I am looking for suggestions, so please leave yours for me to “review” if you like. Also, please add yours if you had similar experiences.
I grew up rather musically clueless. I listen to no popular music, or really any music at all, until I was about 16. At that age…and remember I had no musical exposure, I discovered **Meat Loaf and Whitney Houston.
:hangs head in shame:
Anyway, within a year, I had moved on to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots. This was in 1994-95.
And from there, I have evolved my own way and like my own things.
So, I thought I would go back and listen to popular albums that I have heard of, but had never heard.
Anyone else ever do this? If so, please share.
Note: I actually did a “Beatles” listen around '97 due to their HUGE fame, but otherwise missed everything pre-dating about '94 or so.
So far, I have these thoughts:
**Metallica - Ride the Lightning ** - Did I pick right? I decided to go with the album I remember seeing the cover of and thinking was cool.
Review: Well, it has about 3 good songs on it. Those are:
Ride the Lightning(awesome!) - Love this one, what a great solo/instrumetnal part.
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Wow, that is a cool metal song. These young(at the time) guys were pretty cool. I’m keeping this one in my playlist.
Fade to Black - I had no idea Metallica did slower songs. Neat and kinda cool.
Otherwise, I was not a huge, huge fan. However, I can acknowledge that for the time, this was a cool metal album.
U2: The Joshua Tree
I had heard of this one. I think my brother was into it because of his girlfriend(who he married). I had never heard any of it, unless it was in the background of a movie or something.
My review: 2 good songs.
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for - Gosh, this is either a great song, a song that gets stuck in my head, or both. I find myself leaning towards “both”, as I love it and its meaning.
With or Without you: If I was aware of U2’s songs, I thought this and the “looking for” were the same song. Still, it’s pretty cool. Catchy and memorable.
Overall? Not a great album, but with a couple great tracks and some other filler stuff.
What else pre-1994 or so should I listen to and review? I am an entirely open-minded guy and have zero prejudices…well, I don’t think rap or country are my thing, but I’ll try anything.
I was raised very conservative and my parents still listen to pretty much nothing popular at all. They probably haven’t heard 1 Metallica or U2 song, for example. Oddly enough, we watched movies and TV. I think it is reflective of my parents’ personality more than “sheltering” us as kids.