|01-27-2011, 03:29 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Midland, MI
sometimes I don't thrill you
sometimes I think I'll kill you
just don't let me fuck up will you
'cause when I need a friend it's still you
|01-28-2011, 12:33 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Okay, let's see...
80s pop. I found this "Fantastic 80s" compilation album we had at home and for the first time I started to enjoy to music. I had no idea what Wham! and Rick Astley were saying, but it didn't stop me from singing along! Later I, by chance, found this cassette with Billy Joel's River Of Dreams on it. It was lying out in the car, and whenever I was sitting in the passenger's seat, I played it. My parents must have really hated it after a while.
I discovered soul music, and southern soul has remained one of my favorite genres of music until this very day. I mean, could there be anything more awesome than In The Midnight Hour, Knock On Wood, Stand By Me and (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay? No way! My parents also bought me a Ray Charles compilation album, and, as you can see on my last.fm page, he's still one of my favorite artists.
Nothing much happened, really. I started to listen to some classic rock and stuff.
15 (a year ago) - present
My interest in music really started growing. Before Christmas 2009 I decided to start being more of an album-oriented listener. And so I also came to the conclusion that I should start to collect my own CDs. Since then my taste in music has expanded a lot, I listen to a lot of jazz and classical music as well. Still, there's lots of music for me to discover. Electronic music, for instance, is a genre I have absolutely no clue about.
|01-29-2011, 03:00 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
not everyone can make it to the pros,
some rise to the top, others down low.
|01-30-2011, 06:43 AM||#24 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
|01-30-2011, 07:38 AM||#25 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Age four: Whatever dad was listening to
And that included his Fatboy Slim CDs. I would force him to put them on because I thought they were the best. I didn't really have a musical taste apart from that, i guess. I kind of remember liking that Barbie Girl song.
Age five: Dayvan discovers Pink Floyd
I got tired of Fatboy slim after a while and decided to see what else dad was listening to. At the time he was listening to Pink Floyd and /i was suddenly obsessed with them. My favourite album was Animals and I always sat down with my gameboy and my DSOTM tshirt listening to Sheep on repeat.
Age Six: Dayvan finds her cousin's happy hardcore CD
This was a bad period of my musical life. I actually like happy hardcore. I'd rather not talk about this because I'm too embarrassed. I stopped listening to pink floyd and picked up Children Of The Night instead :/
Age seven: Dayvan's dad moves to alberta, turns towards mom for music
That's also the year that Hot Hot Heat's song Bandages was all over MuchMusic and the radios. I was OBSESSED with that song. I used to sing it really off-key with mom because she knew that I really liked Hot Hot Heat. I also liked the Walkmen and The White Stripes, and used to beg mom to play We've Been Had for me.
Age Eight: Dayvan discovers Tegan And Sara
This is when I started to formulate my own taste in music. I listened to Tegan and Sara and I started to formulate my own taste in music, but I still clung to the rock bands my mom listened to in the past.
Age Ten: Dayvan Tries to fit in
Now, I started to be uncool at the age of ten. I started to lose interest in tegan and sara and started liking whatever was on the radio. and halfway through this phase, I just stopped caring and moved on, and started liking the music I liked when I was eight again.
Age Eleven: Dayvan discovers BOC and Battles
I was surfing around on youtube one day, and I noticed that there was this almost magical song playing in the background of some guy talking about video games or something. It was full of twinkly guitars and sharp drum machines and I instantly fell in love with it. I soon found out that the song was called Dayvan Cowboy and it was by Boards Of Canada and I began searching for more of their albums. Once I wasted half of the year drooling over them, I decided to check out the people on their label. Well, Battles just released an album and the amount of hype that was going on made me want to check it out. When I heard it, I didn't like it. It was atonal, it was weird, and it wasn't conventional. I put it down for about a month and then I decided to try it again. I gave it a listen, and I finally got it. They had this technical, complicated and unusual sound that intrigued me, and I kept going deeper into it and I thought it was the best thing since sliced cheese!
