the first album i ever bought: n.w.a. – straight outta compton

The First Album I Ever Bought is an occasional guest post series where friends, family, and strangers talk about, well, the first album they ever bought. A new piece runs every Wednesday, and sometimes more often. If you’d like to submit, please see the guidelines here. EXPRESS YOURSELF When I was a suburban Chicago 4th grader,…

the first album i ever bought: run-dmc – self-titled

The First Album I Ever Bought is an occasional guest post series where friends, family, and strangers talk about, well, the first album they ever bought. A new piece runs every Wednesday, and sometimes more often. If you’d like to submit, please see the guidelines here. I bought my first album around the time that music…

request for submissions: the first album i ever bought

Since people seem interested in this, here’s a template for submitting a piece on The First Album You Ever Bought! Email the piece — 200-300 words minimum, no maximum but do try to contain yourself to not, say, 10,000 words — to aggie.speakersincode AT gmail with the subject line The First Album I Ever Bought. Include…

the first album i ever bought: r.e.m.’s green turns 25

The first album I bought for myself was R.E.M.’s Green. I bought it on cassette tape when I was 8 years old, with birthday money, after my friend Jeremy played “Stand” for me. It’s still one of my favorite records of all time, though I usually default to Automatic as my go-to R.E.M. record. Green is…