I've always liked a large mix and still do. Friends often comment on the fact that pressing random on my itunes will often end up going country > grime > 70s pop > Irish folk > power metal etcetc. I grew up listening to so much different music.
I grew up listening to my mum's favourite music - mainly from Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Kate Bush, New Order, etc. I remember that I used to hate them but about three years ago started to listen to them again and released how amazing they all were in comparison to most of today's ****.
well i never really listened to music properly until year 8... and by then all i was listening to was all the popular chart stuff up till mid year 10 when i had an obsession with a singer who's music wasn't really up there which lead me to listening to other unpopular artists, at first i was listening to just pop then it turned into pop rock and more rock-y stuff and then by yr 11 i guess i just listen to what i call 'good music', i don't care about the genre, if it's good in my terms then it's good, although tbh i barely listen to some genres like RnB, rap, hiphop, country... i actually listen to a range from Britney Spears to ADTR to Of Monsters And Men :P and i don't know many popular songs anymore (after my phase in year 9 of listening to the chart show 24/7), i only know the ones i hear in shops or on tv or something.
Below 10: Top 40, stuff like Busted, Vengaboys, S Club ect
10-14: My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Mindless Self Indulgence
15: The Kooks, Jack Penate, Noah and the Whale, Bombay Bicycle Club
Now (16-17): Laura Marling, Lucy Rose, Noah and the Whale, Jake Bugg basically folky stuff overall but also Friendly Fires and The Drums.
I'm interested in how it'll look in a few years time!
10-14: Basement Jaxx, Jamiroquai, XTC, Jeff Wayne, Moloko, Beethoven, Art Of Noise; 15-17: Bonobo, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy, Photek, Atjazz, Daft Punk, Cassius, Air, Muse, Infected Mushroom, 4hero, Spylab, Björk, Cake; 18: Orbital, Athlete, Squarepusher, Massive Attack, Radiohead, The Cure, UNKLE, Jeff Buckley, Boards of Canada, The Smiths, Herbert, Agoria, Kerri Chandler, Mr. Scruff, Goldie, Gil Scott-Heron, Franz Liszt; 19: Plaid, The Hacker, Anthony Rother, Drexciya, Nine Inch Nails, Portishead, DJ Shadow, Miss Kittin, The Beatles, Craig Armstrong, De La Soul, TM Juke, Grandaddy, Zero 7, Röyksopp, Alice Russell, Gotan Project, Justice, Phoenix; 20: Pan Sonic, Benjamin Biolay, Kano, Vex'd, Monolake, Recloose, Roy Ayers, Sister Sledge, Goldfrapp, Chic, 808 State, Blonde Redhead, Akira Yamaoka, Nitin Sawhney, Gym Class Heroes, Total Science, Sébastien Tellier; 21: Jimpster, Justin Martin, MC Solaar, Benga, Horsepower Productions, Spirit Catcher, Grant Nelson, Kate Bush, Ital Tek, Curved Air, Pink Floyd, Plan B, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Stateless, Edvard Grieg, Talking Heads, Kings Of Convenience; 22+: Classical, baroque, romantic, impressionistic, bebop, hard-bop, swing-jazz, jazz-rock, fusion, blues, breakcore, electro-funk, et cetera, ad nauseam.
