Nice, are we doing do-overs? And additions?
Age 30 and some...
5 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)- Eurythmics (Mainly this single is defines the 80's for me, that and the Human League's Don't You Want Me)
10 Pretty Hate Machine (One of the most influential albums in my life. I had this on tape! I introduced a lot of my ex-boyfriends to NIN, in which twice my tape got stolen by said boyfriends.)
15 Hackers Soundtrack (this is where I expanded my horizons into the rave scene)
20 Wolfsheim's Spectator (Such a great album, with a lot of memories attached to this, I went back to the goth scene during the later half of the 90s)
These are my favorite features on P4K. I need to wait a year to hit 25 though.
5/15-17/15 - Psycho CA @ Observatory // 5/22/15 - Laura Jane Grace @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary // 5/27/15 - Neutral Milk Hotel @ Warner Grand Theater
6/3/15 - Sufjan Stevens @ Dorothy Chandler // 7/15/15 - Shellac @ Regent // 7/31/15 - Melt Banana w/Torche @ Roxy
I decided to give a go to this because i have a lot of free time and energy right now.
This was not by choice granted and a lot of my listening involved radio disney, but all Led Zeppelin was played constantly by my dad and this album and house of holy are the main two that i remember him playing.
This was discovered when i was 12 after my introduction to classic rock. I thought i knew everything about music and then one of my brothers friends who was a senior in high school introduced me to pavement, specifically this album. It opened my eyes folks!.
While working construction for my dad and really discovering "music" i stumbled upon this and boys and girls. This album literally put my life into words. Ive never embraced a band to such a point and i know every single lyric to every single song in my soul. I still get goosebumps thinking about the exact alley i was in when i heard Multitude of Casualties for the first time.
This was a very difficult decision for me but i chose this album because i have listened to this album so many successive times. Really a great and very underrated album imo.
Certain songs they get so scratched into our souls
5. Proclaimers - Sunshine on Leith
This was the first album that I bought which was a little after 5 but is significant and hilarious.
10. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
This album was tops during a time when we liked to mosh, some of which, looking back, was pretty ridiculous. Played this album so many damn times and is still a go-to when I need that juice.
15. 2pac - All Eyez On Me
Came out a year before but was still my favorite at 15 and then some. I loved music but this made me a fanatic for the first time and I couldn't get enough. This also was during the time of Napster and sent me on a chase to get his discography and all his unreleased tracks. Music and internet became the same and why I'm on this board.
20. The Cure - The Head on the Door
This one was really hard. During this time frame I was pretty jaded with the music coming out in rap and rock, the primary genres I was listening to at the time. During this time I spent a lot of time digging deeper into 90's hip hop and rock music from the 80's, 70's and 60's. There was good music during this time but I was not looking in the right places...that and being a stoned Berkeley student listening to DMB and Ben Harper and such. This was the dark era in music for me and so I symbolically pick The Cure which I also really enjoyed once I started discovering music beyond their radio hits.
25. Thom Yorke - The Eraser // Radiohead - In Rainbows
Thom Yorke's The Eraser got me to go back and really look into all of Radiohead's music which admittedly I was not a fan of besides 'OK Computer' the first time around. By the time In Rainbows was released I was a fanatic.
30. John Talabot - ƒin
This one is also hard without the help of hindsight. On top of that, 30 was a good year in music and probably my most diverse which is not surprising and is strongly correlated with a few years on this board getting recommendations and Spotify. 30 is also a time where dance music is playing a lead role in my musical discovery and enjoyment. However, this shift was introduced a few years prior to 30 and many of those were in single format. But if I was to choose one around 30, for now, it would be Talabot's album which was an amazing cohesive album for dance music.
Last edited by lt.roast.a.botch; 05-12-2013 at 06:35 AM.
I will be 30 in a year and I honestly have no idea what album I will choose, which really fucking bothers me.
For some reason a lot of people put an emphasis on 30, largely because traditionally we should know what we are to become and well on our way which, for a lot of us, is outdated regarding our generation. I just hope music is still good at 35.
I'm so glad this got bumped result as a result of my drunken ramblings. I love this thread.
