Perhaps spurred on by my discovery of APHND, I've been looking back in my music collection to the albums and/or musicians that meant a lot to me when I was a terrible teenager/young adult... That was before I became (for a few years) a boring middle-class, middle-income suburban nightmare... Which I'm luckily cured of (and my poor colleagues have to put up with my multiply pierced, drab tattooed self). Okay, granted, I do have a penchant for purple...
And my "terrible" taste in music, considering that one of the editors in my department keeps asking me to turn off that "horrid wailing" from time to time. Not that Sal or Peter wail... **grins**
But all this nostalgia has me thinking, if I had to look back to the five albums that saved my life when I was 19... what would they be? In order of importance, of course.
1) October Rust, Type O Negative
2) The Downward Spiral, Nine Inch Nails
3) The Crow soundtrack, various artists
4) A Passage in Time, Dead Can Dance
5) Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel
Kinda a strange, eclectic collection, I know... but back then these were the five albums I listened to over and over again. They saw me through some pretty dark times. What are yours?