The Sidekick said, "I have no idea." It was clear by the tone of his voice he felt the same way I did. Then we started discussing how The Offspring's music went downhill as time went by. We both distinctly remember Smash being one of those front to backers. You know, an album you could listen to without skipping a song. Then we started talking about other albums and bands from our pasts.
Here are eleven albums that came out when I was much younger than I am now, but which have, for me, withheld the test of time. I can still listen to these front to back, not skipping a song. Kind of like nostalgic songs of my wasted youth, I suppose.
Nirvana - Unplugged
Rancid - Out Come The Wolves
The Cranberries - No Need To Argue
Green Day - Dookie
The Offspring - Smash
Portishead - Dummy
Tegan and Sara - This Art of Business
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
Sublime - Self Titled
Garbage - Self Titled
Ani Difranco - Not A Pretty Girl
As you can see, I've always been a bit of a varied girl. They are all linked because YouTube has all the full length albums up there, for anyone to listen too, if you want. Truth is, there were tons of amazing albums from my youth that I really got into later on in life as my music nerdiness truly developed. I am grateful I remember these. And also, that I can still sing them word for word. I now know what my brain cells are being used for.
What about you? What are some nostalgic albums from your youth?