Hey! I’m Kyle and the lead singer in the band Misplaced. There are so many albums that have influenced me over the years but I’ve narrowed it down to these 3.
The Killers – Day & Age
This one will forever be dear to me just because I remember listening to it over the same Christmas I got my PS3 as a kid. My dad played it all the time when it came out and I used to pretend not to like it because that felt embarrassing (even though I know now my parent’s music taste is great!)
I have so many nostalgic memories with this record, they’re a band that have mastered songwriting and will forever be one of my favourites. The best songs on this album in my opinion are “A Dustland Fairytale” and “Goodnight, Travel Well”.
Kanye West – Late Registration
This one was released when I was a little younger and the reason it came into my house was because of my mum this time. She’s always had an amazing appreciation for rap and soul music which has definitely made me the avid hip hop fan I am today.
I remember having a real basic mp3 player that I put the cd onto and just became obsessed with Kanye and rap in general. Love him or hate him the guy is a genius when it comes to music. The album has so many elements to it and is for sure one of the best out there. My personal favourites on here are “Hey Mama” and “Gone”.
Blink 182 – Enema of the State
Blink’s entire discography up until Tom left is incredible but this one for me was my gateway into pop punk and writing songs essentially.
When I was younger I’d heard green days American Idiot etc and while it was and still is great I just took it for what it was.
Even though Enema came out before American Idiot it was later when I actually listened to Blink and I can honestly say this one did change my life as cheesy as that sounds! This was the first band I listened to were everything felt so relatable. I was in the middle of living those teenage years they sang about and they didn’t feel like stars up on some pedestal they just acted like all of my pals. So needless to say I became obsessed with all of their documentaries and interviews, then before I knew it I was picking up a guitar and thought if they can do it why can’t I?
Now I’m a bit older I don’t listen to them as much anymore but they’ll always be the band that made me a musician. Every song on Enema Of The State is a banger but my favourites on this are “Dysentery Gary” and “The Party Song”.
Misplaced are a pop-punk band from Glasgow, Scotland.