A few weeks ago Third Eye Blind released a new album, and it brought me back to my middle school/high school days. In the pre-iPod age, I couldn't get enough of their first two records and wore 'em out on my boom box (yes, boom box) and in my car. These days 3EB doesn't get the same heavy rotation they once did, but every now and then I'll listen to a song or two when I'm feeling nostalgic. The same goes for Green Day's Dookie, which was literally the first CD I ever bought with my own money as well as a few other classics from my collection.
That said, the vast majority of the beloved albums from my olden years don't really resonate with me anymore (I'm looking at you, Ace of Base); my music taste has expanded and these days I find myself constantly antsy for something new. Even though I made a point of pouring all of my old music into my iPod, they usually get skipped over. What about you — do you still listen to your favorite albums from middle school and high school, or are you onto bigger and better things? Which albums will always be close to your heart?