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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 11:56 AM
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When does your taste in music 'stop'?
For the longest time my taste in music stopped in the 80's or early 90's. I honestly had not heard any new music from that point forward. After we got the treadmill and I started using it more I grew weary of my playlist. One of the people on Sparkpeople.com posted a message asking what music motivates you when you walk/workout? I started looking at the lists and not recognizing a lot of music. So went to Youtube and started checking out some songs such as:

My First Kiss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYC2FUutdKA&ob=av2e by 3OH3

Remedy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdqerXrwXE&ob=av2e by Little Boots

Rolling In The Deep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw&ob=av2e by Adele


So I'm grateful to find out that my music really DIDN'T stop in the 80's. Just took a hiatus.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 12:07 PM
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1. 70s & 80s & 90s then hiatus with exceptions.
Edited on Tue Nov-15-11 12:08 PM by Liberal Veteran
Mostly I have gone toward alternatives in 2000s such Interpol, Muse (fairly mainstream), dark ambient, drone.....
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 12:11 PM
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2. My playlists are heavy on 80s (Cure, etc.), but I'm enjoying a lot of new music
I listen to a station here in Portland that plays "alternative" music from the 80s through today, so it's perfect for me. (I'm 45.)

A few songs I like that came out within the past few years:

The High Road by Broken Bells:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mkr19RSG6k

Swim Until You Can't See Land by Frightened Rabbit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzjERZU3wbY

Lost in My Mind by The Head and the Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjoA4nYBD5U&ob=av2e

Whirring by The Joy Formidable
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2BUEzdjfpY

And End Has a Start by The Editors (has an Echo & the Bunnymen feel to me)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cov-xFYmYyU&ob=av2n
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:11 PM
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13. such a good list. I am in love with music these days
It has been a while since I was so interested in New Music.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:14 PM
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14. Thanks. Me too.
I'm actually more into new music now than I was in the 90s, when I was still in my 20s. (I wasn't a big grunge fan, so maybe that had something to do with it.)

I never want to get old, at least when it comes to music. I think there are very talented young people around these days.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 12:16 PM
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3. I essentially stopped listening to the radio in the mid 80s.
Edited on Tue Nov-15-11 12:17 PM by MilesColtrane
I never was much of an MTV fan (this was back when they did play music videos) so there was no drop off there.

New good music still exists, you just have to hunt for it, as the remaining record labels' only interest is in signing and promoting marketable products.


In somewhat related news, the Big 4 are now the Big 3:

EMI Split in Half, Sold to Universal and Sony
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 12:40 PM
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4. Around the grunge period
but there are signs of life out there: Florence + The Machine, and yes, even Lady Gaga.
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 12:45 PM
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5. Did your "taste in music" stop? Or, did tasteful music stop?
In "the old days" kids would get together in garages and form bands, and music would grow on its own.

Starting in the 1990s, a lot of music was created by powerful record companies the way one would manufacture a car. Or, through various pop "talent contest" shows from "Star Search" in the early 1990s to today's "American Idol" and "X-Factor" -- the talent on which, from what I've seen, is severely lacking overall.

Popular music has been on a swift downward slope in the past two decades, IMHO. Sure, there were "star makers" in the old days too, like Motown Records, but back then, at least, they picked young kids with natural talent. Now, with software to fix the sound, they're more concerned with picking "pretty people" who look good on tv. As a result, we end up with trash that poses as music. And, "entertainers" instead of musicians.

There are some exceptions, but too few.

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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 01:04 PM
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6. With the advent of grunge rock in the early 1990s. Yuck. n/t
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 01:27 PM
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7. Mine doesn't stop, but kinda skips over the 80s ...
50s to today I dig. The 80s ... not so much.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 02:29 PM
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9. *Gasp*
Blasphemer. :)
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 02:30 PM
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10. Heh. Just like the 80's...
Edited on Tue Nov-15-11 02:30 PM by WillParkinson
This reply made a comeback.
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MicaelS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 01:32 PM
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8. With rap, I simply will not listen to that at all n/t
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 02:46 PM
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11. Hasn't stopped yet. I still find a lot of new music I enjoy, although
I've noticed a lot of the new music they play on the radio is crap :shrug:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:10 PM
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12. With few exceptions, early 80's.
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:16 PM
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15. Never...although I am partial to the 90s and Pink Floyd.
But I still find music I like all the time.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:27 PM
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16. My favoriate music was in the '70s and '80s.
After that, all the music was crap. I could not get into it.
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OriginalGeek Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:44 PM
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17. from the time I was allowed to listen to secular music
(meaning when I moved out of my conservative christian home at 17) Led Zeppelin has been my favorite band. Pretty much everything I do hinges off that. Through Zeppelin I learned to love hard rock and folk and psychedelic and blues and I already dug a little bluegrass and country (I lived in Texas) but they reinforced it. I spent a good portion of the 80s listening to Zep, Rush and Sabbath and through them I branched out into heavy metal (Priest and Maiden) and thrash (Metallica, Anthrax, etc...) and eventually discovered death metal and settled there for most of the 90s.

I have kept in touch with all my favorite metal bands of the era and listen to every new metal band I can find even if I don't always listen more than once or twice. AS much as I love metal there are some sub-genres I just don;t care for (metal-core, death-core, and pretty much any other -core except for grindcore which is just too much fun).

The thing is that there are hundreds of bands doing the kind of music I like now so I didn't technically have to stop my music taste in the 80s, 90s. New bands doing the same style music as the music of my youth works just fine for me.

BUT I have now also given time to forms I used to ignore. I am just now catching up on Jazz and 80s new wave and the more obscure classic rock bands (Like Status Quo and UFO) and weird shit like X and XTC and Pere Ubu and even pop music like Men at Work (God I love Colin Hay's voice).

I have found I like a lot of classical music and my daughter and wife keep me informed on modern pop music. I love Adele and I can even enjoy Lady Gaga on occasion (will admit though that Glee really introduced me to her and I liked it because I enjoy a well-choreographed dance number). Muse was mention upstream a bit and I just recently stumbled across them (from an SNL performance a while back) and can't get enough. That's great stuff.

There's still a lot to hate about corporate crappy music but there are modern artists out there that write their own songs and play their own instruments and think their own thoughts and that's what turns me on.

I also have a good friend that keeps me clued in to some amazing rap/hip hop. In case you're wondering, if you have only heard what's on TV and radio you are missing out. Not saying it's all bad on the radio but just like every other genre, the popular isn't usually the best. I saw the Roots live this weekend and they blew me away. Guess what? They were playing instruments up on that stage. Don't let people tell you rap is just bad poetry set to sampled (stolen) music. That is such a frustratingly simpleton viewpoint that it makes my taint hurt.


I often get accused of being elitist or a snob and I don't understand it because I only want to seek out what sounds real. The people calling me these things are usually wearing Nickleback or Daughtry shirts though so I really don't pay much attention.

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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:27 PM
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18. It doesn't. Really love classic rock but..
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 04:27 PM by mvd
also like much of the new music. I was going to post my best albums if the year list since Dec. looks so slow, but I better wait to see if some good ones still come out.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:42 PM
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19. Never. Check out my music blog and you'll see..
I put a lot of cool new music on it. http://marksmusicmemo.blogspot.com
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