Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 2/8

Good afternoon, my lovelies. Today’s post is inspired by a recent bus trip on which I cranked up my music to drown out the horrible sound of bus windshield wipers. I switched to an old album, one that I once loved so much that I completely wore it out and rendered myself unable to listen to it for years. This album now inspires feelings of nostalgia and introspection and is kind of the musical equivalent of tomato soup and grilled cheese.

This album is Barenaked Ladies’ Gordon. (No judging!) I’m willing to bet that just about everyone has an album, if not several, that are like this. Once in a while, you turn it on and are transported back to whatever time it was that you loved it the most. And you’re left with a not-entirely-unpleasant wistful feeling when you’re done.

Or is it just me?

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Postal Service. We ran the CD dry at my college coffeeshop.

I hear any track from that album and BAM I’m back at that register reliving one of the greatest summers ever.

(If something life-altering or coming-of-age had happened while I worked there, I could have had one lightly adequate screenplay for a TV movie – and a killer soundtrack to back it up.)

I still listen to a lot of my first CDs from time to time (but there are definitely a few that I cringe to think about–hello, Celine Dion collection). My first CD was Aqua, and I still think it’s really fun even if no one is into Barbie Girl any more. And I definitely still love listening to Fastball’s All the Pain Money Can Buy and remembering my mother quizzing the store clerk about its appropriateness because one of the songs is called “Charlie the Methadone Man.” Also, Barenaked Ladies Stunt is great.

First off, let me just say Persephoneers have GREAT taste in music.

1) I played U2’s Achtung Baby until Selena’s ears BLED in college.

2) Depeche Mode’s Violater & the Cure’s Disintegration were huge for me in high school.

3) Jagged Little Pill got me through a year of Montessori training.

I could go on, and on, and on. Interestingly, the album obsession kind of stop around 2000 or so.

Except that we listened to the END by the Black Eyed Peas all the way to MA and back again in the summer of 2009 w/ the kids. So much fun!

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