My CD Collection at 16: I Make Fun of Myself So You Don't Have To
In my time-travels, I had the misfortune of finding a list of the CDs that I owned, circa junior year of high school. Apparently, I was so proud of this collection at the time that I posted it on my Prodigy web page. The list is so embarassing now that it could be potential blackmail material. Many are relics of my mid-90s angry rock obsession, followed by my mid-to-late-90s angry chick rock obsession, followed by an ex-girlfriend who, well, softened my musical tastes. I'm not proud of this, but I must not be ashamed of my past.
So, rather than make excuses, I'll encapsulate my likely reviews at age 16:
Tidal, Fiona Apple
Oh my God! Greatest CD ever! She's so deep and her lyrics cut straight to the bone! And I'm not just saying that because my girlfriend told me to!
Desireless, Eagle-Eye Cherry
This guy is gonna be HUGE!
Spice, Spice Girls
Ladies and Gentlemen, watch out! The new British invasion has begun!
Fairweather Johnson, Hootie and the Blowfish
Sooo much better than Cracked Rear View! Who said anything about a sophomore slump? I will NEVER get tired of this band!
Galore: The Singles 1987-1997, The Cure
Eh, this CD is all right. Nothing special, though. I don't even remember why I bought it. It was probably on sale at Newbury Comics. And I probably only got it for that "Friday I'm in Love" song.
Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox 20
These guys rock hard! They're totally edgy. "Push" really "pushes" the envelope. I heard a radio station banned that song because it was about domestic violence.
Celebrity Skin, Hole
I have so much respect for Courtney Love. She's really cleaned up her act.
Under the Table and Dreaming, Dave Matthews Band
Personally, I celebrate the man's entire catalog. To me, it doesn't get any better than when he sings "Lover Lay Down."
Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt
Gwen Stefani is so angsty and passionate! She's the kind of artist that will never sell-out to the man! Also, SKA RULES!!!
It's funny, because last Thursday night, amongst other bloggers, I mentioned that the first CD I ever bought was Counting Crows' August and Everything After. While others had the shame of Ace of Base or La Bouche, I had a nice, solid selection. But apparently, it all went downhill from there.