College Music


Today I remembered a band Lit that I first heard when I was in college between 2000-2002, and this inspired me to take a trip down memory lane.

Back then I didn’t really own many CDs (I was still using cassette tapes).

It was during this time that I started to fine-tune my music tastes, preferring Rock, Metal and Punk over the Pop and Dance music I favoured during my secondary school years.

The group of people that I was socialising with at college had different tastes to the group of friends I had grown up with. My college friends were always happy to share their CDs and introduce me to new/old bands I had never heard of.

I remember spending most of my time and money in shops like HMV and MVC, both went into administration, however HMV managed to claw its way out.

Some of the albums I remember owning during my college years:

  • Aerosmith - O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
  • Bif Naked - Purge
  • Blink 182 - Enema Of The State
  • Blink 182 - Take Of Your Shirt And Pants
  • Guns N’ Roses - Greatest Hits
  • Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
  • Lit - A Place In The Sun
  • Lit - Atomic
  • Marilyn Manson - A Portrait Of An American Family
  • Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood
  • Muse - Origin Of Symmetry
  • Muse - Showbiz
  • Queen - Greatest Hits I, II & III
  • Sum 41 - All Killer, No Filler
  • Mission Impossible II OST
  • The Martix OST

I never did build up an impressive CD collection. I quickly moved to the digital format of Apple’s iTunes, and I’ve now started collecting vinyl records - check out my ever-growing LP hoard.