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A thread from about a week ago inspired me to think about what kind of crap I listened to when I was that age. I would have had a few albums near the top that were actually decent, but the rest of the list would be filled with angsty schlock.
Post your 13 year old self's list! And if it's not embarrassing, you're probably lying.
(Note: I apologize if some of these didn't come out until 1998-ish, my memory for specific stuff at specific times is hazy).
1) Nirvana - Nevermind
2) Pearl Jam - Ten
3) Soundgarden - Superunknown
4) Live - Throwing Copper
5) The Offspring - Smash
6) Matthew Good Band - Underdogs
7) Matchbox 20 - Yourself Or Someone Like You
8) The Tea Party - Transmissions
9) Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
10) No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Side note: I've decided not to post the 'alternate formula' rankings again until the end of the year, because they don't change enough month to month to be worth it.
Evil, evil topic, BA. Especially because this was December 1980, right BEFORE I fell in love with the Pretenders, and started my recovery from being a hopelessly uncool kid.
In no particular order, here's my roll of shame:
AC/DC, Back in Black
Blondie, Parallel Lines
The Cars, Candy-O
Cheap Trick, At Budokan
The Eagles, Hotel California
Billy Joel, Glass Houses
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy
Rush, Permanent Waves
Supertramp, Breakfast in America
Van Halen, s/t
(Lennon was shot 11 days before I turned 13.)
Hmm...actually not as bad as I thought. With the exceptions of the Eagles, Supertramp and Lennon, there's nothing here I'd disown completely. A lot of dumb fun, and I still love Parallel Lines--but nobody likes to see their AOR past come back to haunt them.
I didn't even own my first cd til I was 17.
I was 13 in 1993 and I listened to top 40 radio and the Beatles. I didn't start buying cd's until 1995-96.
1)Radiohead: OK COMPUTER
3)The Beatles: Abby Road
5)The Verve: Urban Hymes
6)Pearl Jam; Ten
7)Radiohead: The Bends
8)The Rolling Stones: Let it bleed
9)Metallica: The Black album
This is a hard one. I really didnt start to take albums as a whole until I was around 18 years of age. but I do know that these albums cntained the songs I most enjoyed at th time. Now OK omputer and Nivermind, they all hold different meening and wort to me.
A lot of my favorite albums when I was 13 still remain in the upper echelon of my lists. Here's what probably would have been my top 10 back then:
Prince- Around the World in a Day
Madonna- Like a Prayer
Janet Jackson- Rhythm Nation 1814
The Cure- Disintegration
Mötley Crüe- Dr. Feelgood
Richard Marx- Repeat Offender
Depeche Mode- Violator
This is BS - no one listens to this stuff when they're 13 - well no one I know anyway. Didn't buy anything till I was about 15...
I promise you that I loved all of those records when I was 13!
i think that, at 13, linkin park would have topped my list . how embarrassing. i wasn't into music at all then lol
(sorry for the double post)
moonbeam, how does that compare to your current top 10?
Well, I had terrible taste in music until I discovered AC/DC's Back in Black which was my Sophomore year in high school. At 13, I was in 7th grade and going through a music funk, but this would be my guess (no ranking and I only have 8):
Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Dave Matthews Band - Under the Table and Dreaming
Dave Matthews Band - Crash
Blues Traveller - Four
Collective Soul - s/t
Boys II Men - Coolyhighharmony
Seal - s/t
Gin Blossoms - one of those albums
I actually think Hootie has held up pretty well (disagree if you wish), the first DMB and Collective Soul albums are also not terrible, but none of these would grace my top 250 or so now.
Getting in the Way-Back machine. Not ordered, because who know how I would have ordered them back then.
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - 1999
Prince - Around the World in a Day
Duran Duran - Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Bryan Adams - Reckless
John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
Van Halen - 1984
Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
Thompson Twins - Into the Gap
Tina Turner - Private Dancer
hehe... now that's a cool task. I'm pretty sure it would've been those:
o People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm. A Tribe Called Quest
o Boomania. Betty Boo
o 3 Feet High And Rising. De La Soul
o And Now The Legacy Begins. Dream Warriors
o Pleaser Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. MC Hammer
o Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross etc. PM Dawn
o Screamadelica. Primal Scream
o Songs In The Key Of Life. Stevie Wonder
o Characters. Stevie Wonder
o Road To Freedom. Young Disciples
Couldn't think of 10, but here's six I really liked.
Nirvana - In Utero
Suede - Suede
Björk - Debut
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks
R.E.M. - Automatic For the People
Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion
I didn't buy many albums myself back then, John. I mostly benefited from my older brother's and father's record collections.. Purple Rain, Back To The Block and Uprising were other favourites of mine btw...
as the eldest child, i only had my fathers semi-impressive collection to influence me. believe it or not, one CD of his that i regularly stole was mike oldfield's tubular bells. it has been a favorite of mine ever since. in fact, it would be in my top 5 now.
