TDP Sweet Sixteen Playlist: Mrs. Rose

Mrs. Rose is a valued member of the BHS English department revered by her students for her “ability to teach difficult material by making it relevant and cool to talk about.” She is described as “challenging,” “interesting,” and “sweet.” She is also respected for her “sick sense of style” and “great laugh.” This is what she has to say about what she was listening to when she was sixteen.

Bradley-Nowell-300x226Oh the memories this project elicited! I spent a lot of time listening to music, like most people do when they are 16. I started to explore my musical tastes a bit more at this age, which is pretty well represented by this list. Most pop music was uninspiring and Nirvana had introduced a whole new world of music to the pop world in the early 90s. I loved all of the long hair, flannel wearing bands, but Nirvana and Pearl Jam have special places in my heart. To this day Pearl Jam’s Ten is one of my all-time favorite albums. From there I became obsessed with alternative music – indie rock and punk particularly. Not only was I listening to more and more music, I started to go to more and more shows my junior and senior years of high school. As I look at this list I realize all of these songs are still in my music rotation, because my tastes have not really changed that much, matured maybe, but not changed. This is what I was listening to when I was 16.

1 Hole – “Violet”
2 Mazzy Star – “Fade into You”
3 Pearl Jam – “Alive”
4 Face to Face – “Disconnected”
5 Green Day – “J.A.R.”
6 Big Head Todd and the Monsters – “Broken Hearted Savior”
7.The Pharcyde – “Passin’ Me By”
8. Lagwagon – “Violins”
9. Tori Amos – “Little Earthquakes”
10. Nirvana – “Drain You”
11. Radiohead – “Just”
12. Oasis – “Don’t Look Back in Anger”
13. Fugees – “Killing Me Softly”
14. Sublime – “Badfish”
15. Nine Inch Nails – “The Perfect Drug”
16. A Tribe Called Quest – “Electric Relaxation”

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