As I approach my 50th birthday I thought it would be a good time to take a retrospective look at my musical tastes through my lifetime.
As I get to know my teammates at work too it’s been interesting to see what trends they have noticed. Of course, my real friends perspective is fascinating too though I have been part of these trends for years & in most cases our tastes have been very similar to begin with.
So let’s start at the beginning or at least the prequel to my main musical preferences – the 1980s.
2018 was a record year for me listening to music. It’s always fun to see what Spotify & LastFM have to say about your listening habits. To be fair there were not many surprises but I like looking at the stats.
In post #2 of this two part series here are some snaps and the highlights of the Talvi Festivaali that took place in Kuopio and Joensuu in February 2017.
Almost 2 years ago to the day Danko Jones were promoting their latest album, Fire Music, on a boat cruising between Finland and Estonia. This time around another new album, Wild Cat and a new mini-festival with even more suitable stable mates – Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar.
Picking a top 3 for live performances is perhaps harder than previous years since I have been spoiled for choice in the past. 2016 has been quite ropy and maybe my expectations have been too high for some of the acts.
In what has been a somewhat eclectic year for me for music selecting my top 3 albums should not be too hard. Since Last FM really fucked up their service last year though, I cannot show what my most played tracks or albums are.
However, my top LPs are mostly by female-fronted bands and my tastes don’t appear to have wavered much since last year.
I thought it would be hard for Nightwish to top their Ratina gig last year supporting their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” album but again this was a overwhelming experience. I cannot give these guys enough credit for what was a fantastic performance and show.