Albums that Changed my life

By mickchillage mickchillage
updated over 7 years ago

20 albums that have had a profound affect on my musical tastes over the years, with the original formats I first heard them in.. I have omitted Jazz, classical, indie, etc, as most of the albums listed here have introduced me in some way to to so many other genres over the years.. Of course this list could change from day to day ; )

  1. Various - James Bond Collection

    61 For Sale from $3.83

    Got this for my 9th birthday back in 1977 after seeing Goldfinger on TV..

  2. Jean Michel Jarre* - Oxygene

    15 For Sale from $1.79

    Although a few years after its original release a teacher played this during a free class , I already new some tracks from TV shows and the like but was not aware of the artist..

  3. Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain

    7 For Sale from $4.08

    The Very first album I purchased, back in summer of 84' never left my walkman..

  4. Pet Shop Boys - Please

    A perfect blend of pop, electronics yet deeply souful..

  5. 808 State - Ninety

    4 For Sale from $3.85

    The acid house/dance explosion of the late 80's was in full swing, Pacific was in the UK charts and I loved it. This album secured my obsession with electronica and 808 state, still sounds futuristic and soulful today, a timeless classic..

  6. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet

    12 For Sale from $5.99

    As far as Hip Hop goes, PE where truly revolutionary in both production and educational value..

  7. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine

    21 For Sale from $2.78

    Never before had I heard an album with such emotion soundtracked to intense industrial electro rock and Hip Hop.

  8. Depeche Mode - Violator

    Probably DM's defining album, electronic blues of the highest order..

  9. LFO - Frequencies

    10 For Sale from $4.44

    Another album which spawned from the UK acid house scene but with strong influences of Kraftwerk DM and Detroit techno, which at this stage I'm only learning about, also puts Warp records on my radar..

  10. Ultramarine - Every Man And Woman Is A Star

    3 For Sale from $23.50

    Introduced to me by my partner in crime Paul Chillage, Electro Folk some 15 years before the media coined the term, sublime...

  11. The Shamen - En-Tact

    13 For Sale from $7.99

    One of the truly unique sounding albums from 1990 Scottish indie heads inspired by acid house really dialed the sound they dabbled with on the previous album..

  12. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

    3 For Sale from $192.31

    Not ambient in the purest sense of the word but what a collection, while the commercial scene was getting cheesier and cheesier I found something that really moved me, astounding..

  13. Various - Artificial Intelligence

    This was a truly groundbreaking compilation and introduced me to so many new electronica artist linked with the so called intelligent techno movement..

  14. Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois And Roger Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks

    38 For Sale from $3.00

    Discovered this in 92, thanks to albums from the Orb, warps Ai comp etc.. Started my obsession with Eno and electronica from the past..

  15. Amorphous Androgynous - Tales Of Ephidrina

    27 For Sale from $2.22

    Picked this up in my local indie store in summer of 93, due to its Tangerine Dream inspired cover and general futuristic fonts. This truly took me to alien worlds in the future like no other album, I later find out it was FSOL whom of course I already loved..

  16. Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis

    3 For Sale from $61.11

    Words cannot describe this re-working of the Chapterhouse album..

  17. Biosphere - Patashnik

    18 For Sale from $2.22

    The Dark side of ambient, no bubbly synth sequences, Biosphere really perfects the sound which he displayed on his previous Microgravity..

  18. Dreamfish - Dreamfish

    7 For Sale from $10.88

    The album that introduced me to Namlook and then Fax, a classic from this period.. The obsession continues......

  19. Orbital - Orbital

    Orbital's second album, Although already well respected for their mighty "Chime" and other releases, this truly blows the "Green" album out of the water.. And proves that techno music can rock festivals..

  20. Locust - Morning Light

    "No One In The world" enough said..