|Me And Music Through Time|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
In basic, the same thing as Portishead, even though I like Portishead a little
bit more because they are more consistent.
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.
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
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.