Apr. 10th, 2017 09:34 pm
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Sometimes I wonder whether my musical taste has actually changed, or whether I've just become more aware of more and more good music as I've gotten older and aware of more music (especially obscure music). Then I think about some of the music I absolutely loved when I was in high school and I realize... yes. My taste has definitely changed.

I still really like some of the music I loved in high school! But Creed? No. And I was kinda obsessed with them.

Date: 2017-04-11 10:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
I had a quilted white satin heart with 'Wham!' written on in puffy paint. It hung above my bed.

I like to think our tastes evolve. I still have Wake Me Up Before You Go Go on my 5 star playlist, but that's about all from the Wham oeuvre.

Date: 2017-04-11 03:39 pm (UTC)
lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lb_lee
There was a LOT of music we were into in high school that we aren't now, but I notice something funny--a lot of it was recent pop music!

We were weird and didn't really get into current pop music until late middle or high school; before that, we were went through classical, ragtime, and 50s-70s pop phases, and pretty much all of that music has held up pretty well! So has some of the punk rock or alternative too. It's very specifically the later pop that didn't! So I don't think it was our TASTE that has changed necessarily; I think it's how the songs were played.

With Top 100 pop music, the top slots would get TONS of airtime. They'd be played incessantly. You COULD NOT ESCAPE from Avril Lavigne's 'Complicated.' Repetition, I think, would make that one single line or single chord stand out to us, and we'd latch onto it, especially since we didn't really know how to find music asides from the radio back then.

But then as time passed and we were no longer being inundated with it, we kinda lost that earworm effect, so when we listened to it again as adults, we were like, "...why did we like this so much?"

The older stuff, that WASN'T the current Top 100, didn't get that kind of overexposure. They tended to be played with a more even distribution, because by their nature, they were not currently popular. We were not subjected to Scott Joplin's 'Easy Winners' a million times, so if we liked it, we came by that enjoyment honestly.

I also wonder if this kind of earworm affect is why I have a very low media saturation point now. I burn out fast!

Edited Date: 2017-04-11 03:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-12 11:21 pm (UTC)
lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lb_lee
Yeah, I feel kinda similarly about Lady Gaga! Too much listening made me sick of her. (Though it's been long enough I feel like I'm starting to detxo a bit.)


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