We were in 1983
My top 10 albums was the 10 albums or so that I or my elder sisters owned
Goerges Brassens - complete works
Eagles - live
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Renaud - Un Olympia pour moi tout seul
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits
AC DC - Back In Black
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park
Rod Stewart - Absolutely Live
that's cool, Moeboid. one track per side LP's always used to intimitate me in that age. I remember putting on Miles Davis' Live Evil because the cover looked so... well, retrospectively, it was one of the records that radically changed my life and especially my view toward pop music, I guess. but at that moment all I was about looked like a big single W-T-F..
and I guess the cover looked just challenging... (off)
This is not as bad as it could have looked if it was ...when you were 12!
Houses of the Holy - LZ
Ringo - Ringo Starr
Band On The Run - Paul McCartney
Road Food - The Guess Who
Don't Shoot Me - Elton John
There Goes Rhymin' Simon - Paul Simon
Spooky Two - Spooky Tooth
Los Cochinos - Cheech and Chong
The Sting - Marvin Hamlish
You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce
But the one that still sits in the middle of my collection that i most loathe to admit
to (it was a gift, honest)... The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
My top 10 was probably something like that in february 1980 :
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Police - Regatta de Blanc
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Telephone - Crache ton venin
Deep Purple - In Rock
Status Quo - Live!
UFO - Strangers in the Night
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo’s Factory
Higelin - Champagne pour tout le monde
Van Halen - Van Halen
At the time...
No Doubt- Tragic Kingdom
Lauryn Hill- Miseducation of...
Alanis Morrisette- Jagged Little Pill
I would include Nsync, the Spice Girls, Usher, Nelly, Britney Spears, and Mariah Carey in the list but that would be far too embarrassing
September 1980, let's see ...
Did already have a few vinyl records, Specials and Madness were my favorites back then. And I think I got Zenyatta Mondatta for my birthday.
Man, did I ever love to keep singing De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
I wasn't really into music too much then (even if it was only four years ago).
From what I can remember:
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Boston - Boston
Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush - Permanent Waves
Led Zeppelin - IV
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
That's actually not too bad.
Probably something along the lines of...
Alanis Morisette-Jagged Little Pill
R.E.M.-Automatic for the People
Dave Matthews Band-Under the Table and Dreaming
The Clash-London Calling
Bob Dylan-Greatest Hits Vol. 1
And if you don't mind me asking, Penguin, are you from California? Just yesterday I was introduced to a 17 year old who calls himself Penguin, and despite the improbably low odds, have to ask if it was you...
oh boy. 13? shit. i had long hair and wore tie-dyes. oh, and i was in a band called Seismic Tides. LOLZ.
Grateful Dead - Without a Net
Allman Brothers Band - The Fillmore Concerts
Phish - A Picture of Nectar
Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
Spin Doctors - Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Sister Sweetly
The Doors - Best of
Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
something like that...
I was 13 on december 1989...
I listened to the same LP as in 1988 and 1987 :
"Kick" - Inxs (still good to my ears)
It was the only personal LP I owned at this time.
I listened very much radio and the songs I loved were:
"Sowing the seeds of love" - Tears For Fears
"Lullaby" - The Cure
"Song for whoever" - Beautiful South
"Kokomo" - The Beach Boys
"Another day in paradise" - Phil Collins
"You got it" - Roy Orbison
"I don't want a lover" - Texas
"My brave face" - Paul McCartney
"The best" - Tina Turner
I still love most of these songs (especially "Sowing the seeds of love" and "Song for whoever") or just enjoy "Kokomo".
But I now find awful the Phil Collins' song ! Pouaahhh ! Beuuurk !
sounds like you joined Blind Melon at that time as well, Greg..
rendler: Nope, that wouldn't be me, although it would be quite the coincidence. I actually live on the other side of the US (Connecticut).
where in ct, penguin? i grew up there
If you didn't listen to music when you were 13, feel free to jump to 15 or 16. Because that's when for me I would have included 3 Doors Down, Creed, Fuel, Linkin Park, Staind.
When I was real young I listened to Weird Al and my dad's R&B 1954-1965 collection. It was sometime around 1996 I started watching MTV, 1998 when I disowned MTV, and 2001 when I got so fed up with new popular music I finally got into Beatles and Dylan.
Down in the southeast of the state, Greg.
I was 15 when I got into music. These are the groups I listened to at the time (a LONG time ago). Classic Rock, Poppy Prog Rock, and a little Metal.
The Who (#1 with a bullet)
Blue Oyster Cult
Simon And Garfunkel
The Moody Blues
For some reason I wasn't into Zeppelin, which doesn't make any sense when you consider the rest of the bands on this list.
