:: Monday, July 31, 2006 ::
The radish's top 10 life-changers
Yahoo Radish joins in on the meme with his list of 10 albums that changed his life (with audio via Yahoo). Here are a couple of excerpts:

2. Pink Floyd - The Wall
Maybe it was the studio trickery, maybe it was the melodies, maybe it was the concept and story behind this double album, or more likely, it was the perfect combination of all these things that left me gape-mouthed for all of my puberty years. The film took it a step further and showed me that music could be so much more than a 3 minute song, it could be a work of art! I literally wore out 3 cassette copies of this record and had a tradition of listening to it in the summer every night when I went to bed. Every note and every sound on The Wall is burned deep into my memory more so than any other album I’ve ever loved.

7. Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique
I was instantly hooked on a new genre called “rap” back in the early eighties when I first heard groups like Run-D.M.C, The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash and The Beastie Boys. Paul’s Boutique was the album that convinced me that sampling was an art form, and not a form of theft, as many would have you believe at the time. We all know what happened. The Beastie Boys are more responsible than any other group, besides maybe Run-D.M.C, to open me up to a whole new genre of music that I was lucky enough to watch being born and evolve over the last two decades.

Want more? Of course you do.

(Earlier, I failed to include some excerpts from Richard Hall's list. I'm off to rectify the situation now.)

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