My life with music
Age 1 to 8
Huge-ass Metallica banner on my wall, right above my crib, stayed in my room until I was 8 or so. I was brought up on metal and hair bands.
Age 8 to 12
I started to listen to the radio more, albeit always the classic and contemporary rock stations. I learned of Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Back, Linkin Park, Candlebox, Smashing Pumpkins, Collective Soul, Rob/White Zombie, Audioslave, Tool, and Soundgarden. I had dozens of tapes that I recorded off the radio.
Outside of rock, I had also developed a taste for singing groups like NSYNC and the Spice Girls.
Age 12 to 16
I fell into the trap of Nu-Metal, loving Disturbed, Korn, newer Slipknot and SoaD. I also fell for The Darkness, Coheed and Cambria, and a couple other new groups at the time. I also grew to like R&B, Jazz, and the modern Pop/HipHop. Petey Pablo, Twista, Outkast, and the Black Eyed Peas were notable loves. Ying Yang Twins were a love/hate affair.
Having found 4chan and watching much more anime as a result, I started to get into Japanese Pop and Rock. Staples like Asian Kung Fu Generation, Orange Range, Home Made Kazoku, FLOW, L'Arc en Ciel, and The Pillows littered my CD/MP3 collection. Started hanging on IRC at this time, grabbed a ton of albums from Nipponsei.
I started playing the violin around this time, was First Chair of the violin section for two years, felt great.
Age 16 to 19
Long live Metal, Melodic Metal, Alternative Rock, Industrial, Japshit and now various forms of electronic music. In Flames, Soilwork, Children of Bodom, Sick Puppies, Combichrist were notable. Marilyn Manson went from "that guy with the super-creepy music videos" to "pretty cool guy with decent music and super-creepy music videos".
Spending more and more time online expanded my horizons on what was to be considered music. That which I used to dismiss as "that techno shit" was suddenly "d'n'b with House influences" or "Happy Hardcore".
Japanese music taste continued to grow, adding in the Vocaloid sect. Notable favorites include Livetune and Yuyoyuppe.
Age 19 to 21
I have grown to love some indie and folk groups, many from the Elephant Six collective. Apples in Stereo, The Minders, Of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel, Owen, Loney Dear, and Two Door Cinema Club are examples.
My taste in electronic music only grows more wide while reaching into more obscure subgenres like lolicore, gabber, moeclick, drumstep, and chipbreak, to name a few.
Rock is still a big part of my library, though I have limited myself to mostly my favorites, Metallica, Megadeth, Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed and Cambria, In Flames, Soilwork, Pearl Jam, Tool, and Candlebox.
For Japanese music, I have recently grow to like Denpa music, and still have a healthy Vocaloid and anisong catalogue. I am sure it doesn't rival @Warlock's, but it is pretty close to perfect for me.
That's about it. If any of this sounds like something you enjoy, why not see if we're compatible on Last.fm?