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Old 05-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I don't know, I really started listening to music in '03, or some time around there. I listened to The Wallflowers, Steve Earle, or whatever my dad liked. Then, my dad started downloading a bunch of stuff and I got into Johnny Cash, CCR, and The Clash, U2, and other bands my dad liked.

Then, there was a point where I used to just listen to the radio, because my dad gave me little/no freedom of what I could download. I listened to a lot of hard rock and classic rock in that period.

In '05 - '06 I was into bands like Billy Talent, Green Day, Sum 41, Blink-182, stuff MTV called punk.

In '07, I just kinda listened to classic rock and pop-rock, but also a lot of punk rock, a genre I loved since my dad downloaded The Clash for me.

But since the start of this year I've been mainly listening to punk, pop-punk, post-hardcore, and assorted modern rock. I listen to The Who quite a bit as well, and my tastes have expanded to hip-hop, a genre I always hated.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:21 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Tough to say. The 90's were my time for music, after I'd say 92 I really started to pay more attention to it. Never went through a country phase, despite living in the South. The first album I ever listened to all the way through was Genesis' self titled. The first I ever bought was Blues Traveler - 4. The first I ever liked enough to steal(I was a kid mind you) was Green Day - Dookie. The first one I bought, listened to, and threw away was a Smashmouth album.

I'd say it hasn't changed, just expanded to appreciate other genres. The biggest difference is I hated female vocalists as a kid, and now some of my favorite songs are female artists.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:22 PM   #103 (permalink)
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My music taste is constantly changing. But Grunge and emo will forever be my firt love.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:43 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I started to get properly into music when i started secondary school when i was 12. Before that i just listen to whatever was in the charts. The first bands i got into were The Offspring, Nirvana, Green Day and Blink 182. I got more and more into skateboarding and i turned into little skater dude. I started getting into nu-metal stuff like Linkin Park and Papa Roach later on.

I eventually grew tired of pop-punk and nu-metal when i was 15, so i started to get into real metal. Metallica's 'Black album' did the business for me and i got into Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Pantera, Machine Head, Sepultura, Guns 'n' Roses etc. Also grunge stuff like Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains, aswell as Nirvana.

When i was 18, and in my last year of school, my life changed. One of my friends introduced me to The Cure. At first i was indifferent, i just saw them as some 80's pop group. I bought their Greatest Hits and after a few listens i though "wow this is ****ing cool", so then i became a huge Cure fan. This also led me to Joy Division and The Smiths, and most importantly i became open-minded about music.

When i started University my music taste continued to change. I started listening to metal less and less and getting more into alternative rock. I was now into Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies, Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine etc. I also got into post-rock bands like Sigur Ros, Slint, GY!BE, and Explosions In The Sky.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:38 AM   #105 (permalink)
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I think it's fair to say that a lot of people started listening to pop music as a kid..

i did anyways hahaha embarrasing but true i listened to a lot of pop songs like hanson and what not.. good thing i left to boarding school because then i started buying rock albums...

actually when i was in 4th grade i was listening to a lot of aerosmith and green day, just singing along w the lyric book.. then i moved onto pop god knows why..

during my preteen years smashing pumpkins, pearl jam, and van halen filled my ears up the most... after that my taste went crazy (due to the downloading craze on the net)..

i started listening to MOCK ORANGE (ie the greatest fkin band in the world) then Glassjaw.. Pavement, a lot of like pop punk, the hives, the strokes, thursday.. just general rocking stuff..

then like anyone else i think once you hit college ie above 18 you start listening to electronic music.... i started getting into electronic music in the summer after highschool.. then i started djing about 2-3 years after that.. first it was hip hop then it was break beats then it became house! now its whatever is on my table.. i listen to it!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow i listen to a lot of music hahaha thats it!
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:17 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Birth - 9th grade: gheeeeeyy music

10th - droping out: good music

That pretty much sums it up really.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:43 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Holy cow - this could take a while. Being the stat nerd I actually used to compile my favorites for everything & through the 80's I could statistically grade my favorites, so that showed how my tastes changed. But here goes from memory:

Early 1980s
Elementary School: Pop music of the time - Olivia Newton John, ELO, Kool & the Gang, Queen, Michael Jackson, Van Halen

6th Grade: I discovered Led Zeppelin. I started listening to music of the 60's & 70's, which at the time seemed to be of a totally different era but in hindsight I was only a few years separated. Rush, Foreigner, Who, Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Yes, Queen, Van Halen, ZZ Top, AC/DC.

