Jacob Hampton

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Last Active 07-28-14 11:18 pm
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Finally 1000 Comments

After 2 and 1/2 years, 11 reviews, 12 lists, and 244 ratings, I have finally reached my 1000th rcomment. I've been meaning to make a list about my musical progression, and I figured rthere won't be a better time than this. The list is organized chronologically by year, naming rartists and specific albums I obsessed over through the years that in turn led me to other rartists and shaped the musical tastes I have today. It begins with the first album I ever rsought rafter and listened to from start to finish, and ends with the most recent artists that rhave affected me and my musical tastes significantly.
1 Pre
2 2004
3Simple Plan
Still Not Getting Any...

Yes, Simple Plan was the first band I obsessed over, and I thought they
were the best because they had catchy melodies with oh so relatable lyrics
for a 6th grader.
4 2005

Picked it up on a whim one day and it became the next album I loved and
regularly listened to from beginning to end. Now I find this band to be
boringly average.
6 2006

I was in the beginning year or two of junior high and listened to what
everyone else listened to: radio pop rock.
7 Radio
Pop Rock

I was in the beginning year or two of junior high and listened to what
everyone else listened to.
8 2007
9The Fray
How to Save a Life

Their music was catchy and touching to me. I loved each and every song.
10Fall Out Boy
From Under the Cork Tree

I'd only heard their radio hits until my drum teacher gave me this album to
play along to. I fell in love with it after a few months and considered Fall
Out Boy my favorite band for at least a couple years after that. They were
the first band I made a point of extensively listening to every track they'd
ever produced. I loved everything about their music. I still find them to be a
solid band but obviously not the best.
11 2008
12 Panic! at the Disco
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out

By cliche, I discovered Panic through Fall Out Boy. Like most, I thought they
sounded similar at first, but then I discovered how gloriously different they
were. I heavily anticipated Pretty. Odd. and went to the concert when they
came on tour.
13The Hush Sound
Like Vines

The Hush Sound opened for Panic and I found them to be super interesting.
I looked into their stuff weeks later and eventually got their whole
discography. Wonderful band.
14My Chemical Romance
The Black Parade

I entered a stupid emo phase my sophomore year because I felt betrayed
by all my friends. Pretty typically turned to My Chemical Romance. I still
enjoy them from time to time but not nearly as much as I used to.
15 Jack's Mannequin
The Glass Passenger

I'd heard some of Everything in Transit and enjoyed it, so I bought this
album upon its release. I loved it, and it was comforting compared to the
angst and anger of MCR. It began to lead me out of the silly dark clothes
16 2009
Paper Walls

The emotional songs were just what I needed to get my fix of coping music
without being all angry about it. Another huge help in moving on from the
darkest part of my life. Band was all I listened to for an entire family trip.
18Cobra Starship
Hot Mess

With the exiting of the emo phase came a ridiculous party phase. I hung
out with stupid people and said stupid things and listened to stupid music. I
felt like that was the cure.
19 ...and then I found Sputnik
No More Stories

I was looking around at FYE and recognized this album from being highly
acclaimed on Sputnik, so I bought it just because I could. I thought it was
weird at first, but I liked the way it made me feel, and I found it to be super
interesting, and completely loved it after a few more listens. It was
extremely pivotal as the first "abstract" album I listened to and loved, and
opened a wide door for this entirely new chapter in my musical progression.
Aim and Ignite

Heard some buzz and checked them out. Best decision I ever made. They
still stand as my favorite band of all time today.
22 2010
23The Format
Dog Problems

For some reason, it took me until the next summer to bother listening to
the Format. Dog Problems changed my life almost as much as Aim and
24Steel Train
Steel Train

Lead singer is a member of fun. Was a natural find for me, and I loved them
intensely for several months. Still do, of course.
25The National

Bought High Violet upon its release based on hearing lots of positive things
about the band, but when I decided that Fall to take a step backwards in
their discography and buy Boxer as well, it was one of the most influential
albums in my entire life, and still is. The most beautiful and comforting
album I've ever heard. Most accurately illustrates me through music.
26Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz

Strangely enough, this was the first thing of Sufjan's that I heard besides a
few singles in earlier years. I thought it was perfectly cool at first, but after
a few listens it clicked. It was just about as powerful as Boxer in personal
identification. One of my favorite albums of all time, changed my
perspectives on life.
27 2011
28Laura Stevenson and the Cans
Sit Resist

Album of this year. I obsessed over it for several months and still love it
with a large part of my heart.
29The Decemberists
The Crane Wife

I had the King is Dead and Hazards of Love for several months before
venturing further back into the discography. Enjoyed their older stuff even
better. They're one of my all time favorites and I own all 6 of their LP's.
Lead up to me seeing them live this summer which was amazing.
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