Generally, a whole lot of new wave initially (Smiths, XTC) which transitioned into love for the indie/folk persuasion (Beirut, Andrew Bird)
Awesome! I have to admit, I didn’t get into The Smiths until college, and same with Beirut and Andrew Bird (though, that’s when their albums came out!) I’m not familiar with XTC so I’ll have to check some of their stuff out! Any particular albums you recommend?
NIRVANA! NoFx, butthole surfers, sonic youth, down by law, life of agony, King missile, goldfinger, beastie boys, fugazi, NIN, Pixies, ect.
OH MAN. How could I forget the Beastie Boys? License To Ill is one of my all-time favorite records! And full disclosure here - Nirvana was one of those bands I listened to peripherally in middle school and high school, but didn’t get more into them until later (college). And Goldfinger! Ha, yesss. One day I’m gonna make a mixtape entirely of ska songs. IT WILL BE GLORIOUS.
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