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single9-Dec-2016media/entertainmentautumnlight by votes22154.5%


Have your musical tastes changed in the last 10 years?

i.e. do you listen to the same genres/bands/artists or have your tastes changed since then?

11No, they have not changed.
9Yes, they have changed a little.
1Yes, they have changed dramatically.
0I don't listen to music.

posted 9-Dec-2016 9:14am  
Not really, although I tend to listen to a lot of new music, which I like discovering. Necessarily it's different to what I listened to in 2006; and there's a lot more of it in the age of You Tube, Spotify &c. Most of the really good music being made today is off the beaten track as it were, in terms of commercialism; and there is a lot of it. I don't have the same near religious fanaticism with regard to music I once had; but I love it just as much, although in a different way. I like to listen to as much music as possible; whereas when I was young, music was relatively hard to come by, and therefore incredibly precious. I mean: buying a long playing record was, well there was something ceremonial about it. And you'd play it over and over again. Also everything was so new in those days, not just in terms of music, but presentation too; music was revolutionary back then, with a genuine power to shock and divide generations.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 9-Dec-2016 12:14pm  
They haven't particularly changed.
posted 9-Dec-2016 4:21pm  
I listen to music less than I used to. In the past, I'd have it playing often, hearing many songs every day. Now, I tend to just listen to one or two songs, more specifically. Or, I'll just have a song in my head.
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 10-Dec-2016 2:11pm  
Not really.
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to bill) posted 10-Dec-2016 2:18pm  
I was just moments ago, reading this article that I almost sent to you, because we've talked before about observing animal behaviors(like crows and blue jays and squirrels).

It's only slightly related to your comment I guess, but I listen to music just the way you do. Even in the car, I like it quiet most of the time these days instead. I used to jam out. I used to do work while listening to music. Now I like silence. Maybe we aren't getting enough dopamine.
posted 11-Dec-2016 2:08am  
(reply to they) posted 11-Dec-2016 10:49am  
Yes, I'm similar. I used to have music going constantly while working and in the car. Now, it's rare. I had been feeling like I just don't like music anymore. But, then I noticed I often had a song in my head. Also, I will play a song off YouTube just to hear it fairly often. It feels more like I had been overdoing it, playing too much music and not really listening to it. I think I appreciate music more now. But, I also can get annoyed that music is always playing everywhere when I go out. It seems like we overdo music in general in our culture.

The thing with the bird and dopamine makes sense. I know I dislike hearing the wrong note too and that feeling probably comes down to a brain chemical. Maybe listening to too much music gives us dopamine resistance.
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to bill) posted 11-Dec-2016 12:39pm  
I often find background music and sound annoying. Our house is usually silent, and I don't care for the sound of things just for the sake of it. Todd is kind enough to wear earphones most of the time while watching his shows and videos.

I also think of songs and play them on Youtube and enjoy them probably more than I would if I listened to albums all the time.
posted 11-Dec-2016 3:33pm  
Yes, a little. I still love the music that I used to listen to, but would say my tastes have broadened so I listen to more genres.
posted 12-Dec-2016 8:18am  
I suppose a little. I still don't really like new music.
posted 14-Dec-2016 8:21am  
Not really. Still do not like rap or whiny country.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 14-Dec-2016 8:46pm  
Not much, no.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to they) posted 14-Dec-2016 8:47pm  
When I sing with a song, sometimes my voice matches the singer perfectly. I love that feeling.
posted 15-Dec-2016 12:33am  
While my favourite popular music remains what you might call classic, whether pre or post Rock, I would tend to listen to much more Electronica than I did back in the 2000s. Also, many perhaps most of the best new cutting edge artists tend to be female, so I'd be listening to many more female artists than ever before. I tend to like to cleave on to things that are relatively fresh, which is becoming increasingly hard within the arts, not least popular music. I still love Classical and Jazz, but recently I've been listening almost exclusively to popular music.
posted 17-Dec-2016 1:34pm  
No it is still the same music I love which is Country music and Christian music
posted 23-Dec-2016 11:17am  

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