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10 records that mean something to me

November 6, 2014
Wonder Woman by Marguerite Sauvage

Wonder Woman by Marguerite Sauvage

A few weeks ago on Google+ someone asked me to list 10 records that mean something to me, and I spent so much time on it that I felt it worth cross posting here. So without further ado…here it goes (more or less in chronological order).

01. Bon Jovi – New Jersey

When I was little my Dad gave me a tape of this. I played this SO many times. I remember lying on my bedroom floor reading all of the liner notes (remember those?) memorizing all of the lyrics. This was the first cassette tape in my house that was just for me and not one of those “It’s for all of you kids!” things. While other girls my age were crushing hard on NKOTB I was SO into Jon Bon Jovi! I had a poster of him in all his 80’s big haired glory on my bedroom wall. I think this may have been part of why I was picked on as a kid?

02. Queen Greatest Hits

This is the first CD I ever bought. I remember my Mom really being resistant to switching tech from cassette to CD. “Why would we get CD’s if we don’t have a CD player?” “Well we’ll never get a CD player if we don’t get CD’s!” I’m gonna cheat a little and also post my second CD purchase as part of my #2. I think I bought this either the same day or a few days after.

03. Digital Underground – Sex Packets

This is the first album I had that I was all “OMG I’m so bad for even having this.” My very Catholic Mom would have flipped the fuck out if she heard me listen to it so I had to keep it secret, and I could only play it when nobody was home or I had headphones on. To this day, if “Humpty Dance” comes on I must absolutely bust a move!

04. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

My Mom and I didn’t always agree on music, but she later relented to CD technology and bought this on CD. It was played a lot in our house. I love LOVE this album!

05. Metallica – …And Justice For All

In high school, what better album to listen to and feel your teenage angst? My friend pierced the top part of my left ear while we listened to this. Ya, it took her that long to get the needle through the cartilage. I later that day went to a high school dance. When my Mom saw me the next day she flipped out thinking the money she gave me for the dance I wasted on piercing. When I told her how economical I was she flipped out even more. I guess her being a nurse and all didn’t really jive with the DIY body modification.

06. No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom

I was in my second year of College and just came out of a long term relationship and found myself for the first time ever totally free, and able to do whatever the fuck I wanted. I played this a lot, it was my getting ready for school soundtrack pretty much everyday that year.

07. Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon

My brother introduced me to Thievery Corporation and I’ve been a mellow fan ever since. They did a concert at The Carlu in Toronto once, it was really the perfect venue for them. I was right up front and got pulled onstage and then got to go backstage afterwards. It’s a concert experience I’ll always treasure from a band I’ll always treasure.

08. The Black Keys – Thickfreakness

I don’t wanna be one of those “I knew about them before they were cool” people but when it comes to The Black Keys I had been singing their praises for years before they got huge. I’m super surprised it took so long for everyone else to catch on really! This album blew my socks off and I’ve loved every single album they’ve put out before or after since then!

09. Death From Above 1979 – Heads Up

When this album came out I felt like a jet engine kicked me in the face. I’d never heard anything like it and fell immediately in love with DFA! I’m super super happy that they’re back together!!!

10. Metric – Live It Out

I tried really hard to see Metric in concert once on center island. By the time they hit the stage though we were leaving because we all of a sudden became old lame people who needed to do laundry so we wouldn’t be at work naked the next day. Metric is kind of now my soundtrack for adulthood. Weirdly they have a lot of songs that really fit that theme of adulthood, and questioning why the fuck I really need to do laundry in the first place. Buy this car to drive to work, drive to work to pay for this car! Metric is another band that I love everything they put out!

So what are the 10 albums that mean something to you? 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2014 8:18 pm

    Helloooo! Can you see me now?

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