Albums That Changed My Life

Apparently this is going around facebook, but I read it here.  First, instructions:

List 25 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world. When you finish, tag 15 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good. Tag, you’re it!

The challenge: do this in fifteen minutes; as if nobody is judging your answers…

Here’s my list:

1.  The Lizard – Saigon Kick
2. Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Core – Stone Temple Pilots
4. Pornograffitti – Extreme
5. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
6. Traveling Without Moving – Jamiroquai
7. Continuum – John Mayer
8. 101 – Depeche Mode
9. Master of Puppets – Metallica
10. Images and Words – Dream Theater
11. The Mission – Ennio Morricone
12. S.C.I.E.N.C.E. – Incubus
13. Grace – Jeff Buckley
14. Dr. Feelgood – Motley Crue
15. Raising Sand – Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
16. The Fragile – Nine Inch Nails
17. Happenstance – Rachael Yamagata
18. Nothing Like The Sun – Sting
19. III Sides to Every Story – Extreme
20. MTV Unplugged in New York – Nirvana
21. Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
22. The Bends – Radiohead
23. Slave to the Grind – Skid Row
24. The Joshua Tree – U2
25. Purple – Stone Temple Pilots

They’re obviously in no particular order. Amazing how listing these memories bring back memories. III Sides to Every Story is what I listened to every night when I was in BMT. Master of Puppets was my rebellion album back in secondary school. My ex let me listen to Grace and we both wept together when Jeff Buckley passed. Core had “Plush” which my first band used to jam to. I’ve learnt every bassline in Blood Sugar Sex Magik, then I learnt every bassline in Traveling Without Moving.

Go do yours and you might just remember a few things that you’ve forgotten lately.

Albums That Changed My Life

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