How your music changes ..

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by Danny600kill, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Danny600kill

    Danny600kill xD

    Aug 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I have noticed recently that my music taste has changed massively, it's not like one day I loved Gangster Rap and the next morning I woke up and loved Death metal its just I slowly start to appreciate other music genres

    A few years ago I loved all things R&B such as Usher, Ne-Yo, Mario ect and as I grew older I heard Punk-Rock such as Greenday/Blink ect then that developed into my favorite band You Me At Six and other like those such as Kids in Glass Houses ect, then it moved to heavier music such as Yashin.

    Then I started smoking Weed and understood Dubstep which evolved into anything Dubstep/Drumstep/DnB and rappers such as Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller showing me how rapping can be different to the big rappers such as Eminem and Lil Wayne.

    Thanks to youtube's suggestions I heard people like Devlin Pro Green and singers who are involved in rap such as Ed Sheeran and delved deeper into Rap until I started to love Grime rappers such as Ghetts, Dot Rotten, then I heard Wretch 32 and have followed him until now as he has broke into mainstream. The weird thing is though it that I still listen to everything I used to yet my taste is expanding, I always thought I'd hate other types of music but it was because I never listened to them.

    So is it just me or has your music tastes changed over time?
  2. Daizu

    Daizu GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 26, 2010
    United States
    When I was younger I didn't listen to music much. Aside from what I head on the Xbox Exhibition Discs, which later influenced what I listened to. Dismemberment Plan, Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cutie, Interpol were some of my favs. D-Plan, Nada Surf, and Interpol still are but Death Cab's newer stuff isn't that great imo. They led me to other things like Phoenix. Other video games I played influenced me as well. MGS3 showed me Starsailor, SSX on Tour showed me Bloc Party.

    Buzzing around the internet I found Digitalism one day. Showed that to my friends and we found other stuff such as Justice, Crystal Castles, deadmau5, Skrillex, Nero, Daft Punk, Netsky, Pendulum. Samurai Champloo made me love Nujabes (R.I.P.). Also I have a fascination with Adult Swim bumps. J-Dilla (R.I.P.), Flying Lotus.

    And of course I listen to video game music, like Shoji Meguro, Masashi Hazama, Yoko Shimomura, etc.

    So, what I mostly listen to indie/alternative and electronic music. There's tons of a subgenres within those genres that I like as well. My taste has definitely changed a lot and widened. You're not alone. Change in taste comes to everyone naturally. If you can still enjoy what you liked before, while finding and respecting new things, then you truly have an open mind.
  3. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    From me it changed from pure rappers like Eminem and D12 to the more female rappers like Usher, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, ....
    It's still female rappers now, love it. No Justin Bieber or Lil Wayne though.
  4. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    For me it's by periods.
    For few months I'll listen to the same genre, same album, then I remember a tune which I like(d) and I switch to that one and start again for few months [​IMG]
    Even if they are always OST, it changes from Orchestra only musics, to video games, to anime, to opera, sometime only music, sometime only songs.

    As for the music style, there are many choices, going from hard rock, metal, j-pop, classical, variety, Celtic, Jazz, etc.
    What's great, there's a lot of different things in OST too [​IMG]

    So for me, it's done brutally, once day I'll change to another thing. Not progressively.

    I'm currently in Opera's style voices
    Avalon's OST: Voyage to Avalon Orchestra version
  5. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

    Apr 8, 2009
    I acquired a taste for metal a few years back, before I registered on the Temp, like all little kiddies do.

    Even back then, I didn't like the idea of mainstream acts too much. I got into large arguments about the genre and general shitiness of bands like A7X with my retard friends, which eventually led me to being shunned. This change in music taste, along witha myriad of other things, prompted me to change schools, too.

    Around the time I came here, I also started finding better places to look for music, like Pitchfork Media and the /mu/ board on the chan imageboards. Since then, I've expanded to more noise/ambient forms of music, but also expanding my horisons to more proggy music, in particular math rock and post-rock.
  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    I never really cared about music when I was younger; I was willing to listen to anything. Eventually, however, my taste refined to what they are today; rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s (with a few exceptions).
  7. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    I listened to a lot of rock of various genres from around grade 7-11, but got kind of tired of it. I still like it. I won't change a radio station if it has a rock song on, or mute a youtube vid with it in the background...but I don't seek to listen to it.

