While I must plead ignorance to the groups you're talking about (out here in backward Orstraya... ) I do listen to a huge variety of music. Running down the list of my small CD collection, I have Anastacia, Backstreet Boys, Boyzone, BoyzIIMen, (lots of "boy", I know!) Adam Brand (Aussie country), Brooks and Dunn, The Corrs, "The Crucible" soundtrack, Dido, Gregorian monks' chants, Adam Harvey (more Aussie country) Faith Hill, Ronan Keating, Chris LeDoux, Don McLean, Johnny O'Keefe, Leann Rimes, "Romeo & Juliet" soundtrack, Brittney Spears, Quindon Tarver, "Tarzan" soundtrack and Shania Twain. While I know there's a lot of country, which I quite enjoy, if I were to tell you what I had on Winamp... we'd be here forever!
There's a huge array of music, to suit all tastes. Boy bands such as Backstreet Boys do seem to be manufactured, but there's a market for groups like this, and record copanies can't ignore this fact.
I guess it's always best to give everything a go. You may be pleasantly surprised, or you may find you can't stand it. My boyfriend laughed when I said I would like the Gregorian monks CD. When I bought it and listened to it, he really likes it! This is coming from someone who listens to Live, The Bloodhound Gang, Nirvana, The Offspring, et cetera. I'm not saying there is something wrong with any of these groups, because I listen to them also. It's just a matter of taste.
And that's my five cents!
"Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you."
[This message has been edited by Bec (edited 12-10-2001).]