Your Top 10...Are the majority from when you were a teen?

I'm convinced that our favorite recordings will most often include many of our favorites from when we were a kid, say, about a 15 year old teen.  

Of course the list evolves and changes from day to day; however, for me, at least, there's always six or seven from the mid-80's, when I was about 15.  

As a matter of fact, I still have all of those records:  Bob James' H; Ramsey Lewis' Routes; Azymuth's Telecommunication; David Sanborn's Voyeur; Jeff Lorber Fusion's Wizard Island and Galaxian; Grover Washington's Skylarkin'; Spyro Gyra's Catching the Sun; Donald Fagen's The Nightfly just to name a few.  

Those recordings, along with many others from that era, continue to be in my listening rotation today.

Crazy to think they've been on my favorites list for over 35 years! 


Showing 1 response by edcyn

As much as I still like stuff I listened to in my teenage years (not to mention in my childhood years), I like stuff I've encountered later in life at least as much if not more.  But yeah, I'm definitely an outlier in this regard. Fortunately, so is my wife. Our tastes edge ever forward toward different genres, styles and artists. For me it's Content over Form.