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This topic was inspired after reading a post of Chebby's, where he said that his taste in music had changed so dramatically since his teens, 20s and 30s, that he was happy to sell on most of what he listened to back then.

When I look at my own taste, it has certainly expanded over the years to include, for example, the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole; but i feel quite a lot of it was forged back in my teens and early 20s, and so a great deal of what I listened to back then, I now enjoy as much as ever.

So my question is to you oldies is this - How, and to what (if any) extent, has your listening habits matured over the years?

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Yes it has.I used to love prog rock and folk.Now I like folk and Jazz.Not such a big change, but a change.

 

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Yes it has.I used to love prog rock and folk.Now I like folk and Jazz.Not such a big change, but a change.

Do you still listen to Prog Rock and Folk, or is it now unloved and confined to dusty boxes in the attic?

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When I become an oldie I'll let you know   ohhh sure

Developed more than changed I'd say.  I've always liked different type of music, in part because my best friend at school (and still good friend 10 years later embarassed ) was a jazz musician. So I followed him round to gigs that the majority of teenagers wouldn't dream of going to. The only things I don't listen to are, ironically, trad jazz, which just grates with me. And I've never really got into opera (but probably could if I run out of other things to listen to).

I'm listening to more and more jazz these days at the expense of rock. And 80's rock is definitely out; the worst production values of any era (artificial everything thrown in for effect. And not musical effect). But I still listen to Radio 3 a lot, and have a lot of classical CDs.

DSOTM and WYWH still rock though and take me back to my youth; 2 in the morning, at John Kenyon's party, the quiet time when everyone is calming down. DSOTM on, and sadly I can even recall the system (Dual t/t, Nad 3020, Allison 6 speakers). I was sat under one of the speakers, half spaced out from booze, just drinking in the atmosphere. It's what music is all about!

Now where did I put those Werther's Orginals?

 

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When I become an oldie I'll let you know   ohhh sure

It certainly sneaks up on you.

One day you realize that you look like your Father.....and sound like Victor Meldrew.  doh!

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When I was a kid I mostly only listened to rave music. Now my tastes are much more varied with lots of classical, 80's pop, classic rock and various easy listening music too.

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my music tastes where always changing until i found sigur ros, (never searched for anything else since) but i still keep hold of all my old stuff, and on occasions i dig out a bit of depech mode or a bit of kraftwerk just to have a listen !  

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CnoEvil wrote:

This topic was inspired after reading a post of Chebby's, where he said that his taste in music had changed so dramatically since his teens, 20s and 30s, that he was happy to sell on most of what he listened to back then.

When I look at my own taste, it has certainly expanded over the years to include, for example, the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole; but i feel quite a lot of it was forged back in my teens and early 20s, and so a great deal of what I listened to back then, I now enjoy as much as ever.

So my question is to you oldies is this - How, and to what (if any) extent, has your listening habits matured over the years?

 

Not really me.  I started to like Guns N Roses and Metallica when I was about 14, so just getting into music really and that was the first music I heard where I thought wow, I really like this.  Late teens I suppose I got into club music a bit but then when back to rock.  It is classic rock I have a taste for though I don't like anything too heavy.  But now I listen to the same rock bands mainly.

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I have found that since I have become Victor Meldrew (according to my wife) my musical tastes have expanded significantly.

Though i still listen to stuff I bought ages ago, all being part of my vinyl collection that never was disposed of, I tend to buy the odd Jazz albums and occasional Classical. The latter mainly being hi-res downloads although I do have a few Classical LPs in the collection.

I must say that more female vocal stuff seems to be invading my collection, possibly to counter the wifes. excellent!

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I find that now in my late 50's my musical tastes are so much wider now than they ever were in my teens and 20's.

 

If someone had suggested to me as a 16 year old Groundhogs besotted fan that in my later years I'd be listening to Al Green, Nick Drake, or Oscar Peterson to name but three, I would have laughed in their face.,

I am far more open to new music now than I ever have been before, although modern pop music, and the various genres of rap leave me totally cold. 

 

 

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When I was a kid I mostly only listened to rave music. Now my tastes are much more varied with lots of classical, 80's pop, classic rock and various easy listening music too.

 

every now and then I put on some old skool rave and it always makes me grin Smile

 

My music taste doesn't really change, I just make additions.  When I add something new, I don't have to give up something to make room for it.

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Like a lot of people on here my musical tastes have broadened over the years but I still love all my music right back to my first album my Mum bought me On the threshold of a dream Moody Blues the 2nd Album my brothers bought me in the 1970s Budgie Squarke I still listen to most of it I will have a  spell when I go through all my cds and just a random just pick out an oldie like Shear heart attack Qeen or Meddle so its  party time! party time! rockin out rockin out all the time round my house in the car even in the bath sorry to much information rolling on the floor laughing

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It certainly sneaks up on you.

One day you realize that you look like your Father.....and sound like Victor Meldrew.  doh!

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OMG that's me!!

I'm 54 so approaching being an oldie I suppose. My taste has definitely changed in my teens 20's I listened to what was contemporary then but modern pop does nothing for me at all. I suppose we all identify with the music of our youth, the music we grew up with. From my mid 20's I became more interested in Classical music and probably have a bigger collection of that genre now, whereas playing some of the stuff I used to like sounds rather contrived and dated now, though some classic rock albums stand the test of time( in my opinion anyway ) such as the ubiquitous DOSTM, Animals, WYWH, and some of Mike Oldfield's early albums such as Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge. I have sold off quite a bit of the more embarrasing stuff, I'd hate anyone to have discovered some of the records I had when I finally pop my clogs! embarassed

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At school I was into rock and apart from one or two artists I don’t enjoy the genre at all anymore.

I’ve loved soul and rap music ever since I first heard it in the late 70’s and early 80's and continue to search out new and ever more obscure artists in that genre. Dance music (acid house and techno) came along in the late 80's and I still listen to a lot of that from 88 through to 94.

Now in my mid forties I have, over the last few years, been discovering a lot of stuff I’d never thought about before; reggae, funk, rhythm and blues. I do enjoy going through the ‘what are you listening to’ thread and picking up on new artists there.

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steve_1979 wrote:

When I was a kid I mostly only listened to rave music. Now my tastes are much more varied with lots of classical, 80's pop, classic rock and various easy listening music too.

 

every now and then I put on some old skool rave and it always makes me grin Smile

 

My music taste doesn't really change, I just make additions.  When I add something new, I don't have to give up something to make room for it.

Oh I still listen to plenty of old skool rave too. I never grew out of that.  party time!

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I still like some stuff that I used to, but my taste has changed dramatically. Actually, I don't like using the term "taste", I prefer to say that I am more open-minded, and better educated about music than I used to be.

I will give anything a listen, I'm not saying I'll like it, but I will give it a go.

Genres I've not really taken to are Folk and Blues, though there must be something within those genres that I do like. Actually, I saw Rachael Dadd at a festival, she was great, and she's classed as Folk. 

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