Age 12 or 13 or something: Dayvan checks out Animal Collective
I was listening to CBC Radio One and they were going on about the best albums of 2010. I turned it on and I heard Animal Collective's song "Summertime Clothes" and instantly fell in love with it. I started exploring more "best of '09' albums and I found out about **** Buttons. Their album Tarot Sport blew me away, and I kept exploring more and more music
Age 13 (pt. 2): Dayvan lets go of her indie rawk past and finds new artists.
This is when I stopped caring about Hot Hot Heat and Tegan and Sara and moved on. I was looking forward to discovering new artists and in order to do that, I needed to let go of the past.
Age 14 (present): Dayvan steps out of her comfort zone
I'm listening to music that eleven year old me could never appreciate. I evolved musically in a manner that was fortunate, and I can now tolerate louder, more complex, more abrasive music. So, I'm lucky that evolved that way instead of giving in and listening to The Stills or something.
that is the end.
I AM A DEAF CON OF ANGORA GOATS
|01-30-2011, 03:48 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Right i'll give this a shot:
I don't think i really cared that much about music, i was too interested in football, cars and silly stuff. When i did listen to music it was just what ever came on the radio that stood out to the ears of a young fecker.
My affair with music starts here. My sister and i learned how to tape songs off the radio and i started to listen to stuff like Oasis, Blur, Stereophonics, U2, Travis and Ocean Colour Scene as well as compilations such as Now That's What I Call Music.
Now the real fun begins. Having grown tired of those chart rock bands, and on becoming an angsty teen, i felt the need to listen to something a bit louder and more rebellious. And my idea of loud and rebellious was, erm, Green Day, Sum 41, Blink 182, Papa Roach, Korn, Feeder and Nirvana (I still listen to Nirvana to this day). I also used to watch Kerrang! tv a lot.
Zero goes somewhat metal. My discovery of Metallica led me to bands like Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Slayer, Pantera, Machine Head etc. I also started to grow my hair long, wear rock t-shirts and hoodies along with silly baggy jeans and skate shoes and just hang around town and skate. Also during this period i discovered bands like Jimmy Eat World, Funeral For A Friend, Finch, Lostprophets, AFI (who were my favourite band for about 2 years, grunge bands like Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam. I also used to listen The Strokes, The White Stripes, RHCP and QOTSA for a while.
In my last year of school my friend introduced me to The Cure, getting into them opened me up to another world of music. When i started college i got into more indie and alternative rock stuff like the Smashing Pumpkins (who are still my favourite band to this day), Pixies, Joy Division and The Smiths among others. I still listened to quite a bit of metal during this period and i started listening to Mastodon, Opeth and Tool.
I really started to branch out into different styles of music in the past few years, mainly thanks to this fine establishment. I started getting into electronic stuff like Air, Massive Attack, Boards Of Canada, The Chemical Brothers etc. My biggest musical discovery though was shoegaze and although i had heard My Bloody Valentine before, i really came to my senses as to what they were doing and they blew my mind. This lead me to bands like Slowdive, Ride, Pale Saints etc. Indie and alternative still play the biggest part in my musical taste although i have ventured further underground, always looking for something new, and if i was to list out bands i've discovered in recent years i could be here all night.
|01-30-2011, 06:27 PM||#27 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
I remember listening to what was currently big at the time along with some music my family introduced me to. Back Street Boys, Lou Bega, Eifel 65 and The Police filled up this time.
I was introduced to classic rock through the radio. I was convinced that no music except music from circa '60 - '70 were considered 'real' music. Methinks everyone goes through this phase at least once in there life. It was very typical of me to be listening to Queen, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rolling Stones and CCR at this time.
During high school my tastes changed drastically. I don't know what happend, but I got into Nirvana my sophmore year then I liked Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails for awhile. Then near my junior, senior year I really got into Radiohead which in turn got me turned onto more electronica after hearing Kid A. Then I jumped all over Indie music such as The Shins and Arcade Fire and still listen to classic rock occasionally Pink Floyd being a favorite along with the first band I actually liked The Doors. Then underground psychedelia/prog Chrysalis, Love, Emerson Lake and Palmer ect. And right now I'm discovering new music of different genre's all the time.
|04-04-2011, 03:42 AM||#28 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Then And Now: Describe Your Music-Loving History
6-10 I listened to pop groups like the Spice Girls, B-witched and S-Club 7. I then discovered The Rock Radio Station and discovered groups like Metallica, Black Sabbath and more.
