I’ve been in a music kick lately. Which is a funny thing for me to say, since I don’t exactly remember a time when I wasn’t obsessively listening to music and discovering new bands to like. Well, except for lately. It’s been a while since music got me really excited, especially new stuff. Mostly, I’m a girl stuck in the 90s. My favorite bands are all from that era, the golden age of BritPop, Oasis, Radiohead, Blur, The Verve, Travis… I compiled a list of my top 10 rock albums, most of those are from my teen years and I probably listened to them till they had holes in them. This list, is one that I am constantly tweaking and working on as time goes by.
Often, through my life, I go back to those eight 90s albums that really marked a time in my life. A time when I was much more carefree and had all that free time to listen and care so much about rock’n'roll. That sort of time is a luxury lately, one that I usually take advantage of during concerts only. Then I’m back in my element and feeling like a teenager again. Those albums still inspire and move me, in a way that nothing else can.
The only non 90s albums on my list are Jack’s Mannequin and Death Cab for Cutie, the only “new” bands to really get to me lately. Two bands that I think, as the years go by, will still maintain their place in my top 10 albums of all time.
What does your top 10 list look like?