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Month of List(s): Top 50 Albums of the Decade

16 Dec

I am honestly terrified by the realization that the decade of my youth is over. I know that sounds melodramatic, but in a way it’s true. I started this decade at 15, wide-eyed and ignorant, still sort of locked into childhood while being on the cusp of growing into being a man, just awkward and lost. Eventually, as the minutes, hours, days, months and years passed, I found myself facing new obstacles, new feelings, new loss and new realizations. It shaped me into who I am and who I will be. Yet I can’t help but lament that those first pure moments of youth are gone, just one more faded memory to be occasionally thought of when recollecting my time back then.

The funny thing about recollection is, if you’re being truly honest with yourself, you realize you don’t recollect that much. It’s true. It’s almost impossible to actually be able to sit down and clearly pick out exact moments from our lives, and have all the details in line, because the mind simply doesn’t have the ablity to do it. So we leave ourselves “bookmarks” to help us bring back those memories, whether it a be a book, a movie, a song or even an album we were obsessed with for an extended period. Hell, a cottage industry has popped up on the internet of people obsessively compiling lists of what’s important/lasting/relevent, serving as bookmarks for themselves and others.

So with these thoughts in mind I sat down and wrote out the 25 albums that in my mind had the most impact on the decade. Unfortunately the list kept growing until I ended up hitting 50, and I had to stop due to the fact that there’s no way I could write about every album the way it deserves to be written about.

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