At 13 I remember walking my nana's cats after granddad had died and really got into dance music and the club mixes on Saturday nights. I listened to my cassettes where I taped them with remixes by Kyle Minogue and The Eurythmics.
The Nu Metal thread reminded me of all the bands I've out grown. For example when I was 14-15 I was a huge Korn, Manson, Arch Enemy, Blink 182 and CKY fan. I went through a stage of trashy rock (anti-pop) but developed into some more sophisticated rock by 16, such as the Stones, Uriah Heep, Cream, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd. I think my main reason for the more heavier/angrier music was to coincide with my rebellious nature. Later on I felt more connected to music that spoke to the soul not just to the mind.
From 17-19 I was a big fan of English groups like Oasis and U2, and began to really get into electronica such as Fat Boy Slim and Robert Miles. 90's Techno/house was my main collection. Of course I was always into the mainstream stuff that my dad put me onto from his days of rocking out.
Now (23) I'm still collectively into the 60/70/80's rock but my dominant taste is for electronica groups such as Deadmau5, Aphex Twin, Daft Punk and many others (just mentioning the well known ones). I have gained a huge appreciation for my native music which largely dominates my journal particularly in the dub/reggae/roots/drum and bass scene which I believe are some of the world's best. Fat Freddy's Drop is a great example which I know many members on here agree with. I have also dabbled in Jazz (Sadly only Miles Davis), Classical (Mozart, Beethoven and other composers), French (Julien Dores, Edith Piaf) and more alternative music (E.g. Placebo, Muse).
I would like to continue exploration of indie music which I do enjoy and other crazy alternative groups. I am a big fan of trip hop and groups like Crystal Castles which I can't even figure out what sub group they belong to. I've also been exploring older hip hop music like Notorious BIG and Tupac. LOVE BIG.
Edited due to seeing past content.
|04-09-2011, 05:28 AM||#29 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NY baby
lol I have about three or four Tony Hawk soundtracks myself. Most of the punk bands i know from the past or liked are on those soundtracks.
Fame, fortune, power, titties. People say these are the most crucial things in life, but you can have a pocket full o' gold and it doesn't mean sh*t if you don't have someone to share that gold with. Seems simple. Yet it's an important lesson to learn. Even lone wolves run in packs sometimes.
|04-09-2011, 05:52 AM||#30 (permalink)|
Live by the Sword
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
something like this:-
1-4 - 60s rock - Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tommy James & The Shondells, Ventures, etc
5 - 7 - 70s Chinese pop - Teresa Teng, Wang Ching Yuen, Fei Yi Ching, Liu Wen Zhen
8 - 11 - disco (Funkytown, Ring My Bell, Dance, Little Lady, Dance), ABBA, Grease soundtrack, Bee Gees
12 - 15 - synthpop - Duran Duran, OMD, HUman League, British Top 20, NWOBHM - Iron Maiden
16 - 18 - JAMC, Smiths, Talking Heads, Velvet Underground, extreme metal - Carcass, Napalm Death
19 - 21 - Ramones, rap (Public Enemy, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest), early Madchester (Happy Mondays, Stone Roses), hair metal, Chinese pop
22 - 25 - mostly indie Britpop, NIN, Stooges, The Who, The Kinks
26 - 30 - Drake, Van Morrison, Gram Parsons, Byrds, mostly folk-rock and country-rock
31 - 35 - didn't really get into anything, wasn't buying CDs cos was in a pretty bad patch, but did check out Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and Mew
36 - 40 - eclectic, but mostly Beefheart, prog, post-hardcore, melodic death metal, jazz-rock
Last edited by Howard the Duck; 04-09-2011 at 12:21 PM.