Local Artists Weigh in on Albums from Their Teens

Facebook is terrible and awesome all at the same time. We see the best and worst of our "friends'" raw, unfiltered emotions splattered across our screens, (especially during the recent train-wreck of a presidential election). There are however, fun and sometimes silly personality quizzes and ridiculous memes to take our minds off the approaching apocalypse. If you’ve logged into Facebook at all in the past week, you’ll know that the most recent distraction has been the Top Ten Inspiring Albums From Our Teens list.

So we slid into the DM’s of a few local musicians to request a peek at some of their early inspirations:

Elena Lopez of Baby Bangs, Octahedron 

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1. Modest Mouse - Build Something out of Nothing
2. The Killers - Hot Fuss
3. El Ten Eleven - El Ten Eleven
4. Algernon Cadwallader - Fun
5. Modern Baseball - You're Gonna Miss It All
6. Men At Work - Cargo
7. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
8. Oberhofer - Time Capsules II
9. The Frights - You Are Going To Hate This
10. Beach House - Teen Dream

Tiffany Farias-Sokoloski of Yoshimoto


1. Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped

2. Bikini Kill - Reject All American

3. Team Dresch - Personal Best

4. Bratmobile - Pottymouth

5. My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise

6. My Bloody Valentine - Tremolo

7. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

8. Slowdive - Souvlaki

9. Sleater Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One

10. Sleater Kinney - Dig Me Out

Stephanie Cardona of Voodoo Boogaloo


1. Ruby Throat - The Ventriloquist

2. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

3. The Killers - Hot Fuss

4. X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents

5. Gorillaz - Demon Days

6. The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia

7. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine

8. Paul Williams & Various Artists - Phantom Of The Paradise: Original Soundtrack

9. T-Rex - Electric Warrior

10. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends

Andrea Vocab Sanderson


1. Jodeci - Diary of a Mad Band

2. Boyz II Men - II

3. Aaliyah - One in a Million

4. Kirk Franklin and Nu Nation - God's Property
5. Janet Jackson - Janet

6. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

7. Tupac - All Eyez on Me

8. Enya - Shepherd Moons

9. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly

10. Various Artists, Romeo + Juliet: Original Soundtrack

Amelie Ohern of Prylene


1. Autechre - Quaristice
2. Fergie - The Dutchess
3. Various Artists - Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance
4. Ippo Yamada - Megaman Zero OST
5. Gwen Stefani - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
6. Lo-Bat. - Game Boy
7. Thompson Twins - Into the Gap

8. Various Artists - Jet Set Radio Future OST
9. Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus
10. Cheryl Lynn - Cheryl Lynn

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