I just read Schleuse's list and it reminded me that I was also into The Cars, Blondie, and Billy Joel at the time. I always liked plain old pop music.
I was 13 in 1983 but I owned nearly NO albums at that point.
Early albums I can recall owning (or asking for them as gifts) include:
John Cougar AMERICAN FOOL
Soft Cell NON-STOP EROTIC CABARET (I cannot believe that my parents actually BOUGHT me an album that included "Sex Dwarf"! I wanted it for "Tainted Love".)
Beach Boys GREATEST HITS (the one in DUOPHONIC sound )
Beach Boys MADE IN AMERICA
(both of the above were compilations..heavy on the "sun and surf" stuff. My taste in BB now tilts heavily toward "sad bastard" Brian AKA from TODAY! and later..)
The Imperials LET THE WIND BLOW
Petra BEAT THE SYSTEM
Amy Grant THE COLLECTION
Really the only thing I'd say I probably never listen to from among those these days is the Soft Cell..other than the aforementioned 2 cuts
Here's some of the songs I dug on the radio (and bought singles for in many cases) that would not really be on my MP3 player these days:
Loverboy "When it's Over" (this would be the first 45 I ever bought with allowance money)
Bryan Adams "Kids Wanna Rock"
Joe Dolce "Shaddap You Face"
Irene Cara "Flashdance..What a Feeling"
Men Without Hats "The Safety Dance"
Musical Youth "Pass the Dutchie"
Billy Ocean "Lover Boy"
Pointer Sisters "Neutron Dance"
Slush: I also think CRACKED REAR VIEW still sounds pretty good though I prefer their sophomore (hitless) album FAIRWEATHER JOHNSON.
Penguin: Thanks for clearing that up. The guy I met didn't seem like a rock guru, but it was worth a shot.
13... that would be October, 1994.
Pearl Jam - Ten
The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits
Green Day - Dookie
Live - Throwing Copper
Nirvana - Nevermind
Roxette - Joyride
Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife, Reckless
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Weezer - Blue Album
Bush - Sixteen Stone
As I've mentioned once or twice on this forum, I was fortunate enough to have cool parents who loved music. They were the ones who heard of an up-and-coming band out of Seattle in late 1991 and thought it was something appropriate to give to a 10 year-old for Christmas that year. (Keep in mind too, I'm from the Canadian prairies.) The Beatles were a household favorite. The rest are pretty much standard mid-nineties alt-rock fare. Well, except for Roxette -- that was my sister's influence. And to this day, early Bryan Adams is still a pleasure.
I was 13 back in 1999 and here are some of the albums I remember being my favorites-
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
Blink-182 - Enema of the State
Green Day - Dookie
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Jay-Z - Vol.2...Hard Knock Life
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory
Chumbawamba - Tubthumper
Smash Mouth - Astro Lounge
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
So as you can see I did not have the greatest taste in music when I was 13 but I still listen to a few of these every once in a while.
hehe. i know i've done it on a separate thread, but it's changed a bit.
1. Kid A by Radiohead (released 2000/Favourite track is "Kid A")
2. Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor (released 2000/Favourite track is "Storm")
3. Yanqui U.X.O by Godspeed You! Black Emperor (released 2002/Favourite track is "Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls")
4. Red by King Crimson (released 1974/Favourite track is a tie between "Red" and "One More Red Nightmare")
5. Duck Stab/Buster and Glen by the Residents (released 1978/Favourite track is "Blue Rosebuds")
6. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart (released 1969/Favourite track is the Blimp(mousetrapreplica))
7. Endtroducing by DJ Shadow (released 1996/favourite track is "The Number Song")
8. Frances the Mute by the Mars Volta (released 2005/favourite track is a tie between Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus and Cassandra Gemini)
9. De-Loused in the Comatorium by the Mars Volta (released 2003/favourite track is a tie between Eriatarka and Drunkship of Lanterns)
10. Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (released 1973/favourite track is Money)
ACTUALLY... because mine doesn't really count because it isn't embarrasing and i'm 13 in a week anyway - i'll do my favourite albums... when I was 9! And I warn you, this is pretty embarrasing
Hybrid Theory by Linkin' Park (please don't burn me for this)
Some Alice Cooper album (I can't remember it's name)
all Radiohead except Kid A and Amnesiac which I hadn't listened to back then (the only collection of decent album on the list)
Demon Days by Gorillaz (not all bad either, there are some pretty bad songs on it though)
Toxicity by System of a Down (not a bad album at all! but you may shun me simply because it's SOAD)
...and that's about as much as i can remember. I remember really being into KoRn, which is heavily embarrasing, but luckily, it's all past me now.