Does music make the man? Or does it maybe just influence him a little? Yesterday, the folks over at A.V. Club recommended a few albums meant to positively (whatever that means) influence kids’ future music tastes, and we got to thinking about our favorite records as children and young teenagers and the impact they might have had on our current personalities — for good or ill. After the jump, we’ve collected a few of our (wildly subjective, tongue-in-cheek) conclusions. So read on to find out what your favorite record as a youngster says about you now, and let us know if we’ve got your number — or if we’re way off base — in the comments.
The Beatles — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band
You’ve experimented with psychedelic drugs.
The Beatles — The White Album
You’ve experimented with psychedelic drugs, but don’t find them half as insane or interesting as real life.
The Beatles — Rubber Soul
You’d rather read a book than do drugs.
“Weird Al” Yankovic — Straight Outta Lynwood
You’re still too white and nerdy.
David Bowie — Space Oddity
It may have taken a while, but you’ve finally figured out where you belong.