Re: Your musical shame...
Funny... I was going to ask the same question...
I have long struggled to reconcile a very diverse set of tastes that fluctuates. The only constant really is electronic music. The first record I ever bought was Kraftwerk - Die Roboter. That was back in elementary school (realizing I am dating myself here). It is hard to convey what it was like to hear them on the radio or perform on TV. The year was 1978 and that year saw chart placements by the Bee Gee's, ELO, ABBA and Kansas. Then there was this act. It was so alien, strange and fascinating and that fascination lives on. I was musically lost for 10 years until Front242 got me back on track.
However, those 10 years have left a legacy of stuff... and I struggled for quite some time to be comfortable with them all coexisting in my playlists... 90s techno, EBM, Industrial, Trip Hop, Ambient, Glitch, Experimental, 80s Heavy Metal, Wave.
In terms of almost irredeemable sins, the 80s loom tall... these are records I have owned (they did not make the cut in the digital migration, I can proudly say): Rick Astley, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Paul Young and that sort of Stock Aitken and Waterman junk. Taylor Dayne.
So, what's todays sins... well, I am a sucker for vocal trance. Christina Novelli, Audrey Gallagher and that sort.
I have a playlist in which 'Step into the light', God Module 'A Simple Restriction', and Slayer'Angel of Death' coexist.
Music is about diversity, after all. Is it not?