I would like to preface this by saying I think that growing up is a continual process. I want to always be open to learn new things and new skills, and hope that these will change me. Growing up is over-rated 🙂

The albums I listened to most growing up were:

       Nirvana: Greatest Hits. I started listening to this album when I was in my early teens. This album is about (in my opinion) rebellion, pain, growing and is just beautiful. It is my experience that when teenagers first get into alternative music they start with Nirvana. This album started my musical journey. I have some wonderful memories attached to the songs on this album and slipping it into my CD player now I can be teleported back to that time musically. Music is a powerful cue for memory. I can hear the beginning to a song and a memory can pop up in my head.

   Garbage: Version 2.0. My best friend bought me this album when I was 12 and I still love it 12 years later. The songs on this album really tapped into my teen psyche. I struggled with self-esteem and romantic relationships and every song seemed to be able to speak to me about the way I was feeling. Beautiful.

  Marilyn Manson: The Golden Age of Grotesque. This album made me feel powerful. The songs are punchy, vibrant and pulse with life. You can tap into your darkside, but have fun doing it – if that makes sense?

And finally, last but by no means least:

 HIM: and love said no (Greatest Hits) : This album marked a transition from teen to tween. I started experimenting with who I wanted to be whilst listening to this album. It marks changes in romantic relationships as well as changes in self. This album also started a whole phase of obsession over the band, I even got a heartagram tattoo for my 18th birthday!

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