Thread: When did you start getting into mainstream music if you did?

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    • 4 years 21 days ago
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    I actually never got into mainstream music. I basically lived off my parents' collection of 60's music such as the Beatles. I only became aware of it around 2008-09ish but I still never really cared for the newer music.

    What about you?
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      • 4 years 21 days ago
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      I was into pretty mainstream stuff in the 80s & early~mid 90s. Somewhere around the mid-90s though (I never paid attention to exactly when), hair bands went out, MFing rappers came in, and the only other choice was boy bands (infinitely better than rap, but still only barely tolerable). That was the point at which I turned my back on mainstream crap.
      For the longest time I only listened to older/classic music, mostly from the 70s~80s range. In much more recent years I've found & latched onto a lot of less mainstream, new (to me at least) music. Said music covers an extremely broad range from 40s music to celtic music/irish folk/pub songs to j-pop to european metal.
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        • 4 years 20 days ago
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        I only time I ever was into "mainstream" music was back in the
        late 90s listening to grunge and pop hits on the radio in my
        dad's car driving on the Interstate 20 on route to Atlanta.

        Nowadays I generally avoid new music. Mostly classic rock/grunge
        from the 60s-90s like Nirvana,Boston,Alice In Chains,Led Zeppelin,
        Lynyrd Skynrd,RHCP,Pearl Jam,and the Rolling Stones.
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          • 4 years 20 days ago
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          Oh yeah, I forgot about grunge. Marginally better than the other options in the late 90s, but not by much. Having my metal taken away & replaced by grunge felt like having my 20" color TV replaced with a 6" b&w one.
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            • 4 years 18 days ago
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            Pretty much back in 2000 when I got into high school, started listening to the "mainstream" metal bands such as Linkin Park, Disturbed, etc. Before that (around 1998) I started listening to what my older brothers listened, 80s metal bands and that is why I got into the genre. Going into high school I got swept by the so called mainstream metal a little.
            Suprisingly, I don't like metal anymore.
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              • 4 years 18 days ago
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              Quote by jprc10
              Pretty much back in 2000 when I got into high school, started listening to the "mainstream" metal bands such as Linkin Park, Disturbed, etc. Before that (around 1998) I started listening to what my older brothers listened, 80s metal bands and that is why I got into the genre. Going into high school I got swept by the so called mainstream metal a little.
              Suprisingly, I don't like metal anymore.
              What are
              you listening to now?
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                • 4 years 18 days ago
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                Do you dislike all metal now? Keep in mind that there's a very wide spectrum of metal, from melodic power metal to stuff that sounds like a dumptruck thrown into a grinder.
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                  • 4 years 18 days ago
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                  Quote by AtlantaCommercials
                  Quote by jprc10
                  Pretty much back in 2000 when I got into high school, started listening to the "mainstream" metal bands such as Linkin Park, Disturbed, etc. Before that (around 1998) I started listening to what my older brothers listened, 80s metal bands and that is why I got into the genre. Going into high school I got swept by the so called mainstream metal a little.
                  Suprisingly, I don't like metal anymore.
                  What are
                  you listening to now?


                  Mostly ballads, rock & roll, soft rock, etc.
                  I'm very much into Elvis now.
                    • 4 years 18 days ago
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                    Quote by Drahken
                    Do you dislike all metal now? Keep in mind that there's a very wide spectrum of metal, from melodic power metal to stuff that sounds like a dumptruck thrown into a grinder.


                    Yeah there are some very good metal bands out there, especially power metal and progressive metal bands. I used to love Helloween (Kiske era) and Symphony X.
                    I just started listening to other genres and sort of changed my music taste. Like I said in my previous post, I love Elvis' songs.
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                      • 4 years 17 days ago
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                      I liked elvis a lot when I was a kid, then I wound up "growing out of it". These days power metal, melodic metal, folk metal, etc are at my forefront.
                      It's rather funny, I used to view bands like iron maiden & helloween as lesser metal & loved the heavy stuff. Now I still like thrash, but not heavier stuff, and I find bands like iron maiden & helloween to be the most preferable.
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                        • 4 years 17 days ago
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                        Do you mean like current popular music?

