10 Albums That Changed My Life


Music is a big part of my life as it is with most people. At various times in my life I've turned to music to help me feel better or get out some pent up aggression lol. I thought it would be a good idea to put together a post of the albums that mean a lot to me and that have been my all time favourites. I'm sure that I have more than 10 but the ones listed below are my ultimate all time favourites.

So it's time to take a wee trip down memory lane and talk about my favourite albums and why I love them.... (these are in no particular order):



Alice Cooper: Greatest Hits (originally released in 1974):


I stumbled upon this album by mistake when I was going through my big brothers cassette tape collection. I must have been about 12/13 and I was a goth. I'd seen Alice Cooper on TV and knew his song 'School's Out' as pretty much everyone did and my brother would blast 'Poison' really loudly in his bedroom. I decided to give this tape a listen and became hooked, this started a love for Alice Cooper that has never left me. Alice Cooper is a legend and one of rock n roll's pioneers. A lot of my favourite artists and some of the bands today took inspiration from him.



Smashing Pumpkins: Melon Collie & The Infinite Sadness:


I'd only ever heard 'Tonight, Tonight' and I loved it. When I was 17 I was with my friend in this old record shop in the small town in Scotland where I lived. It was rare to have a shop like that at the time because vinyl didn't have the comeback that it has had in recent times. They sold vinyl albums and CDs. I found the Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness album and I liked the fact that it had two discs in it. having only heard one song of there's I don't know what made me buy it, but I did and it's still one of my favourite albums, it's so beautiful.


Depeche Mode: Black Celebration:


If you follow me elsewhere on social media, you were probably waiting for me to mention Depeche Mode lol! Well, my love for Depeche started at the Black Celebration album but I didn't really get into them fully till 'Barrel Of A Gun'. I then ended up buying all of their albums which are also favourites of mine. 


Marilyn Manson: Mechanical Animals:


I came to know Marilyn Manson through all the tabloids about the Columbine massacre (not the best recommendation, I know). Something intrigued me about him and the fact that he made people freak out. As I mentioned before, I was a goth and an outsider in my school and hometown so I was drawn to people who I perceived to be like me. This album was just brilliant from start to finish, when I listen to it the quality and production is just amazing. You can hear the David Bowie influence in there. The lyrics were shocking and funny, it was such a rebel album and I started listening to it at 15 and it just takes me back to that time whenever I listen to it.


Def Leppard: Hysteria:


My brother was into Def Leppard and Bon Jovi when I was younger so you would always hear their songs blasting out from his bedroom. I started getting used to hearing Def Leppard and liking their songs. My brother would record some of their songs onto a cassette tape and I found one of these years later and I pinched the tape lol. I still like listening to their songs, it gives me such 80s classic rock vibes.


Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet:


My brother was obsessed with Bon Jovi and because of him I know all the words to a lot of their songs. Bon Jovi's songs are timeless and sound like they could've been made yesterday.


Depeche Mode: Songs Of Faith And Devotion:


A lot of DM fans mention this album as being one of their favourites, especially the tour! I had to mention this album along with Black celebration because these two albums seem to stand out to me the most.


Placebo: Without You I Am Nothing:


I have every album (and some bootlegs) that Placebo has ever recorded but this post I'm going to talk about this album. Placebo were heavily influenced by Depeche Mode and David Bowie and you can hear it in their music. I loved that they were different and had their own style. I still listen to them today.


Michael Jackson: Thriller:

I had to include the king in my list because I've always adored Michael Jackson. As a child he made me believe in magic and he inspired me to become a dancer. When I won my first dance competition, the prize was Michael Jackson's Thriller on vinyl, I was over the moon. He inspires me because he went through so much pain in his life but still seemed to find the strength to carry on and perform the most amazing dance routines and vocal performances the world had ever seen. There's nobody like him and never will be.

The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead.:


Such a gem of an album and one that I can easily replay over and over again. This was my introduction to The Smiths and my beloved Morrissey and I've never looked back. If you are unfamiliar with The Smiths, I would highly recommend this album.



And there you have it! It was nice to have a little think about all those albums. It's amazing how a song or an album can take you back to a particular place or memory in time. What are your all time favourite albums? leave a comment below or Tweet Me


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