Long time, no post. It’s not that I haven’t been reading, I have, I just don’t quite have the brain power to formulate much in the way of thoughts about what I’m reading. And I go back to work in a few weeks. Library patrons are going to love me.
Would you like to know something funny/sad? I use the WordPress App on my phone, and for some reason it stopped updating. Only I didn’t know. So I published my last few posts and heard nothing but crickets, and I was thinking “damn, well I really let the blog crash and burn…” However, I was delightfully surprised to see I was wrong and there were comments. I really did feel better. Thanks for sticking with me.
This next post idea is completely stolen from Laura over at Reading in Bed (on Facebook, no less). The idea, which I see circulate from time to time, is to “List 10 albums that made a lasting impression on you as a TEENAGER*, but only one per band/artist. Don’t take too long and don’t think too long.”
It’s the don’t take too long and don’t think too long that reeled me in. In no particular order:
10. Mezzanine // Massive Attack
09. Version 2.0 // Garbage
08. The Downward Spiral // NIN
07. Meat is Murder // The Smiths
06. Sixteen Stone // Bush
05. So Much For the Afterglow // Everclear
04. Bringing Down the Horse // The Wallflowers
03. In Utero // Nirvana
02. Time Out of Mind // Bob Dylan
01. Metallica // Metallica
If I gave this more thought or I was in a different mood, I bet I’d come up with something different. So, give me your most influential album at a teenager?
*I tried to limit this to albums that were released while I was a teenager, but there are some that are obvious exceptions (like Meat is Murder, which I “discovered” when I was a teenager).
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5 thoughts on “Long Live the 90s”
Blink 182’s Enema of the State. Yup. 🙂
Jennifer Rush’ Out of My Hands and Simply Red’s Greatest Hits.
I’m almost embarrassed to say mine….although not really b/c I still like a lot of the songs. Here goes (burying head in the sand): Garth Brooks’ Live double album. I grew up in the South. We listened to country.
Bush, yes! I went through a bit of a pop stage as a teenager but I also loved Godsmack, so I was a bit of a strange one.
I might not have been a teen for Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual, but that album. Loved. Likewise, Culture Club’s Colour By Numbers.
George Michael’s Faith.
Voice of the Beehive – Honey Lingers.
And then lots that were older – ABBA, Bee Gees, Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Barbabra Streisand & Barry Gibb.