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|Where Did You Start?|
We all started somewhere with music. Where did you start? What albums were your proverbial steppingstones to greater things?
This was literally the first album I ever bought. Though I was raised on Enya, Joy Division, and various Christian artists that my father eventually ended up listening to, I ended up siding with this album when I was 12 or so. It was on constant repeat for about 2 straight years. I literally did not listen to anything else. I dissected this over and over again until I had every single lyric and instrumental part memorized.
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
This was the second album I purchased. After listening to 'mmhmm' nonstop for years, I started to mature. I heard Degausser for the first time one day, and I thought it was disgusting, the screams put me off because I wasn't used to them. I bought the album anyway because I adored (and still love) the album art. It ended up becoming a part of me in my hardest times. Never has an album touched me as much as this one.
I heard this on an indie podcast my freshman year of high school. I immediately was transfixed. Never has an album grasped me so instantaneously. It is still one of my all time favorite releases. This made up the majority of my freshman year.
|4||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
This still makes up the majority of my listening- heavy sampling and varied instrumentation has become my favorite thing about music. I jumped to this off of the psuedo post-rock tendencies of Ten Kens and various indie artists that I had previously listened to.
This is where I am now- absolutely enamored with instrumentals and sparse vocal placement. Avant-garde has become, more or less, my favorite genre, however. I have grown increasingly fond of ambient music and drone as well. It seems that, as time goes on, my musical tastes are growing more and more minimalistic and specific.
|So yeah, that's kind of my pattern, in a nut shell. What were yours?|
|pink floyd, then more prog then prog metal and the harsh vocals came natural then other shit. An ex-girlfriend who only liked indie got me to get into it. Hip-hop cus of wu-tang and killa bees. |
|green day - dookie|
|when I was 5- Garth Brooks|
When I was 12- Powerman 5000
When I was 16- Yngwie Malmsteen
When I was 18 - Dream Theater
When I was 20- Death
so, there is a direct correlation between liking Garth Brooks and becoming a fan of Death.
|when i was 10 the offspring|
when i was 11 limp bizkit
when i was 12 the offspring and limp bizkit
when i was 15 atreyu
when i was 16 the offspring
when i was 17 limp bizkit
when i was 18 atreyu
when i was 21 atreyu
when i was 22 the offspring
when i was 23 atreyu
when i was 24 limp bizkit
|Chevelle - first band I truly got into|
Muse - tore me away from more mainstream hard rock and into stuff bordering on prog
Radiohead - helped expand myself beyond Muse
Oceansize - still my favorite band and totally changed my outlook on music
Mogwai - listened because of their influence on Oceansize, introduced me to post-rock
GY!BE - taught me how to enjoy more minimalistic/classical influenced stuff
Minus the Bear - introduced me to indie
Thrice - introduced me to my ever expanding trek through post-hardcore
Rosetta - acclimated me to harsh screams
This Town Needs Guns - sent me on a short math rock phase
Amia Venera Landscape - acclimated me to some metal
Gospel - most recently got me into emo/screamo styles
|1 was my favorite album in 8th grade. i still listen to it.|
|Nu metal, shit like Pantera and Metallica and terrible Gatecrasher comps|
|Listened to some crap before, but Green Day, Franz Ferdinand and The Clash really got me interested in music|
|For me it all started with Green Day's Insomniac, then to Sum 41, Alien Ant Farm, and System of a Down. Then I got into Victory Records music like HH, Silverstein, and Bayside. After that it was TDWP and then everything changed with As Cities Burn - Come Now Sleep. Since then I've gotten into post-rock, screamo, and more indie/alt oriented rock.|
|When i was 7: Eiffel 65|
When i was 9: Shakira/Eminem
When i was 12: Lordi
When i was 13: Metallica
When i was 15: Trivium/As I Lay Dying
When i was 16: Dream Theater
When i was 18: Tool
When i was 19: Cult Of Luna
When i was 20: Mono/Godspeed you! Black Emperor
When i was 21: Yes/Camel
Present: Prog/Indie Rock
| pop punk --> metal ------------> metalcore -----------------------> post-hardcore|
/ --> old punk ------------------------------> hardcore
indie pop/rock ----- lots of electronic heavy indie shit --> d&b --> breakcore
|if you know what i mean|
|aaron carter, nsync and atreyu|
|Oasis - definatley maybe|
Led zeppelin - IV
Meat loaf - bat out of hell
The first three albums i owned when i was about 6 or 7 when i got my first stereo, my dad was responsible for led zeppelin after he played me stairway to heaven and the guitar solo blew my tiny little mind. Pretty much started it all in one form or another.
|most listened bands:|
10 years old - The Offspring, Green Day, Eminem, Cypress Hill
12 years old - Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park,
13-14 years old - Marilyn Manson, Green Day, Blink 182, The Dandy Warhols etc.