    These days I stick to non-lyrical music (instrumentals mostly) and I also took a liking to jap music because I can't understand a word they're saying, so it feels more like instrumental music to me. I just focus on the flow of the music, instead of what the lyrics are saying. It's nice.
  8. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    I enjoy listening to stuff that's challenges me. New rhythms, new sounds, interesting vocal melodies... That's a far cry from the Old8oy of 15 years ago who listened to nothing but Metallica and Pantera.

    It's a pretty wide mix now. Anything from The Beatles to The Roots. Almost nothing that's on the radio though... I get tired of hearing the same five songs over and over. Recently found Buke and Gass among the 6.99 albums on iTunes and am really digging that at the moment.

    ...and I can't leave out Danger Mouse. Anything Brian Burton touches turns to gold.
  9. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    I think being based on a syllabic system, it's also more harmonious to listen than other language. it follow the music more naturally.
    You can listen more easilly to understandable japanese than german songs if you want harmony only [​IMG] (well, just my feeling).

    (No offense to German people, just that your language is more guttural than harmonized and syllabic).
  10. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Sep 4, 2009
    United States
    The Courtroom
    Before, when I was younger, I didn't really care. Now I can almost only listen to international music.
  11. ShinyJellicent12

    ShinyJellicent12 I summon giant clover-shaped meteors in the sky

    Mar 21, 2011
    United States
    The Moon
    For my whole life, I've liked dance songs with heavy bass.
    For some reason, I mostly like songs that have a heavy bass.
    Some of these songs include: Dye 2 After Remix, Hit The Lights, Saxodub, etc.
    But my tastes have changed a bit, and now I enjoy pretty much every genre. I like songs that have beautiful instrumentals (such as Dreamland by Luka), and classical music. I kind of like scary songs like Fear Garden. Just because I tend to overplay music and they all become the same to me. Not scary
  12. Nebz

    Nebz The N00b

    Jul 1, 2010
    United States
    Rhode Island
    What I listen to has changed largely since I was younger. Growing up, I was surrounded by Rap and R&B. I was never really exposed to anything else until one random day we went to the movies to see Daredevil. After hearing some Evanescence song I kind of just fell out of the whole Rap and R&B thing and focused more on any rock stations I could get my hands on.

    It was a slow process though. I still listened to what Hip-Hop had to offer but also a large amount of Pop and Rock that was mixed into the same stations I listened to. Slowly, I kind of began to recognize more of the Rock music and even some Pop that was around me. I loved all of those 60's-90's playlists they had on the higher channels (MTV Hits, VH1 Classics, etc.) and thanks to those, and being exposed to the internet shortly after, I was pretty much consumed buy the music around me.

    Today, I can listen to just about anything besides Techno and Dubstep. I'm slowly trying to get into these at the moment. I don't focus on anything Rap and R&B related anymore though... It's more like if I'm in someone's car with it on or if my friends are playing it in a room then it's the only time I'll listen to these. I'm constantly searching for new music that fits me.

    I love older Rock music now. Listening to the difference between today and the 70's-early 90's is just damn amazing.
  13. sputnix