5. John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
I was ridiculously obsessed with Star Wars as a child. Around the time I was 5, I started taking piano lessons and learning a bunch of John Williams tunes. My instructor gave me this CD and a ticket to see John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl (my first concert). I spent many hours with my CD-man and this CD.
10. Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Spent a lot of time on road trips with family listening to Tom Petty/Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers but this was always my favorite of his. It was around this time I started paying more attention to details in music and discerning different parts instead of just listening to the main melody.
15. The Beatles - 1962-1966/1967-1970 (Anthology)
I know, it's an anthology - a 4 CD set - but I didn't listen to many proper albums at this age, and these discs got a lot of wear from my in my early HS years. My best friends on the cross country team were Beatles fanatics so I began to listen as well, and generally had one of these discs in my mom's car for the ride to school each day for at least year. Initially I liked the early stuff but the more evolved music from the later era eventually became my favorite. Haven't really listened to the Beatles in years (or any of their proper albums in full), but I suppose you could say they were at one time important to me and maybe influenced my taste.
20. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
I had been listening to Andrew Bird for several years now, and when this came out in 2007, it quickly became my favorite of his (since surpassed by Noble Beast, which is my favorite album of all time). I remember ordering it online - then a rare thing for me, to buy music - and being so happy when it came in the mail. At this point in my life I didn't know a single person who listened to or liked this kind of music, so I felt some shame about my taste, but I continued to listen and explore in private. It wasn't until my older brother asked me to share my collection in 2010 - and openly liked a lot of it - that I realized it was ok to be open about what I liked.
25. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
This is the album that completely revolutionized the way I think about music. It opened my mind a lot - I had started to explore ambient and jazz a little bit before this album came out, but Stetson really solidifed my interest in exploring more. After spending a lot of time with this album I became more interested in noise, ambient, even free jazz (although I wouldn't call what Stetson does jazz at all, he was influenced by Peter Brotzman which got me listening to Machine Gun and that was a very good thing). I've overplayed this album probably, and don't listen often anymore, but it still holds a special place for me.
5 - Graceland
10 - The Chronic
15 - Sgt. Pepper's
20 - From A Basement On A Hill
25 - In Rainbows
I know that sucks. I'm working on it, but it's The Suburbs.
There. Got it.
Last edited by algunz; 05-12-2013 at 10:58 AM.
Hm I should think about what mine is for 30.
I just realized In Rainbows was 08, not 09. Now I have no fucking clue what I was listening to in 09. Brothers? Probably Brothers.
5 - Seal - Seal ('94)
I remember hearing this album all the time growing up; my mom would play it in the car nonstop. Still some of my favorite songs.
10 - Outkast - Stankonia
Once again, another album that was completely played out by my family members. This time, my older cousin introduced me to the great sounds of Outkast and this album which has just come up the year prior. He would play it in the car everytime I saw him; that and Jay-Z's the Blueprint.
15 - Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
First time I ever smoked weed, I put on Hot Rats by Frank Zappa. One of my favorite albums that completely changed and evolved for me once I started doing drugs.
20 - Little Dragon - Little Dragon
I know this album came out in 2007, but I discovered them on the Chella lineup for 2010. These guys are honestly one of my favorite bands out right now and it all started because of this glorious, perfect debut. I have played this album probably 200+ times through and it never gets old. Fucking amazing.
Just turned 22, so that's all we get for now.
Oh you're 22, okay now I understand.
Right. And you still want to put Brothers as your album. You have the music taste of a 13 year old girl.
So some people let their significant other dictate their tastes. What business is it of yours?
I get it dude. They got popular, you were too young to have heard them before they hit KROQ. So you feel they're shitty because people you don't like like them. Here's the thing:
That's something children do.
5 - Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
10 - LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem. Runner ups Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs, Arcade Fire - The Funeral (even though it came out in 2004 I listened to it mostly in 2005)
15 - Local Natives - Gorilla Manor. Runner Ups Arcade Fire - The Suburbs, The National - High Violet, Jónsi - Go
Arcade Fire 10/29 @ The Capital Building
Arcade Fire 10/31 @ The Palladium
Two Door Cinema Club 11/1 @ The Fox
Father John Misty 11/2 @ The Wiltern
Day of the Dead 11/2&3 @ LA Historic Park
The Head and the Heart 12/7 @ The Wiltern
Volcano Choir 1/18 @ The Fonda