Friday, January 13, 2017
"List 10 albums that made a lasting impression on you as a teenager, but only one per band/artist."
Nobody tagged me to do a list, and I'm not big on continuing chain posts, but I liked the question so thought I'd answer it here.
I presume I could choose older albums I first discovered as a teen, but I'll keep my choices to albums released between October 15, 1981 and October 14, 1988 for which I had the most real-time affinity (as best I can recall).
And of course, my list goes to 11.
Albums That Made the Biggest Impression on My Teen Self:
(Not necessarily in ranked order; only includes albums released during my teen years)
1. Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
2. The Joshua Tree - U2
3. Pyromania - Def Leppard
4. Let's Dance - David Bowie
5. Scarecrow - John Cougar Mellencamp
6. Life's Rich Pageant - R.E.M.
7. Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution
8. State of Confusion - The Kinks
9. Blackout - Scorpions
10. Appetite for Destruction - Guns 'N Roses
11. Pleased to Meet Me - The Replacements
Plus A Few More
Asia - Asia
Reckless - Bryan Adams
5150 - Van Halen
So - Peter Gabriel
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
Back in the High Life - Steve Winwood
Centerfield - John Fogerty
Out of the Cellar - Ratt