This is a tag post that is going around, here are 5 albums that changed my life and why:
Marie Antoinette OST
I am now realizing that most of my favorite albums are soundtracks - probably due to the interesting variety of songs. The music truly "made" Marie Antoinette. Somehow the 80's tunes worked with the 18th century costumes. This soundtrack and movie "changed my life" by inspiring this blog - Modern Marie. It introduced me to beautiful classical piano pieces as well as great 80's bands (and I wasn't a fan of any sort of 80's music before this). The songs are formal, sexy, pretty, depressing, and joyful - they evoke all sorts of emotions. This movie and soundtrack gave me aesthetics that I try to apply to the artistic aspect of my life: femininity, lightness, ornateness, and decadence.
Garden State OST
This started my trend of buying soundtracks to movies and shows I have never seen. I didn't see this film until 2 years after my dance teacher introduced me to the music. We warmed up and danced to this album in dance class my freshman year, so the songs bring back random memories for this album was on constant replay. It introduced me to Coldplay (I only knew their Clocks song at that point), Frou Frou (Imogen Heap), Simon and Garfunkel (therefore finding more 60's hippie music), The Shins and Zero 7. Before I only listened to the the top 40, but this CD introduced me to the wonderful and Kooky world of indie rock. This CD was the start of something new lol - a MUCH MUCH better taste in music and an obsession.
Grey's Anatomy OST
I still have never watched this show... but do I love the music! This mix of songs made me research these artists, buy more of their music, and then link to other artists that they suggested - basically an infinite domino affect that costs lots of my money lol. Roisin Murphy, Maria Taylor, Tegan and Sara, The Ditty Bops, Psapp, Inara George (of the Bird and the Bee), and Rilo Kiley are artists featured on this album whom I now consider my favorites. I think I purchased this before my junior year. Finding these artists and linked artists made me the "go to girl" in high school for finding weird/cool/different music. My dance teacher used a ton of the songs I gave her for her pieces - most of them I found through owning this CD. And like I mentioned before, it introduced my to Rilo Kiley which introduced me to...
Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins: Rabbit Fur Coat
On the Rilo Kiley page on itunes, it says I might like Jenny Lewis so I clicked and listened. Low and behold she was the lead singer of Rilo Kiley lol. This album is definitely my favorite album - Ive probably listed to it all the way through like 50 times and know all the words. She got me into liking a "country twang" added to songs - something she does ever so beautifully. Before I don't think I liked folksy, country songs, but now I am in love with them. Ryan Adams, the Ditty Bops, Neko Case all stem from liking Jenny Lewis - and I thank her infinitely for that!
I think I was in 7th grade when I saw this movie. Chicago the movie started the whole new era of bringing back the movie musicals. Seeing this movie - with the songs and choreography- made me want to act and be in musicals and plays. It seemed like a fresher idea than all those old school musicals (which now I love) and enticed me! After seeing that I went to acting camps, classes and was in 7 plays during high school - and now its my MINOR!!! I'm not sure if i have posted that yet, but I decided to minor in Theatre :D I am so excited and cant wait to see where it takes me!
***What 5 albums changed your life?