A Journey Through My Music Taste

I thought I’d try something different to my usual playlists when it comes to my music based blog posts and take you guys on a journey of my music taste from the last 12/13 years or so…W O W I feel old! Everyone’s tastes change as we age and start to figure out who we are as people, especially in our music choices. With this in mind I thought why not write a post about it, focusing on my music journey. As I’m sure you’ll know from reading my blog, I am a huge music fan. Listening to and making music are some of my favourite passions in my life, and of course making playlists. It only made sense for me to write a post about it all!

8-12: Pop Princesses

You’re lying to yourself if you say that you weren’t obsessed with the likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé and Girls Aloud when you were younger. The Sugababes were my JAM back when I was a young girl and I’m definitely not ashamed to say it. Some of my best childhood memories were of me and my cousin making up our own routines to our favourite girl power groups! Nothing felt cooler to little me than pretending to be Rihanna in the Shut Up and Drive music video and to be honest I’d still feel pretty cool banging out my old-skool routines even now.

13-14: Indie

The entrance into my teens saw me fall in love with Indie Pop music. Think Two Door Cinema Club, Friendly Fires and The Maccabees – I was obsessed. I used to get so much of my music inspiration from my favourite indie films like (500) Days of Summer and even Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging and would listen to their soundtracks constantly. It was during this Indie music phase of mine that I went to my first real concert to see Two Door Cinema Club.

15-18: Alternative/Rock

Later into my teens it was all about rock of all kinds for me. Punk, Alternative, everything. As I got older I started going to a lot more concerts simply because I was finally old enough to go with my friends! When I was about 14 going on 15 I started listening to what would quickly become my favourite band of all time; Arctic Monkeys. My older brother had told me about them when I was younger, when they were bringing out their first album, but I was too young to appreciate them at the time. But, when I got slightly older I became totally entranced by their music and, to this day, they’re still my favourite band of all time.

19: 70s Disco and 80s New Wave

After leaving school and joining college for a year before I headed off to university I started to branch out with my music taste and learn a bit more about where music had developed from. I started listening to the radio more and more and discovered the radio station Absolute Radio 80s, which quickly became my go-to. Listening to the radio really got me into researching a bit more about music history and it was here that I developed an interest in the making of music which I’ve now incorporated into my university artwork! After listening to 80s music I went back a decade and listened to 70s music. My music taste at this time isn’t something that I’d call a phase of mine at all. It was more of the beginnings of my music discoveries and influences!

20+: A bit of everything

As I’ve gotten older I’ve started to care less about what people think about me in all aspects of my life. Particularly in my music taste. I’ve reached a point in my life where I appreciate so many different genres of music. Some days I’ll want to listen to rock and roll or go back to my indie-hit-loving days and others I just want to listen to boy bands and pop music. It’s important to realise that you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about having a varied taste in music or about loving a bit of cheesy pop! Of course I love a beautifully put together and technically amazing song but that doesn’t stop me from having a boogie to 1D when I feel like it. Just take a look at my Running Playlist – it’s pop-central!

What I was listening to while writing this post…

Well, that’s the journey of my music taste! I hope that you all enjoyed reading this alternative style of music posts. Don’t forget to comment below what your thoughts on this post are as well as what music you all used to listen to when you were younger compared to now. Let me know if you want me to do any other “Journey Through My …….” posts in the comments below! I’m thinking maybe a fashion journey post?

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8 Comments

  1. Jess
    June 19, 2018

    I love this post! I’m exactly the same as you when it comes to music taste you may find me listening to a Disney soundtrack one minute and some pop punk or rock like All Time Low and Bullet For My Valentine next and then I’ll go onto boybands like The Wanted! I love so many different genres of music and I don’t think anyone should judge you based on what you want to listen to!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 20, 2018

      Aw I’m so glad you enjoyed reading it! I love having a varied music taste – it means you get to enjoy so many different artists and you’ll always have something to listen to for every mood 🙂 xx

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  2. Bexa
    June 19, 2018

    This is a really interesting journey through your music tastes! I had a similar punk rock phase at 16 – early 20s, then drum & bass/dancey tunes and now I love a little bit of everything! I love Absolute 80s too, it’s such feel good music! 😍 This is a really fun post, thank you for sharing 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 20, 2018

      I’m so happy that you enjoyed it – I really wanted to try a new style of post and was hoping it’d be well received! I loved my punk rock phase so much, it all comes back to me whenever I hear All Time Low or Blink 182 on the music channels haha xx

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  3. Sophie Wentworth
    June 19, 2018

    I think we might be the same person because mine is almost identical. My indie phase carried through into my alternative phase and that’s about the only difference! It’s funny how we all go through phases with this kind of stuff. I was very grateful for my brief dip into the 70s, mine wasn’t really a 70s disco vibe, much more of a ‘Stevie Nicks is EVERYTHING’ vibe. It was a good time x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 20, 2018

      I think we actually must be the same person – we even have matching blog themes hahaha! I definitely listened to a bit of Stevie Nicks and becamr a slight Carole King superfan (it’s stuck with me even now!) but a good 70s groove will always be my jam. Thanks for the lovely comment xx

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  4. Em
    June 23, 2018

    This is a great idea for a post! Mine tends to go from pop princesses (like most little girls I think) then to boy bands now I literally only listen to Disney and musical theatre songs!

    Em ~ http://thisisemsworld.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 24, 2018

      A pop princess phase was an essential! Thanks for the lovely comment:) xx

      Reply

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