Monday, February 25, 2013

Classic Teen Albums

On Triple J this morning they were talking to Blink 182 and played an old track (Josie).  This is a band I have ignored for about 15 years, but I was taken aback by how, well, taken aback I was when they gave it a spin.

It got me thinking... what are some of my favourite unashamedly teenage albums?  Those albums that bring back the angst.  Those albums that make me want to jump around and cry.  The ones that I had to replace because the CDs got so scratched.  The ones that I ripped as soon as MP3s were invented... that I shared on Napster.  The albums that I played from beginning to end on my bass when I should have been working on a uni assignment.  Yes - most of them represent a single musical genre.  Most aren't the albums I would pick as 'most influential' in my musical history.  Few of them would make my 'greatest albums of all time' list, but  if I hear them now, they hit me in the gut in a uniquely teenage way.

In no particular order:

  • MxPx - Life in General
  • Blink 182 - Cheshire Cat
  • Reel Big Fish - Turn the Radio Off
  • NOFX - Punk in Drublic
  • Rancid - And Out Come the Wolves
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
  • Greenday - Dookie
  • Ghoti Hook - Sumo Surprise
  • The O.C. Supertones - Adventures of the O.C. Supertones
  • The Porkers - Grunt!!!
  • Ben Lee - Grandpaw Would

That's some of my history.  If you don't know them, don't bother looking them up.  They're sure to sound crap through the ears of a 35+ grown up.

I reserve the right to change this list at any time of my choosing.
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