|My Progression |
My musical tastes throughout my life so far, and how I discovered new ones.
This album is the soundtrack to my childhood, and probably the first album I ever really listened to in its entirety. My dad would play it on every family road trip... every single one. I think I know every word to every song on this.
|2||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
Fast forward 5 years later. I'm 11. I hear Dani California on the radio. I like it. I buy Stadium Arcadium off itunes and I listen to it not stop for the next six months. Now I can't listen to that album without vomiting. heh.
|3||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
So, I really liked Stadium Arcadium but that did, eventually, get old. So I got more Chili Peppers! This album blew my fucking mind in how much better then Stadium it was. I still like this album. Then came even older Chili Peppers....
|4||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
This album took a while to get into, but once it did I was hooked like a crack addict. FIGHT LIKE A BRAVE!
Good News For People Who Love Bad News
A friend of one of my sisters gave her this album, so it was on my itunes. She never liked it, but I loved this album. I made this album the soundtrack of my life when I was 13.
|6||Built to Spill|
You In Reverse
So puttering around itunes, looking for bands like Modest Mouse I discovered Built to Spill... and DAMN. "I would not be a liiiiiiiiiiar" got into my soul somehow.
Around the same time as I was listening to Modest Mouse and Built to Spill, I listened to a local rock station that played Tool all the fucking time. I liked it, or I thought I liked it... but then I got this album, and was not at all impressed. It seemed boring as fuck, and there didn't seem to be any emotion in the music at all. I was THIS close to becoming a metal head, but this album thankfully made me change course, and instead listen to
I got turned on to this by a local newspaper that gave this album a really good review. I was intrigued, because the notion of "intelligent" hip hop hadn't occurred to me- all I knew about hip hop was Lil Wayne and T.I. The first time I listened to this though, it scared me (I'm still 13). The amount of times Black Thought used the N-word in 75 Bars traumatized me- I wouldn't listen to the album again for a month. I was too scared my parents would find out. However when I gave The Roots another listen... I loved it.
A Healthy Distrust
I started to look for more hip hop after that, and somehow I stumbled upon this album. I fucking loved this album. Still do. Sage's wordplay and sheer rage on this album make a lethal combination.
|10||A Tribe Called Quest|
The Low End Theory
After A Healthy Distrust I went to a local music store and bought 6 hip hop CDs, pretty much randomly. I had no idea what I was purchasing. This was one of them, and by far my favorite.
Then over the last couple years I've really started to get into Underground and classic hip hop, which led me to Atmosphere...
When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
and, of course, that WU TANG STYLE
"check yo self before you wreck yo self, taking dicks in the ass is bad for your health." -that is why Ice Cube is a legend.
And then very recently I've been getting into some Punk as well.