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Old 24-06-2009, 18:22   #16
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Early to mid teens: Eminem, Dre and all that shit.

Mid to late teens: Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Blink 182, Millencolin

Early to mid twenties: Muse, Radiohead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age

Funnily enough the ska-punk part of my life was triggered by Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. Superman by Goldfinger. I bought one of their albums (I remember it coming from Amazon when I got home at silly o'clock from a United match) and it all took off from there.

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Old 24-06-2009, 18:54   #17
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In the 90's I listened to Oasis, Blur, Pulp, R.E.M., David Bowie, U2, Pink Floyd for the most part, due to my dad listening to them in the house or in the car. However, my first cassette was PJ & Duncan - Let's Get Ready to Rhumble and I had a few other pop singles like Eiffel 65 and Phats & Small.

From around 1999/2000 I discovered bands like Nirvana, The Offspring, Green Day, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, mainly because my friends listened to them. After a few years I started listening to punk/ska bands like Less Than Jake, spunge, King Prawn, Reel Big Fish, Rancid etc. but mainly Less Than Jake.

Since then I've broadened my musical horizons and I listen to all kinds of genres from hip-hop to heavy metal to classical music.
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Old 24-06-2009, 20:17   #18
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age 11-13 (2000-2002) Was into dance, trance etc as my brother was into it. I can't remember any of my favourite songs or DJ's.

age 13-15 (2002-2004) I got into rap, mainly because one of my mates was into it a lot. Artists I listening to a lot that I can remember were Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg etc.

age 15-20 (2004-present) Rock. I would probably say my other brother influenced me on rock and I first started listen to indie rock like The Killers, Razorlight, The Kooks etc then I moved onto more post-grunge/hard rock, southern rock and alternative metal bands such as Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Buckcherry, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Saving Abel, 3 Doors Down, Three Days Grace. I still listen to a variety of rock genres ranging from The Fray to Five Finger Death Punch.
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Old 24-06-2009, 20:34   #19
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This will be boring for almost all of you :|. Its pretty accurate though not perfect as I can't always be sure what order I discovered certain bands in.

Stage 1 The Police, various other classic 70s, 80s and early 90s hits

Stage 2 Jazz (based around rock elements as opposed to typical, classic saxophone jazz) plus all elements of stage 1

Stage 3 Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Tool, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Silverchair, Foo Fighters (all grunge or alternate rock) plus stage 2

Stage 4 Helmet, Quicksand (post-hardcore), Jamiroquai (acid jazz/funk) plus all of stage 3 excluding Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Silverchair

Stage 5 Failure (alternative rock), Gob, Treble Charger (punk), Veruca Salt (alternative rock) plus all elements from stage 4

Stage 6 Roni Size (drum & bass), Way Out West (house) and various other house and electronica plus all elements from stage 5

Stage 7 Earthtone9 (alternative metal) and Aphex Twin/AFX (electronica) plus all elements of stage 6

Stage 8 Filter (alternative rock), Isis, Mouth of the Architect, Rosetta, Tombs, Zodiak (post-metal) plus all elements of stage 7 excluding Roni Size and Way Out West

Stage 9 Shedloads of progressive house and deep house acts including Jaytech, Jerome Isma-Ae, Interplay, Electrobios, David West, Office Gosisp plus Deadmau5 (electro), hed kandi and various elements from stage 8

*NOW* Stage 10 Uplifting trance including Tritonal and Nitrous Oxide plus almost all elements of stage 9 (progressive house, deep house, hed kandi, electro, post-metal, alternative rock, post-hardcore, jazz, 70s and 80s classics)

Stage 11 Fuck knows what's coming next.
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Old 24-06-2009, 20:47   #20
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Well it wasn't all that bad Sweey. Seeing your post reminded me to get some Filter.
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Sweey do you like venetian snares?
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Aged 11-13 I listened to Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Blink-182, Slipknot and all the like. I even had a Limp Bizkit hoodie. Good Lord. I still have a few Slipknot and Blink 182 songs on my iPod.

