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Front Page Discussion: Ten Years Later

Posted by: Adam Pfleider (07/28/11)
The beginning of July was quite a month. In the span of the first week, I had seen one of my favorite bands perform for the last time (an article I'm still killing myself over in producing some sort of justice, but will hopefully surface next week). Then I caught two more bands that were ten years back down the road from which I have traveled. Next month I'll be 25, and I think the next five years will be a good time to reflect on the music that mattered and nourished my senses in my late teens and early "adulthood" - or that span of awkward life we all have or will live. You can read my thoughts on the Taking Back Sunday/Thursday tour here.

For the users my age, I ask you this: What albums have stuck with you for so long and why? What moments are still triggered by memorable lines or even instrumental parts? As for the younger users, what albums that really hit you now do you foresee making an impact ten years from now? Will they be memorable for the experiences they are attached to, or maybe just an enjoyable album to pass along to the generation behind you? Music doesn't just mend broken hearts, some of it has the power to continually course through our veins and garner memories of the best times of our lives.
      
 
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01:08 PM on 07/28/11
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New Found Glory was the reason I got into pop-punk and Alternative music. That record led my to other bands like then labelmates Finch and The Starting Line, and eventually Thursday and Bullets era My Chemical Romance. It is because of that record that my favorite albums are what they are today, and it's because of that record that I love a good falsetto.
01:11 PM on 07/28/11
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The albums that have stuck with me the most in the last 10 years are Thrice's The Artist in the Ambulance, Home Grown's Kings of Pop and most of all Saves the Day's Stay What You Are. I don't really know what it is about them that I love so much, I've never tried to analyse it too much. But those albums for me are just timeless.
01:18 PM on 07/28/11
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The albums that have stuck with me the most in the last 10 years are Thrice's The Artist in the Ambulance, Home Grown's Kings of Pop and most of all Saves the Day's Stay What You Are. I don't really know what it is about them that I love so much, I've never tried to analyse it too much. But those albums for me are just timeless.
Thank God someone else sees Kings Of Pop as a classic. Love that album.
01:25 PM on 07/28/11
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There are a bunch of bands that have slowly made their way off my playlist over the years. The ones that consecutively release great records and continue to stay in my head have been releasing the best material of their careers. Anberlin, Bayside, TBS, Thrice, Alexisonfire, The Used, continue to blow my mind. When youve been listening to a band so long, it feels like you have grown up with them. These bands have made me a die hard fan.
01:28 PM on 07/28/11
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Stay What You Are is an album I will never get bored of, me and my friends still listen to albums like Catalyst, Bleed American and Borders and Boundaries, I love full collapse as well, still sounds so fresh and different
01:30 PM on 07/28/11
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I'm 23 going on 24. Coming up in a time when Drive Thru ruled and everything on Vagrant was an instant classic, There are literally dozens of records that I could put on now that take me back to that time. Over time, the number of those albums that I can listened to now has diminished to only a handful because of my current taste. I can remember long drives to and from gfs houses or just long drives to nowhere where I would listen to and memorize what seemed like hundreds of songs. Those were some of the best times: just me, my car and my book of CDs. I never needed anything else. I could go on and on and I might expand on my experience later in regards to shows, but I wanted to share some artists and some albums that I can still throw on and take me back:

Anything by Saves The Day, obviously
Hey Mercedes
Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?
NFG
Alkaline Tro, specifically From Here to Infirmary
Emotion is Dead
Bleed America
Dookie, Insomniac
Say It Like You Mean It
What It Is to Burn
All Killer No Filler
From The Depths of Dreams
Light a Match, For I Deserve to Burn
Nothing Feels Good
Diary
Keasbey Nights
Sorry About Tomorrow
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The Movielife
Hi, Everything's Great
01:30 PM on 07/28/11
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I remember writing articles in the middle school newspaper questioning Bush's justification for invading Iraq in 2002-03 at a time when no one (at least in the Midwest) dared challenge the White House propaganda, and then in 04 finding Anti-Flag's Terror State and Underground Network and later that year American Idiot and Rise Against. Those bands really spoke to what I thought about the world at that time in a way that no one in the "news" dared to. The political bands really shaped my outlook on a lot of things, but in the last 5-6 years, more personal, poppy bands have really stuck with me and meant the most. Rise Against's Sufferer and the Witness I think is the perfect mix of both, and New Found Glory, especially the Coming Home album, their least punk effort, have been the band that has had the most meaning to me in the last 3-4 years.
01:31 PM on 07/28/11
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Something Corporate was the first band I fell in love with, their whole discography, Andrew McMahon was (and still is) a huge inspiration and role model. I still listen to Leaving Trough the Window from time to time.
01:34 PM on 07/28/11
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I'm 23 going on 24. Coming up in a time when Drive Thru ruled and everything on Vagrant was an instant classic, There are literally dozens of records that I could put on now that take me back to that time. Over time, the number of those albums that I can listened to now has diminished to only a handful because of my current taste. I can remember long drives to and from gfs houses or just long drives to nowhere where I would listen to and memorize what seemed like hundreds of songs. Those were some of the best times: just me, my car and my book of CDs. I never needed anything else. I could go on and on and I might expand on my experience later in regards to shows, but I wanted to share some artists and some albums that I can still throw on and take me back:

Anything by Saves The Day, obviously
Hey Mercedes
Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?
NFG
Alkaline Tro, specifically From Here to Infirmary
Emotion is Dead
Bleed America
Dookie, Insomniac
Say It Like You Mean It
What It Is to Burn
All Killer No Filler
From The Depths of Dreams
Light a Match, For I Deserve to Burn
Nothing Feels Good
Diary
Keasbey Nights
Sorry About Tomorrow
Full Collapse
The Movielife
Hi, Everything's Great
we are the same person. minus a few.
01:34 PM on 07/28/11
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Ten years ago I was 11. I have no intention of bragging about my music taste. But a year later I bought an album that entirely altered my taste in music. Sorry it's not surprising, but it's the obvious Tell All Your Friends album. Everything fell into place from there...

Highlights since that album definitely include Fall Out Boy's Take This to Your Grave, Something Corporate's North, anything from the early years of NFG, Story of the Year's Page Avenue, Thursday's first two albums, Yellowcard's Ocean Avenue, and Sugarcult's Palm Trees and Power Lines.
01:35 PM on 07/28/11
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Something Corporate was the first band I fell in love with, their whole discography, Andrew McMahon was (and still is) a huge inspiration and role model. I still listen to Leaving Trough the Window from time to time.


I'll have to admit that SoCo was the SECOND band that I fell in love with haha but I agree, there is not a song that he writes in which I don't find something to love.
01:36 PM on 07/28/11
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Fun reminiscing. Good topic, Adam.
01:39 PM on 07/28/11
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we are the same person. minus a few.

Which ones?
01:41 PM on 07/28/11
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Northstar - Pollyanna
Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl(s) and Two Conversations
Whippersnapper - America's Favorite Pastime and The Long Walk

There's more, but these albums I still listen to on a regular basis years later.
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