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07.28.11 The Albums That Shaped My Musical Taste

The Albums That Shaped My Musical Taste

This is the list of albums that had the greatest influence on shaping my musical taste into what it is today. They may not be my favourite albums now, but they are what drove me to find out the bands I currently love.
1Green Day
Nimrod


The first punk album I ever heard, at the time (I was around 14) I was listening to East 17, this changed everything!
2Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go


While Green Day was getting me into the punk side of music such as NOFX and Lagwagon, the Manics got my attention to the rockier side of things.
3Nirvana
Nevermind


Probably the first 'heavy' album I ever heard, as is probably case with many people my age.
4Slipknot
Slipknot


Nirvana got me into heavier music than the Manics, then Slipknot made me interested in ever heavier music. I know there are a lot of Slipknot haters, but I can't deny the influence they've had.
5Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station


(It was actually 'One' but sputnik doesn't have it listed). My first taste of post-hardcore style music (yes, I know they are a poppier version), and I absolutely fell in love with it!
6Gary Moore
Blues Alive


By this time I was starting to learn to play guitar, this gave me an appreciation of the great guitar players. Gary Moore was the first I listened to and he really blew me away, an absolutely incredible guitarist.
7Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast


These guys originate not far from my home town. They influenced me to the dark side of the force.
8Thursday
Full Collapse


I have to admit, I didn't like this album the first time I heard it. A then revisited it a few months later and it really grew on me to become an album I really love. It further drove me into the world of post-hardcore.
9SikTh
Let the Transmitting Begin


I had never heard anything so crazy and utterly brilliant! This made me seek out other wacky and technical music.
10At The Drive-In
Relationship of Command


Not really an album that influenced me, as it was Hundred Reasons who helped me discover ATDI, but I was once asked if I could sum up my musical taste in one album. This would be it. Energetic, emotional, mixing up heavier and soft parts in both music and vocals and an album that never gets old. Probably my favourite album ever.
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