14-16 I mainly listened to 80s music (mostly pop) non-stop thanks to Vice City, Eminem, Dr. Dre, The Game, 50 Cent and even some dance music. I had a Club Land album for the love of Christ.

17-19 I went through a "Old music is superior, modern music is shite" period. It was basically nothing but "Dad rock" and the GTA soundtracks for quite a while.

A few months before I turned 20 I was pointed into the direction of Modest Mouse, Neutral Milk Hotel, MGMT and Justice. The last two made me wake up a little and I changed my view on modern music and I went back and listened to a few bands I missed when they were "hot." I'll listen to pretty much anything now, but still have a preference for Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Doors and the like. Modest Mouse are up there though. Definitely in my top 10.
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Old 24-06-2009, 20:56   #23
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Nope. There's obviously a wide array of talent there but it isn't my thing.

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Ha! I like the ODD bit of rap but have always found it inaccessible as a genre or even by artists despite getting recommendations of albums to try from various individuals.

Hopefully my post partly explains why I'm quite so intolerant of certain bands I don't like.
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From reading a lot of the members' tastes, rap comes into the lives from an like the early teens, I guess that helped a lot of us how to swear and become familiar with common slang. Well, rap and the GTA series.

I'd love to hear Dragonfly's music evolution.
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Well maybe it was just me but I thought everyone learned all these swear words before your teens. I was a foul mouthed little bastard when I was like 6-years-old.
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1983-90 : It Began In Africa (Pre-England)

Before the family came over to England in 1990, all I can remember listening to is Michael Jackson; Boney M; 'Maggie May' by Rod Stewart; 'Walk Of Life' by Dire Straits; some disco - my mum used to say 'I Feel Love' by Donna Summer was my song; and Eritrean Music.

Song of the period : Donna Summer - 'I Feel Love'


1990-94 : Untutored Youth (Primary School)

Still plenty of Michael Jackson. I even had a black leather jacket. My brothers, cousins and I used to imitate him. Apart from that, there were no specific artists or genres I listened to, just what was in the charts and TOTP, especially one-hit-wonders. Does anyone remember the ITV Chart Show? You had charts for about five different genres. It was class. I remember it being "hosted" or voiced-over, to be more accurate, by Pat Sharp. I think it was also sponsored by Twix.

'There She Goes' by The La's was one of the first songs I remember hearing in England. Meatloaf's 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)' was probably one of the songs I couldn't get enough of. Mc Hammer and Vanilla Ice got me running and Madona's 'Vogue' got me boxing my head in. I loved 'The Whole Of The Moon' by Waterboys and other re-releases that I really got in to were 'It Must Be Love' by Madness, 'Young At Heart' by Bluebells and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen.

Song of the period : Meatloaf - 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)'


1994-99 : And I Was A Boy From School (Secondary School)

The fanaticism with Michael Jackson started to fade in my first year of secondary school and ended by the time I took my GCSEs. I still like the classics from the first three albums, though. Pop/chart music and one-hit wonders still made up the majority of my musical education. Scatman John was probably the most impersonated singer in my class. I started watching the Eurovision song contest. I liked some of the boy bands - Take That, East 17 and Boyzone would be the only three I can remember. I actually own a best of CD by Boyzone, which I only bought a few years ago. It's good. However, the first album I ever bought was 'Boombastic' by Shaggy, on casette. This was actually a purchase made in error. I bought it thinking I was only getting the single. I've since recorded over it.

The Brit Pop scene, which I understand is celebrating it's 15th birthday, was gaining popularity at a high velocity. Oasis was in your face, blur were prancing around you and Cocker pointed at you. Apart from Oasis, I was not a huge fan of anyone in particular during that period and did not buy any of their albums, but I did buy Now That's What I Call Music 33, which had a fantastic track listing. TWO OASIS TRACKS! Click here for the track listing; some great bit of nostalgia, especially the last track and Luniz. 'Guiding Star' by Cast is probably the song of the period. I even sang it for someone and he recorded it on his (then brand new) dictaphone. I never consciously had any favourite genres or artists during this period, if I heard anything I though was good, I enjoyed it without looking any further in to the artist.

