What albums helped shape your musical taste?

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What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:30:20 PM »
What are the albums that helped shape your musical taste, as you were finding your way in the world ?

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 07:41:23 PM »
Led Zep - Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Janis Joplin - Pearl
CSNY - Deja Vu
Blind Faith
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In

Oh, I could go on forever...

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 07:57:15 PM »
Led Zep - Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Janis Joplin - Pearl
CSNY - Deja Vu
Blind Faith
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In

Oh, I could go on forever...

The first rock album I bought, roughly in 78 (I was 12) was the Hot Rocks compilation from the Stones. That was an eye opener.

Then came 1983 and that album with the face of a kid on it and big red letters. HUGE impact. Life changer.

After that, it would be at the end of the 80s and discovering Miles Davis with Kind of Blue. This brought me to world of jazz, mainly jazz from the 50s and earlier. I even traveled to New Orleans in 91 especially for the music.

First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2018, 07:14:00 AM »
Some of the albums that played a special role in my growing up are:

u2 - War
Big Country The Crossing
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
Simple Minds New Gold Dream
INXS - Listen Like Thieves
The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues
Daniel Lanois - Acadie
Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
u2 - October
The Cult - Love

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 10:01:46 AM »
This is a damn good question. In something resembling the chronological order in which they came into my life:

Made In Japan - Deep Purple
Gratitude - Earth, Wind & Fire
Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome - Parliament
Stratosfear - Tangerine Dream
Book Of Dreams - Steve Miller Band
Duke Ellington At Newport - Duke Ellington
Aja - Steely Dan
The Clash - The Clash
"Heroes" - David Bowie
Black Sea - XTC
Damaged - Black Flag
Avalon - Roxy Music
The Dreaming - Kate Bush
a recording of Schoenberg's Transfigured Night on the Deutsche Gramophon label that I used to listen to in the college library while I was studying.
Run DMC - Run DMC
Remission - Skinny Puppy
A recording of one of Stockhausen's operas in the Licht series that a friend who was in the Navy brought back from Europe. Pretty sure it was Saturday.
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. - Dwight Yoakam
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
Paradise - Inner City
Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part
50 Gates Of Wisdom - Ofra Haza
Louder Than Love - Soundgarden
Blue Lines - Massive Attack
Seal(1991) - Seal
Utah Saints - Utah Saints
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLachlan
Semantic Spaces - Delerium
Sao Paulo Confessions - Suba
On Yoolis Night - Anonymous 4

I was immersed in the music of the Beatles, Led Zep, Stevie Wonder and lots of early '70 funk music from an early age through Detroit radio and friends' records, so I can't really single any particular albums of those artists out. I had a helluva time picking a Bowie album for the same reason.

Same thing goes for all the Latin music I grew up with, not to mention my parents' collection of big band jazz on 78s.





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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2018, 10:12:06 AM »
In chronological order (in my life):

Beatles - A Hard day's night
Beatles - The Beatles
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds
Iron Maiden - The number of the beast
U2 - TUF
Peter Gabriel - So
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Fatboy Slim - You've come a long way baby
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 09:03:15 PM »
U2 - The Joshua Tree
The Clash - The Clash
Counting Crows - This Desert Life
Radiohead - OK Computer
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits
Switchfoot - New Way to Be Human
Bjork - Vespertine
The Police - Synchronicity

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 03:04:28 AM »
Youngster (7-13)

Kiss - Alive 2
Motley Cre - Shout At the Devil
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Iron Maiden - Live After Death

High School

U2 - Rattle & Hum
INXS - X
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks
Led Zeppelin- Box Set
The Who - Whos Next
Bruce Springsteen - Live 75-85

Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2018, 07:15:05 AM »
Led Zep - Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Janis Joplin - Pearl
CSNY - Deja Vu
Blind Faith
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In

Oh, I could go on forever...

The first rock album I bought, roughly in 78 (I was 12) was the Hot Rocks compilation from the Stones. That was an eye opener.

