|04-09-2011, 12:18 PM||#32 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: (Near) London, England
Up to the age of around 10 I listened to a combination of whatever my parents listened to, whatever music was on WWF wrestling (although I only heard it on WWF programs and games) and video game music.
Then I found Nu Metal, mainly because Limp Bizkit had a song on the Mission Impossible film that I liked, and then had another song that was used by The Undertaker again on WWF wrestling. I also found UK garage, because alot of kids I hung around with were big fans of it. This would have been at around 11 years old, and lasted a year or two.
At 13 IIRC I started to listen to hip hop alot more, outside of the few songs I was hearing on the radio. Stuff like Nas, Notorious BIG, 2Pac, NWA etc. This carried on for the last few years of secondary school, with my hip hop knowledge expanding further and further.
Then I stopped paying much attention to music, I was getting jaded with alot of the hip hop I was hearing, it all felt like the same stuff over and over again just with a different person with the chains and throwback jerseys on. This was between the age of 16 and 17, but didnt last longer than 6 months at the most at which point during an afternoon of music channel hopping I saw Slayer's Seasons In The Abyss video. That was it for me, I straight away started looking for more videos by Slayer, but they were rare. So I bought the album instead, and then RIB and SOH as well and went from there. I discovered and developed a taste for death metal and black metal as well, and soon became an elitist that would only listen to metal.
Then at 21, so last year, I met a girl who was wonderful to hang around with, and I had so much fun talking to her. But she didnt like the same music as me. I started to be a bit more tolerant of other people's music tastes because of her, and ended up listening to all of the music I had previously listened to before on top of all of the metal I now liked because thats where music conversations with her inevitably led.
So I am at the point now, where I like what I like, and dont really care what anyone else likes anymore. There are only two types of music to me now, good and bad.
|04-09-2011, 02:47 PM||#33 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quite a few stages
1 Music of childhood. Overheard on radio, didn't know the name of the songs often but melodies stuck with me. 70s
2 Chart music period, first half of the 80s. Listened to chart music and loved it.
3 Mid 80s to early 90s - Listened to classical music.
4 Mid 90s up to 2000. Listened to far more older popular music. Listened through classic albums and works of great songwriters. Looked at a bit of jazz and still some classical as well (such as the complete Beethoven, Mozart and Bach).
5 2000s The internet age. Now I hungered after music from all over the world. Mainly concentrated on older music from places. Looked at quite alot of Japanese and Korean music, looked in depth at past US (including pre-war) and British chart music. Looked at countries from all continents but particularly the far east, Europe and South America.
Six years or so ago looked in depth at italo disco
Five years or so ago looked at alot of modern classical music / and experimental / modern jazz music.
3/4 years ago started really getting into modern Thai music.
Looked at more of the music on blogs, particularly 70s music such as singer-songwriters.
end of last year and this year - started exploring in depth music of the 2000s, also started to catch up more with 90s music. Greatly increasing my exploration of albums and my understanding of many different genres of popular music.