                        Because I liked Blondie before I got into rap music. In about 1992-1993 because my fiends were always singing "Rump Shaker".
                          • 4 years 16 days ago
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                          Quote by Drahken
                          I liked elvis a lot when I was a kid, then I wound up "growing out of it". These days power metal, melodic metal, folk metal, etc are at my forefront.
                          It's rather funny, I used to view bands like iron maiden & helloween as lesser metal & loved the heavy stuff. Now I still like thrash, but not heavier stuff, and I find bands like iron maiden & helloween to be the most preferable.


                          I can relate to that. Back in my metal days, when I first started, I liked heavier bands more, like metallica, megadeth ,etc. Later on I started preferring the more melodic types of helloween, maiden, queensryche, etc. And eventually moving towards softer music, like Elvis.
                            • 4 years 16 days ago
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                            I remember during the mid-late 2000s. I didn't care a lot for newer stuff before then.
                              • 4 years 8 days ago
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                              Got Nine Inch Nails:Pretty Hate Machine and a discman for Christmas that year. That's when I started taking music seriously. Before that it was just listening to stuff I heard on the radio and not thinking much of it. Im guessing this was around 1990 or 1991. I'm 33.
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                                • 4 years 8 days ago
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                                Quote by randomuser2349
                                I actually never got into mainstream music. I basically lived off my parents' collection of 60's music such as the Beatles. I only became aware of it around 2008-09ish but I still never really cared for the newer music.

                                What about you?


                                Vanilla Ice
                                MC Hammer
                                New Kids On The Block
                                Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch
                                Salt N Peppa
                                Bobby Brown
                                oh yeah & ....Don't Break My Heart My Ache Breaky Heart
                                  • 3 years 3 months ago
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                                  I think it was 1999. Possibly 2000 even.
                                    • 3 years 3 months ago
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                                    Late 90's/Early 2000's. I however don't even listen to mainstream music anymore. Music today sucks. I just listen to old school rock music, indie rock, and lots of other great artists that don't get the exposure they deserve.
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                                      • 3 years 3 months ago
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                                      I've liked a few mainstream songs here and there over the years but genarally have always been against that shit. Lucky for me I have six older siblings that showed me alot of good tunes when I was growing up.

                                      I feel sorry for these radio friendly kids these days because the mainstream music now is just pure watered down bubble-gum shit pop music. Its god awful. At least ten years ago there were different genres in mainstream radio but it seems like its one genre now. its like crappy techno pop hip-hop blended coarsley.
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                                        • 3 years 3 months ago
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                                        Quote by ActionBastard
                                        I've liked a few mainstream songs here and there over the years but genarally have always been against that shit. Lucky for me I have six older siblings that showed me alot of good tunes when I was growing up.

                                        I feel sorry for these radio friendly kids these days because the mainstream music now is just pure watered down bubble-gum shit pop music. Its god awful. At least ten years ago there were different genres in mainstream radio but it seems like its one genre now. its like crappy techno pop hip-hop blended coarsley.


                                        Same here. I'll take Smash Mouth or Sugar Ray over today's shit. At least their songs were pretty catchy.
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                                          • 3 years 3 months ago
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                                          Quote by TheMusicdewd18
                                          Quote by ActionBastard
                                          I've liked a few mainstream songs here and there over the years but genarally have always been against that shit. Lucky for me I have six older siblings that showed me alot of good tunes when I was growing up.

                                          I feel sorry for these radio friendly kids these days because the mainstream music now is just pure watered down bubble-gum shit pop music. Its god awful. At least ten years ago there were different genres in mainstream radio but it seems like its one genre now. its like crappy techno pop hip-hop blended coarsley.


                                          Same here. I'll take Smash Mouth or Sugar Ray over today's shit. At least their songs were pretty catchy.

                                          Amen to that brother.
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