Kali Tal has put forward one of those memes that is devastatingly unnerving, which is a shocking thing to do considering how vapid most of these memes are. But I'm afraid I'm going to have to take this one seriously, well because of the subject matter. It's the way she puts it.
Think of 25 albums, CDs, LPs (if you're over 30) that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world.
The albums that changed my world. There are so many ways to look at this, the hardest thing to do is just write them down and not start telling stories about how they changed my world. All of the albums below are albums that changed the way I thought about music, or hit me so hard that I just played them to death and wanted people to know that I was playing them to death. They make me think of particular parts of my life -= which is very interesting in that there were those parts where music meant so much whereas there are spaces in which music was just music. But yes, I obsessed over each and every one of these albums, no doubt.
- This Is Madness - The Last Poets
- Spirit - Earth Wind & Fire
- Dirty Mind - Prince
- Think of One - Wynton Marsalis
- Tutu - Miles Davis
- Carmel - Joe Sample
- Sequencer - Synergy
- Duck Rock - Malcolm McLaren
- Modern Man - Stanley Clarke
- Sampler 84 - Wyndham Hill Artists
- Keep On Movin' - Soul II Soul
- Who's Afraid of - The Art of Noise
- Crossroads - Tracy Chapman
- Hallucination Engine - Material
- Aphrokubist Improvisations - Broun Fellinis
- Fishbone - Fishbone
- Les Cool Sessions - Jimmy Jay
- Sonny Rollins Brass - Sonny Rollins Brass / Trio
- Dancehall Stylee Volume 1 - Various
- Exodus - Bob Marley
- Songs In The Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
- Thelonius Monk & John Coltrane - Monk & Coltrane
- Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
- Beyond Words - Bobby McFerrin
- A Tale of 3 Cities - Steve Coleman and Metrics
There has got to be something missing but there's so much emotion up in all these I can't even go on. Astounding.