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|Whats Your Musical "Journey"?|
Whats been the trajectory of your shitty taste in music your whole life?
TL:DR - We all like shit music and should stop pretending otherwise.
2003 - age 9
Heard this on MTV2 when I was 9 years old. Then my parents bought the CD for me for some unknown reason. All a sudden, I went from being the kid in class who was fat, looked like Harry Potter to the goth kid in class who was fat, and looked like Harry Potter.
|2||My Chemical Romance|
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
2005 - age 11
I already had a penchant for wearing black and the god-forsaken mid-2000's accessories you could buy from Claires or some shit (Even though I am and always have a dude). This was like the biggest thing in all human recorded history when it hit my middle school. I wasn't even looked at weird for loving this -- every kid in the damn class did.
[this album is still pretty good tbh]
2008 - age 14
So after middle school I (naturally) went to high school, and my high school was more racially mixed. That's the politically correct way of saying I was one of like 3 dozen non-white trash white kids. As such, I became very into rap music. Especially Mr. West, Lil Wayne, all those god awful late 2000's gangster rap. I even started recording rap mixtapes in my bedroom -- which ultimately scared the shit out of my parents.
I also was fat and bullied, and dropped out in senior year so yeah
Ride the Lightning
2010 - Age 15/16
Once I found the "Big 4" and mostly Metallica, I started growing my hair long (RIP my hair) and wearing combat boots. This was just the beginning though. Metal is, percentage wise and adoration wise, the biggest chunk of my life for sure. I got through the entry phase, found death metal -- prog metal -- black metal -- every imaginable subgenre. I still love metal.
But let's continue.
First Impressions of Earth
2013 - Age 20
I got my HS degree, and started uni. I lost a ton of weight, bought trendy clothes, got the trendy hair cut, and kind of moved on from the metalhead years. I became obsessed with those early 2000's garage/indie rock bands, namely the Strokes, Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, etc.This was a good thing. I grew a lot and it kinda was the right move.
2014 - Age 21
So somewhere sometime I found J-pop on Youtube and it just consumed my soul. I was studying French as a native language in uni and immediately, I mean within like weeks, dropped that and started on Japanese. The downside was non-existent, other than the obvious questions of "What the fuck is this? When did you start liking this?"
2014 - Still 20 or 21
From that, I found K-pop and it was equally consuming, although I didn't alter my life trajectory for it. I will admit my interest in K-pop has waned A LOT in the past like 2 years. But I still think if you dig through enough of the trash, you find some pretty good groups, and some really well made pop songs.
|8||My Bloody Valentine|
2017 - Age 23
In 2016 I moved to Japan, and my university had a cover band club. So basically you make a cover band and play for the other members. It was rad. I didn't fully join because I was busy, but I went to a meeting or two. At one, this cover band was doing My Bloody Valentine. The amps were on like 4300000, and the drone was real. But man, I was like WHAT IS THIS??? I suddenly found music I genuinely had never heard before and I found out it was shoegaze, blah blah, and that sent me into the past few years
|9||The Sisters of Mercy|
First and Last and Always
2018 - Age 25
I came full circle. I've worn black almost everyday since I was like 13, but, hearing this, and going down the real goth rock rabbit hole has somehow tied together all this (So far). I'm confused by own timeline, and this masturbatory post will end now, but
What's your story?
|Hi dude I’m fascinated by all this stuff, I’m interested in people’s stories.|
Since this list was cobbled together jazz has become a big part of my listening regime. There’s just something about it that pushes the right buttons.
