Albums in your life

I got this idea from a magazine somewhere. So you pick a record for each question and write a little description about it. Feel free to talk about yourself and the album at length. 1) What album do you remember from childhood? Or what album reminds you of your childhood? 2) What is an album that reminds you of a sad, weird place? 3) What record reminds you most of high school? 4) What album reminds you of a time in a new place? Or what album was the soundtrack to your last trip/vacation? 5) What album makes you feel at home?

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  • 1. Mew's Frengers loved that album when i was a little and still do 2. Nick Drake's Pink Moon 3. don't know 4. The Microphones The Glow pt.2 or Person Pitch it was all i listened to when i was in spain last summer. 5. Spirit They're Gone Spirit, They're Vanished
  • 1. U2- The Joshua Tree. I was raised on U2, still have a fondness for 'em. Especially the album War. 2. Neutral Milk Hotel- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea- an album for the ages 3. I'm still in high school but probably for the first two years but for me it's probably Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted 4. Death Cab's Transatlanticism
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  • 1. My parents had this big Led Zeppelin box set with tons of their songs. Not only did I grow up listening to it, I also stole it a few times to blast it in my room. 2. Lifted... by Bright Eyes. I was in a big transitional period in my life when I first bought this album. It was definitely a strange and sad time, but this album made things better. Still love the hell out of it. 3. Transatlanticism by Death Cab For Cutie. One of the first Death Cab albums I bought and it is safe to say it changed my life. Played it consistently throughout my last two years of high school. 4. Merriweather Post Pavilion. Listened to it lots and lots last summer while I was up north on the beaches. It was perfect. 5. Boxer by The National. It's an album that, while on the surface may seem kind of cold, is very warm to me. I love it. I listen to it at least once a week. I feel I will never grow tired of it.
  • 1) childhood: [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962%E2%80%931966]beatles red album[/url] 2) sad, weird place: a song instead: "am i not yours?" by cursive 3) high school: any nirvana, really. 4) tomboy was all i listened to in DC a few weeks ago. or maybe coil's "love's secret domain". 5) home: the legendary pink dots' "the maria dimension" or aphex's "selected ambient works II"
  • 1 can't really think of it right now 2 Boards of Canada: The Campfire Headphase 3 Modest Mouse The Moon and Antarctica especially paper thin walls 4 Animal Collective Here Comes The Indian, this whole album feels like the start of some crazy trip where you don't know where you're going and you don't care if you get there, just along for the ride 5 Ragged Wood by Fleet Foxes sounds like the start of a long road trip home, but i think Person Pitch by that one guy we all talk about is the one that really feels like home to me
  • I like this thread. 1. anything by Aerosmith. My parents are huge Aerosmith fans. Throw in various other 60s-70s artists. 2. Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, First Impressions of Earth by The Strokes, The Pod by Ween 3. Pure Guava by Ween, Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse, Led Zeppelin lV 4. Phrazes For The Young by Julian Casablancas 5. Room on Fire by The Strokes, Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse, Jimi Hendrix
  • push th' li'l daisies & watch 'em come up, oh yeahhhhhhhhhh
  • [quote="VinceFinnegan"]I got this idea from a magazine somewhere. So you pick a record for each question and write a little description about it. Feel free to talk about yourself and the album at length. 1) What album do you remember from childhood? Or what album reminds you of your childhood? 2) What is an album that reminds you of a sad, weird place? 3) What record reminds you most of high school? 4) What album reminds you of a time in a new place? Or what album was the soundtrack to your last trip/vacation? 5) What album makes you feel at home?[/quote] 1) Puff Daddy's No Way Out. <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="redface" /><!-- s:oops: --> <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lol2.gif" alt=":lol:" title="lol" /><!-- s:lol: --> It was the first album I can remember wanting because I really enjoyed "I'll Be Missing You". I liked "Victory" a lot. Three Six Mafia - The End Got into "harder" rap when I was entering my teenage years and it gelled with the friends I had at the time. I don't listen to hip hop/rap anymore though. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory The bridge from hip hop to rock for me. I enjoyed tracks like "Papercut" and "In The End" The Beatles - 1 I saw this really cool commercial about this album and my mom mentioned that she loved the Beatles as a teenager. This album went with nothing in my life at the time but I asked my mom to buy it and I didn't really get this album until I fell in love. I wouldn't fully appreciate this music until I was in high school. but I can remember listening to it and feeling like I was close to something but not quite there. 