You know, music is kind of like a time machine. It's the closest we'll really rever get, because, if you think about it, if time travel was ever invented, rwe'd know. But These albums are ones that scream nostalgia at me rwhenever I listen to them. In no particular order.
I remember finding out about sputnik. I somehow stumbled upon the site after
googling Porcupine Tree reviews. A couple weeks after I started to frequent the
site, the decade list came out. I got every single album on it, you know, to broaden
my musical taste and such. This was one of the first ones I found at the library. I
immediately fell in love and listened to it. It somehow turned into one of three
summer anthem albums for me, creating the soundtrack to the craziest summer I've
Merriweather Post Pavilion
This is another one of the three summer anthem albums. It really does seem to
scream summer, and I found this one just like I found Boxer. I honestly don't really
like Animal Collective that much, but there's something about this album that just
makes me giddy every single time I listen. I fucking love "Summertime Clothes"
The Crane Wife
And the third of my summer albums. I will remember this moment perfectly. I was
headed to a picnic with friends, driving myself. I had just got my license and first
car, and this was the album I first popped in. Just as I was pulling up, the climax to
"Sons and Daughters" was playing. I then crawled on top of my friend's roof and
pelted everyone with water balloons. It was quite and experience.
The Moon & Antarctica
Although I haven't had this album for a very long time, it just screams nostalgia at
me. From the very first time I picked it up, it was just so perfect. It keeps jumping
spots in my favorite album list, but ultimately stays in the top three. Love it.
Peter Gabriel (Car)
I actually have this on here for one song in particular: "Solsbury Hill". This was my
parents' favorite song ever and they played it all the time in the car when I was a
young'un. I fell in love and knew every lyric when I was only six.
This was my first album ever. I thought I was so cool because I got a Parental
Advisory album for my birthday. I was pretty hot shit at school too. But not really.
The album really grew up with me and although I grew out of my elementary school
"love Green Day" phase (as well as the high school "fuck Green Day" phase) it still
holds a special place as one of my favorites and brings back weird feelings inside.
Maybe it's puberty.
I really don't know why this album gives me nostalgia. I think I picked it up after
hearing "Miss Murder" on Guitar Hero. I always heard it on the radio and never knew
what it was until then, forcing me to go and buy the album as quickly as possible
This one holds more recent nostalgia. I had made friends in high school with a kid
who had a gaming friend in Canada. We were introduced through a Minecraft server
and became quick friends. The three of us would server hop, building shit like
houses and other players' trust, and then fucking shit up. Ah, the good ol' days of
being "that kid."
I guess this could also kind of go along with the "summer album" list, but I didn't
listen to it all that much. This was one of my first "grower albums" though. I always
kept coming back to it, no matter how much I thought it was overrated and shit. I
somehow wound up loving it and, well, here it is.
This is probably number one in the feels department for me. My whole family loves
Blue October and we always would listen to this album (as fucked up as some of
the lyrics were) in the car. I fell in love with the first half of the album, and slowly
came around to respecting the band as a whole, rather than just this album. The
first three tracks still send chills down my spine every time I listen to them, though.
Something weird about this one.
We all had that girl. You know, the one who was awesome and you could make out
for hours for, but eventually left you for some other guy she promised she was "just
friends" with. Nah, I'm not bitter. But there was this girl I dated, and it was perfect.
She really liked blink and hadn't heard the new album yet, so we listened in some
sketchy park parking lot and made out for hours. Jesus, good times, you know,
before she turned ho-y.
|12||Gym Class Heroes|
As Cruel as School Children
I think it was a combination of the album name, art, and the band's name that
made me buy this. I honestly didn't know a thing about them before. But this was
my first "rap" album and it really got me hooked on the genre. Though I'm not into it
as much as some, I still respect it, and I feel this is what brought me to that
|13|| ||Jack's Mannequin|
Everything In Transit
My favorite radio station back home would always play "Dark Blue" and "The Mixed
Tape". Like, all the time. I loved the songs and finally picked this one up at the
library. I haven't listened to it in a while though, mostly because it holds memories
with that girl I mentioned above, but it still gave me "dat feel" when I put it on.
In Between Dreams
Another family one. We would listen to this all of the time. This was also the album
my dad had playing when he first taught me how to drive, so it carries that with me
too. A sense of freedom, I guess. Dat feel.
Program Music I
I feel this one holds nostalgia because when I first heard this, I couldn't stop
listening. "Stella" was so fucking fantastic, I named my car after it. Yes, actually.
But I kind of just stopped, randomly. Now, whenever I go back to listen, it always
hits me with dat feel and I fucking love it.
The Glow pt.2
|17||My Chemical Romance|
The Black Parade
Oh, the middle school emo phase. That was horrible, wasn't it? Well, it got me into
this band. This one is weird, whenever I listen to this one, especially "Cancer" I
remember sitting in my brother's room watching him play some Spongebob game on
the Gamecube. Dat feel.
Well, this was given to me by my uncle and the album that somehow got me to this
site. It was the starting point to my ever expanding venture through music. "Piano
Lessons" will always be my favorite Porcupine Tree song because of that.
The Sufferer and the Witness
I think this was the first album I ever bought with my own money. But I could be
wrong. Anyway, it was the album that got me into the kind of heavier stuff that
would eventually lead me to my deep love for post-hardcore and shit like that. So
yeah, dat feel.
|20||Stars of the Lid|
and Their Refinement of the Decline
I don't know. I just get a feeling whenever I listen to it. Maybe it's because I love it
so much, but I only listen to it every so often. I think I've only made it to the end
of the album two or three times, but seriously... dat feel.