1. Grant Lee Buffalo-Mighty Joe Moon
2. Fear Factory-Demanufacture
3. Nine Inch Nails-Pretty Hate Machine
4. Ice Cube-Death Certificate
5. Fleetwood Mac-Mirage
6. Type O Negative- World Coming Down
7. Smashing Pumpkins-Siamese Dream
8. Deadmau5 - Random Album Title
9. Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here
10. Armin Van Buuren - Mirage
And after I did this, I thought to myself, there are a hell of a lot more. So basically, why did these stick with me? I can explain...
The second track of the CD is a wonderful track called Mockingbirds which I fell in love with the first time I heard it. It also got me into an XRT phase for a while because I worked at an Olds dealership when I was 19 or 20, and I heard this song and was hypnotized by it. Just loved the music, the sounds, the lyrics. It compelled me to ask for the album on Christmas and I loved the album. Still to this day I listen to it quite a bit.
Nine Inch Nails
No one does it like Trent and his debut album I listened to like 100 times when I first got it. One of my friends freshman year told me about Pretty Hate Machine and I was a fan of Ministry at the time, said to me "you can't listen to Ministry without listening to Nine Inch Nails." So I did. and I killed the CD because I listened to it so much in 1992 (yes I was a couple years late to the party as I am with everything else in life) and I must of killed the speakers of the stereo my parents got me for Christmas.
I was working at a place called Absolute Exteriors at the time during the summer of 1996. and I owned a 1979 Cadillac Coupe De Ville which I lived out of for 2 weeks before living with my grandmother. There was no stereo in the car, so I bought a boom box from K Mart. I listened to so much Fleetwood Mac that summer and for some reason I was listening to Mirage constantly. Although Rumors without question is my favorite Mac album, Gypsy, Wish you Were Here, Only Over You, and Hold Me, always hit my heartstrings. I was once again a missing link in my life at that point and Mac brought me back along with my angel.
Type O Negative
I would like to say a disclaimer that the Pumpkins are not one of my favorite bands, however this album was a transitioning part of my life. It was when I went to a new school, had a new way of life, new friends, and of course, that special woman I met that still puts up with my shit to this day. The Lemonheads, 10,000 Maniacs and The Cranberries were also very prolific at that time, but Today was the greatest day I ever known.
When I was a teenager, I first heard Shine On Your Crazy Diamond. Not only did I think it was the longest song I have ever heard, it was one of the best. My junior year of HS, I went to sleep to this album every night. By the way, you bastards better come back to Chicago sometime soon. I had the tickets, but couldn't go.
Armin Van Buuren
Some other albums that I can name that are honorable mentions are Metallica, And Justice For All, Pantera Cowboys From Hell, Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet, Dido No Angel, Lords of Acid Lust, Bethoveen 9th Symphony, Garth Brooks Ropin The Wind, 2 Live Crew As Nasty as they Want to Be, Sacred Warrior Masters Command, Anthrax Persistence of Time, there are more but these were the important.
So what are your ten best? I would love to know.