Each year around my birthday, I select my favorite album from the last year. This is the third installment of that tradition, taken from February 2008 when I was still using LiveJournal as my main blogging platform.
A few years ago, I made an entry titled “Favorite Albums”. I happened to stumble upon this list just now and decided to update it for the three years since it was created. Scroll to the bottom for the new additions.
- aerosmith / big ones 1994 - 5th grade - 11 years old
- smashing pumpkins / mellon collie and the infinite saddness 1995 - 6th grade - 12 years old
- foo fighters / the colour and the shape 1996 - 7th grade - 13 years old
- weezer / pinkerton 1997 - high school freshman - 14 years old (…I skipped 8th grade…)
- unwritten law / self-titled black album 1998 - high school sophomore - 15 years old
- deftones / around the fur 1999 - high school junior - 16 years old
- a perfect circle / mer de noms 2000 - high school senior - 17 years old
- black eyed peas / bridging the gap 2001 - college freshman - 18 years old
- our lady peace / gravity 2002 - college sophomore - 19 years old
- foo fighters / one by one 2003 - college junior - 20 years old
- thrice / the artist in the ambulance 2004 - college senior - 21 years old
- yellow card / ocean avenue 2005 - post-college year in saginaw - 22 years old
- our lady peace / healthy in paranoid times 2006 - first year in chicago - 23 years old
- third eye blind / out of the vein 2007 - second year in chicago, first at depaul - 24 years old
One of my favorite parts of having a LiveJournal for nearly 5 years now is this ability to look back, learn, and then add new things. I’m glad that my opinion of good music really hasn’t changed all that much.
P.S. Yes, the original post did have pictures. However, I’ve since let www.evasic.net
lapse and never renewed it, since we now own www.evasic.com
again. If I find the time, I’ll re-download the album artwork and post it back up on here.
Update 2016: I never did get around to downloading and re-posting those pictures...