15 years old - ZZ Top, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Metallica, Foo Fighters etc.
16-17 years old - Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Moby, Depeche Mode, Bodyjar, Blink 182, Dropkick Murphys, Sublime etc.
18 years old - Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Filter, Pearl Jam, Rob Zombie, Kyuss, QOTSA, etc.
19 years old and now 20 - from a lot of industrial rock/metal bands, stoner rock to electronic ambient
|70's stuff like Purple, Sabbath, Zep, Floyd, Genesis,...|
|will smith - gettin jiggy with it|
|Bands that got me interested in music?|
Alice in Chains
|radio rock then metal then everything|
|I'm going to go by education, since it's easier for me to remember that way.|
1st-5th grade - Country
6th grade - Pop, Nu-Metal
7th grade- Nu-Metal, Hip Hop
8th grade- Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Rise Against
9th grade- As I Lay Dying, Haste The Day, Egypt Central, A Day To Remember, Blue October, Paramore Foo Fighters
10th grade- Death Cab For Cutie, Red, Jimmy Eat World, Relient K, Thrice, Emery, Four Year Strong
11th grade- Counterparts, Frightened Rabbit, The Get Up Kids, Iron Maiden, Coheed and Cambria, Animal Collective, Mogwai, The Fall Of Troy
|CAUSE IVE BEEN HOUSING ALL THIS DOUBT, AND INSECURITY- my shit in 6th grade.|
1st-5th grades- The Beatles, Monkees, The Specials, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
6th grade- nothing but relient k
7th grade- red hot chili peppers (became my favorite band), rise against, foo fighters
8th grade (fuck this year)- avenged sevenfold, disturbed, escape the fate, atreyu, linkin park
9th grade- all time low, the maine, boys like girls, as i lay dying, alter bridge
10th grade- whitechapel, suicide silence, chelsea grin, acacia strain, NILE, cannibal corpse
11th grade- streetlight manifesto, reel big fish, supervillains, mad caddies, operation ivy, four year strong
12th grade- (good) pop punk, folk, and most things sputnik-y
|Green Day- Dookie|
|"12th grade- (good) pop punk"|
No such thing.
|Age 3 - back street boys|
Age 7 - Switchfoot
Age 13 - FoB
Age 15 - Sevendust
Now Age 17 - Underoath, ABR, Foo Fighters, Rush etc..
|pre-school: Mom = Radio, Dad = 60's & 70's greats|
Elementary school: Mom = Radio, Dad = 60's, 70's & 80's greats, MTV
Junior High: Friends = Industrial, Metal and Rock (Grunge), following labels of artists I liked e.g. TVT Records.
High School: Friends = Indie (Pixies, Pavement, The Vaselines), Record Stores = (Aphex Twin, Dust Brothers, Dave Brubeck) and connecting the dots following labels of artists I liked.
Post-School: anything that caught my attention etc.
|Number 2 rules, also Underoath and August Burns Red rule.|
|Age 3 - Whatever was on the radio|
Age 7 - Nickelback (Shut up, i know)
Age 10 - Metallica
Age 12 - Slipknot
Age 14 - ADTR
Age 16 (Now) - Underoath and The Amity Affliction
|"10th grade- whitechapel"|
|10th grade was a bad time. i was depressed. i made shitty choices. especially with music. hence the whitechapel|
|No, pretty sure 10th grade was your peak. You only went downhill after that.|
|except streetlight manifesto is awesome. and so is pop-punk and sputnik-y music|
|nahhhh 10th grade blew. but if it makes you feel better i can still recite every word of vicer exciser|
|Metalcore or gtfo|
|8 years old - bought Eminem's The Eminem Show. Loved it. Also listened to The Rasmus a lot.|
10 - Got Gorillaz - Demon Days and thought it was fucking weird, loved it however and still do.
Other music I listened to was shit, not really much going on. Got exposed to a lot of good music
through THPS games though.
11 - Got heavily into Children of Bodom and Slipknot. Also random Opeth and Rotten Sound songs (I
don't get it either)
13 - Got Guitar Hero II (oh fuck yes) and started listening to All That Remains, Lamb of God,
Buckethead, and that's pretty much how I began to expand.
14 - Heard At the Gates, The Haunted and Evile through a song pack
in Rock Band and loved that shit. Started ordering (metal) music magazines and began to really
listen to music. Death, thrash,
grind and heavy metal mostly. First albums bought during my "active music listening" era were the 3
first Metallica CDs and Rust in Peace.
