Albums that changed our musical tastes

Albums that Changed Our Musical Tastes

Scientists say your musical tastes are formed by what you enjoyed in your teens. You hear a song, it resonates, and that style guides your musical tastes moving forward. There’s those monumental albums you can still remember hearing for the first time, all these years later. You likely remember where you were, the time of year, perhaps even what you were wearing, who you were with, and the smell in the air when you first heard it. Today we’re going to chat about just that – albums that influenced and changed our musical tastes.

Sonic Collective members Darren Scott and Scott Coates banter about some of the albums that changed their musical tastes, including:

  • Metallica – Kill ‘em All 
  • AC/DC – Back in Black
  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message
  • Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Police – Ghost in the Machine
  • Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
  • Garth Brooks – In Pieces
  • Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill 
  • New Order – Substance 1987
  • Steve Miller Band – Greatest Hits
  • Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
  • Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – Greatest Hits Volume I
  • The 2 Live Crew – Is What We Are
  • Metallica – And Justice for All 
  • A Tribe Called Quest –  People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
  • Ice T – Power
  • Kendrick Lamar – Damn
  • Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine

Check out our other focused episodes, What Makes a Great Album with Alan Cross and An Exploration of Musical Supergroups.

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