I don’t mean to alarm you, but as soon as we break free from the shackles of our cubicles today it’s going to be Labor Day Weekend (We all work in cubicles, right? It’s not just me?). The pools are closing and the kids are back in school, learning how to do just well enough on standardized tests that nobody gets fired while they doodle all over their Trapper Keepers. I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I always get nostalgic for the back-to-school season (for about five seconds before I remember how completely terrible it was to be a teenager). In honor of this, I thought it would be fun to share some memories, specifically: what was the one album that got you through the hormonal angst nightmare of adolescence?
This was mine:
It came out the year I turned 13 and I had SO MANY EMOTIONS. But do you know who had even more emotions than I did?
I was pretty sure at the time that the only person who understood me was a deeply depressed Australian teenager recovering from anorexia who wrote songs with titles like “Emotion Sickness,” and I am half-convinced that the “Ana’s Song” video made it onto TRL a handful of times just through the sheer force of my will.
So what was yours? Was it Hanson? It’s ok if it was Hanson.