An Incredibly Incomplete List of Albums That Changed My Life

I can't possibly name every album that made me who I am. These were the first that came to mind...
  1. 1.
    The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
    Not the first Bowie album I heard, but it was the first one that spoke to me. I suddenly knew that it was okay to be one of the weirdos.
  2. 2.
    Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me - The Cure
    I listened to it day & night, sung it out loud & generally didn't care what people thought of me.
  3. 3.
    The Beatles(White Album) - The Beatles
    The Beatles is hard, there is literally something I love about every album. The White Album still has to be my favorite.
  4. 4.
    Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting
    I wore this CD out. The strong female voice held me up when I didn't feel strong.
  5. 5.
    Grease - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    May be the first album I knew every word to. If the movie is on, I will stop & watch. My cousins and I used to perform it in our backyard.
  6. 6.
    Music For the Masses - Depeche Mode
    People will disagree, but this is my favorite DM album, it reminds me of a certain time in my life, & I'm transported there when I hear it.
  7. 7.
    Hotel California- The Eagles
    Growing up in Southern California, the Eagles were the soundtrack of my childhood. This album is another time machine to a certain point in my life.
  8. 8.
    Hallowed Ground - Violent Femmes
    Another album that flew my freak flag.
  9. 9.
    Rumors- Fleetwood Mac
    This was a breakup album. I listened to it until I didn't hurt anymore.
  10. 10.
    Rocky Horror Picture Show - Soundtrack
    I have distinct and joyful memories of doing the Time Warp with my friend Jennifer.
  11. 11.
    Strangeways, Here We Come - The Smiths
    I listened to this nonstop when my stepdad died. I don't know why, it doesn't strike me as a funeral album. But it got me through a tough time.