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on my way home from band practice last night, i tried to think of the top 5 most distinguished albums in MY life, albums that hold a lot of meaning for me, due to either what i was going through at the time i 'discovered' them, or due to influence on my musical tastes and career.

this is what i came up with:

1: Fraidy Cat - 8 lives left
2: Jellyfish - Bellybutton
3: Sloan - Twice Removed
4: October Project - October Project
5: Bangles - Different Light

as far as other cd's that almost made the list:
- Jason Falkner - Author Unknown
- The Murmurs self titled
- Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
- Toad the Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea
- The Front
- Baker's Pink
- Lillian Axe - Psychoschitzophrenia (which i STILL need to replace after it was stolen from my jeep)


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Aug. 2nd, 2002 01:50 pm (UTC)
October Project - October Project
Toad the Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea

Ok, you officially rock. October Project and Toad are two of my favorite bands.
Aug. 2nd, 2002 01:53 pm (UTC)
woooooow! i'm impressed that anyone other than brosely and i had heard of october project!! mary fahl rocks my world... i still need to replace the debut and Falling Farther In from my Jeep robbery. *nod* i had been good enough to record them on tape for my jeep before i had gotten the cd player for it, so i still have most of the songs...
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Aug. 2nd, 2002 02:53 pm (UTC)
(not in any order)
2)Kate Bush-The Kick Inside
3)Motley Crue-Too Fast For Love
5)Metallica-Master of Puppets
Aug. 7th, 2002 06:43 am (UTC)
james is one of those bands i've been MEANING to check out more of... they sang 'shes a staaaar', right? *thinks*

lol - i remember i fought against the metallica onslaught during my metal days soooo hard... i was more of a testament fan, meself. *wink*
Aug. 2nd, 2002 02:59 pm (UTC)
Ye gods, I almost forgot...

Fiona Apple, her first one..
Aug. 7th, 2002 06:45 am (UTC)
aha! shame on you! *giggle*

i know there were plenty that i forgot, too, but...
Aug. 2nd, 2002 03:54 pm (UTC)

You know of October Project?

If you only knew what that band meant to me at one point. Still does, actually.

Aug. 6th, 2002 12:08 pm (UTC)
you are so freaking kidding about october project! *dies*

their first cd was with me during one of thee hardest times of my life, the ending of my stay in st. paul, mn, moving to virginia, mom being busted and thrown into prison by an ex boyfriend, my close nit family being completely torn apart by it....

that's why the murmurs holds a special place, too...
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Aug. 2nd, 2002 08:20 pm (UTC)
This would be soooooooooooo hard to really really figure out. Mostly cause I wasn't influenced by albums or changed by albums, but by artists and mostly vocalists... I guess that I can list.

In no particular order.

1. Shannon Hoon
2. Steven Tyler
3. Mick Jagger
4. Billy Joel
5. Bobby Darin
6. James Brown
7. Rick James
8. Aaron Neville
9. Brian Wilson
10. W. Axl Rose...

okay I guess this list could go till like 20... but that's good :)
Aug. 7th, 2002 06:47 am (UTC)
Re: Hrmmm...
lol - i was influenced by lots of musicians, too, most of them unheard of ;)

brian wilson rocks my world.
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Aug. 7th, 2002 06:50 am (UTC)

a necessity for us acoustic geetar lovers...
Aug. 5th, 2002 05:48 am (UTC)
how much do i dig that??? abrey wan kenobi. teehee i am easily amused.
i just got distracted by a telemaphone call. what was i saying? oh that's right and that's why you never eat corn with your toes.
Aug. 7th, 2002 06:51 am (UTC)
you have corns on your toes? *wink*
Aug. 6th, 2002 07:09 am (UTC)
hey there chicanna... :-p i added you like 20 bazillion years ago and you haven't added me back yet??? *cries* miss youuuu!
Aug. 7th, 2002 06:51 am (UTC)
sorry! i wasn't near a puter! you're added! *cries*

i would never leave my nikkiegirl behind!
Jul. 8th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Aaaaaah I didn't know so many people knew about October Project! I heart them. Did you get to hear November Project? I saw them in Seattle, right before I moved to Portland.

