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November 20th, 2008
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On the other hand
What is the music that you disliked years ago, but now can't figure out why?

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Date:November 20th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Bruce Springsteen. Despised him until recently, and now I like him. Maybe he just grew on me...
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Date:November 20th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Karen Carp...Nope, I know exactly why.
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Date:November 20th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
I have never started out disliking a kind of music and then changed my mind about it. There are certain forms (such as Irish trad) that I have come to have more regard for over time, but never anything for which I started out as having an active dislike.
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Date:November 20th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
U2 and REM - when I was in high school

they still aren't at the top of my playlist - but I like some of it now and can't figure out what the problem was
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Date:November 20th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
disco. except i still hate the BeeGees and i still know why.
Date:November 20th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Prog rock. ELP primarily. Thought it was self-indulgent, bombastic crap. Course it still is self-indulgent and often bombastic, but I really love it now. I get the innovation whereas earlier I didn't.

Led Zeppelin. I always associated it with the people who tormented me throughout school, and so learned to hate it. Also it was "pothead" music and I was and still am vehemently anti-drug. But I have learned to separate that out and now crank Zeppelin yea verily.

I was definitely on another plane. When I was 15 and everyone else was listening to Rush, Sabbath, Boston, etc. I was listening to Duke Ellington, Chuck Mangione, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea. Course I also listened to Top 40 stuff, so who knows where I as at.....
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Date:November 21st, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Interesting. I hooked into ELP at a young age (16 - I'm 47 now) along with the rest of the prog tradition, and never really thought of it as self-indulgent. Then again, Rush's "La Villa Strangiato" is subtitled "An Exercise in Self-Indulgence", so there you have it.
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