Evolution Of Taste

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Ago 29 2010, 23h19

I've just been thinking about how drastically my musical preferences and influences have changed over my short 24 years of existence, and thought I'd do a little run down of the good, the bad, and the downright shameful:

0-10

OK, so I didn't really have any "taste" of my own as such at this tender age. I really just listened to whatever my mum played. Favourites from this era (and to this day) include Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel, Carpenters and classic Madonna and Michael Jackson. I was also into Spice Girls in a pretty huge way, and used to do dance routines with the girls in my class. I was Victoria, naturellement.

Preteen Years

I lived in Mallorca when I was around 11/12 and the only English speaking channel we had was MTV Europe, where I listened to a pretty eclectic mix of artists. Classic songs I still associate with this period of my life are: Everything for Free, So Hard, All 'Bout the Money, and Erase/Rewind. I also listened to a Mariah Carey album on repeat, and used to wail unforgivably. Thems were wailey times.

13-16ish

Albums I owned (and listened to on repeat) included: Can't Take Me Home (Pink), Hybrid Theory (Linkin Park), Marshall Mathers Lp (Eminem), 8701 (Usher)...the less said about this time the better, I think. Oh yeah, I forgot Bon Jovi...

16-19ish

I discovered The American Pie Sountrack, about 5 years after the event and got into it in a pretty deep way. My first boyfriend bought me Bleed American and I listened to it a LOT. Same applied to Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits. I was still way into Eminem too at this stage and bought every album he did as they came out (as increasingly self-indulgent as they got). To this day I know every word to Superman...

19ish-22ish

It was all Beatles, Bob Marley, James Taylor and Eric Clapton for me around this time. I was also getting back into teaching myself guitar and writing stuff. I'm convinced this surge of creativity was a direct by-product of having a dissertation to write...

Last couple of years

According to Last.fm's "Paste Your Taste" feature, I'm into: indie, singer-songwriter, female vocalists, rock and folk. Currently loving Beirut, Sia and The Shins in particular. Maybe in a couple of years I will be completely over these sounds, and be heavily into triphop-samba fusion. Well, you never know...

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