Song of the period : Cast - 'Guiding Star'


1999-2001 : Narrow Minded Social Club (Sixth Form & College)

It was only the last few months leading up to my GCSEs that I started getting in to a particular genre of music, which in this case was Indie/Rock/Alternative. During the previous period, I predominantly listened to Capital FM, which, due to the booming Brit Pop scene, played music I enjoyed. As Brit Pop faded, plastic pop was choking my ears and hip-hop was taking a turn for the worse. My dad used to listen to Heart FM in the car and when I got my new cassette/radio player - which I actually bought primarily for my Spanish oral exams - I used to listen to Heart. They mostly played old songs and classics from the past few years. I used to tune from Capital to Heart, but then I stumbled upon Virgin and Xfm. These two stations, at the time, were rock-focused. This is when I really started to follow and take interest in a genre. I officially became an "indie kid", despite hating the label. These two stations would provide the soundtrack of my late teens.

Although I had already shown appreciation and familiarity with the major commercially successful Indie bands/music from the Brit Pop era, they had a more juvenile sound. I discovered a more mature sound in Radiohead, in particular. However, maybe I'm confusing maturity with darkness, because I started to listen to Placebo, Nirvana, R.E.M., blur's post-Brip Pop music, etc. The first album I bought since Now 33 was 'Performance & Cocktails' by Stereophonics, which, to this day, is still one of my all-time favourites. I had also bought a Walkman. With these two purchases, I went through an embarrassing stage where I would sing the album wherever I went...even in the courtyard of the church I used to attend; after mass, of course.

The sixth form common room had a hi-fi and there used to be battles over who got to listen to their music. You had the garage kids, grungie mungies and indie kids. At the time, everyone was very narrow-minded and snobbish about anything different to their music, but then 'Kid A' by Radiohead came out and blew everyone's minds. There were no rules left to break. It was truly a period of discovery. My parents bought an Arab satellite service, which showed German music channels. This is where I discovered Muse, in late 1999. The video for 'Muscle Museum' was miserable, but I loved the song. I bought the album at the next available moment and played it to my mates. This was the first time I ever introduced a band to people and I felt like the John Peel of the school. There was a band in my year at 6th form and a bunch of us used to hang out in the drama hall watching them rehearse and messing about on the school drum set, which we managed to break. It was a very pseudo-bohemian environment.

This was actually an underrated time for music, in my view. The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse (first two albums), Badly Drawn Boy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Doves, Idlewild, Elbow, Starsailor and White Stripes all released their debut albums. You also had the following awesome releases: 'Xtrmntr' by Primal Scream (in my opinion, one of the best of all time); 'Golden Greats' & 'Music Of The Spears' by Ian Brown; 'Performance & Cocktails' by Stereophonics; 'The Man Who' by Travis; 'Kid A' by Radiohead; 'Discovery by Daft Punk '; 'All Is Dream' by Mercury Rev and 'Play' by Moby.

Song of the period : Badly Drawn Boy - 'Magic In The Air'


2002-06 : Darts Of Pleasure (Height Of Musical Interest)

This stage was, without doubt, the period where I actively tried to discover as much new music as I could. I started going to gigs and even bough a guitar. The internet, particularly Myspace, was a key tool in quenching my thirst. Even though, to start with, I was still focusing mostly on "Indie and alternative" (British) music, I eventually widened my horizons. I was more aware of and appreciated different genres, but still nowhere near to the same degree as Indie. With programs like Later...With Jools Holland, the Mercury Music Prize, Xfm's new music show, and HMV's free HMV Playlist compilations (with selected new albums), I discovered excellent music in Dizzee Rascal, M.I.A, The Streets, Asian Dub Foundation, The Rapture, Hal, Keane, Kings Of Convenience, Honeyroot, Richard Hawley, Sigur Ros, Hot Chip. Some of these bands may not be too dissimilar to the earlier stuff I listened to, but albums like 'Kid A' and 'Xtrmntr' showed me rock and roll and music doesn't have to be played exclusively in a band consisting of a drummer, bassist, guitarist and singer.

