A very interesting question, and one I've been asked quite a bit.
I'm only in my early 20's so I'm quite a bit younger than the majority of the members of this forum, but I can remember back when I was in elementary school and everyone was listening to the Backstreet Boys, N'SYNC, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. I never cared for any of them back then and I still don't care for them now (well...except for "Toxic"). Then a little bit later the dreaded genre "nu metal" was in fashion, and bands like Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park were ultra popular among my age group. Once again, I didn't care for them then and I sure as hell don't care for them now. For some time I was just a kid who had absolutely zero interest in music, because all the music I was surrounded with was unappealing to me. My parents never played music around me, but the first couple of artists I really got into were from a friend of mine. This was my first acquaintance with classic rock.
Around the 7th grade I was into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, and Jimi Hendrix. Those were the first few artists that I really got into. After that came The Who, The Beatles, The Doors, Green Day, and Pink Floyd. So from about the 7th grade to the 9th grade I was pretty much a typical "classic rock kid". Then sometime around the middle of high school I started watching the TV channel FUSE, which was what I'd imagine MTV would have been like before MTV turned to shit. Anyways, this lead me into bands like The Strokes, The White Stripes, U2, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, and Franz Ferdinand.
Then I discovered this website around my junior year of high school and it was like the musical floodgates all burst open, pouring music, beautiful, beautiful music onto my soul. The website has lead me to artists like Radiohead, David Bowie, Blur, The Smiths, Wilco, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Television, The Flaming Lips, and countless others.
So to make a long story short, no, I haven't really gone back on any of the music I used to like. At most there are some artists that I don't like as much as I used to like, but I feel very confident saying that I do not flat out dislike any artists that I used to like.
Something tells me that I'm one of a very small number of people who can say that last sentence truthfully.
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