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12 Must-Have Music Albums

Think back. What was the very first album of music that you absolutely had to have?

Now, read through each of the following lenses to compare notes, find something new to love or to simply take a virtual trip back in time by way of these 12 super music reviews.

Destroyer by KISS - Birthing a Baby Metal Head - First Step in my Rock and Roll Journey

1. Destroyer by KISS – Birthing a Baby Metal Head – First Step in my Rock and Roll Journey

It was the 70′s. I was a young almost tween just getting into music. Being a bit of a rogue even then, I shocked my parents silly when they saw the first album I ever bought. They had gotten me a record player a few years before for Christmas. Yea, I…

Review: Michael W. Smith Project 1983

2. Review: Michael W. Smith Project 1983

He was my first. That makes him special. When I was five years old, my godparents Mike and Georgia gave me a cassette- playing Walkman, a set of portable headphones, and a set of AA batteries as a gift. With money I received in greeting cards from other re…

My First Soundtrack: The Muppet Movie

3. My First Soundtrack: The Muppet Movie

Looking back it only took me a few moments to remember the first movie sound track I ever purchased. And yes kiddies it was on 8- track. And even more scary, I still own it. And the 8- track still plays. Now if only the player did. But in the good news the…

Greatest Love Song You Light Up My Life Forever

4. Greatest Love Song You Light Up My Life Forever

Rising to the top of the charts in 1977, the single, ‘You Light Up My Life’ by Debby Boone (daughter of Pat Boone of GMA fame) made the song an unforgettable one hit wonder of the seventies. On Billboard’s Hot 100 list for ten consecutive we…

Shakin' Stevens Greatest Hits

5. Shakin’ Stevens Greatest Hits

The very first album I ever owned was Shakin’ Stevens – Greatest Hits. I don’t remember receiving the album, I was too young, hence it’s an album I’ve had as long as I can remember. I remember playing it in my room and dancing around to…

My First Album Bought: Mothership

6. My First Album Bought: Mothership

My Taste in Music and The First Album I Bought For Myself It has been such a long time since I’ve actually bought a physical album. In fact the first and only album I ever bought was in CD form and it was a Led Zeppelin album called Mothership. I boug…

Highway to Hard Rock

7. Highway to Hard Rock

‘Highway to Hell’ was the first album I bought myself and I was instantly in love. In a world where the only music I had experienced was 90′s popular and kid’s music, AC/DC was everything I needed to break free of the monotony of the mu…

Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron

8. Shaun Cassidy – Da Doo Ron Ron

One of the first records I got was Shaun Cassidy way back when I was younger. I still have it to this day! I’d listen to it over and over till cows came home for milking! I’d sit and stare at the record cover because Shaun was so cute! My favorit…

Reliving the Past with Journey's Greatest Hits

9. Reliving the Past with Journey’s Greatest Hits

Cruising with my pals along the country roads of Oahu, enjoying the lush greens of the island landscape that is Hawaii, the endless streams of songs keep us company throughout the journey. During the 80′s we still relied on radio for our music and whi…

Duran Duran - Rio

10. Duran Duran – Rio

My first albumIt may not have been the first album that I owned, but Duran Duran’s Rio was the first album I ever bought with my own money and that’s always going to be special – it must be, I remember it now and it was easily 30 years ago! I was…

The Legendary Rocket Man-Elton John

11. The Legendary Rocket Man-Elton John

The year was 1974, when Elton John released his first Greatest Hits album; it would also become the very first album I would own. The one thing that stays in my memories of that time in my life was the music playing on the radio. I remember while being dro…

The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan -My First Favorite LP I Had to Have

12. The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan -My First Favorite LP I Had to Have

Gary Numan’s Pleasure Principle was my fist album that I ever absolutely had to have! I was only 9 years old. I heard the song Cars and then just had to absolutely have it along with the whole album. My ears just loved all those new synthetic sounds!…

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rogeralyn rogeralyn

    Well I started with 13 LP albums. Can you guess why it was 13? Do you remember the Columbia Record House club where you could join and get your 1st 13 albums for just a penny! That’s what I did. I was into 80′s Big Rock Band groups like Journey, ELO, Cheap Trick, REO, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Steve Miller, the Cars, and many more. Even more exciting (and expensive) was the Techniques Turn Table I bought to listen to them on!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      How funny. Thanks for the memory. I hadn’t thought about that club in years.

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    Thanks so much for featuring my page – so appreciated! :0)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      You’re welcome. Well deserved.

  • serendipity831

    Robin, Thank you for featuring my review on here, It’s mush appreciated.

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