We asked CAS Miami host Lauren Reskin to lift the lid on her favourite albums as a teen, here’s what she had to say.

“This thread isn’t surprising to me as I’ve read studies showing that what you listen to in your teenage years influences your tastes for the rest of your life.

Anyway, numbered lists and rules mean nothing to me after all these years of people asking for top 10 lists and desert island selections. These albums did and still mean everything. My high school obsessions, eye-openers, and lifelines”

The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs

Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Bjork – Post / Homogenic

Pulp – His ’N’ Hers / Different Class / This Is Hardcore

The Cure – Standing On The Sea / Disintegration / Wish

Outkast – Aquemini / Stankonia

Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister

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Pizzicato 5 – Made In USA

Blur – Parklife / Great Escape / S/T / 13

Massive Attack – Protection

Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire de Melody Nelson

Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation

Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music For Airports

Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory


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Honorable mentions:

Depeche Mode – Violator

Cornelius – Fantasma

Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the 36 Chambers

Hooverphonic – A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

Saint Etienne – Good Humour

Placebo – Placebo

Eels – Beautiful Freak

Everything But The Girl – Amplified Heart / Walking Wounded

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

Radiohead – OK Computer

OST – Velvet Goldmine

Le Tigre – Le Tigre

Suede – Coming Up

And seeing acts like Portishead, Stereolab, Chemical Brothers, and Super Furry Animals live also rocked my world. Music saves.


Lauren Reskin

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