15 - jazz, prog etc
16 - post-hardcore, metal/deathcore, breakcore, sludge, doom, crust, blues, chiptune, punk
and so I'm who I am now, a metalfag who pretends to have a diverse taste.
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|Beatles, Dylan, Cash, and 80s pop|
|the first music I remember listening to was the Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Beach Boys, Creedence, etc|
stuff my dad likes
|First stuff I was actually interested in listening to was our local oldies station. Used to have like 20 of my favorites on a cassette that my brother and I taped off the radio.|
First album I ever bought was P.O.D.'s Satellite.
Then Kutless' Sea of Faces
Then Chevelle's Wonder What's Next and from that a lot of mainstream crap (3DG and such)
Then Disciple's Scars Remain (probably the first metal album I bought)
Eventually through the X series of compilation CDs I was exposed to a few Demon Hunter songs I liked and from there bought August Burns Red's Messenger which was the first metalcore I ever listened to.
Then Underoath's Define the Great Line
Becoming the Archetype's Physics of Fire
Bought a few Christian metal things off of iTunes like Mortification, Immortal Souls and Torn in Two. Didn't really like it at the time.
Then I decided that sputnik (that I had joined a while back) might have some leads to new bands, and I started trolling through the database for stuff I could still buy at wal mart or wherever.
Then I head about this amazing little thing called limewire and started using it to d/l sputnik bands like Opeth and Thrice. This went on for like a year with me getting a few songs from each band.
Then I discovered mediafire and it all went downhill from there.
|gregorian chant when i was much (much!) younger, obviously later on getting into the likes of Ockeghem and des Prez; then becoming quite a big fan of Byrd.|
years later i'd discover bach, handel and telemann, my tastes expanding significantly in range and complexity.
as i matured even more i sampled mozart, haydn, schuden, gluck, and of course beethoven.
with my interest in these rigid stylistic composers sated, i sought more passionate and expressive pieces. obviously the later work of schubert and beethoven interested me in this way, though i was more inclined towards tchaikovsky and mahler.
later in life i found pleasure in the likes of stravinsky, schoenberg and of course cage, all renowned for their profound explorations of new rhythms, styles, and sounds.
with my interest in the classical waning, i soon explored a great deal of ragtime, and of course even later, jazz. obviously i started with the likes of jelly roll morton and james reese europe, but inevitably was later drawn to the likes of beiderbecke and armstrong.
naturally i then moved on to bebop virtuosos; with charlie parker, thelonious monk and dizzy gillespie all sating my evolving appetites.
later in life i found myself with more affinity for improvisation, turning to the likes of mingus, coltrane and of course davis.
again i found myself at a crossroads in my musical life, and though i had dabbled in the so called "blues" music with the likes of robert johnson, now i found myself even more drawn in by the stylings of such legends as muddy waters and john lee hooker.
my stint with blues was brief however, as i soon discovered rock and roll. classics such as bill haley and the comets, buddy holly and obviously elvis "the motherfucker" presley, i felt i had found my niche.
again it seemed i was mistaken, as it was at this point in life i discovered the beatles. they literally changed my musical world. soon i found myself dabbling in blues rock, jazz fusion, punk rock and even heavy metal.
the years went by and more recently i found myself listening to a lot of grunge, though as i got older this changed into hardcore punk and eventually metalcore.
these days i listen exclusively to dubstep
|started with nu metal and metalcore, stuff like trivium, slipknot, linkin park, BM4V, Avenged Sevenfold etc. Then moved on to melodeath like dark tranquility and in flames, then heard BTBAM. Since then, my taste in music has been a lot of places.|
|and ffs walks his way into another moaropeth cap|
|Basically I listened to shitty music until I saw School Of Rock and my dad lent me all the albums played in that movie and I was on the path to redemption. Then I met this kid in highschool who basically changed the way I listen to music from single song not really analyzing them to listening to full albums and looking into lyrics and the artists history. He also got me into a lot of bands/albums that are favorites today (godspeed, my bloody valentine, the microphones, neutral milk hotel) and after that I joined Sputnik when Aids showed me the site and there's my evolution into a snobby music blogger|
|Grew up listening to adult contemporaries, and 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's pop from my parents. I still love 80's pop though, but eventually turned on to Nickelback, and then Linkin Park. Then started to get into Franz Ferdinand, The Bravery and Bloc Party and Slipknot in high school.|
|"The Bravery and ***Bloc*** Party"|
woah i get it now
|The Bravery's first album is an easy 5 for me.|
|Wanna know? Really?|
The Gladiator OST. True story.
