Life Changing Top 5 Part 1 (Albums)

June 18, 2007

The top five albums that changed my life…….

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “Greatest Hits”

Mary Jane’s Last Dance was HUGE on the radio. That’s when I heard Tom Petty for the first time. I picked this up for this song alone. Upon listening to the CD I realized that I have in fact heard A LOT of Tom Petty before. I guess none of the songs stuck with me when I first heard them. I quickly became hooked and a big fan, it ended up being a gateway to another Tom Petty album higher up on the list.

#4 Metallica
“…And Justice For All”

My Uncle Scott got me a tape of this for my birthday in 1990. This totally got me into the Mighty MET! Eventually they became my all time favorite band once I delved further into their catalog. This became a gateway to…….

#3 Metallica “The Black Album”

This changed my life forever (musically of course). This is one of those records I know top to bottom. I know every lyric, every riff, and every Kirk Hammet solo. This album basically sealed Metallica in as my favorite band. To this day they are the only band that I have purchased every release from.

#2 Silver Chair “Frogstomp”

I had a cousin that owned this CD. And she listened to a lot of “cool” music. I asked her to make a copy of it for me (on tape). I would pop it in my walk-man every morning and I’d listen to it on the bus going to and from school, and I’d listen to it during lunch. It was what I was listening to when I met Jenny. Whenever I listen to this It brings me back to that time in my life. But not as much as………..

#1 Tom Petty “Wildflowers”

Bar none my favorite album of all time. Much like “The Black Album”, I know every song from top to bottom. And much like “Frogstomp”, this takes me back to high school. But unlike “Frogstomp” I was obsessed with this album. It brings back so many memories, a lot that didn’t even take place during high school. I’ve had my copy since it came out in 1994, and it’s only grown on me more over the last thirteen years, and I hope it continues to do so.


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