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Favorite Childhood Albums

Albums from my childhood I still got love for.

The first 'favorite band' of mine was Korn. I heard plenty of singles on the radio, and it wasn't until
my dad purchased their self-titled CD that I started to get into their music beyond the hits. I
couldn't relate to all the angst but I appreciated it. I found it gripping, emotional, and the metal
grooves were just a bonus. The breakdown during 'Faget' though laughable when I hear it now
used to be the shit when I was in the 4th and 5th grade. The first concert I ever went to was Korn.
I'll never forget it.
A Place In The Sun

I've been jamming to this in the car lately ever since I found it in a big book of CDs in my
house. I wasn't much of a fan of "My Own Worst Enemy" even as a naive child. The main riff
has always bugged me. But songs like "Miserable" and "Four" are catchy and cleverly-written.
The album as a whole is great for summer jams. Especially something to blast at a pool party.

Sublime feels like a part of my life. Their self-titled has always been the perfect music for road
trips, boat rides, and (again) pool parties. They were constantly played on the radio and were
even featured in a few Acclaim games like Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX and Aggressive Inline
(two personal favorites of mine). If I could track how many times I've heard songs like "What I
Got" and "Garden Grove" on my fingers, I'd probably have twenty or so hands.
4Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

I thought this album was a masterpiece. It still (kind of) is in a sense. At least for the band.
There's riffs, Dave Grohl, gnarly lyrics, and one of the best album closers (or hidden tracks)
of all time, in my opinion. I picked this up again in 8th grade and listened to it countless
times. There was a period where I listened to nothing but QOTSA records. It's always nice to
pick this up and recite the lyrics almost word-for-word again. Makes me feel young.
5Green Day
American Idiot

How did I meet my best friend of 7 years you ask? Well it was the first day of 6th grade. My home
economics teacher handed out a big sheet with questions about us including name, favorite color,
and favorite band. I put down: "Ryan, green, Green Day." Later, a kid walked up to me and said,
"Hey man, you like Green Day too?" and we've been bros till the end since then. Oh, and this
album is probably Green Day's best.
6Linkin Park
Hybrid Theory

Every 15 to 25-year-old person here knows that they dug this album at least one point in their
lives. It was new, innovative, and something fresh among their mainstream rock contemporaries.
This was back when Linkin Park were at their creative peak (yeah, when they first debuted) and
actually used instruments to write songs. "A Place For My Head" and "One Step Closer" are still
some of my personal favorites.

Next to Korn, I thought Slipknot was one of the heaviest bands of all time. Songs like "Surfacing," "Eyeless"
and "Spit It Out" felt relentlessly brutal to me. I always felt like I was doing something my parents wouldn't
prove of when I listened to this album even though they didn't really give a shit, but it still made me feel
cool. This album still holds some value today, extending further than nostalgic brownie points.
8System of a Down

I basically stole this CD from my father. He got it for his birthday in 2001 when this album first came out.
The single "Chop Suey!" was already well-known before its release so I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
This was 1st and 2nd grade, people. Although I never claimed them to be my favorite band, I still listened
to them as if they were. Today, System of a Down are still one of my favorite bands and "Toxicity" is my
favorite album by them. Still can't get enough of it!
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