2) Nirvana - Nirvana I moved from the Midwest to the SW and it was a very sad time for me. My uncle had committed suicide, I lost my girlfriend of one year who I was deeply in love with, my friends, and everything I had known. I had just entered high school and moving so far away was very, very hard on me. I bought this album on a whim only knowing Nirvana songs from my uncle's funeral. I fell in love with it right away and spoke to everything I was going through at the time. 3) Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea I can remember buying this album after downloading three songs which was rare since I downloaded everything. But I felt like I had to have this album. I introduced all my friends to it and I felt quite proud of that. The album was like nothing I'd heard before and I'm surprised I loved it so much. 4) Animal Collective - Hollindagain I can remember listening to this as I got stoned with my ex girlfriend driving through a mountainous area to get to a camping ground. It was awesome! 5) This is a hard one. Can't really think of any that make me feel "at home". But here are some albums that are in the running: Velvet Underground and Nico - Velvet Underground and Nico Panda Bear - Person Pitch Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited Animal Collective - Feels
  • 1) Scorpions, STYX, and Linkin Park make me think of my childhood. I listened to these guys so much that I'll never forget how all there stuff goes haha. 2) john frusciante's Smile from the streets you hold. This album really makes you feel some crazy shit. Amazing tho. 3)Since im a senior I would say Animal Collective, The Beatles, Pink Floyd. These guys helped me though a divorce and depression I had during the same time. I love these bands very much. No other band that I've listened to have put this much feeling in their music and I salute to them for doing so. 4) I would say animal collective's new stuff because they sent me to another universe when they started playing. 5) Feels, Spirit, and Atom Heart Mother. Idk but they remind me of home and feeling amazing
  • Here goes. 1) Led Zeppelin III. I got a vinyl copy from a friend's uncle when we were in England, and it was basically the only thing I listened to from 18-20. That's how good it is! 2) I got Merriweather on vinyl because the sleeve was weird. It came with a free album download which went straight onto CD and I took it to college the day after. Eventually I miss three trains, find out that classes have been cancelled and dinner appointment's off, and the book I had to get for upcoming exams was sold out. On the way back home the trains were delayed again. Ever since Merriweather has kind of been a staple. 3) Bowie's Man Who Sold the World. Somehow it never fails to inspire great ideas. etc.
  • 1) What album do you remember from childhood? Or what album reminds you of your childhood? Blink 182's Enema of the State. First album I had that was mine personally. Most of the early songs I wrote were influenced by that style. I still think it's great. 2) What is an album that reminds you of a sad, weird place? Radiohead's Kid A. Me and my friend would often discuss what music we'd have playing at our funerals, our favourite was Motion Picture Soundtrack at the end of Kid A. We decided that for whoever died first the other person would arrange to have it played. Then one night I got a message on my phone from the dude saying he should have the song because he knew Radiohead before me. Turned out he'd tried to kill himself that night. Was pretty heavy and now in the back of my head things like death or suicide are always taboo around him, I don't know if they need be either. 3) What record reminds you most of high school? Feels. In our last year me and my friends just got into Animal Collective in a huge way. Like we knew everything that was going on with them - I think it was a lot easier then than it is now. The last album that had been released was SJ and we were waiting for the release of Strawberry Jam. We learnt songs, learnt bootlegs, you name it. Just before we finished high school we played at a show where we covered Purple Bottle, Winter's Love and We Tigers. It used to be on youtube but it was taken down because the drummer didn't like his performance. 4) What album reminds you of a time in a new place? Or what album was the soundtrack to your last trip/vacation? Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The title track from this song was used in the credits of a film short I made when I went home last. This is following having not been a Kanye fan previously. He;s alright now. 5) What album makes you feel at home? The Pixies' Doolittle. It's my favourite album to play on guitar and I'll often listen and play the whole thing through at the same time. Reason this reminds me of home is because I love playing it on the guitar and it just makes me think of playing. And for me, Home is where the guitar is.
  • Oh man my spiels were way too long compared to everyone else.
  • no way it made it more interesting! ... getting more in-depth comments! i dug it! home is where the guitar is ^haha! i like it!
  • i bike shit!
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