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Me And Music Through Time
1Linkin Park
Hybrid Theory

7th grade - I mean, come on, which are the odds you didn't listen to them when you got in the world of music? Me, and everyone else at that time thought that the raging vocals and lyrics mixed with rap were cool. As the time was passing by, Linkin park was growing off me and by the time I went to 8th grade, I stopped listening to their music which suddenly became boring and uninspired.
2 Keane
Hopes and Fears

At that time, I became familiar with this band via an older friend of mine who once played "Crystal Ball" and "Everybody's Changing" on his laptop. I really liked them because it was a major change from the monotonous nu metal sh*t I was into (Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit).

8th grade - This was the time when I started taking guitar lessons and I really got fired up for these guys. I met a fellow guitar student who knew how to play "Come as You Are", "Lithium". I remember spending hours on playing the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" intro. And as for every naive 8th grader, "Nevermind" was the first album I bought.
4Arctic Monkeys
Favourite Worst Nightmare

I still remember the time I heard an Arctic Monkeys song: It was on a gig somewhere at the end of the school year when the bands from the school orchestra performed. The song was "Teddy Picker" and the interesting part was that it was singed by a girl. This was my first contact with indie and when I got home I downloaded their full discography. One of the rare band that still draws my attention.

Knew about them long before the summer break between 8th grade and 1st year of high school, but until then I wasn't interested in their music. The sudden change occured when I heard the album "Parachutes" which I lent from a friend. "High Speed", "Don't Panic", "Spies", "Trouble" and even the radio frequent "Yellow" were awesome... and they still are.
6 Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

As much as I hate the aforementioned summer break (I started smoking and I had a hard time quitting - I quit 2 months ago and now I'm 3rd year high school), that was the time I discovered Placebo. This band got me pretty deep into the alternative. The meaningful lyrics and Brian's unique voice were the things that made me addicted to their music. I'm still listening to them intensively and I don't think that I will became bored of them in the near future.
Origin of Symmetry

1st year of high school - A friend in the high school made me familiar with Muse. At first I didn't like them too much, but that is probably because the first thing i heard from them was "Starlight". However, I did some digging and I was blown away by the stuff from "Origin of Symmetry" and "Absolution". I was disappointed with their most recent release, but that's no reason to stop listening to their older music.
8Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

I know I got into them late, alright... But, unlike the other kids at school who rocked out at "By the Way", "Californication" and the radio friendly songs, I listened to "Easily", "Mellowship Slinky in B Major" and even their early releases that the others didn't know they existed.

There they are... the carriers of my user name. The first song I heard from them (in fact, I bet you all did so) was "Losing My Religion". I really liked the song and knowing that there are much better tracks from each band than the ones played on the radio, I downloaded their 2 and a half gigabytes big discography. At the time, I discovered the beautiful jangly world of "Murmur", "Reckoning" and "Fables of the Reconstruction" and "Document" hidden behind the curtains of the singles giant "Automatic for the People". Favorite band to date.
OK Computer

In my opinion, Radiohead sooner or later becomes a part of everyone (this comes from a guy who doesn't know a single person who actually hates Radiohead). I got into them when "In Rainbows" was released. This could've happened before, but (unfortunately) all I ever heard from them till "In Rainbows" was "Creep" which annoyed me and it still does. Anyway, after that I listened to "Amnesiac", "Kid A"; their alternative side - "The Bends" and ultimately "OK Computer" - for some overrated, for me underrated.

2nd year of high school - My then-girlfriend introduced me Portishead and Trip-Hop. Sounding like something I never heard before, it amazed me with the repetitive sounds and the relaxing and sometimes haunting vocals. Soon I caught myself listening to songs like "Undenied", "Nylon Smile", "Mysterons" and "Glory Box" on repeat for hours. Also, this was the reason I started to listen some other electronic stuff.
12Massive Attack

In basic, the same thing as Portishead, even though I like Portishead a little bit more because they are more consistent.
13Depeche Mode
Songs of Faith and Devotion

This is little embarrassing. My DAD got me into this band. A year and a half ago he showed me his old records and there was a lot of Depeche Mode there. Seeking something new and similar after discovering Trip-Hop, I gave some of their albums a chance and I liked them.
14The Cure

3rd year of high school - A new classmate recommended me post punk. After listening to "Seventeen Seconds" I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but then I jumped to "Pornography" and everything changed. "One Hundred Years", "The Hanging Garden", "The Figurehead" and "Cold" are all dark and gloomy, but excellent. After this, I listened to "Disintegration" and I got equally amazed.
15The Strokes
Is This It

There is a lot of music I discovered after joining Sputnik. That was half a year ago and this list would go + 50 bands if I decided to include all of them. Instead, I placed one of the best I came up with.
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