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Old 12-15-2004, 11:42 AM   #1
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How has your musical taste changed?

Well, I was downloading my CD Collection into my iPod and realized that my musical tastes have changed quite a bit since the late eighties / mid-nineties (which is, basically, when I seriously got into music). Of course, U2 has always been there but I noticed some interesting trends in my CD collection:

1. I own 10 Erasure CDs, including 4 singles and maxi-singles Actually, the first CD I ever bought was "Chorus". Today, I can only bear their greatest hits (e.g., A Little Respect, etc.) and "The Innocents" which is, in my opinion, their best album. I should have stopped buying after "Wild".

2. I own 7 Roxette CDs, including 3 singles. I should have stopped buying after "Joyride".

3. I own 3 Technotronic CDs, even though they only released one real album (Pump Up The Jam) but I had to buy the remixes and re-remixes. Obviously, I should have only bought Pump Up The Jam (which is, by the way, a great dance record).

4. I own things I could not even play today, like Wreckx n'Effect (remember the "Rumpshaker" song), Kriss Kross (teenage rappers whose only hit was "Jump") and Mark Morrison (remember "Return of the Mack"). I guess most of this were impulsive purchases that I then regretted...

Does this happen in your CD collection as well? Has your musical taste changed? Do you own things that you would rather throw away today?

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Old 12-15-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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Well I can safely say I still hate prog rock.

Jazz I'm quite receptive to though, that's probably the big change. That and rap. Never thought I'd like those two when I first started listening to music.

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Old 12-15-2004, 12:08 PM   #3
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I like Radiohead is the biggest change i can thing off
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let's just say I bought cds at 12-13 that are not even worthy of the Garbage Can. More recently, after my U2 obsession died down a bit, I really got into harder old school punk (Ramones, Clash, NY Dolls, The get the picture).
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My taste in music is far more diversed since the 80s and 90s.
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Old 12-15-2004, 12:57 PM   #6
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In the past two years, I've gotten into more punk-influenced music rather than the goth stuff I've been hording around the last 10 years.
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:28 PM   #7
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Originally posted by MissVelvetDress_75
My taste in music is far more diversed since the 80s and 90s.
Yeah, I'm not sure if my tastes have changed much, or at all, but they have diversified incredibly.
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:39 PM   #8
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My musical tastes have broadened a bit...I'm enjoying the indie bands at the moment, mostly because mainstream music is soooo bad.

But I find myself listening and following the bands I grew up with in the 80s.
and later Pearl Jam.

The more my tastes change...the more they stay the same I guess.
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:52 PM   #9
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I got more into jazz and early blues--John Coltrane, Count Basie, Cole Porter, and Robert Johnson.

I also stopped listening to Pearl Jam.

But U2, well they are my constant companions. I seriously doubt we'll ever part ways.
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:53 PM   #10
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i used to like exlusively rap/r&b and hiphip and now i much prefer indie and brit rock/pop/whatever it's called today.
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I personally don't mind what I've heard by Erasure and Roxette thus far .

Anywho...ohhhhhh, yeah, my tastes have definitely changed. Back when I was about 14 years old or so, I got a Britney Spears single, and liked the Backstreet Boys (didn't actually own any of their CDs, but I liked the big radio hits). And I have a Spice Girls tape somewhere, too. Complete teenybopper phase then, yep.

Then when I was about 15, 16 years old, I started getting into classic rock (heh, talk about a turnaround, huh?). Still like classic rock-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were the first band that I REALLY got into, and I'll always love them-lots of great classic rock bands out there.

But within the last couple of years my tastes have become more centered around all the late 70s and 80s new wave music, too (and I have U2 to thank for that-I'd listen to the new wave music channels on TV in the hopes I'd hear their songs, and while I waited to hear U2, I also got to hear some other great music as well)-love the late 70s British punk stuff that I've heard, and I'm getting into bands whose music is akin to the type of music the Beatles did.

And I still love U2 as well . It's just really funny to look at how much my musical tastes have changed throughout my teen years and everything.

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Old 12-15-2004, 03:37 PM   #12
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growing steadily less mainstream, more diverse, more towards hardcore punk and oi music.
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A couple years ago I could name every single song that came on the top 40 station and now I can only name the ones that they were playing back then.
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Im progressively going further back in time. I have no idea whats on the radio / in the top ten.
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Originally posted by beli
Im progressively going further back in time. I have no idea whats on the radio / in the top ten.

i have no idea, either.

but i watched mtv/vh1 recently, and i know i'm not missing anything.
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Old 12-15-2004, 04:25 PM   #16
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Everything I used to hate, I love now. I'm finding a lot of merit in music I used to despise and ridicule: disco, old country, Patsy Cline, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Beach Boys, big band. And everything I used to love, I still love, but I'm finding more and more artifice in it and less and less genuine musical merit: Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Pixies, the Clash. I still love those bands, but as my collection of music expands, they become less and less important.
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A few years back, I was strictly into Indie rock, and non-commercial bands. Now, three years on, my favourite band is U2 (this was the biggest change), and I like some hiphop, r'n'b and pop too. I'm still mainly into indie rock, but my taste has diversified completely.
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Old 12-15-2004, 05:05 PM   #18
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I didn't really start listening to music until I turned 16 or so; and at first I listened to whatever was played on the commercial radio, your basic top 40 stuff. I used to enjoy Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, and all those big divas (who I cannot stand now). I also liked the 60-70s bands my Dad was into, which I still listen to.

Then with years I drifted towards more idiosyncratic, alternative stuff like Nick Cave & Bad Seeds, and lesser-known bands/artists. More recently I started to get into live jazz and what is referred to as "world music", and *gasp* country music as well. Although I still like a lot of mainstream pop like Kylie, Madonna, Robbie Williams, etc.

I could tell that my taste has changed when I recently put on the Manu Chao album I bought two years ago and couldn't stomach it back then, and absolutely loved it now,
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I used to listen to country. Well, I still do, but good country and not the shit they play on the radio.

Also, at some point, I didn't like the Beatles (!), and at another, I thought prog rock was pretty neat (!!).
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Old 12-15-2004, 06:23 PM   #20
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i've completely stopped caring about what's on the charts, largely because most of the stuff on the charts is complete and utter crappola.

i've diversified quite a bit. when i was a teenager back in the late 80s/early 90s, i was into punk and indie stuff (most of which was rather uncool before it became *ultra-cool*). now i listen to a lot of international stuff, acid jazz/ambient stuff. during my last years of university, i discovered the bliss of old big band and jazz crooners (great for breaking the horror of exam uber-stress). i'm less tolerant of crap, and more appreciate of uniqueness and atmosphere.

u2 has been the only constant in my musical tastes.

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