|Plot your life in music.|
|tool scared you? lol|
|Yea sounds funny now, but I had never really been exposed musically to some of the darker corners that album visited.|
|Trivium - Ascendancy (got me into music/metal)|
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory (because it took me through alot of my school years)
Dark Tranquillity - Character and Fiction (got me into melodeath and heavier music)
Between the Buried and Me - Colors (probs the biggest influence on my taste in music, inspired me to check out more music, especially this site).
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (got me into prog rock + fave album ever)
Opeth - Blackwater Park (Got me into heavier Death Metal + Prog Metal)
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (got me into Indie).
I'd say all those because either they impacted me emotionally or got me into a genre or type of music i never thought i would. There is more, but those are the most important for me.
|Chronologically the 5 most important albums in my life were/are:|
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory: Gateway albums FTW
Trivium - Ascendency: Without this I would never have touched metal.
The Strokes - Is This It: Got this a long time after its release, but this alone made me give time to post-punk/indie/alt rock etc. etc.
Opeth - Blackwater Park: As my metal taste progressed, so did the music I listened to.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#(infinity): Sputnik takes over my life.
|Colors was big for me too, Hollier.|
|probably something by pink floyd|
|haha yeah, that album more then any other (even more than ascendancy and Hybrid Theory) took over my life. Ironically, i find it now to be one of my least favourite btbam albums, strange isnt it? :P|
|I'd choose 'Wish You Were Here' over the longer opuses as far as impact, definitely on Floyd though. 'Kid A' isn't far behind as well. I'm glad you guys are listing stuff like Linkin Park too - sometimes it isn't the grandest albums that open your eyes to new stuff.|
|Agree Hollier. Some of the "gag" stuff, like bluegrass breakdown etc. were awesome as first, but then it just seems like they're having fun at your expense with more listens.|
|yeah it can feel like that, some of the stuff is just too random and doesnt fit, like the bungle part in sun of nothing for example. Which is why i find TGM much better overall. Best will always be The Silent Circus though for me.|
|yeah colors was one of mine also - of course being a guitarist, and just as i was becoming more technically proficient, i found them and loved it instantly. now, not so much haha.|
my big albums/life journey:
linkin park - hybrid theory
dr dre - 2001
sum 41 - does this look infected
john mayer - any given thursday
soad - s/t
i killed the prom queen - music for the recently deceased
btbam - colors
george benson - the george benson collection
arcade fire - funeral
ulcerate - everything is fire
gy!be - skinny fists
Dream Theater- Train of Thought
METALLICA-MASTER OF PUPPETS
|Strapping Young Lad-Chaos Years|
Metallica-Ride The Lightning
|Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (kinda like a gateway album.. first time I listened to this I was literally blown away)|
Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice (or rather their whole discography; shaped my musical taste the most I think)
Radiohead - OK Computer (thanks to this, I dont think that higher-pitched vocals are gay and wimpy)
Slint - Spiderland (got me into post-rock, although nothing since then has matched this)
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb (proved that there's good ska out there)
The Strokes - Is This It (got me into most of the garage/indie stuff.. so simple yet so awesome)
|Deftones - Adrenaline|
At The Drive-In - Acrobatic Tenement
Tiger Army - II: The Power of Moonlite
Rancid - ...And Out Come The Wolves
Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E
|The Beatles - Rubber Soul (First album I remember hearing)|
Metallica - Metallica - got me into Metal
Pearl Jam - Ten - Got me into Grunge/Alt Rock
TEB - S/T - Speaks for itself
2Pac - Me Against the World - Got Me Into Hip Hop
|Agree on OK Computer and Adrenaline. Sounds like I need to listen to Ascendancy...|
|"This got me through some tough times, languid summers where I needed nothing but to soak in somber sounds. The emotion in an album of gibberish and sparse ambience is astounding."|
Fucking this, just got the album and it's amazing.
|nas - illmatic (got me into hip hop and made me realize how much of an artform music could really be)|
metallica - kill 'em all (got me into metal and introduced me to songs that were longer than 4 minutes)
sonic youth - daydream nation (proved to me that there is such a thing as beautiful noise)
|Radiohead- Ok Computer. I had listened to music before, I had heard 1/2 the songs off this album before. I'd even been listening to my dad's amazing music since I was born. But it was the combination of Paranoid Android and Fitter Happier which really cemented the way I look at music. I can vividly remember being 14 years old listening to Paranoid Android for the very first time.|
Sigur Ros- takk. While I had listened to Arcade Fire and Radiohead before this (both bands who I still like more) this was the first good non-mainstream album I got. It isn't anywhere near the band's best but if I were to pick a singularity at which I became a hipster it would be half way through Sæglópur when that fuzzy guitar starts up and you get that drumline.
My Bloody Valentine- Loveless. Sometimes was the first song to make me cry.
Les Rallizes Dénudés- '77 live made me the elitist bastard I am today. It also has the most dark, painful and powerful song ever made.
Isis- Oceanic. I realized not 100% of metal sucks...just a large part of it.
|fun. - Aim And Ignite|
Yellowcard - Lights And Sounds
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
John Mayer - Continuum
Allister - Before The Blackout
|Agalloch- The Mantle.... it just blew my mind|
|BTBAM - ALASKA|
Coheed & Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3
Every Time I Die - Hot Damn
Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
Mastodon - Leviathan
Hatebreed - Perseverance
Nas - Illmatic
just a few
fun. - Aim And Ignite: singlehandedly dragged me out of a 9-month period where i was borderline depressed and totally disconnected from everyone
Yellowcard - Lights And Sounds: is officially my most-played album ever and even though i don't listen to it any more it meant a hell of a lot to me back in the day
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight: just yeah
John Mayer - Continuum: or "how i learned that the world isn't all that bad and shit things happen but it's alright eventually"
Allister - Before The Blackout: how i got over my first girlfriend
|@ Mungoloid I was going to say the exact same thing about Daydream nation|
|Alice in Chains - Dirt - Changed my perspective of what classifies as amazing songwriting.|
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral - taught me the all-importance of texture, emotion and variety.
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf - Taught me how to be different, as SFTD is unlike anything ever released in almost every way possible.
Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun - Completely changed my perspective of what "heavy" is.
Tool - Aenima - Blew me away lyrically, and raised my ground-level expectations on lyrical content and expression.
Soundgarden - Superunknown - Completely altered my standards of song consistency and the importance of vocals in a song.