Destiny's Child - The Writing's On The Wall
This is when they were good... back when there were 4 of them (with the 2 original members). I can always jam out to "Say my name" "Bugaboo" and "Bills, Bills, Bills." Seriously. This will always be one of my favorites.
N*sync - No Strings Attached
My mom took me to a ton of concerts growing up. I was lucky enough that she valued that special time with me, even if she wasn't crazy about the boy bands and "All That Music and More" festivals. I remember seeing N*sync at the Ryman Auditorium here in Nashville and it was such a fun time. There's something about this album that I love... If I think about it I'm transported back to my Nana's house listening to it non-stop during the summer. (By the way, how terrible is their name?!)
New Found Glory - Sticks and Stones
Much to Mike's disappointment I could listen to this album non-stop for two weeks straight. I don't know what it is about this album, but the pop-punk lover in me is totally won over. My mom took me to see Blink 182 when I was a freshman in high school (ha!) and NFG opened for them (along with Midtown. OMG.) Definitely one of my favorite concerts!
Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
Nothing sums up 16 year old me quite like Taking Back Sunday. I remember riding in the car with Shannon, music on full blast, windows down, and having the time of our lives. If I ever need to feel like I'm a teenager again, this is one of my go-to albums for sure.
Something Corporate - North
I love Andrew McMahon and I love everything he's done post-SoCo, but not even The Glass Passenger from Jack's Mannequin can rival the feeling of being 17 and falling asleep to this album every night. "Hurricane" "Down" and "Space" are just a few of my favorites. Plus I've always had a soft spot for the collage album art. Pretty sure my life would be made if SoCo reunited for a tour or seven!
Mae - Destination : Beautiful and The Everglow
Another teenage favorite. Between Mae, Daphne Loves Derby, and Cute Is What We Aim For, I couldn't get enough of the alternative pop. These two albums comprise some of my all time favorite songs ever, such as "All Deliberate Speed", "Mistakes We Knew We Were Making" and "The Ocean". Mae definitely has an "emo" quality about their music, but it was always so beautiful. I still listen to it in the car on the way to and from work.
Britney Spears - Blackout
Few things need to even be said about this one... Britney is boss and I don't care who knows it. So many people were not into this album but it'll always be my favorite from here. There's just so much energy and excitement. If you see me pull up next to you in my Xterra, window down, belting out to "Radar," just think nothing of it :)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
I remember buying this album in Hollister while in high school, and listening to it non-stop for the longest time. I still love turning on "Maps" and "Date with the night." I never got the same feeling from their follow-up albums, Show Your Bones and It's Blitz! but they're still a favorite.
What are some of your musical guilty pleasures?