Everyone seems to have those certain songs or CD's that instantly throw you back to a time when you hear them. It's like a time capsule for your ears & heart. I have a handful of albums that do this to me all the time. My favourite bands are all still from my early teen years, like 14-16.
Here are my throwback albums that I will always love (these are in no preference because I love them all equally):
1. Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Seriously, this album was part of my anthem as a teen even though it was "old" by the time I listened to it. MY favourite song off the album is still Reckless Abandon. I used to listen to it on repeat foreveeeeer.
2. Blink 182 - Self Titled (see a trend here?)
This album came out when I was 14 (I think?) and I got 3 copies of it for my birthday, ha. I discovered Blink 182 after my parents split (they were forbidden previously) and went out to a used record shop, and bought all their albums. All of them. I can still listen to this one and sing along to most of the songs.
3. Brand New - Deja Entendu
My favourite songs off the album were Sic Transit Gloria and The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows. I really liked punk music of the early 2000's. I loved the quiet creepiness of Brand New, it always sat so right with me.
4. Tegan & Sara - So Jealous
Another defining album of my teen years. Every single song on this album is so fantastic, but my favourite track will always be I Know, I Know, I Know. What makes this girl duo even more awesome is they're from my hometown of Calgary! Holla! I listened to them so many times when my heart was hurting for various reason and this album always just made me feel better.
5. Relient K - Mmhmm
Relient K will always define what 14 felt like to me. I love them. I listened to them religiously and still do almost every day. They're a Christian pop punk band that never stepped into the whole worship band genre and they write super relate-able lyrics. They've been like my best friend who's been by my side since I was 13. This album never fails to get me rocking out in my car or to make me think harder about my actions. My favorite track is I So Hate Consequences.
6. Relient K - Two Lefts Don't Make a Right...but Three Do
Another Relient K album! (I actually love all their albums but these two were my defining teen year ones)
This one is a lot more fun and had a couple silly songs on it, but I was introduced to it when I was like 13 I think and I've never stopped loving it. Again, this album was just there for me through all my crap I dealt with in my teens and it's always been like a trusty friend that makes you feel good no matter what.
So those are my throwback albums of my teens and I hope you dig them. All of them are still available to download I'm sure, or you can try an online listening site like Grooveshark.
What are your throwback albums that instantly put you back to 16? I'd love to hear =)