|so, based off of simply albums that were my favorite at the time, here is my musical journey:|
2007 (6 years old) - Comatose by Skillet
2009 (8 years old) - Innocence and Instinct by RED
2011 (10 years old) - Phobia by Breaking Benjamin
2013 (12 years old) - Between Here and Lost by Love and Death (the first album I had ever bought on release day)
2015(14 years old) - Issues by KoRn, Slave to Nothing by Fit For a King, Children of Fire by Oh, Sleeper
2018 (17 years old, when I first joined sputnik and my music taste started changing a lot) - One of Us Is the Killer by TDEP, To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar, In Shallow Seas We Sail by Emery, [Untitled] by mewithoutYou, Time Will Die by Rolo Tomassi
Present Day - Teeth by Vile Ones (just found this today and am really digging it), Sol Distorsion by Sol Distorsion, Diamond Eyes by Deftones
and all throughout my life, people have always been surprised by the music I listen to and the type of music I learn on drums and guitar because they don't expect me to enjoy this type of stuff based off of persona. They often assume I either listen to more classical stuff (I have no clue why) or that I listen to pop radio (despite how many times I rant about how much I hate the music industry on the radio nowadays to my friends)
|classical---green day---the fall of troy---the dear hunter----sachiko M|
and since bar sachiko was the end of all music my journey is over
|Actually, music is over.|
|dang it, I had just started getting heavily involved in music... time to move on I guess|
I had an entire fucking thing written up but now my timelines are all confused and I'll just make it a list in the future.
Joan Jett (5) --> Limp Bizkit (8) --> Drowning Pool (9) --> Godsmack (12) --> Motorhead/ACDC/Black Sabbath (13) --> Metallica/Iron Maiden (15) --> This Site --> Dead Kennedys (16) -->Gaslight Anthem/Misfits/Defeater (17) --> Brand New/Wonder Years (18) --> Replacements/pixies/Bowie (20) --> Menzingers/Jawbreaker (23) I don't know the last few years have been such a blur that it gets hard to pick out a single band.
|imagine dragons in like 5th grade or so. mcr/panic! at the disco was next, then into the killers and other postpunkish indie rock. got into led zeppelin and other 70s "classic rock" type stuff at the same time. after that got into metallica, before 90s alt rock like smashing pumpkins. taste stagnated for a while, then got into progressive rock and post hardcore. |
|middle school: korn, dimmu borgir|
early highschool: more dimmu borgir, kiss
late highschool: megadeth, thrash metal in general
post highschool: more thrash metal & traditional heavy metal
early 20s: beach house, washed out, 80s hardcore punk + misfits/uk subs/ramones/flipper etc
mid 20s: dream pop and old school black metal
late 20s: pretty much only dream pop and black metal these days
|2 - the specials, nat king cole|
3 - children’s cd’s (lime in the coconut, etc)
6 - the Beatles yellow submarine cd and the queen greatest hits cs
8 - dad gets me first iPod Shuffle with 5 songs by 10000 maniacs, Frank Ferdinand, b52s, Sheryl crow, and The Who
9 - get hands on neighbors dads stadium Arcadium
10 - pop punk rock and roll baby
11 - pop punk and rock and roll baby
12 - pop punk and boards of Canada
13 - pretty much only death metal
14 - 15 mostly death metal and pop punk
16 - 19 - literally anything
|I’m 24 now I’ve just been in a coma for 5 years|
|2003 - age 26 Neuros... oh no wait let me rewind a bit...|
1986 - age 9 Europe - The Final Countdown, theeeen... damn, I don't remember shit.
|Before 12 - didn't really care for music|
12 to 13 - pop radio singles, Savage Garden, James Blunt
14 to 16 - Trapt, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, System Of A Down
16 to 18 - got super into scene music: Breathe Carolina, Attack Attack!, Greeley Estates, Bring Me The Horizon, Whitechapel, Suicide Silence, A Day To Remember but In Flames was favourite band
18 to 20 - Brand New, Weezer, At The Drive-In, Rise Against, Thrice, Mewithoutyou, Thursday, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Chariot (lots of other post-hardcore and metalcore bands as well as indie music)
20 to 22 - The National became favourite band, Radiohead, The Weeknd, Lights, started exploring metal more, Converge, Opeth, Protest The Hero, Every Time I Die, lots of deathcoreish stuff
22 to 26 (present) - seek out more weird stuff and get full fleged into brunt of metal. Some of my favourite bands that I discovered over last 4 years: Deathspell Omega, Cryptopsy, Pig Destroyer, Immolation, Deicide, Tool, shit loads of death and black metal.
|too many drugs dewi! too many drugs! |
|Too many, too many.|
Honestly it was smth like... Iron Maiden, 80s hard rock and Hair Metal, grunge, Tool, Kyuss and stoner, Neurosis, Isis, Cult of Luna, then all over the place, then trip hop, then no music for like 5 years just crafting and listening to my own shit, then sputnikmusic.com and then all over the place again.
|Age 7-11: Listened mainly to rap. Mainly Eminem, 50 Cent, D12 etc. Also a bit of Gorillaz.|
Age 12: Discovered Rock music and listened mainly to Kiss, Metallica, Slayer, Led Zeppelin etc. Pretty much just the popular, well known Rock and Metal bands.
