Some childhood classics turn 20

Ashley Winward

As I recently turned 21, I got a little taste of what being “old” might just feel like. I used my birthday money to pay off my credit card, had a nice quiet evening with my family and boyfriend at a comedy club, and got my haircut. Okay, I’m not your typical party girl either, so this was actually a fun day in my book. Anyway, what I think truly made me feel old was stumbling upon this list of 36 albums that turned 20 this year, courtesy of Buzznet.

Some Childhood Classics turn 20

Here are 36 albums that might just make you feel as old as I do right now:

1. Weezer, Weezer (The Blue Album)

2. TLC, CrazySexyCool

3. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die

4. Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral

5. The Lion King Soundtrack

6. Green Day, Dookie

7. Ace of Base, The Sign

8. Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

9. Boyz II Men, II

10. Beastie Boys, Ill Communication

11. Nas, Illmatic

12. Dave Matthews Band, Under the Table and Dreamin

13. Portishead, Dummy

14. Tori Amos, Under the Pink

15. Oasis, Definitely Maybe

16. Sunny Day Real Estate, Diary

17. Aaliyah, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

18. Beck, Mellow Gold

19. Mary J. Blige, My Life

20. Outkast, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

21. Blur, Parklife

22. Hole, Live Through This

23. Jeff Buckley, Grace

24. Da Brat, Funkdafied

25. Liz Phair, Whip Smart

26. R.E.M., Monster

27. Method Man, Tical

28. Reality Bites Soundtrack

29. Guided by Voices, Bee Thousand

30. Massive Attack, Protection

31. Pearl Jam, Vitalogy

32. Brandy, Brandy

33. Ween, Chocolate and Cheese

34. Soundgarden, Superunknown

35. Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas

36. Live, Throwing Copper

Half of these albums defined my childhood. Notable favorites include Weezer, Green Day, R.E.M and Live. I hope this might inspire you to go seek out some classic “oldies” today.