Okay umm.. the first four are from when I was a teenager, because I spent so much time sitting in my room listening to music, and I don't really do that anymore. :P

1. Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
2. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
3. Counting Crows - August and Everything After
4. Tori Amos - Under the Pink
5. The Mars Volta - tie between De-loused in the Comatorium and Frances the Mute
Feb. 11th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
i heard a bit of november project, but it didn't click with love nearly as much as op did. i discovered them when i was in job corps, right around 94 or so. we lived in the middle of NOWHERE, and for some reason, the ONLY channel we got was More Music, or something like that, and october project ended up being an artist of the month or something. they had interviews and played the 'bury my lovely' video a LOT.

i remember right around the same time was when both sheryl crow and sarah mac hit it big, they both had long dark curly hair at the time, so i constantly got them confused. ('all i wanna do' versus 'possession'...)
Jul. 8th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
Corrosion of Conformity: Deliverance
Billie Joel: River of Dreams
Toadies: Rubberneck
Violent Femmes: add it up
Clutch: Clutch

man. that's a depressingly narrow list. If I'm being honest, the West Side Story soundtrack probably belongs on there, too.

one comment: October Project. I still don't get it. What's the appeal? I tried to like them, really I did. it just won't take.

These are fun games, though! Way better than working, or looking for jobs.
Feb. 25th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
i haven't heard anything else by the toadies other than 'possum kingdom', although i've tried.

and i've been hearting billy joel lately. i love his voice.

i saw clutch live once in phoenix, when they opened for slayer.

october project... i can definitely see why it doesn't stick to some people, it can tend to be really quite... cheesy. i got into them when i was in job corps.. kind of a long story. maybe one day i'll post a song and the story behind my liking them on aubreystar.
Jul. 8th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
These are pretty silly but got me through some tough, lonely times in high school:

Fiona Apple's first album, No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom, and Dave Matthews Bands first three albums (Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, and Before these Crowded Streets), along with a ton of their live stuff, and also Dave + Tim's live accoustic album. I don't even really listen to DMB anymore, but I don't know what I would have done without them back in the day.
Feb. 25th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
that's how i feel about a lot of the things that were monumental for me, too. every once in a great while, though, i will have a massive nostalgic craving for them.
Jul. 8th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Feb. 25th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
that seems to be quite monumental in a lot of people's lists. i want to say that i've experienced it at great lengths, but i'm not sure. part of me is wondering if i blocked out a lot of my childhood because of the constant contact high i had ;)
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
Hoobastank - The Reason
Linkin Park - Meteora

Having these albums on repeat after having a rough week helps you. ♥
Aug. 29th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
what an eclectic mix!
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Jul. 9th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
I'll choose 4 albums, since one of them is a double.
(and don't we show our age by even calling them albums? I talked to an 18 year old who'd never heard purple rain. I wept.)
in no order:

Pink Floyd- The Wall: probably the most complete entire album ever. sure, it's a concept album, but it spans 2 disks. you're lucky to get 1 good song per cd these days.

Def Leppard- Hysteria: I can listen to every single song on this, and used to, over and over and over.

U2- The Joshua Tree: again, every single song is amazing. this just barely beats out the unforgettable fire, which actually has some better individual songs on it, but there are spots on it that lag.

u2- Rattle & Hum: ok, I'm cheating again. while most all of the songs on this are great, this album sports the single best piece of music ever recorded in history. all I want is you.
Feb. 25th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
holy mackeral, that's a cd i SO need to replace - hysteria. i don't know what ever happened to my tape - most likely it was stolen at one of my many parties i had as a teenager, along with one of the many copies of metallica's ride the lightening that i went through (i wasn't a gigantic metallica fan, but loved that tape and would have a copy for only a couple of months before someone would steal it.)

and i haven't really experienced much of u2 other than what they've released. sacrilege, i'm sure!
Jul. 9th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
White Zombie - Astro Creep 2000
Throwing Muses - University
Cibbo Matto - Vive la women!
Sleater Kinney - Dig me out

I still see parts of myself that were affected by these separate and strangely coupled albums.

I'd also include Violent Femmes - Add it up, Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience, Live - Throwing Copper and very importantly Beatles Anthology 2.
I tried to put mine in near chronilogical order, but I think White Zombie may have come first.

Feb. 25th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
i can appreciate a lot of those now that i'm older. i was such an elitist when i was a teen, which is DUMB, because i was an elitist for hair metal. and i still find it funny that i didn't 'discover' the violent femmes until i was 19, and had mostly never listened to the beatles until after i moved in with you.
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