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My musical history

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The Beatles: Yellow Submarine [DVD] [1968]
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine [DVD] [1968]
"It all started with this.  I decided I liked The Beatles and one of my mum's friends copied the red album to tape for me."
Abbey Road
Abbey Road
"Another of my parents' friends copied this to tape for me when I was ten.  I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me quickly."
Crime Of The Century
Crime Of The Century
"This was on the other side of the tape.  I wasn't keen on this either at first, but it also grew on me.  In a big way."
Supertramp - The Very Best Of
Supertramp - The Very Best Of
"I found more Supertramp songs on one of my mum's cassettes.  When I got a CD player, this was one of the first CDs I bought."
The Very Best Of Adam & The Ants
The Very Best Of Adam & The Ants
"I bought this too."
Aerosmith's Greatest Hits
Aerosmith's Greatest Hits
"As I had few CDs of my own, I listened to some of my parents'.  Believe it or not, this one led me to Blondie, of all things!"
II
II
"My classmates bought a CD player; luckily I wasn't allowed to choose the music.  Of all the stuff they played, this is the only one which made an impression on me."
The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry & Blondie
The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry & Blondie
"I was about 15 when I got into Blondie. Mum had this CD and at first I only liked two of the songs (Call Me and Atomic).  Very soon I loved all the Blondie tracks (although not so much the solo ones)."
Marquee Moon
Marquee Moon
"A friend online told me if I liked Blondie, I should try Television, The Ramones and Talking Heads.  So I did.  My parents had this album!  It rocks."
Happy Hour
Happy Hour
"Since I liked The Ramones and Adam & The Ants, he also recommended this group.  They're quite good. :)"
International Velvet
International Velvet
"I heard Mulder And Scully on a compilation CD belonging to my mum (again!), and bought this.  I didn't like it at first, but one day they suddenly became my favourite band. I have all their stuff."
The Ultimate Collection
The Ultimate Collection
"Another friend online sent me Mr. Blue Sky.  My mum said she liked ELO and wanted their stuff on CD, so I bought her this for Christmas and listened to it lots myself. :)"
The Dreaming
The Dreaming
"Enter Kate!  I discovered her via yet another of my mum's compilation CDs.  For years, she was my favourite artist.  I soon had all her albums; this remains my firm favourite."
Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo
"Then I met my (now ex) boyfriend, a Cardigans fan.  I bought Life, which I didn't like much, but realised how great they were when I later bought this."
Time
Time
"Not long before starting uni, I finally bought my first ELO album, Time.  It turned out to be my favourite album by anyone."
The White Album
The White Album
"My uni friends all liked The Beatles too.  At this point, I could download music at uni, and acquired more Beatles albums. :)"
Internal Wrangler
Internal Wrangler
"One of my uni friends played me this album; after a few notes of just one song, I knew I had to buy it.  Very soon I had all their stuff, and I've kept up to date.  They're amazing."
Witching Hour
Witching Hour
"Other Clinic fans online recommended Ladytron.  I'm grateful."
BROTHER WHERE YOU BOUND
BROTHER WHERE YOU BOUND
"I got back into Supertramp and bought (you guessed it) all of their albums.  I managed to convert one of my uni friends into a fan."
The Music
The Music
"My sister got me into The Music; for a while, I thought they were the best band on the planet."
Kimono My House
Kimono My House
"I heard This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us on Radio 2.  It changed my life.  Sparks are an utter obsession for me now.  20 albums and still going strong!"
Show World
Show World
"Shonen Knife wrote a song about Redd Kross, so I gave them a try.  This got me into power pop, in a big way."
Hello Pig
Hello Pig
"New friends at uni got me into more groups I'd not heard before.  Always good."
Loss
Loss
"I'd never have discovered some amazing albums if it weren't for them.  This one is a prime example."
Employment
Employment
"I've always been a bit behind the times, musically.  I'm trying to catch up.  I think I'm in 2005 at last."