02:30 PM on 07/28/11
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
Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?
Alkaline Tro, specifically From Here to Infirmary
Emotion is Dead
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
Sorry About Tomorrow
Hi, Everything's Great
02:54 PM on 07/28/11
And how could I forget these two:
For All of This
Is This Thing Loaded?
02:58 PM on 07/28/11
Brand New- Your Favorite Weapon
Taking Back Sunday- Tell All Your Friends
Mest- Destination Unknown
New Found Glory- S/T
Good Charlotte- S/T
The Early November- For All of This
Finch- What It Is To Burn
The Starting Line- Say It Like You Mean It
Something Coprorate- Leaving Through the Window
At 25, I can still listen to everyone of these albums and love them. They're also a time machine that takes me back to a simpler time, but where everything seemed to damn important. Every girlfriend was "the one" and every friendship would last a lifetime. That's the reason I think these songs and albums stick with you: at that point in your life there is so much going on and changing that the music becomes a soundtrack to your life. The memories I have that are attached to these albums are so vivid. I can remember who I was with, where, what we were doing, what we were saying. It's almost like the music contains the memories, and listening to it releases them. Makes me incredibly nostalgic.
Couldn't have said it better myself and those are some of my favorites as well.
03:00 PM on 07/28/11
i can still listen to Northstar's Pollyanna pretty much any time. But not a lot of albums from 10 years ago have stuck with me. There are albums I still like that I listened to 10 years ago, but that weren't necessarily from that time period.
I put Pollyanna on at least one a week. I love Is This Thing Loaded, but Pollyanna is a perfect album in my opinion.
08:00 AM on 07/29/11
Also, I fucking hate it when people just name drop a million albums with no explanation on why they're important to them
Shut up, dude. This is just for fun. Don't be that guy.
08:04 AM on 07/29/11
10 years ago I was 11 and I loved all the pop-punk bands MuchMusic had in heavy rotation. Green Day's Warning, Sum 41's All Killer No Filler, Gob's The World According to Gob, Treble Charger's Wide Awake Bored and Blink-182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. I don't listen to those records regularly anymore, but I can still enjoy them. And I still love pop-punk.
My first show ever: Oct 2001. Sum41, Gob and Unwritten Law.
11:36 AM on 07/29/11
Awesome! My first show was Sum 41 too, but later. I begged my dad to let me see them in May 2003 with Billy Talent and Flashlight Brown. Never got around to seeing Gob until February 2009, but it was an amazing show regardless.
Ha! I totally forgot about Flashlight Brown! What a Kazaa band. What were some of their songs again?
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