Like a proud parent, INLE debuts our Forget Me Not category today. With the amount of new (and good enough) music available week to week, it stands to reason that we might forget about something that made us love the new stuff in the first place. So now that we’re all up to speed, here’s the Forget Me Not debut installment.
I’m always quick to include Siamese Dream into any discussion of “great complete / top to bottom” album discussions. When it came time to pick an album for this category’s debut, Siamese Dream came bouncing off the walls of my mind with force and volume.
For me personally, this album’s release married nicely to the horrible, emotional tumult of being a teenager. Top of the world one minute because that third period love note was well received to the lowest of lows because the “cool kid” just made fun of you for writing love notes. Dammit. The album was similar. Face rocking, wall destroying rock for a few minutes then soul-shredding, hide-the-sharp-objects introspection the next. It was – and continues to be – awesome.
Siamese Dream clarified the emotional connection music can have at a time where “emotions” were a real pain in the ass. My taste in music has changed, but thanks to this album coming along when it did, today’s music probably means a little more.
Up and on. Forget Me Not number one is in the books.