As a child (elementary and middle school), I listened to Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Amy Grant. In middle-high school, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Soul Asylum, Oasis... basically 90s alternative/grunge.
Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.
I didn't really get into music until I was older. The whole grunge thing was happening when I was a teen, and so was a lot of foundational hip-hop. Also for some reason, the barrio was all about the Oldies.. maybe it was some sort of La Bamba thing going on. But the only time I really listened to music was when I snuck into my brother's bedroom and listened to his Pink Floyd, Metallica and Butthole Surfer albums. Or I listened to Motown on my friend's dad's reel to reel player.
As a kid I listened mostly to whatever popular song was currently playing on the radio. My chidhood spanned the 80s and 90s, so that's what I listened to. In my late teens and college years, I started to branch out more and started listening to more classic rock and oldies from the 60s, jazz, and yes, showtunes.
5w6 or 9w1 sp/so/sx, I think
As a child, I worshipped Michael Jackson. Nobody else mattered.
In the early teen years, it was all about Rap and Heavy Metal.
Metallica, Guns-N-Roses, Poison, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, DIO, and Van Halen, etc.
RUN-DMC, The Beastie Boys, MC Hammer, and Vanilla Ice.
Then in my late teens it was Rap/Hip-Hop, Classic Rock, Punk, and Alternative.
Wu Tang, Fugees, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, Snoop, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, etc.
Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, the Stones, the Doors, the Velvet Underground,etc.
Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, The Sex Pistols, Ramones, Joy Division, The Pixies, Jane's Addiction, and a bunch of obscure punk and "experimental" bands.
Then in my 20s, I got really into the whole Rave scene, and all kinds of electronic music.
Techno, Trance, IDM, Drum-n-Bass, Dubstep, etc.
Now, in my 30s, I still like most of the same music--except for the Heavy Metal and some of the Rap.
From 6-8 some euro dance
From prodigy i moved to metallica and liked stuff like sepultura, slayer and stuff like that, also like alot this finnish band waltari combining metal and dance.
From around 11 to 12 eminem, cypress hill, nas etc.
From that i went back to metal(sepultura, slipknot(i dont consider early stuff as nu metal)) and nu metal(korn, limb bizkit), but also listened to some hip hop(same type as before) and reggae(mainly finnish).
Dropped the nu metal crap somewhere around 15 and started also listening some psy trance(infected mushroom, hallucinogen) and rock(queens of the stone age, kingston wall, ozric tentacles).
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