#1
Post a song that you associate with a period of your life and an explanation of the feelings it makes you feel and why it's important to you

Mine is Fake Your Death by My Chemical Romance. MCR were a band from the time of 2001 to 2013, basically the prime years of my youth (from age 10 to age 22 for me) and were one of the first bands I listened to religiously.

This song is their farewell song and for me represents a farewell to my youth as I had to grow up and it makes me sad because it's very bittersweet because you're looking back on the good times and the bad times and they're ending, for better or for worse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJzCahaN8w
#4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16RnDOUWec

This song doesn't have as much impact now, but when I heard it in 2008, I was as nooby to metal as could be. Suddenly, thrust into this crazy world of ridiculousness, music just became so much easier to listen to afterwards. If extrapolated, it means everything I do in life relates and extends from that point in time, and I'm glad I warmed to them.
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#5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iywaBOMvYLI

my old friends and I were stupid, unpopular, edgey teenagers, this song was one of the massive ones we all loved. Along with a lot of slipknot, a7x, bfmv ect

i still love soad, and don't listen to the others much at all, but might rip my old slipknot cd's onto my laptop just for nostalgia's sake....

I miss those days
Eat your pheasant
Drink your wine
Your days are numbered, bourgeois swine!
#6
This song also represents a farewell to my youth, and the good times, and the bad times, and the old times. Just always remember what's important in life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwzL23asWGs
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#7
Back when we had a trampoline in middle school, I used to just lay on it and look at the trees with Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand on repeat with my trusty Creative Zen Vision M (RIP). So whenever I hear that song I get nostalgic.


And this one chick turned stalker I saw a few times from a city 4 hours away used to like Elton John - Tiny Dancer, so I put on my poker face whenever I hear that lol
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#8
i'd rather forget that i was a classic rock elitist dork throughout most of my teen years thanks
#9
I have many.

I would listen to Dark Tranquility and In Flames on the bus on the way to high school.
Shing02 and Nujabes in the middle of college.
Hammock and This Will Destroy You while in university.

Nowadays I'm just listening to whatever is stuck in my head so in a couple of years I'll tell you what defines this period.
#10
This song always sticks with me from my early adulthood.

It was released shortly after I turned 18, and it always seemed to be playing whenever I'd go out anywhere....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv6dMFF_yts
Come back if you want to
And remember who you are
‘Cause there's nothing here for you my dear
And everything must pass
#12
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This song always sticks with me from my early adulthood.

It was released shortly after I turned 18, and it always seemed to be playing whenever I'd go out anywhere....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv6dMFF_yts

Wow, this song is four years old? I went to check the release date of this band's first album and I feel like there's no way I listened to it six years ago. Jeez.
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#13
For some reason, this song represents a very big chunk of my life when growing up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDN4awrpPQQ

There are lots of other songs that remind me of when I was younger, and that song is only one of them.
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#15
- This brings me back to a few years ago when me and my friends would get wasted at my friend's then girlfriend's apartment. He had a strobe light that flashes in sync to music that we used a lot. I really miss partying at that apartment every weekend, fun times.


- This brings me back to one night a few years ago when I tried ecstasy at a party. At one point we watched this video and just stared at the screen the whole time and watched the lights flash.



- A lot of Sublime songs in general brings back crazy stoned memories.

- A7X, SOAD, and slipknot brings me back to all the fun times middleschool

- High School sucked for me, some music from that period brings back memories of being depressed.
#16
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PaMiVDZu_T4

The song itself has to do with sex/infidelity though it paints a bigger picture of learning that pretty much everything you root yourself in and base your choices around is just wrong. I'd say it defines the period of my life when I just kept making really absurd decisions based around this idea I had of myself and finding out after about half a decade that the more I tried to live up to that idea, the more I hated myself and the people I was surrounded by.
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#17
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ut-Rm4R6RlA

This song was basically the song that my friends and I would play in our Sixth Form common room. We played a lot of InMe, but this was the song that backdropped so many great conversations and the such.

The band itself is what brought me into that particular circle of friends. I bought the album previous to the one that the above song was from, called Overgrown Eden. The school I was in was a big, big school for a secondary school, and it was one of those places that if you weren't in the same lessons as someone, you never really saw them (each year was split into two as well, so it often went that if you weren't in the same side of the split, you never really saw a person).