Age 13-16: Started listening to heavier music such as Slipknot, Mastodon, Morbid Angel etc. Got more into Death, Thrash, Black metal while still listening to Rock bands like Rush, Kiss etc.
Age 17-22: Started getting more into Prog due to discovering Opeth. Listened to mainly Prog (Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson). And also a lot of Death Metal (Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Death) and Black Metal (Emperor, Dimmu Borgir) Also got back into Gorillaz.
Age 22-Now: I started listening to a lot of Drum n Bass, also a bit of R&B. I wanted to expand my diversity in music (something I'm still doing) I now listen to anything from Death Metal to R&B to Drum n Bass to Noise Rock. Fav artists atm are Opeth, Deftones, Kali Uchis, S.P.Y, Steven Wilson, Mastodon, Emperor among many others.
|went from pokemon ost to pokemon ost|
|Idk but most of it started here.|
|12-Judas Priest. Prior to this music didn't mean much of anything to me. It was also around this age I fucked hard with glam metal.|
13-pop punk and some hxc started to seep into my life, i.e Tigers Jaw (local band for me alongside Title Fight). By 14 I moved a lil further with Touche Amore and random meathead hxc bands like Dead End Path.
14-Between 13 and 14 I also got into Tool which completely changed the way I treated music as faux woke as that sounds. For my unlearned 13 y/o brain it was transcendental and made me wanna jam high IQ musix like Dream Theater.
15-the start of death metal baby. Mainly just Death, Nile and Fleshgod. Twas also turnt to Behemoth by a friend and to Deafheaven by Anthony Fantano, the former sparkling my interested in trad black metal and the other in the alt side of it.
16-Post hxc and mxc. Lots of it. Counterparts (favorite band at the time) , Misery Signals, sorta Shai Hulud, After the Burial. Ye good times.
17-i believe I was 17 when I joined this site? By now I jammed a lotta Opeth and Ne Obliviscaris and Be'lakor which...hasn't changed tbh.
Whatever I fucking want tbh
|Btw I am now 21 so heres to roughly 60 more years of m/ to come|
|60 years ha more like 6|
|middle school - Rage against the machine, audioslave, Eminem|
high school - kyuss, qotsa, slipknot, korn, mudvayne, soad, electric wizard, sleep, sabbath, the strokes
college - radiohead, acid bath, big black, type o, kate bush, converge, kyuss, qotsa, his hero is gone, dragged into sunlight, miles davis, portishead, fugazi, whores., etc
|Favorite band each year since I started caring about music:|
11: The Beatles
12: The Kinks
13: Led Zeppelin
15: Frank Zappa
16: The Smashing Pumpkins
17: Mr. Bungle
19: Frank Zappa
20: Frank Zappa
21: Frank Zappa
22: Frank Zappa
23: Frank Zappa
My music taste may be expanding, but my #1 has been the same for a while
|Cool list, and an interesting journey!|
My story, I did a list earlier:
|1982 (age 8) MJ, INXS, U2|
1986-8 (age 12-14) Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, GN’R
1989-91 (age 15-17) Big 4, Sepultura, Public Enemy
1991-95 (university) Pantera, Grunge, Kyuss, Tool, Amorphis, Machine Head, Napalm Death
*1993 (exchange student in France) MC Solaar, saw Metallica live in Paris
2000-06 (late 20s) music uptake really stalling
2007-11 (30s: ipod + Sputnik) Porcupine Tree, ISIS, Neurosis, Converge, Burzum, Enslaved, Dragged Into Sunlight
2012-17 (dropped off again)
2018-19 (40s, back injury) binge on overlooked metal and hiphop