Then came 1983 and that album with the face of a kid on it and big red letters. HUGE impact. Life changer.

After that, it would be at the end of the 80s and discovering Miles Davis with Kind of Blue. This brought me to world of jazz, mainly jazz from the 50s and earlier. I even traveled to New Orleans in 91 especially for the music.

That Hot Rocks compilation was a huge influence on me too - my mum had it on cassette and we played it a lot of car journeys.  Brilliant compilation that made me a huge Stones fan. 

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2018, 12:17:14 PM »
Led Zep - Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Janis Joplin - Pearl
CSNY - Deja Vu
Blind Faith
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In

Oh, I could go on forever...

The first rock album I bought, roughly in 78 (I was 12) was the Hot Rocks compilation from the Stones. That was an eye opener.

Then came 1983 and that album with the face of a kid on it and big red letters. HUGE impact. Life changer.

After that, it would be at the end of the 80s and discovering Miles Davis with Kind of Blue. This brought me to world of jazz, mainly jazz from the 50s and earlier. I even traveled to New Orleans in 91 especially for the music.

That Hot Rocks compilation was a huge influence on me too - my mum had it on cassette and we played it a lot of car journeys.  Brilliant compilation that made me a huge Stones fan.

One of my older brothers had Hot Rocks. When I was in high school late 80s that was huge for me also. That was the album that led me to look back at all the great music from the 60s/70s. I discovered The Who, Zeppelin, The Doors, and more through Hot Rocks.
Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2018, 01:44:28 PM »
None really.  I can't relate to the question.  Certain songs and albums got me into certain artists.

1999/Little Red Corvette double A side vinyl got me into Prince in 1985.
Miss You vinyl 45 got me into the Stones around 1988 followed by Mixed Emotions and Steel Wheels in 1989.
Desire got me into U2 in 1988.
The Hissing of Summer Lawns got me into Joni Mitchell in 1989.
Led Zeppelin box set got me into Led Zeppelin in 2014.



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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2018, 01:49:03 PM »
Led Zep - Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Janis Joplin - Pearl
CSNY - Deja Vu
Blind Faith
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In

Oh, I could go on forever...

The first rock album I bought, roughly in 78 (I was 12) was the Hot Rocks compilation from the Stones. That was an eye opener.

Then came 1983 and that album with the face of a kid on it and big red letters. HUGE impact. Life changer.

After that, it would be at the end of the 80s and discovering Miles Davis with Kind of Blue. This brought me to world of jazz, mainly jazz from the 50s and earlier. I even traveled to New Orleans in 91 especially for the music.

That Hot Rocks compilation was a huge influence on me too - my mum had it on cassette and we played it a lot of car journeys.  Brilliant compilation that made me a huge Stones fan.

One of my older brothers had Hot Rocks. When I was in high school late 80s that was huge for me also. That was the album that led me to look back at all the great music from the 60s/70s. I discovered The Who, Zeppelin, The Doors, and more through Hot Rocks.

I think Hot Rocks was the first or second Stones album I ever bought.  It wasn't that influential though since I've always been more of a fan of 1970s Stones than the sixties, especially the pre-1968 stuff.



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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2018, 10:57:12 AM »
I'm going to have to put some thought into this one.  So many great albums i listened to in my youth...

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 08:24:19 PM »
I'm going to have to put some thought into this one.  So many great albums i listened to in my youth...

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Re: What albums helped shape your musical taste?
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2019, 08:49:31 AM »
These are the records I sat and listened to endlessly as a teenager and definitely shaped my musical taste most.


Closer - Joy Division

Heaven up Here - Echo and The Bunnymen

Pornography - The Cure

Quiet Life - Japan

Juju - Siouxsie and The Banshees

Psychocandy - The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Unforgettable Fire - U2

Ocean Rain - Echo and The Bunnymen

Treasure - Cocteau Twins

Kaleidoscope - Siouxsie and The Banshees

Killing Joke - Killing Joke