posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 02:41 PM
I think it all boils down to people from all walks of life just have different tastes (though will admit record companies try and shove certain
artists and styles down the average consumers throat). I agree with Heff that these days I find I listen to some stuff that my mom listened to that I
despised in my teens (Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, etc.). I just have a deeper appreciation for them now than I did then.
My musical tastes are all over the place including classical, some country, some 80's pop, true rock legends such as Elvis Presley, alot of classic
rock (The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult). In fact alot of metal from the 60's to current times. In the late 80's I started
listening to Megadeth, Metallica, almost all the hair bands of the era including classic rockers that converted (Kiss etc.). Hell I even listened to
some christian metal such as Stryper. In the 90's I listened to grunge, at the time I was a little annoyed......not at the music really, just at the
fact that grunge almost killed the metal hair bands. I actually rather liked Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and alot of other grunge music.
These days I find myself liking all the previous stuff I listened to in addition to some dance/techno. My favorite from current times is Symphonic
Metal. My new true love is bands like Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Visions of Atlantis, etc.
People just have different tastes, I only wish record companies would push a variety of music instead of the one they try and make the flavor of the
month. That and I really wish symphonic metal was more popular in the states than it is. I was lucky enough to attend one of only 3 concerts in the
US on Within Temptations last tour.
In closing, just enjoy the music that you do like, if they were truly all the same and no variety music would hold no real magic.