So music is one of the biggest things in my life (I'm also a musical artist) so making lists like these are incredibly hard, but I love the challenge of making them. So here goes, in no particular order. I'm so gonna be adding to this over time, but if I don't publish it now, I never will πŸ˜‚
  1. β€’
    Korn - Korn
    This album could be seen as the point where I started taking music seriously within my life. I liked music before this point, but the way this album hit me. That was when I realised how important music was to me.
  2. β€’
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    A friend always went on about him and also said whenever you see a bargain bin in a music shop Grace will always be in there. So the next bargain bin I saw, I had to check and of course it was in there. I remember getting it home, listening through headphones whilst laying on my bed. His voice was heavenly, I remember zoning out into this super peaceful chilled place AND THEN ETERNAL LIFE PLAYED. The last track on the album, it's fierce and powerful in a stark contrast to the other tracks.
  3. β€’
    Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
    I don't listen to the radio, but if I did; this is what it would sound like πŸ’œ
  4. β€’
    Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
    Listen to it from start to finish. Tell me you're not changed after that.
  5. β€’
    Daft Punk - Homework
    Seeing the video of Da Funk when I was 15 literally changed my life. The day I realised electronic music could be the most incredible thing ever.
  6. β€’
    Robert Johnson (random compilation album)
    If it wasn't for this dude metal wouldn't exist...Dude was crazy... All the devil in music and selling your soul at the crossroads stuff; is all because of this guy πŸ˜ΌπŸ‘ΉπŸ˜Ό
  7. β€’
    Unkle - Psyence Fiction
    I bought this on tape because the artwork caught me and reeled me in. It changed my life because DJ Shadow was at his finest here.
  8. β€’
    Propellorheads - DecksDrumsAndRockAndRoll
    One that I'm pretty sure I got for the cover again. I bought it the same day as the next entry, I was planning to buy the other, and I think this was a bonus purchase. This was in the days I bought tapes, and new albums on tape were only Β£5-7, so the bonus purchases were common.
  9. β€’
    AsianDubFoundation - Rafi's revenge
    So every Sunday morning on BBC2 was a magazine show aimed at Central Asian people (India, Pakistan etc...) One particular Sunday morning AsianDubFoundation were on performing the track 'Naxalite'. When the track started; my insides set alight, but my surface had to remain cool. I'm from an orthodox Muslim family, and being into music, especially music like this was wrong. *fun fact* AsianDubFoundation played a festival in my city and were bottled whilst about ten of us were grooving at the front
  10. β€’
    DJ Skitz - Countryman
    This was the album that opened my ears to what hiphop could be when done in England with all the realness.
  11. β€’
    Cannibal Ox - The cold vein
    Powerful. Harsh. Caustic. I. Love. This. Album.
  12. β€’
    Sage Francis - Personal journals
    Introduced me to a whole other subdivision of hiphop that changed me.
  13. β€’
    Dillinja & Lemon D - Big bad bass
    Hearing this album before it was released on the Valve soundsystem was bone shaking. This is the power of Drum n Bass in unadulterated fierceness.
  14. β€’
    Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon
    This is always on lists like this. There's a reason for that.
  15. β€’
    Ice T - OG
    Retrospectively not something I like as most as others on the list (although 'Midnight' is incredible) but this set me on a path to hiphop. I love so much music, but hiphop is hiphopπŸ’œπŸ™ŒπŸ’œπŸ™ŒπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―β—β—β—
  16. β€’
    NIN - The fragile
    I remember going into a music shop over and over again asking when this was coming out. It felt like an age I waited for this. Totally worth it. Another double album that you should listen to in one sitting at least once in your life.
  17. β€’
    Finlay Quaye - Maverick a strike
    The only good thing that I got from the Brit awards. I don't think I've paid attention since. This came out in 1997, incidentally one of the greatest music years ever.
  18. β€’
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    Before school I used to walk through town past a record shop. They had an article stuck to the window that I always read. It was hyping the release of Mezzanine. The day of my music exam I had a panic attack. I skipped school and took the train to the neighbouring city. This was also the day Mezzanine was released. I bought it on tape and listened to it on repeat all day long. One of my greatest days ever, even with the onslaught of crap I got from my parents when I got homeπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
  19. β€’
    Saul Williams - Amethyst rock star
    The album that motivated me into performing spoken word around the country.
  20. β€’
    Rage Against The Machine - The battle of Los Angeles
    I know for most people it's all about their first album and Killing in the name of, but not for me. This is the album. So damn moody, incisive and musically innovative.