna so maybe she would count?
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Old 29-01-2013, 13:02
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I love Simon & Garfunkel.
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Old 29-01-2013, 13:51
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i recently became a daniel o donnell fan lol. so much so i have joined the fan club.
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Old 29-01-2013, 14:04
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I'm 29 and I only like old music. I haven't heard any music from the last decade that truly compares in quality to the music produced in the '60s, '70s and even the much-maligned '80s. Sad but true.
I'm 23 and I'm the same. Though there is some fabulous modern music out there if you dig a little deeper then what is in the charts. I tend to just like what I like and ignore what era its from or what is supposed to be 'current'.
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Old 29-01-2013, 15:19
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I tend to just like what I like and ignore what era its from or what is supposed to be 'current'.
I do the same. Let the sheep follow the next "trendy" artist or band. I remember having an argument with some of my friends over music a while back. One of my favourite bands is not very well-known and you can't buy their music in shops. I was introducing them to a friend of mine and the girl said they were crap because they're not famous
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:11
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I do the same. Let the sheep follow the next "trendy" artist or band. I remember having an argument with some of my friends over music a while back. One of my favourite bands is not very well-known and you can't buy their music in shops. I was introducing them to a friend of mine and the girl said they were crap because they're not famous
I despair.
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:36
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I love Simon & Garfunkel.
Man, take them out of this thread
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:45
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I like Eurovision music :S
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:31
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At me or the people I had the argument with?
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:39
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In my age group it's pretty uncool to like Skrillex nowadays. But I like it.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:42
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:34
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Though there is some fabulous modern music out there if you dig a little deeper then what is in the charts. I tend to just like what I like and ignore what era its from or what is supposed to be 'current'.
Agree! I do like some chart music, but not much of it. I'd say 95% of the charts is filled with absolute shit. I actively despair when I see some of the mainstream artists who the media are raving about...I wonder how stuff like it could ever become popular, let alone so successful.
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:34
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I'm 21 and love Cliff Richard
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Old 29-01-2013, 21:09
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I'm 21 and love Cliff Richard
Don't worry, my sisters 9 and loves cliff richard
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Old 29-01-2013, 21:14
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Samantha Fox... Number 3 on my last fm most played lol
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Old 29-01-2013, 21:26
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Don't worry, my sisters 9 and loves cliff richard
I find that strangely adorable.
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Old 29-01-2013, 21:53
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Lotte Lenya, Ute Lemper and lots of German-language cabaret music.
The Sisters of Mercy - more popular with the over-40s.
Adam Ant - as above.
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Old 29-01-2013, 21:59
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I'm 18 and love the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Doo-Wop, Kate Bush, most things from the 70's/80's. Like very little in terms of chart/modern music.
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:09
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Love 80's music and I'm sure this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9YiYDG71xw would be considered very 'uncool' and a guilty pleasure, but I love the song personally!
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Old 30-01-2013, 00:17
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The Beatles.

What's worse is that it was when I was studying music at college.
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Old 30-01-2013, 03:09
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Agree! I do like some chart music, but not much of it. I'd say 95% of the charts is filled with absolute shit. I actively despair when I see some of the mainstream artists who the media are raving about...I wonder how stuff like it could ever become popular, let alone so successful.
True. I love Motown and crank it up, cause it is CLASS. The Supremes alone >>>>2013
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Old 30-01-2013, 03:11
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I like 70's and early 80's music, folk, some classical and easy listening like Roger Whittaker.
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