25 albums

***Think of 25 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world. When you finish, tag 25 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good. Readers should feel free to guess (or ask) why particular albums are there. No being cool, which albums have you actually listened to thousands of times?***

I tried to stick to the rules – 25 albums – and kept it to 1 per artist – listed pretty much chronologically. Note: These are not my 25 favorite albums of all time, just the 25 that changed me the most. Comments???

1. Michael Jackson – Thriller

2. Prince – Purple Rain

3. REM – Green

4. Cure – Disintegration

5. Sinead O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

6. Nirvana – Nevermind

7. U2 – Achtung Baby

8. Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine

9. Soundtrack – Singles

10. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

11. Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville

12. Portishead – Dummy

13. Garbage – Garbage

14. Moby – Everything is Wrong

15. Jeff Buckley – Grace

16. Underworld – dubnobasswithmyheadman

17. Everything but the Girl – Walking Wounded

18. Massive Attack – Mezzanine

19. Lauryn Hill – Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

20. Damien Rice – O

21. Zero 7 – Simple Things

22. White Stripes – White Blood Cells

23. Green Day – American Idiot

24. Ray LaMontagne – Trouble

25. Death Cab for Cutie – Plans

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