7th Grade: I added metal to my repertoire - Twisted Sister, Ratt, Motley Crue. Otherwise I listened to even more 60's & 70's hard rock through junior high.

late 1980's
10th Grade: No more metal, I became sick of the hair metal acts like Bon Jovi. My music tasted softened some & broadened - Neil Young was replacing my favorite of Led Zeppelin.

11th Grade: Hanging out with the cool kids - developed more of an interest in 80's music for the first time: U2, REM, Drivin n Cryin, Smithereens, Edie Brickell New Bohemians, Sugarcubes as well as whatever a girl liked who I had a crush on - XTC & Red Hot Chili Peppers.

12th Grade: Interest went in 2 directions, I followed the trend of the time & listened to a lot of 60's music like Beatles & Rolling Stones but also Velvet Underground due to my greater interest in what was then alternative music at the time. Finally liked music that just a few years ago I would have labeled 'pussy music' such as Cure as well as more adventurous stuff like Dead Kennedys.

early 1990's
College: 3 big things: college radio station, living in a big city & the 1990's. Easily my most devoted & obsessed music period. Ran from 1990 through 1997. Slint, Guided by Voices, Sebadoh, Archers of Loaf, Superchunk, on & on

late 1990's
Working man, married, in my late 20's - I was no longer obsessed with music. I also started listening to more bands that were mimicing older music & otherwise becoming out of step of what was on college radio but still followed bands like Ween. Branched out to childhood music like bluegrass & old country, also to singer-songwriter music like Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt & John Prine. Also - started the more annoying music hobby that my wife & I enjoyed - 70's AM Gold (cheesy music).

mid 00's
Starting to listen to everything again - still finding some new music but also re appreciating older music like Kinks. By now - I am collecting all kinds of pop music of the 60's through today - from punk to R&B. Yeah, I'd say I know more than the average guy about all music & not just a specific music genre such as the case in the early 90's.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:26 PM   #108 (permalink)
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During the 90's, I didnt have internet and since I was a young kid with no job, all the music I liked were mainstream artists that came through the radio (Alanis Morissette, Nirvana, No Doubt, Offspring, Green Day, Blink 182etc...).In 2004.I got high speed internet, I discovered Nofx and started to listen to punk music, what started with Nofx, Pennywise, Rancid, Blink 182, I then discovered 1980's punk bands , I was listening to bands like Black Flag, Minor Threat, the Adolescents, The Germs and many more. This lasted until this year as I relistened to the Nevermind album bu Nirvana, it reminded me how great they were and started slowly listening to bands that influenced Kurt Cobain like the Beatles, Iggy Pop, Mudhoney, The Vaselines, Led Zepelin and now I listen to all kinds of rock music.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:15 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I haven't actually listened to music so many years...

0-14 years: Didn't like music. Music = ado
14 years: Green Day were the favourite.... 0.o
14,5 years 'til now: Iron Maiden and metal generally.. Some punk and rock as well.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:11 AM   #110 (permalink)
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0-12 - About the only songs I knew were movie soundtracks and the radio crap that all the kids at school listened to. Understandably, I didn't think much of music. At this stage in my life, anything as heavy as Elton John (!) qualifies as rock. Only the odd Beethoven sonata really did anything for me...

13-14 - Bob Dylan is God (or close to it). This opinion hasn't really changed. I try to force myself to like John Lennon and The Beatles. I inevitably return to Blood On The Tracks. I am convinced that there hasn't been any good music since the 60's.

14-16 - I got into Bruce Springsteen, Townes Van Zandt, and a few others. The first VU album blows me away, but I didn't like White Light/White Heat (at the time). I buy a few Jackson Browne albums on friends' recomendations, asking myself "Why am I listening to this !@#?"

16-19 - I discover the Doors and get blown away. I discover Elvis Costello, The Clash, and the Sex Pistols and file away the Doors albums in the basement, never to be played again. I am convinced that I was wrong about the 70's, but music's been dead since London Calling. The Queen Is Dead, Psychocandy, Apple Venus Vol. 2, Twice Upon A Time, etc. convince me that I was completely wrong about music being dead and that I should purge such idiotic opinions from my narrow mind. I listen to Crocodiles and wonder why I ever bothered to listen to Born In The USA.
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