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09.03.14 Could Care Less For Twinkly Jams 08.08.14 There Are Places I Remember.
03.19.14 The Insomnia List Blues11.27.13 10of13
08.22.13 Left Alone Masterpieces05.25.13 You Weren't There Man.
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There Are Places I Remember.

These were the ones that shaped the journey.
1Jeff Wayne
The War of the Worlds


Flipping through the vinyl collection of me mum and dad it was all Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and this thing. I picked it up looked at the cover and shit meself. Trembling hands put the thing on the turntable and before I could form some childish thought pattern I'd shit meself a second time as the threat of alien invasion seemed real but more importantly music was a thing.
2Michael Jackson
Thriller


Also in that collection was a few tapes, this was in there and as a child this was the best thing ever and no car journey was complete without it. Strange that a few years down the line I would have been whackos ideal demographic. Shudder.
3KLF
The White Room


The first album that I bought with me own pocket money. It was current, it was mental and I'm pretty sure it cemented a love of all sorts of music with its samples, beats, riffs, rap and soul. Still spun to this day.
4Nirvana
Nevermind


Metal: long haired leotard wearing nonsense. Rap, Un-identifiable 'street life' nonsense. This changed absolutely everything, the connection was there and this was the one that for me established the passion.
5Blur
Parklife


The Britpop years were god awful, truly shite but here was an album so of its time and talking about the complete opposite of everything i'd heard before. Is that walthamstow dog track? They banging on about Walton? Wearing Fred Perrys? Me grandad wore a Fred perry. Identifiable as anything and the start of the mid teen years. Classic days.
6The Beatles
Revolver


As a result of the ridiculousness of them Britpop years the classics opened up, a world of The Who, Small Faces, Kinks and the greatest of them all. The Beatles. I was given the Blue Album as a Christmas present. Stuck it on that Xmas morning and had my mind blown. There was a realisation that the '60s really were the height of it all. Revolver was the best growing up.
7Leftfield
Leftism


Electronic music was devoid of soul, how was it possible to channel the emotion through bloops, bleeps and robot twaddle? Open Up was released and laid waste to everything. The album that changed the perceptions.
8 Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space


There was a time for one inconceivable moment that 'new' music being released offered nothing. For the first time in my life I found a stale period in the musical journey then this was released and for me it has never been bettered. Unbelievably a few months apart came.....
9Radiohead
OK Computer


This thing hit like nothing else. The Darkside of the Moon of its day. Their '97 appearance at Glastonbury, although I saw it on the tele cemented Radiohead as the band.
10Massive Attack
Mezzanine


As a result of OKC the boundaries changed, Britpop was sent to its death (thankfully) and everything went miserable as arseholes. This album was spawned and for it's particular style hasn't been bettered.
11Deftones
White Pony


Leading on from the peak of the late 90s things took a horrendous turn for the worse. The music scene was infiltrated by complete bobbins. New genres of nu metal and emo were cropping up that were unbelievable drivel. Could it be my worst nightmares were coming true. I was old and just didn't get it? This album came out and made me think there was still life in the old dog yet, to say that this offered and alternative to what was happening at the time is possibly the greatest understatement of the lot.
12Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast


That was that, everything I'd missed out on first time round was opening itself upto me as a result of having a metal head flat mate and the onset of the digital age. This one offered the lot, a total classic.
13The National
Boxer


One last hurrah from the current generation. A band who offer up their souls on record. For me the modern equivalent of The Smiths and an absolute treasure. Boxer was the starting point for me with this lot and despite not being their best the seeds were sown here.
14Unwound
Leaves Turn Inside You


A recent discovery who on first listen took me back to the days of Nirvana in terms of totally flooring me which I never thought would happen again. An album that makes me wish I was there first time round.
15Charles Mingus
The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady


And that's that, the digital age took over. Knocking about on t'internet led me to Sput and an adding of fuel to the fires that always burned. Things that were touched upon are now fully investigated, digested and appreciated. As a result of like minded individuals new things arise and the lad who shat himself staring at the cover of War of the Worlds now goes on his daily commute listening to this masterpiece. Music never dies.
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