I always wanted to do this thread but I felt on AP, it wouldn't of gone anywhere. So here's how this works, you pick an album that in some way changed your life. Doesn't matter what it is, because we don't judge in here, just talk about the album and how it impacted you. I'll start with one album that changed how I looked at music. Daft Punk- Discovery I'll never forget the first time I heard of Daft Punk. It was early spring 2001, I was at my grandmother's house and I was watching MTV2. Back in those days, it was a refreshing alternative to an increasingly music-less MTV. I was watching a block of up and coming artists, just taking in everything I saw. Pretty sure that was the first time I heard Gorillaz now that I think about it, via the video for Clint Eastwood. Out of nowhere, this video came on and it was anime. I was obsessed with the medium at the time so I was drawn in. It was then that I heard One More Time for the very first time (no pun intended). I watched wide eyed as I saw a video filled with blue anime people dance to what was the strangest thing I heard at the time. It was like an old disco record my parents had but it had this pounding modern beat and bassline. Add Romanthony's vocoder-enhanced vocal singing that timeless hook, I was took the first hit and I loved it. After it was over, I scrambled to see who it was. I got one name, Daft Punk. Discovery is an album that has a profound and long-lasting impact on my listening habits as well as my own music. There's something truly timeless about the record, I've listened to it countless times and I always love it as the first time I listened to it. A true pop record if there ever was one, each song slithers through your veins and refuses to leave. Through an abundance of samples and beats, Daft Punk created both a loving tribute to the music of their youth and a road map to the future of electronic music. If I had to pick a particular favorite song off the album, I'd go with Digital Love. The song opens with a sample of George Duke's unforgettable synth line from I Love You More, setting a mood of nostalgia from the get go. Soon, robotic vocals kicks in, serenading you with heartwarming lyrics of dreaming about the one you yearn for that's so close but feels so far away. Not long after, the song kicks into a perfect blend of the past,present, and future, with a pulsating drum pattern and a soaring pad. The song just lifts you, making you close your eyes and imagining you soaring a field of roses while holding the hand of the one that makes you smile when you of them. A true romantic classic. Discovery will always hold a place in my heart. It made me dream of the future when I was just a snot nosed kid looking towards the future. As of now, it makes me reminisce of my youth and all the times I would blare this record to the surrounding people around me's dismay. It is a timeless piece of music, one that will never age or grow irrelevant. It is a record I come back to anytime I feel a writer's block with my music or I just need a pick-me-up. If I were to pass one record to my future children and only one, it would be Discovery.