MUSIC MONDAY #1: TOP TEN TEEN ALBUMS

A year or so ago one of those trends was happening on Facebook where people shared the top ten albums that made an impression on them as a teenager and then tagged a bunch of people. I got tagged several times, and even wrote out my own list, but I never posted it since I sorta hate doing stuff like this. (Like wishing someone a happy birthday on Facebook by typing “Happy Birthday!” like 100 others do). Maybe I’m cranky when it comes to online stuff.

I thought that since I love music and often have something I think might be interesting to share on my blog, I’m creating “MUSIC MONDAY” where I’ll post something related to this art I love so much. Perhaps sharing new tunes or bands I’ve discovered, or sharing playlists, or perhaps talk about soundtracks I love or composers I follow. Or maybe I’ll share more playlists.

For this first MUSIC MONDAY, here are my TOP TEN ALBUMS THAT MADE AN IMPRESSION ON ME AS A TEENAGER: 

51p-w03iu4lDream Into Action by Howard Jones. First cassette I bought with my hard-earned dollars.

61xhqnynz5lMeat Is Murder by The Smiths. You invited me in with “How Soon Is Now.” Then you kept me with “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore.”
515lefvficlBlack Celebration by Depeche Mode. Dark and intimate lyrics about faith and sex set to synths . . . Wow.
r-5157180-1386044577-9347-jpegKiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure. So many emotions sung on one album—being angry, joyful, tripped-out, depressed.
r-72009-1400098397-9893-jpegVictorialand by Cocteau Twins. Heard in a record store in Asheville, North Carolina and hadn’t heard any sound like it. 30 years later I still haven’t.
31fcdd3bolThe Hurting by Tears For Fears. Articulating how I felt every day going to Madison High School in North Carolina.
mi0003515895Viva Hate by Morrissey. My fourth high school, 10th school, 13th house and move from North Carolina to Chicago. Morrissey wrote this for ME.
r-23662-1348258701-5880-jpegSubstance by New Order. Suddenly I’m literally living out a John Hughes film (music, Chicago suburbs, my hair . . . ).
r-1810462-1244824910-jpegFront By Front by Front 242. Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. Introduction to the industrial genre.
61dleqfq8ll-_sl1413_Violator by Depeche Mode. This English band all you bullies mocked me for liking just made one of the greatest albums of all time.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing you list. Did someone introduce you to alternative rock or did you just naturally grativate there? I’m more of rock and roll, prog rock and metal fan. Music has been a huge part of my life since my early teens. It’s amazing how something so intangible can have such an impact on our lives. May God continue to bless you and His work through you.

  2. Hey, Troy. I’ve had a few friends who introduced me to music–especially a friend in high school who introduced me to English bands who I’d never heard of (The Smiths, The Cure). Most of the time I’ve just heard something and fallen in love. Agree with you about music–such an influence and impact. I got a Midi keyboard controller for Christmas to have fun making songs with in Garageband.

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