Done this more out of curiosity than a desire to share, but now that I've written it, I may as well. Probably missing some influential stuff, but there's an awful lot down here anyway:
Young (8-11): Hip-hop/R&B/Garage (influenced by elder cousins, watching Kiss/MTV Base) – DJ Luck and MC Neat compilation tapes, Dr Dre, Jay-Z Snoop Dogg, Blackstreet Eminem, Pharell, Usher (mostly singles), Destiny’s Child (still great). 11-13: Hip-hop/Grime (watching Channel U) – Lethal B, Kano, Roll Deep, Sway, decided I wanted to try something new so asked a friend to borrow his CD collection. 14-15: ‘Music with guitars’ (reading the NME) – Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, The Libertines, Babyshambles The Kooks, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Jack Johnson, The Fratellis, Muse, Enter Shikari, got really into Radiohead towards the end of this period, which led to the next transition. 15-16: Started reading Pitchfork – Los Campesinos!, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, The Shins, Burial, Broken Social Scene, Laura Marling, Bright Eyes, Panda Bear, LCD Soundsystem, Kanye West, Spoon, Fleet Foxes, M.I.A, Bon Iver, Animal Collective. 16-17: Took this a bit further and started exploring the past a little: Pavement, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, The Smiths, The Velvet Underground, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Bob Dylan, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, M83, Arcade Fire. 17-18: Went through a little classical phase (which persists, but I’m not exploring at all): Beethoven, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Tallis, Wagner. Continued with the Pitchforky stuff for a bit; Why?, Girls, Granddaddy, Perfume Genius, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Deerhunter, Silver Jews, The Microphones, the xx. 18-19: Started Uni, but didn’t really expand/change in any way, just got into a few artists whose albums I’d accumulated but I’d never really listened to intensely - more catching up with myself than anything else: Wilco, Johnny Foreigner, Beach House, Slow Club, Xiu Xiu, Elliot Smith, Kanye West (again, but My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy hit hard), Sufjan Stevens, Gold Panda, James Blake, Four Tet, Mount Kimbie. Bit of a ‘slow year’, but managed to see a lot of the acts I’d grown to love live and had a bit of a consolidation year, changed quite a bit towards the end with a slow re-finding of hip-hop, Das Racist, Wu-Tang Clan (had listened to over the years, but went through a phase of around a month where all I listened to was Wu material). 19-20: This year. Lots of music taken in at rapid pace. Hip-hop big on the agenda: Clams Casino, A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean, Das Racist side-projects, Drake, How To Dress Well, Danny Brown, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Nas, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, Araabmuzik, Lupe Fiasco, Odd Future, Lauryn Hill, Common, Talib Kweli. A lot of other stuff too; Real Estate, Grimes, Washed Out, Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, The Walkmen, Japandroids, Toro Y Moi, Chromatics, Jai Paul. Plus a lot of new records from bands I was already into.
When I was a kid: Mainly what my parents listened to, a lot of 70s cheese plus 90s pop like Michael Jackson and M People. My first single was Michael Jackson's Earth Song. I also liked stuff like The Monkees and Electric Light Orchestra again through parents.
Teenage years: Started discovering modern music, stuff like Green Day, Scissor Sisters, Bowling for soup, also stuff like Oasis, Blur and other Britpop for nostalgia purposes. I remember it was also the time I started paying a lot more attention to chart music as well and there was quite a bit of alternative in the charts back then, so also stuff like Razorlight, The Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand etc.
Uni years: Surrounded by lots of new people meant a lot of new music was discovered, a lot of my uni mates were into acoustic so stuff like Newton Falkner, John Mayer, Jason Mraz as well as going fairly indie folk with stuff like Mumford and Sons, City and colour etc.
End of uni-present day: Began to really become passionate about music and discover loads of lesser known stuff myself so stuff like The Shins, The National, Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem, Portugal the man etc while at the same time really being into my more mainstream rock like Foo Fighters, RHCP, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Muse and the Manics. Generally a lot more open to discovering new music then I ever was and love it when I find a band or artist that I instantly like.
Young (8-12): Typical pop music, anything on the radio and TV from around 2003-2007 Young Teen (12-14): Japanese music. I started getting into a lot of anime (Soul Eater, Naruto, Death Note, Neon Genesis Evangelion). So I would go on a website and download all the opening and ending songs in full. Listened to the odd pop song on the radio. I had a growing interest in Lady Gaga. Teenager (14-16): There a lot of sections to this, so I'll put the dates: -Summer 2010: My immaculate conception in music taste. I discovered...THE BEATLES! After I bought The Beatles: Rock Band. Stopped listening to all the modern pop music on the radio and became a hardcore Beatles fan. -Winter 2011: Started listening to Jimi Hendrix. This and The Beatles would be all I listened to. -Summer 2011: Bought some Led Zeppelin, by the end of the summer I had all the studio albums for Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. My CD collecting had begun. -Summer/Autumn 2011: Started getting into live performances of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Bought all the live Led Zeppelin albums and some Jimi Hendrix (primarily the Winterland boxset). Discovered Pink Floyd, bought Dark Side of the Moon (no regrets, bought more Pink Floyd) -Winter 2011: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and AC/DC were constantly being listened to. Probably because their albums were some of my Christmas presents. -Spring 2012: Birthday approaches, start listening to The Doors and The Who (albums were my main birthday presents. Queen were starting to appeal to me, got their albums up to Jazz. Started bootlegging Led Zeppelin concerts and Queen concerts. -Summer 2012: Progressive Rock is starting to take hold of me, Genesis, Yes, Jethro Tull and Rush are all becoming essential listens to me now. However, Hard Rock such as Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple and Punk Rock such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Dead Kennedy's are catching my ears now. Only time will tell if I start to listen to them more.
I do still listen to the ones previously mentioned though (in the Teenager section, everything is just rubbish), just not as much. There are time periods when I start getting interested in listening to them again, but in more depth.
