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My musical journey

So I though it might be fun to trace back what my favourite albums have been through time. As in, what are the albums that at any point in my life I’ve considered to be my no. 1 album? (Cheesy list title, I know. Couldn’t think of something better, and it covers pretty much what this list is about).
1Supertramp
Paris


I don't think I thought in terms of 'favourite album' yet, but Supertramps' live album in Paris is the first album that I remember really liking. We used to always listen to this in the car.
2Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head


Then came Coldplay, who were basically the band that got me into music. A Rush of Blood to the Head, and especially Clocks, inspired me to look for more music.
3Coldplay
X&Y


Logically, at first I went to explore more albums from Coldplay, and I clearly remember X&Y being my favourite album for a while. Whereas I still hold AROBTTH in very high esteem, I don't really care much for X&Y anymore.
4Muse
Absolution


Then came my Muse phase. I listened to Muse SO MUCH during 2015-16, and Absolution was my absolute favourite. I guess Muse was the natural follow-up after Coldplay; still accessible, but heavier (and with a lot of bombast).
5Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Of course I went on to search for more music, and I discovered this site as a useful way of finding new music that I liked. Which means it was no surprise that I also discovered Brand New, whose magnum opus slowly became my new favourite album.
6Porcupine Tree
Signify


Then I became intrigued by Porcupine Tree's Signify, their transition album between their psychedelic phase and their alt-rock/progressive metal phase. I still think this is the best PT album; it has such a wonderful, mysterious atmosphere that I haven't heard on any other album.
7Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


If I remember correctly, I went back to TDAGARIM as being my no. 1 for a while...
8The National
Boxer


...and then I discovered The National. I have never loved a band as much as I loved (and still love) The National. (Sounds a bit pathetic as I write this down, but eh, I guess it's true). Beautiful music. Boxer was my introduction to the band, and I immediately knew it was something special.
9The National
Trouble Will Find Me


For a while, Trouble Will Find Me took over as my favourite album of theirs (and of all music in general)...
10The National
Boxer


...but right now, Boxer is definitely my no. 1 again. Curious to find out what the next entry on this list will be!
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