Not including the whole boyband phase, this is the evolution of my musical tastes. It was actually quite hard to track, since having to re-add my entire itunes library has caused me to loose download/purchasing dates etc. I had to rely on my retardedly bad memory.
In Time: The Best of R.E.M.
After hearing Bad Day on Video Hits I asked for this album. My first real delving into music - at this time I was also into Coldplay, Keane, U2 etc
Whoa! This shit was heavy for me, but it was angsty and fun at the same time.
I was listening to this constantly during a time in my life I prefer not to think about too much.
For some reason I was quite proud at how heavy this was, taking satisfaction at my mothers dissatisfaction.
This introduced me to numerous hard rock acts.
Back Into Your System
Okay, this was actually TOO heavy for me when I first got it. It was almost abrasive to my ears.
In Flames were my internet mentors (as sad as that sounds) favourite bands. I was determined to like them too and forced myself to get used to the heaviness. Now my fav band of all time.
Oh damn, wow. My drumming teacher got me into these guys by teaching me some of Change. This remained my favourite album for a very very long time.
|9||The Butterfly Effect|
It was at this point that I realised Australia could field good bands as well. Since them I've discovered others such as Karnivool.
Alive or Just Breathing
Using In Flames and Soilwork as a base, I looked into metalcore. All That Remains, Unearth etc
At around the same time I took a peek at power metal like Nightwish
A Weekend In The City
My first real taste of indie, however I wouldn't explore any further than this for a good deal longer.
|13||Jimmy Eat World|
Yeah, so after all that I discover pop again.
Hold Your Colour
And electronic music isn't so bad afterall. At this point my and my bestfriends tastes diverged - he went down the dance music path, I kept along metal and rock.
For Blood and Empire
Whoa, punk. Invigorating. (I never went through the Blink phase like everyone else)
Lost in the Sound of Separation
This album changed my perspective towards music. From this point forward I started looking more for an emotional connection to music.
|17|| ||Sigur Ros|
At this point I realised that I actually could listen to instrumental music and not get THAT bored. Still not that big a fan of post-rock though.
|18||At The Drive-In|
Relationship of Command
Post-Hardcore! How had I been missing you all these years! Cue finding Thrice, Thursday, Glassjaw etc...and PTH
|19||Neutral Milk Hotel|
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Oh, hey indie music. I didn't see you there. Welcome to my life.
I'd had this album for a long time, but I'd hated it for a long time. Then one day it clicked. Massively. Thanks to this album I can now enjoy a much wider range of music.
|21||Nine Inch Nails|
The Downward Spiral
After seeing these guys live, they became one of my fav bands for a while. Still don't have all their albums though. I used this in an English essay though =P
Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
I have a new appreciation for instruments now. It's not all about the words and vocals.
The Shape of Punk To Come
This is one of the concepts I now try to live by, and often assess others creativity by. Create a new noise.
My current fav album, has been for a few months actually.