5 Albums That Changed My LifeFirst of all, this is not a best albums list. This is a list of albums that changed my life. These albums changed my life and made me a better person. There is a large difference. These are the 5 albums that have had the largest personal and sentimental impacts on me.
#5: Breakout - Miley Cyrus (2008)
Best Song: "The Driveway"
Worst Song: "Goodbye"
Yes, I had the nerve to put a Miley Cyrus album on here, but I couldn't not put this album here. I don't know if I've ever expressed just quite how much I liked Pre-Mike Will Made It Miley Cyrus. Miley's old stuff had great production and excellent lyricism and vocals, and it's the most evident on this album. This album came out when I was 8 and I got it almost immediately after it came out. Miley really hadn't done much music outside of Hannah Montana before this, in a sense this was her debut album. The reason this changed my life is because it exposed me to reality. Before this album I had only heard Radio Disney music about puppy love and Sesame Street musical numbers. Miley talked about things of actual substance on this album. Whether she was talking about cutting off a serious relationship in the amazing rock-influenced ballad "The Driveway" or the addiction to a person she knows is toxic in "Full Circle" she discussed themes that most children and I had never been exposed to, but she still told it in a wholesome way. This is the album that introduced me to actual music and intense themes.
#4: Beautiful Loser - Kyle (2013)
Best Song: "View From Hollywood"
Worst Song: "To Do List"
Not only is this the album that made me respect music, it's the album that made me proud of my corkiness. To see a really cool guy like Kyle sing songs like "Sex & Super Smash Bros" gave me confidence. It showed me that I could be my geeky self and still have pride and confidence. It taught me to not hide who I really am from anybody. It also showed me the payoffs and sorrow of following your dreams in songs like the exceptional "View From Hollywood". This is is one of the few rap albums I listen to on heavy rotation, it changed my life in great ways.
#3: "Red" - Taylor Swift (2012)
Best Song: "All Too Well"
Worst Song: "Sad Beautiful Tragic"
This album was released when I was almost 13 and it was perfect timing. As I approached becoming a teenager I started getting those romantic feelings that disgusted me to the point beyond belief. When I heard this album it really helped me deal with those feelings, Taylor has a way of describing romance that shows you the best and worst of it. This talent has never been more evident and present than it is here. Taylor made me recognize the difference between things like love and lust or real and fake. I use those things she taught me to this day in relationships and it helps me determine the dynamics and reality of the relationship. It also taught me that it's ok to be single and you don't constantly need someone on your arm. She goes deep into the idea of a relationship in songs like "All Too Well" and "I Almost Do" and also talks about not needing a partner if they don't add to your life in songs like "22" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together". It is easily my favorite album by her.
#2: "Ocean Eyes" - Owl City (2009)
Best Song: "The Saltwater Room"
Worst Song: None of them.
This actually is my favorite album of all time in general, but it is the album that changed my life the 2nd most. (Even though I never even heard it until I was 13) This is an album that took me deep into my imagination. The metaphors Adam uses are extremely creative and captivating. This album improved my skills as both a writer and in my entire thought process. Adam made songs on here thar related to me in ways I never thought possible. He sang about things no other artist would dare talk about, such as going to the dentist in "Dental Care" and even being grateful that he has hair in "Rugs From Me To You". He also made the most romantic song ever, "The Saltwater Room", and he talked about simple internal traps like wanting to leave your town in "Cave In". This album was the first time that I feel like someone understood me, as cheesy as that sounds.
#1: "Paramore" - Paramore (2013)
Best Song: "Grow Up"
Worst Song: None.
This album was the second time I felt like someone understood me, and in an even bigger way this time. This album came out right as I was hitting puberty and I literally bought it the week it came out because I love Paramore. I don't think they could have picked a better topic to focus on at a better time: Growing up. At this time in my life I had just just moved, I was growing up, and I was losing a lot of the stuff that had made me so happy before. Songs from this album like "Grow Up" and "Now taught me ways to cope with getting older and the wonders of the future. I was moving on in my life the same way that Paramore was moving on with their after losing 2 band members. It also taught me that many of my quirks are OK in songs like "Be Alone", "Anklebiters", and "Daydreaming". I realized that all of these things I was going through were just a part of me becoming me and I learned to not only accept, but be happy with it. That is why this is the album that changed my life more that any other.
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I did like Paramore's self titled album. I was particularly a fan of Still Into YOu - ProPanda
Oh cool Ocean Eyes! And everyone thought I only liked rap music - Mcgillacuddy
The five ones that changed my life (Please "Respect"-Aretha F. Ref)
Bionic- Christina Aguilera
Emancipation of MiMi - Mariah Carey
I Am... Sasha Fierce - Béyonce Knowles. - ArigatoKawaii
Deze changd muh liaf
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
The Velvet Underground & Nico - S/T
Radiohead - Kid A
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
and of course...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven - djpenquin999
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Indestructible - Disturbed
The Last Stand - Sabaton
Blackbird - Alter Bridge
Confident - Demi Lovato - 906389
Born This Way
Indestructible - Disturbed
Heroes - Sabaton
The Fame Monster
Unbreakable - Primal Fear - 906389