4 to 6 - Spice Girls, All saints etc
6 to 9 - all the cheesy pop stuff
9 to 11 - just mainstream pop
11 to 13 - Clubland
13 to 14 - urban/hip-hop
14 to 15 - emo/pop rock
15 to 16 - heavy metal/ alternative
16 to 17 - indie/ alternative
17 to present - indie/ heavy metal/ the occasional mainstream pop song/ alternative
~6: Korean music
6~9 Queen, ABBA, S Club, Busted, Korean music. You know the drill. I had no choice.
9~: Mainstream RnB, hip hop, anything on charts, Korean music
14: Discovered The Prodigy. Hurrah. Goes back to Korean music after about a year of hiatus.
15~16: Music taste develops properly. Actually bothers to discover new music. First time listening to Skrillex (14). Got into dubstep (I know, he is brostep), house, electro, DnB, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, M.I.A. (13) etc. I listen to classical as well as playing it. Started listening to 'indie' music a few months ago - properly. Still discovering new music while maintaining all the stuff I listened to before except lots of Kpop songs which I decided to get rid of since they weren't pleasing to my ears and also S Club, ABBA... Oh, and Korean hip hop, indie...
I still listen to a lot of the stuff I grew up with, and my taste is kind of...devolving I guess, the older I get the older the music I listen to gets. I really can't remember it all though.
Very young:I remember dancing to Moby aged about three or four. Young: Whatever my parents played - Talking Heads, Scritti Politti, Royksopp, Kings of Convenience, Joy Division, New Order, One Self, Chemical Brothers, Heaven 17, Zero 7, Basement Jaxx, Lemon Jelly, Morcheeba, Human League, The Beat, Madness Aged 10: I chose Moorcheeba, Cici Peniston, Lemon Jelly and Stereo MCs to have on a CD for my birthday. Aged 11: I got into Queen a bit, continued with whatever else my parents had. Still a lot of Talking Heads. Aged 13: My Chemical Romance, Pencey Prep, Mindless Self Indulgence, Panic! At The Disco and everything else Aged 15: The Wombats, Vampire Weekend, Paolo Nutini, The Zutons, The Hives, Whitest Boy Alive, Fight Like Apes, Aeorsmith, The Kinks, Lamb, The Beatles, The Smiths
Annnd currently aged 17 my iTunes & record collection looks a bit like this: Tom Tom Club, Nancy Sinatra, massively into The Beat, Herbie Hancock, Us3, Scritti Politti, Madness, My Chemical Romance, Jack White, Belbury Poly, Advisory Circle, The White Stripes, Human League, Amanda Palmer (<3), Dresden Dolls, Flight of the Conchords, Newton Faulkner, The Kinks, Lamb, Talking Heads, Bent, Baka Beyond, Basement Jaxx, Mr Hudson & The Library, New Young Pony Club, The Beatles, Blondie, Death Cab For Cutie, Julia Holter, Sufjan Stevens, Friendly Fires, David Byrne, Pipas, The Police, Eurythmics, The Smiths, Stereo MCs
At the moment I really love library music (Resonance FM's The OST show) as well as the odd bit of jazz/swing/folk.
My first music memory is hearing Morrissey on The Jonathon Ross Show.
My earliest band CD's include amongst others The Supermen Lovers, The Darkness, Robbie Williams, Morrissey, U2, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Basement Jaxx, David Gray, Keane and Jamiroquai.
During college years, I found BBC 6 Music so naturally I cottoned onto some eclectic stuff including The Residents, Aphex Twin, Mika, Kraftwerk, Sparks, MGMT, Parliament/Funkadelic, The Clash, Madness, Amadou et Mariam, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Gorillaz, The Fall, The Smiths, The White Stripes, Bombay Bicycle Club, Beirut, CSS etc...
During uni I also got into classical, relaxing music and ambient stuff such as Brian Eno and Autechre and then with BBC Radio 2 on a fair bit I mellowed into liking more popular things than my earlier 'I want to be different' pretentious self such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Rumer, Adele, Amy Winehouse, New Musik, The Carpenters, David Essex, The Who, Scott Walker, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Human League, The Temptations, Smoove and Turrell and Eliza Doolittle to name but a few.
spice girls & other pop chart bull**** --> sum 41 --> metallica / slayer / iron maiden etc. and metal in general --> pearl jam / alice in chains --> sublime/ mad caddies/matisyahu / other ska-punk-reggae stuff in general --> psytrance/dubstep/DnB --> tool / bonobo (my two current obsessions)
missed out loads of stuff no doubt but still listen to all of that stuff after sum41
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