This week's serving of "Albums That Changed My Life" goodness comes from Cacie Dalager of Now, Now!
The band are currently on tour in support of their stunning sophomore album, "Threads", which is out now through Trans Records. If you haven't heard this record yet, make it your number one priority of the day!
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
I found out about this band on accident when I was in eighth grade. I went to Warped Tour to see some really horrible bands and ended up seeing Jimmy Eat World. It was my first taste of actual music. "My Sundown" was the first song I learned to play on guitar, haha. It was the first collection of songs that I could appreciate as an album. It felt so balanced. This album got me through my teen years and will always be one of my favorites.
It was really difficult to pick between "The Photo Album" and "Transatlanticism". They have both changed my life. But it's songs like "Passenger Seat" and "Transatlanticism" that made me end up going with this one. I love every layer and every texture of this whole album. Everything is so well thought out and beautifully placed. I am not an emotional person, but so many songs on this record make me want to cry every time I hear them. They never have any less of an impact. That is really unusual and something special. It takes really powerful songwriting to provoke that kind of feeling every single time you listen to something.
The Postal Service - Give Up
If I was only allowed to pick one album that changed my life, it would have to be this one. Hands down. I almost don't even think of it as an album. It just feels like a part of me since I have listened to it so many times. I think it has had an even deeper impact than what I had initially realized. It crept up on me and into my brain. "This Place Is A Prison" alone is reason enough to consider this record life changing. The drum pattern at the end is in my top five favorite drum beats of all time. I didn't even realize until just now how much I love this album and how much it has shaped me.
I can't put into words how I feel about this band or this album. This was the first I heard of Snowing, and I fell immediately and head over heels in love with their music. Every song makes me feel something. I go through multiple year long phases where I can't listen to anything because everything starts to feel really processed and insincere. But everything they write feels so honest and genuine. It's so pure and untouched. This album made me start caring about music again.