1) Parachutes by Colplay
This is the debut album of Coldplay. Aside from the famous hits in the album, my favorite here would be the underrated song entitled Sparks (listen here).
Famous singles from this album are Yellow, Don’t Panic, and Trouble.
2) Postcards from Heaven by Lighthouse Family
This is the first album I have completely listened to. I can still remember back in December 1998 when my cousin gave a cassette of Lighthouse Family to my father which he had found from the passenger’s seat of our tricycle.
Famous tracks here are Question of Faith, High, and Lost in Space.
3) Make Yourself by Incubus
With hits such as Stellar, Drive, and Pardon Me, this album introduced me to Incubus. Whenever they visit our country for a concert, I always regret not being able to attend the event.
4) Kami nAPO muna by Various Artists
This is a tribute album by various artists here in the Philippines.
Apo Hikings Society, or simple Apo, got this tribute due to their contribution in the musical movement, called Original Pilipino Music (a.k.a. OPM) , here in the country.
A two-disc limited edition is released which contained a second disk with digitally remastered tracks of Apo Hikings Society such as Batang-batang ka pa and When I Met You (listen here).
5) Kimi Tsunagi Five M by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
I have known the band because of their song Haruka Kanata, which is an opening theme of Naruto.
In this album, you can listen to tracks such as Kimi to Iu Hana (A Flower called You), and Mirai no Karera (Fragments of the Future).
Asian Kung-Fu Generation, or simply AKFG or Ajikan, is a four famous for their hits such as Rewrite, Blue Train, After Dark, and Solanin.
(Inspiration came from the bonus suggestion of The Daily Post‘s What 5 books have influenced you the most?)