👋 Oi, mga repapips, Brian Dys here! I love music, photography, and creative stuff like UX design and art. This is a place where I collect my thoughts and works. Apart all these, I’m Jaycelle’s better half and Bryce’s dad. 🥰
I’m not sure if it’s only a phenomenon in my brain that the first album of a new artist that I listen to, I immediately like almost all songs in it. Then when I encounter or seek the other albums, it didn’t have the same effect. It feels like a certain standard or image have been imprinted in me about that artist. All other songs were being compared to that first impeccable album that I’ve loved.
Case in point: Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? was the first album (albeit their second album) of a musical artist that I bought with my saved allowance. All songs in that album was monumental in contributing to my identity and confidence as a teenager. Liam Gallagher was my role model both in poetry and photography, fashion sense and the shag hairstyle. The next album that I discovered of them was Definitely Maybe, which was their debut studio album. On the contrary, it was ok, I liked Supersonic and Married With Children.
Not all artists that I’ve encountered for the first time was through a full album. Bon Jovi, for example, was an influence from my cousin and uncle almost ten years my senior. They introduced me to this guilty pleasure rock band through their Cross Road greatest hits album. Then after a little while, These Days album was released. From a different end of the spectrum from Oasis, that album influenced me in romantic and sappy ways. After a decade or so and three studio albums in between, another album came my way, Lost Highway.
I’ll be growing this list as I comb through my personal collection. Enjoy!
Corinne Bailey Rae
Orange & Lemons
Kings of Convenience