We went on a school trip to a theme park, which was one of the only times the entire year would get together. So I had my CD Walkman to pass the time, and brought this album with me (alongside Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP). This lad from the other year band asked to have a listen, so we sat there and listened to the whole album with one earphone each (love stereo panning...). He loved it.

Fast forward a couple of years, we hit sixth form, where the year band exists no more, as there's a lot less students in those years. Rob remembers me as the guy with the awesome music, and there we go. A bunch of people from his band, a bunch of people from mine that I never got to know until that year all brought together through music, and this band's music became the backdrop.

About two years ago, one of those friends was getting married, and a few of us went to her hen do. Really great night, loads of great music from friends. And then this band's singer came on and did a set - an ex of one my friend circle had organised for him to come and play the party. The last song was the song above, and there we all were, centre of the room, arms around each other, singing our hearts out to this song. Years after we were grungy teenagers lounging around a common room, and with a few of those people I hadn't seen for a few years, this song was, again, bringing us together,
#18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFVlJAi3Cso
This song probably describes probably the last 18 months of my life, since moving to this town I've had great successes in my professional life, but very little success in my personal life, a lot of time spent running from my problems and so forth.

Not kidding, one night I played this song on loop for three hours while I just laid on the floor in the darkness
Come back if you want to
And remember who you are
‘Cause there's nothing here for you my dear
And everything must pass
#19
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFVlJAi3Cso
This song probably describes probably the last 18 months of my life, since moving to this town I've had great successes in my professional life, but very little success in my personal life, a lot of time spent running from my problems and so forth.

Not kidding, one night I played this song on loop for three hours while I just laid on the floor in the darkness


It's one of my go to songs for when feeling down.

I used to work in a hifi shop, and I was having a shitty time with life, so I went upstairs to the demo room, and just put on Black. My manager came up to grab some stock, poked his head in and asked me what was wrong. No matter how much I denied there was a problem, he kept asking, and then said 'look, I know there's something wrong. I'm a Pearl Jam fan as well, and I listen to the same damn song when I'm feeling like shit.'
#25
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I have a bunch of albums that defined periods in my life;

During my high school days (1999-2004)...we were all addicted to Linkin Park at that time. Hybrid Theory was the shizzle. We were kids and the album was great so you can't mock me for that one. :P I connected with it like no other album at that time.

Around 2004-5 - Vol.3 was my life. I listened to it almost daily on my commute to work...obsessed with searching for live versions of the songs on the Internet. Really defines a period in my life...growth...and it was a mature album for 16 year old me to listen to. It still is one of the most mature and diverse albums I've ever heard.

Around 2006-7 - I went through a massive breakup...one of the first of it's kind. I started dating pretty late and when I got dumped officially for the first time...in person, it hurt...a lot. Luckily, with each breakup...it gets ever so slightly easier. My Chemical Romance's Black Parade was the soundtrack to that breakup. It wasn't the best soundtrack really...as it's very emotional and heart wrenching...not the kind of stuff you need when you're going through a really tough time, right?

Around 2008-9 - Life after my first big love affair. I was addicted to 2 albums during this period - Scars on Broadway by Scars on Broadway and Trivium's Shogun. Both excellent albums...SoB one I'm not so sure has aged well at all...I don't enjoy it as much as I did back then but it defines a period of change and growth. Shogun was definitely a killer album. I listened to it daily on my commute.

2010-11 I was addicted to Paul McCartney's Good Evening New York City...and just the Beatles in general. But that album had a variety of Paul's songs and Beatles hits...so the balance was perfect. It would take me to different places with each song...so hit the spot just right...and some went all emotional...

After that...up until today...it's been very difficult to choose an album to define the current period...I haven't really been excited about any albums in a while...new SK album kinda sucked for me...the new LP record was iffy...sick of waitng for a SOAD record...yeah so those are the albums that define periods in my life.

Man, I haven't listened to Scars on Broadway in years, I should give that album another listen for the nostalgia. "They Say" brings me back to playing guitar in my friend's basement when I was 14 when we had our shitty "band". It was the only song I could play.

I'm honestly surprised you of all people didn't like the new Slipknot album. Didn't Jim Root do a lot of writing in that one?
#26
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In a song we can listen to it and get a feel for your life. Nobody got the time for listening to 9 albums.
#28
Quote by slapsymcdougal at #33528922
1999-2002 for me is basically this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-jOEAufDQ4

Oh my god.

I remember first listening to this song on Ebaumsworld back in 2002 or something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFQyib5ZQZY

There was also this.
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