However, my favourite music of the era was still the Indie/Rock/Alternative that had developed over the years. Kasabian, The Libertines, Kings Of Leon, Cooper Temple Clause, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, British Sea Power, The Cribs, Bloc Party, Delays, Electric Soft Parade, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Futureheads, Franz Ferdinand, The Go! Team, Hope Of The States, Clor, Interpol, The Killers (first album only), Snow Patrol, 22-20s, Art Brut, Jim Noir, The Others, Nine Black Alps, concluded with the inception of Arctic Monkeys' careers. That 2004-06 was just full of media hype, pumping out great new band after great new band. It was an exciting time for fans of that music.

These modern artists (and those I listened to in the last period) directed me to their influences from decades gone, such as Stone Roses, The Smiths, The Beatles, Joy Division, New Order, Rolling Stones, De La Soul, Marvin Gaye, Kraftwerk, The Kinks, Chemical Brothers, Paul Weller and The Jam, Louis Armstrong, Television, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Durutti Column, David Bowie, Blondie, Nirvana, Pixie, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed and Velvet Underground, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, etc. Again, technology aided me in developing my music knowledge with the aid of P2P services. There were some music I couldn't legally acquire, so file sharing had to be exploited. Almost everything passing my ears was good.

Song of the period : Kasabian - 'Club Foot'


2007-09 : Hung In A Bad Place (Waning Interest)

This period wasn't as bad as the subtitle may suggest, but I just felt the quality of song-writing was deteriorating and bands were becoming more self-aware of their popularity and/or falling foul to the hype machine. There was still a healthy amount of good music, but a lot of it became generic and boring. Any interest I had in most new bands was ephemeral. I was depending on the old guard to produce the goods, which Oasis and Radiohead did with 'Dig Up Your Soul' and 'In Rainbows'. I also saw both bands play live for the first time during this time. I also found myself looking across the Atlantic for anything stimulating. British music was becoming stale.

America was producing exciting music. I found myself listening to Cold War Kids' debut 'Robbers & Cowards' incessantly. 'Hang Me Up To Dry' and 'Hospital Beds' were two of the outstanding tracks of the decade, let alone the year. Fantastic. Around the same time, LCD Soundsystem release 'Sound Of Silver' and The National put out 'Boxer'. Again, these would be up there as two of the best albums of the decade. Although these two bands weren't exactly new, my obsession with discovering exciting new British talent blinded (or deafened) me from discovering all the good that was out there. To add to the American invasion, Kings Of Leon came back with their brilliant third album 'Because Of The Times'. They took a new, more experimental (for them) turn and provided us with, arguably their best record. There was also the forgotten Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, who released 'Baby 81', a modern rock classic, which was even better when played live. Then you have 'Oracular Spectacular' by MGMT, Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut, (Santa)Santigold, Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, but it still is nothing in comparison to the periods passed (in terms of quantity of quality). Perhaps I'm just bored and disillusioned with modern music.

With this disenchantment in new talent, I've found myself reverting back to the stages during my school days. I'm enjoying a lot of music from solo female pop artists, such as Ladyhawke, La Roux, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Little Boots, Katy Perry. I'm even liking Take That again! However, despite this, I still see that there are still signs of hope for new British music, as well as new music in general, with the likes of The Horrors, The Maccabees and Glasvegas releasing follow-up and debut albums, respectively, in recent times. I'm sure there is a lot of new good stuff out there, it's just a matter of looking in the right places and patience. Bombay Bicycle Clubs' long awaited debut is coming out in a few weeks and I have a lot of hope and faith that they'll be a great new band for a long time to come.

Song of the period : MGMT - 'Time To Pretend'


2010- : Tomorrow Never Knows (The Future)

If my hopes for continuous great music bears no fruit, then maybe 2012 is going to be the end of the world.



I'd love to list all the artsist and songs I've liked, but you guys would have been scrolling for a fair few minutes. I know I haven't covered everything, but that'll have to do.
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The ITV chart show, you mean CD:UK??
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