A musical look back
October 03, 2007

So, I'm wondering what you all listened to when you were in high school, and what you think of that music now. For me, it's easy to compile such a list because I bought most of what I liked. At the time, I didn't really get into Pearl Jam (and still don't think they're much to be excited about) or Nirvana (which I actually like now). I don't think I've ever listened to Soundgarden, despite people around me all being said when they broke up. And I didn't buy Alice in Chains. Other stuff from that era found its way into my collection, though:

Bryan Adams
Tori Amos
Better Than Ezra
Blessid Union of Souls
Tracy Bonham
Meredith Brooks
Collective Soul
The Cranberries
Green Day
Marcy Playground
Matchbox 20
John Mellencamp
Billie Meyers
Alanis Morrissette
No Doubt
Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers
The Presidents of the United States of America
Savage Garden
Sister Hazel
Smash Mouth
Smashing Pumpkins
Spice Girls
Rod Stewart
Sugar Ray

I listened to a bunch of Country/Western at the time, too, but I won't bore you with those band names. Anyway, what sort of stuff did you listen to at the time? I'm just wondering how things compared, how much overlap there was, etc. For my part, I can listen to any of the above stuff and still like it, sometimes even more than I used to. Listening to a lot of the songs now I hear things I didn't notice before and appreciate the lyrics and stuff a lot more.

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Genj Genj - October 03, 2007 (08:44 PM)
During most of High School, it was Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd on repeat. Add in some occasional Hendrix & Beatles. I'm pretty tired of Hendrix, and now instead of thinking Pink Floyd is the height of music, I think most of their stuff is pretentious crap (Dark Side of the Moon is still cool as is most of Wish You Were Here and Piper at the Gates of Dawn). I still like to have an occasional play through of Zeppelin I, IV, Physical Graffiti, and Houses of the Holy. The Beatles is the biggest change for me - I can't fucking stand them anymore. Oh, but Radiohead is still one of the greatest band ever (sans Pablo Honey).
Halon Halon - October 03, 2007 (09:32 PM)
The first two years of high school was pretty much what everyone else listened to at the time with a few exceptions, such as the Pixies, 311, DMB, Dispatch, and a few others that I still listen to today.

My music taste really hasn't changed much since my junior year of high school, except I'm a little less adventurous than I was back then.
Vorty Vorty - October 04, 2007 (04:11 AM)
I used to listen to nu-metal during it's peak. Shit like Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Linkin park etc. I used to listen to a lot of crap hip-hop like Eminem and Cypress Hill. Stuff like that...

Then I went through a phase of not caring, then I starting listening to the Beastie Boys and The Clash a lot, and then started to get into alternative rock, with The White Stripes and Radiohead being the first two main bands I really got into. Classic rock was also pretty big to me about two years ago, I used to love AC/DC, although I'm bored of them now.

Then, that developed into various ventures into metal, industrial, electronic and more alternative genres, until I built up a nice varied collection. Usually, I took recommendations that people gave me here or on GameFAQS, which introduced me to various genres of music.

The only type of music that doesn't appeal to me is country western and jazz music. I'm not saying that I'll never listen to those genres, but they spark very little interest in me.
jiggs jiggs - October 04, 2007 (07:36 AM)
i listened to classic rock & oldies music in high school on the radio and went through my parent's LP collection. my favorites were

The Beatles
Jimi Hendrix
The Stones
Led Zeppelin
The Doors
The Hollies

and a bunch more i don't remember off the top of my head. i still like these bands now, but i don't listen to them as much. after i got out of high school and went to college, i listened to nu-metal for a brief period then got into the nu-garage rock period. right now it's Jrock and Indie Rock for me.
pup pup - October 04, 2007 (08:44 AM)
Smashing Pumpkins
Nine Inch Nails

and then we get into the punk bands...
Bouncing Souls
US Bombs
Boris the Sprinkler
daff daff - October 04, 2007 (12:16 PM)
I was into a lot of the stuff on your list 8th grade and freshmen year and then I got really into punk rock with NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Rancid, and Lagwagon being some of my favorites. Most of the Music I listened to back then I still love today.
honestgamer honestgamer - October 04, 2007 (12:35 PM)
I strongly dislike most punk, in part because of memories from my first year at college. In particular, NOFX makes me want to murder someone. My roommate played "I Heard They Suck Live" two or three times daily for around four two months. I like The Offspring's album "Americana," which someone stole from me a few years ago, but that's more like punk-lite. I also heard the song "Born to Lose" by Social Distortion a short while ago and downloaded it on iTunes. I like that one a lot.
daff daff - October 08, 2007 (11:25 PM)
I had a similar thing my first year in school. My roommate played Rammstein and other terrible metal all the time. American is a great album which I still listen to once in a while. As for NOFX people I know either love them or hate them. They are actually my favorite live band.

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