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Thread started 02/17/19 11:41am

LaurenceNoonan

An album that defines you and or has shaped you as a person?

You can only pick 1 album, what would it be and why?

For me, "Urban Hymns" by the Verve.

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Reply #1 posted 02/17/19 12:47pm

donnyenglish

The Rainbow Children changed my life and continues to impact me.
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Reply #2 posted 02/17/19 2:02pm

BlueShakooo

Nik Kershaw - Human Racing
"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
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Reply #3 posted 02/17/19 2:32pm

TrivialPursuit

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Amy Grant unguarded.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #4 posted 02/17/19 3:18pm

TheFman

Just 1???

I was thinking many other things, but if just 1, it had to be Purple Cliché wink

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Reply #5 posted 02/17/19 3:41pm

alphastreet

Velvet rope-Janet

It was the album of my teenage years and I could relate to different parts of it at different ages
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Reply #6 posted 02/17/19 7:24pm

tump

I seriously thought about this question and can't think of a single album that has done that. At least not consciously.

If an album can pull out emotions that already exist or existed....or tell a story well...and do it without boring me lyrically and musically, on a level where I want to find out every detail about its creator and the creation process....that would probably be my definition of shaping me.

If so, probably 'famous' albums like Purple Rain. Which I can still listen to today in awe.

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Reply #7 posted 02/18/19 3:03am

spacedolphin

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The Bliss Album - P.M. Dawn

music Don't wanna be an American idiot music
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Reply #8 posted 02/18/19 8:44am

namepeace

Sign O' The Times is, and remains, the album that had the most impact on me.

Other impactful albums, in rough chronological order:


Shaft, Isaac Hayes

A Motown Christmas, Various Artists

LoveSexy, Prince

It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, Public Enemy

Talking Book, Stevie Wonder

Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2, Thelonious Monk

Blowout Comb, Digable Planets

A Love Supreme, John Coltrane

Bitter, Me'Shell NdegoCello

Sea Change, Beck

Passion: Music From The Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel

Madvillainy, Madvillain

Choose Your Weapon, Hiatus Kaiyote








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Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #9 posted 02/18/19 10:19am

kitbradley

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Phyllis Hyman "Prime Of My Life"

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #10 posted 02/18/19 11:55am

just1lousydime

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I'll echo Janet's VR. It is the most influential album for me.

I have to mention SOTT as a very close second though, as that was the album that taugh me how to appreciate music.

time flies.
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Reply #11 posted 02/18/19 12:12pm

S2DG

Nothing defines me, I grow with every musical experience.

Music itself shapes me as a person every day.

It's part of my DNA and operates on a primal/emotional level.

I tune into whenever I want and feel sorry for those who can't.

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Reply #12 posted 02/18/19 1:23pm

KoolEaze

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Purple Rain

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #13 posted 02/18/19 4:29pm

Hamad

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Mary J's "My Life" for me.

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...

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Reply #14 posted 02/18/19 5:37pm

MotorBootyAffa
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Swing Out Sister's "It's Better To Travel" (1987)

Katie Kinisky: "So What Are The Latest Dances, Nell?"
Nell Carter: "Anything The Black Folks did Last Year"
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Reply #15 posted 02/19/19 4:52am

starbuck

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Achtung Baby - U2

the one I go to and the one that impacted me the most!

also:

Magical Mystery Tour - Beatles

Six - Mansun

LoveSexy - Prince

songs of faith and devotion - Depeche Mode

Welcome to wherever you are - INXS

Low - David Bowie

"Time is a train, makes the future the past"
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Reply #16 posted 02/19/19 6:35am

DaveT

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I don't think one album or even a series or albums could truly define a person, unless they were the artist who created them.

As for album that shaped me, Madonna's Erotica probably had the most impact. I was eleven when it came out and was just starting to notice girls, so that album and Madonna era answered so many questions I had about sex, the body, sexuality, etc.

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Reply #17 posted 02/19/19 8:16am

BlackCat1985

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Control~Janet Jackson I remember being 17 and the title song Control being my anthem. I loved the sassiness and coming of age message.
BlackCat1985
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Reply #18 posted 02/19/19 9:30am

namepeace

DaveT said:

I don't think one album or even a series or albums could truly define a person, unless they were the artist who created them.


Well said.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #19 posted 02/20/19 10:18am

Goddess4Real

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1999 by Prince. It was first album I bought on vynl, cassette and cd.
Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #20 posted 02/21/19 6:30pm

RJOrion

Earth Wind & Fire - "Open Our Eyes" is the first album i was so fascinated with as a young teenager, that i had to know who played every single instrument and who produced/wrote every song... it completely changed the way i listened to and heard music forever after that...
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Reply #21 posted 02/21/19 10:32pm

phunkdaddy

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Isaac Hayes Shaft Soundtrack

My dad used to play it when I was 5 or 6.

I used to listen relentlessly when he was off to work.

I was fascinated by the music and the album cover with Richard Roundtree on the front

and Isaac Hayes and Gordon Parks on the back of it.

The grooves were thick on it and put me on to funk and R&B

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #22 posted 02/22/19 11:27am

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I will submit a non Prince album...... but there are SO MANY. I will pick one right now..

Me'shell N'degeocello Peace Beyond Passion. This album helped me in my final stage of ripping the church from my head. When I first heard it I was in the space of rejection of God and very angry about the church, god, spirituality, etc.....

This same album, 10 years later, led me back to God. eek eek eek angel angel angel

2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #23 posted 03/02/19 11:02am

kygermo

That dubious honor would have to go my beloved Faith No More's Angel Dust. Showed me at a young age just how infinite the possibilities are in music and that being different and fearless can produce such inspiring results. I'm STILL jamming it all the time.
"Thin line 'tween Heaven and Here..."

When I can (or when the mood strikes), I write stuff on a blog I've created. Mostly music-related. Site link here: rockhardinafunkyplace.wordpress.com
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Reply #24 posted 03/02/19 11:22am

kev1n

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Mechanical animals - Marilyn Manson

The gold experience - Prince

Earthling - David Bowie

Older - George Michael

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All from that magical end of high school time pf life.

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It was not in vain...it was in Minneapolis!
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Reply #25 posted 03/02/19 2:59pm

SoulAlive

Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder

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Reply #26 posted 03/02/19 3:21pm

whitechocolate
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Minnie Riperton: "Stay In Love: A Romantic Fantasy Set To Music." <3

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #27 posted 03/03/19 10:24pm

ReddBlitz

For me, there's just too many to mention. I don't have one in particular.
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Reply #28 posted 03/04/19 2:33pm

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. wow

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #29 posted 03/04/19 11:42pm

JorisE73

Prince - Controversy

I was 8 years old when I heard this in 1981 and that's when my fandom started.

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