    sputnix GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 9, 2009
    growing up I never really knew what I liked, parent's listened to blues, 70's rock, country, disco, and mo-town. It wasn't until in grade 6 when we had to show what music we listened to that I realized I had to find my own niche and after hearing some heavyer rock songs I heard a serj tankian song, and from there I heard SOAD, rage against the machine, a few others then my fav band Mastodon, then other progy bands like kylesa, and banoness. I then wanted to find something different and found reggae-metal skindred, instrmental string-metal judgement day, and foreign bands like die apokalyptischen reiter,and volbeat. Then I found clutch an awesome stoner-metal/ blues-rock band, and well this has gone on much longer than I anticipated and could go on for much much longer.
    anywho I find I use metal as my niche and is preaty much all you can find on my iPhone, but I can respect and listen too any genera as long as it's not fucken auto-tuned god I just wanna exorcise it from songs with holy water man I hate it, and I hate "club" songs that are just about the club, it's a fad I hope dies very soon as most of it has now just gotten formulaic and lazy
  14. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Apr 23, 2009
    North East Scotland
    My music tastes haven't changed too much.
    I mean when I was a kid I liked all the bubblegum rubbish in the charts (S Club 7, Busted etc.) but once I got into secondary school and started listening to rock I stuck with it. I can't stand dubstep, dance music etc. Without any actual instruments being played it feels empty and just noise to me. I went through a "Emo" phase where I listened to the Rasmus, Linkin Park, etc. (still do occasionally) but I still listen to similar music now that I did 5 years ago. I've branched back a bit into the Beatles, The Who and such but I've had no drastic changes in the genre of music I listen to.
  15. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple
    My taste in music broadened quite a bit in the last years and now I am at a point where I can say that I enjoy every type of music, without being able to categorize it, since I enjoy music from every genre.

    For example I love to death:

    -Andrea Bocelli (Klassic)
    -Michael Jackson (Pop)
    -dredg (alt. Rock)
    -Laith Al Deen (german Pop - amazing btw)
    -R.Kelly (RnB)
    -Fabolous (Rap)
    -Serj Tankian (Rock, ...)

    So really I couldn`t say that I like one particular genre and I think that shows how my tast growed but it hasn`t changed. I just first listened to Pop and RnB and after that my taste broadened to other genres like classical music and Rock but I never stop liking the music I did like before. I don`t know how I could do that tbh [​IMG]
  16. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've been listening to punk rock, alternative rock, classic rock, and indie music my whole life. My tastes haven't changed, but rather, I've broadened them. Now I can add some rap, some pop (mostly well done covers, a lot of the originals still lack something), etc.

    I figure that good music is good music. Genre shouldn't matter. It's something that I failed to understand for awhile.
  17. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    When I was younger I listened to the Manic Street Preachers, the Clash, New Order, Pre- 98 Suede and other good bands.

    Now I am older I listen to the Manic Street Preachers, the Clash, New Order, Pre- 98 Suede and other good bands.
  18. Nebz

    Nebz The N00b

    Jul 1, 2010
    United States
    Rhode Island
    I lol'd.

    Aside from my change in music, I do keep it simple a lot of the time with who I listen to. It all really just depends on what I want to listen at the time.
    At the moment you can find me listening to a lot of:

    -Cibo Matto
    -Joan Jett

    and occasionally Lil' B for the lulz and fun with this swag cook stuff.
  19. someonewhodied

    someonewhodied Lazy Person

    Sep 21, 2008
    United States
    My taste for music has never changed. It has only expanded. (Well, I like maybe 5-8 real songs. The rest are soundtracks for video games.)

    I've found that I liked music from these games (In this order)
    Megaman X2
    Kirby Super Star
    Megaman x3
    Pokemon R/B/Y
    Pokemon G/S/C
    Super Mario RPG
    Megaman Battle Network 2
    Megaman Battle Network 3
    Pokemon R/S/E
    Super Smash Bros Melee
    Megaman Battle Network 4
    Megaman X5
    Chrono Cross
    Pokemon XD
    Guilty Gear Series
    Tales of Symphonia
    Any other tales game
    Kingdom hearts series
    Megaman x6
    Megaman Battle Network 5
    Megaman Battle Network 6
    Most Zelda games
    Rhythm Heaven
    Fire Emblem series
    Megaman Zero series
    Pokemon D/P/PT
    Pokemon Battle Revolution
    Smash Bros Brawl
    Mario Kart Wii
    Final Fantasy CC: EoT

    And its still growing.
  20. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Typical artists I liked when I was a kid MC Hammer, Paula Abdul, REM,
    or whatever my friends were listening to so I could fit in. [​IMG]

    Now: Velvet Underground, The Guess Who, REM,
    or any stupid song with a good melody. [​IMG]
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