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Your teenager's taste in music.

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SecretSquirrels Tue 06-Nov-12 16:39:21

I guess it's a parent's duty to dislike their music grin.
Old fogey here so it's only to be expected that I would have different taste.

DS2 is 14 and has very eclectic taste. He likes the stuff I listen to and he was brought up on all kinds from early Pink Floyd to Leonard Cohen and the Pogues. He has introduced me to some great stuff I'd never have found myself.

DS1, 16, on the other hand, is not a music lover. If he was he wouldn't listen to the horrendous racket that he finds on YouTube. It's Dubstep apparently. Only to be played with enough bass to vibrate the walls. Now I like a bit of rock so it's not the volume, more the lack of tune.

autumnfrost Tue 06-Nov-12 16:49:00

my ds1 21 id lidtening to Sabaton at the moment but he does have a weird taste in "world music" choirs singing etc

cubscout Tue 06-Nov-12 20:06:47

Ds not yet a teenager but age 11 already an avid music lover. Tastes eclectic, Abba to the Black Keys, The Who, Wings, Black Eyed Peas, Beethoven! It's wonderful watching it all unfold.

webwiz Tue 06-Nov-12 20:50:53

DD1 showed me this on youtube - its called what dubstep sounds like to your parents

DD2 plays Taylor Swift on an infinite loop when she is home from university which make me want to scream.

Bromptonaut Wed 07-Nov-12 12:08:10

DS 17 totally eclectic. A rock man at heart into Led Zep, Floyd but also the more modern practitioners of the art. Got all the Beatles albums and a fair bit of the Stones enjoys Capercaillie.

Went with him last nnight to see Nightwish in Brum - crackin :-)

Snorbs Wed 07-Nov-12 12:21:38

The first music my DS really got in to was The Beach Boys and ELO. I can live with that. He also listens to all sorts of other stuff as well, half of which I've never even heard of and most of which I like. I think he gets some of it from the background music on games like SSX and FIFA and the rest either through trawling my CD collection or via friends. Luckily he hasn't got into dubstep as although I am partial to many sorts of noisy, grimy electronica, dubstep really doesn't do it for me.

DD either listens to The Killers, Adele, or american tweenies disney pop (Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift et al).

MsPickle Wed 07-Nov-12 12:35:00

Love that YouTube video smile

SecretSquirrels Wed 07-Nov-12 16:13:52

webwiz T at's it exactly. I will put it on a loop at full volume when he's trying to watch T.V.
DS2 joins me in tutting at DS1's choice.

ObscuredByClouds Wed 07-Nov-12 16:24:29

Luckily, both my DCs have been (brainwashed) exposed to my wide ranging musical tastes since before birth. My job here is done haha!

Oh, and I don't mind a bit of dub step tbh!

SecretSquirrels Wed 07-Nov-12 17:56:07

It didn't work for me.

<remembers floating around pregnant listening to Maria Callas>

misstrunchball Wed 07-Nov-12 21:53:23

Justin Bieber
One Direction
Taylor Swift

and that is both DD's sad

I like One Direction and Taylor Swift but can leave Justin Bieber out but DD1 (15) really thinks once he sees her he will dump Selena and marry her hmm

iknowwho Thu 08-Nov-12 09:26:23

Scroobious Pip v Dan le Sac --- I love as well and we went to see Dan Le Sac at 53degrees about 3 weeks ago.

The Vacines I really don't like
The Streets I don't like
Example I love- We have tickets to see him at MEN in March, we saw him at the Apollo last year
Devlin - I'm not keen
The Killers I'm so so about them
Artic Monkeys I like some
Band of Horses I introduced DS to them
Nick Cave Ditto Band of Horses
Rodriguez We've got into him after seeing the film Searching for sugar man. We've got tickets to see him in December
Loads of other stuff.

DS1 is 16

DS2 is 13 and likes everything that DS1 doesn't - funny that!! grin

seeker Thu 08-Nov-12 09:28:42

My two both love Biffy Clyro, the Vaccines, Florence and the M and The Clash.

bruffin Thu 08-Nov-12 09:43:41

DD 15 -

My Chemical Romance
All Time Low
You Me at 6
Biffy Cliro
Alfie Boe
Glee and most West End Musicals
Bowling for Soup
Jonas Brothers
Edd Sheran
Owl City

DS 17

Biffy Cliro
The Killers
Bowling for Soup
Green Day
Pet Shop Boys
You Me at 6
All American Rejects
Billy Joel
Scouting for Girls
Son of Dork
Forever the Sickest Kid
Fall Out Boy

chocoluvva Thu 08-Nov-12 09:49:21

Olly Murs
Michael Buble
The Beach Boys
Stevie Wonder
Some Adele
Classical especially piano, orchestral and string quartets - DC1 is 16

Heavy Metal
Stevie Wonder
The Overtones - DC2 is 13

FrogPrincess Thu 08-Nov-12 12:35:22

13 year old DD is a bit of a Rock/Punk Rock fan and loves:
My Chemical Romance (her heroes)
Green Day
Panic at the Disco!
Fall Out Boy
Mindless Self Indulgence
Blink 182
The Clash
You Me at Six
All Time Low
Fearless Vampire Killers
and many many more.....
We do listen to her music a lot in the car which is great, so glad she isn't into R&B or dubstep or Justin Bieber!

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Thu 08-Nov-12 12:49:45

I like dubstep.

My dd is 16 and likes

You me At Six (shite)
Paramore (shut up)
Green Day (awlright)
Panic at the Disco (noise)
The Smiths (yay!)
Various cheesefests such as Boney M (she has Boney M greatest hits on her Ipod) Heaven 17 (I love Heaven 17 so her has probably inherited it from me), Duran Duran and Wham.

bruffin Thu 08-Nov-12 12:57:23

Is she a Killjoy Frogprince My DD was a huge MCR fan and went to a few of the Killjoy meet ups in London, but we are not too far away.

FrogPrincess Thu 08-Nov-12 12:59:18

bruffin she would love to go to a meet-up I'm sure! she plays their songs on the bass and sings and is just a big fan!

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