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Listening to Music


A Darker Knight
When did you guys start listening to music, or when did you find out what kind of genre you liked?

I was basically surrounded by Asian music up until the 4-5th grade. During 5th grade, I went along with the crowd, listening to the latest boy bands like Backstreet Boys, and bands like Blink 182...

Around middle school, I found a couple mainstream radio stations and a couple rock stations. I slowly leaned towards the rock area.

Around 7 or 8th grade, I got my ipod and it's history from there. Over the summer, I got my own computer and downloaded Limewire, and that opened me up to the rest of the musical world. I was able to explore all sorts of music from rap to jazz to techno to country...(doesn't mean I've never ever heard of those before)

Now, I've mostly settled on rock ranging from pop/rock to the occasinal metal, oldies, and some ipod worthy mainstreamers...


Well-Known Member
I like everything, but when I was growing up I listened mostly to old sanish music thanks to my parents.....didn't understand them but I loved the beat and style they had back then (not to say its any differnt now).

During elementary through middle school I was introduced to hip hop, R & B, and rap thanks to my brothers who listened to it a lot. But I also dove into Pop as well. But what caught me the most was mostly late 80's and 90's dance music. Which eventually got me into Techno.

Techno is my main forte in music pleasures, but after a while I started to get into Classical and Country. Completing my list of all the major genres. I'm still a big fan of Techno but still dabble in everything else when I'm in the mood. DAFT PUNK FOREVER!!



Registered Member
I wasn't a big music listener until I got my first iPod for my bithday. That was about 4 years ago. Since then I've gotten way into music.


#1 Spammer of FC
Well I never started listening to music a lot until a few summers ago when I really got into a few new bands and a lot of metal and stuff like that and then it started to grow and eventually I started to download songs and now here I am today and really what music don't I like? lol


The Super Pimp of GF
well my grandfather has had a band since before I was born so I basically grew up listening to music


Registered Member
I started listening to music when I was 13 years of age back in 1992. I mostly listened to top 40 radio stations back then.

Before then as a kid, I just listened to whatever music my parents listened to, which back then was mostly oldies music and country music.


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I started listen to music regularly around 11 or 12 but it really took off when I was 15 years old. The reason was two fold, first of all we had just moved to Dallas and I didn't have many friends there and second I got the 50 records for 50 dollars deal from record club of America so I had a lot to choose from.

I now listen to music whenever I can. My wife and I have different musical tastes and she also prefers the sound of the TV to music as background noise so I usually only listen when she's away or listen using in ear earbuds.

Since I'm older I've gone through a lot of genres over the years. I was into top 40 rock and pop for my early and mid teens (Beatles, Stones, The Who, Jethro Tull, etc...). Then I got into more album oriented rock, some light metal and classical tinged rock (Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Rick Wakeman, etc...) and electronic music (Wendy Carlos, Jean Michael Jarre, Tomita, etc...). Then came light punk and "alternative" music for me (Sex Pistols, Devo, The Clash, The Ramones, Blondie, etc...) I liked most of the big 80's groups but I've grown tired of most of their music. In the late 80's and early 90's I got into more alternative rock (Vomit Launch, fIREHOSE, Camper Van Beethoven, Pixies, etc...) In the early 2000's I got into more obscure bands that still fit into the alternative rock and pop genre (100 Watt Smile, 20 Minute Loop, Actionslacks, Boink!, Fonda, Janet Panic, Jennifer Marks, Jim's Big Ego, Vegas DeMilo, etc...) In the mid 2000's I started listening to music on Pandora.com and was introduced to many artists I hadn't heard or heard of before that I love now (The New Pornographers, Francine, Agent Sparks, Camera Obscura, etc...) It also introduced me to more mainstream artists that I hadn't really listened to before (Jewel, Fiona Apple, Hillary Duff, Regina Spektor, etc...) Last year most of the new artists I listened to came from checking them out before going to see them live or seeing them play with someone else I liked. I listen to most of what I started listening to from the early 2000's on and a hand full of groups from earlier (The Beatles, Devo, Suzanne Vega, Throwing Muses/Kristin Hersh/Belly/Tanya Donelly, Green Day, k. d. lang, Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair, Vomit Launch)


The Rock is cooking atm..
As early as 8 years old when the boy bands and that were up and kicking ass in the music industry. Very heavy into pop music. Moved on to other genres later on.


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A friend of mine didn't find out what kind of music he really loved until he was in his early 20's. He found that big hair rock music from the 1980s was his true passion when it comes to listening to music.