|Ah, The Trees. The song makes me think of the Kurt Vonnegut short story "Harrison Bergeron", which presents a world where absolutely social equality is enforced by crippling those with special abilities so they are at the same level as the lowest common denominator. It's essentially a clever retelling of the "tall poppy syndrome", where people want to cut people with more money, talent, better looks, or whatever, down to size. I'm not sure if at the end the maples have arranged to have the oaks literally cut down to size, or if the maples' agitations have led to the whole forest being clear cut, but either way it's a clever jibe at those who nurse resentments and want to bring down those above them in some way.|
|^---- wtf. gladiator ost ftw|
|The Marshall Mathers LP|
|Nirvana - Nevermind. Wouldn't be here if not for that.|
AC/DC - '74 Jailbreak. Started my love affair with my favourite band.
|Then Slipknot - Slipknot - got me off garbage pop and back into rock/metal, kicking off Part 2 of my musical trajectory.|
|slipknot - iowa|
lamb of god - as the palaces burn
machine head - the blackening
yeah these albums were pretty much my bible in high school
|Iowa was such a disappointment for me after S/T. I grew to like it, but at first I was massively underwhelmed.|
|Yeah I had S/T, but I grew out of them by the time Iowa came out|
|i started out by listening to the sloshing sounds in my mom's uterus|
|are there any other regular users on this site that aren't into metal at all? seems like everyone on the site listens to some amount of it|
|I don't discriminate|
Good music is good music
|solid state and tooth and nail|
|some piece of shit mainstream albums and then when i actually developed taste, every available my chemical romance album, as well as american idiot by green day, move along by the all-american rejects, some gorillaz, and good morning revival by good charlotte(they kinda suck though, obviously). not too hip sounding, i guess, but(t) fuck it.|
|i was 14 (or so); i had no idea that music could be disappointing lol.|
i've noticed that a lot of indie kids (read: hipsters) kind of branched off from being sorta-metalheads. maybe this was just a thing at my school though.
|Disturbed, Metallica, and Whitechapel pretty much started my whole music thing|
|^^ oh yeah i forgot whitechapel. fucking bible|
|10 - Green Day Offspring and Nirvana|
11 - Misfits and Dead Kennedeys
12 - BFMV and A7X
13 - Alice in Chains
14 - Against Me! - Reinventing
15 - Radiohead
16 - Electric Wizard m/
|Hell I don't even remember, I've been into music since I was old enough to start comprehending and understanding it.|
I think like the first band I really got into hard (even though I hate them now), is Cradle of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace.
Oh and Emperor and Zao.
|2006/7- linkin park, my chemical romance, panic at the disco, jimmy eat world, marilyn manson, mostly emo pop|
2008- alexisonfire, underoath, bring me the horizon, gallows, iron maiden, metallica, a7x, bfmv, screamo and metalcore
2009- mastodon, rolo tomassi, isis kind of had a break from music until christmas where my cousin gave me radioheads discography
2010- radiohead, animal collective, arcade fire, deftones, sigur ros, smashing pumpkins a lot more indie
2011- converge, glassjaw, thrice, thursday, defeater, brand new post hardcore and hardcore
2012- the national, the devil wears prada, la dispute, dillinger escape plan, touche amore, getting into a lot more indie.
|You guys must be like 12 if you got into music through Whitechapel|
|Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Silverchair's Neon Ballroom were the first two albums I fell in love with and got me wanting to learn to be a musician, then White Pony came out and got me to transition into the heavier side of stuff and from there its been a long, convoluted journey through music.|
|Seems like a lot of people went through similar bands to get where they are now (I.E. Whitechapel, Slipknot, Metallica, etc.)|
|"radio rock then metal then everything"|
123, oh led zeppelin you were my gods back in the day
|I've never listened to any of that stuff. For some reason, it just grated on me. So, I found my own way into music.|
|I was 15/16 Tyrannic. But I was fully familiar with the concept of a bad album following a great album (Highway To Hell/Back In Black, Nevermind/Incesticide/In Utero, Infest/Lovehatetragedy).|
My full chronology is as follows:
8/9 - The Beatles 1962-1965
9/10 - Nevermind, Crossroads: Best of Bon Jovi, Balance, '74 Jailbreak, Beatles Anthology
10/11 - Firehouse S/T, Middle Of Nowhere, Nevermind, Aquarium, The Fat Of The Land
12/13 - Highway to Hell, Back In Black, Piece Of Mind, Dookie
13/14 - Dookie, Americana, Chocolate Starfish, The Marshall Mathers LP, Slipknot S/T, Metallica S/T
15/16 - Methods of Mayhem, Infest, Hybrid Theory, Bleach, Metallica, any metal I could get my hands on
16 + - Anything as long as it's good.
|Oh and London Calling, from 13 onwards! How could I forget that?! :p|