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It’s fascinating how, much like a physical path, a musical journey can be traced. Someone’s musical taste is never static. It would be completely unheard of if only one person listened to the same couple of bands for years at a time. Anyone from a frat bro to a subcultural musical advocate will have an immense history with music whether they have been paying attention to it or not. It doesn’t matter if you actively choose to listen to music or if you spend hours at a time trying to find new bands and new sounds on the internet- more specifically last.fm. Music will be played in waiting rooms, cars, the airport, elevators, dorm rooms, house parties, security offices, etc. And every time you hear some sort of music, your body recognizes it and forms an opinion. If you like a song, you try to remember it, rather your subconscious makes you remember it. There’s a reason a song gets stuck in your head whether you like to admit it or not. The most annoying songs have gotten stuck in my head before but I can’t reasonably make the argument that I hate the song because it’s admittedly, at the very least, very catchy. My personal musical journey can, in short, be tracked from the musical Chicago’s soundtrack to Blink 182 and the Indigo Girls, to Weezer, to my middle school metal phase, to my electro/techno years, to my underground pop phase, and finally, to everything that makes up my personal musical library. Each of these phases led me to better artists of each genre and now I can make the claim, for personal reasons, that as your musical tastes develop you never really stop listening to any one specific genre, instead you actively seek out better performers of the given
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