What was your gateway album to what you listen to now? I mostly listen to instrumental hip hop and indie music now, and these albums did it for me: 1. Ok Computer - showed me what music could sound like, not a lot more to say. 2. DJ Shadow - Entroducing: I listened to this high school year and my friend and I immediately went out, bought a turntable, bootlegged Fruity Loops and started making beats (all the beats we made sucked, but that was the most fun I ever had making music). It also got me into crate digging, which opened up a whole history of music I would have never considered had I not heard this album. People say that though "VU and Nico" only sold a couple hundred thousand albums, everyone that bought a copy started a band. I don't know how much this album sold, but I'm pretty sure everyone that bought a copy either became a DJ or at least bootlegged Fruity Loops. That's a right of passage. 3. Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album: This knocked down all the barriers in my mind. There were no rules after I heard this. Anything sound was fair game. 4. Brian Eno - Here Comes the Warm Jets: Similar reaction to the Aphex Twin album. Whenever I'm lost, I listen to this and it all makes sense. Whereas Aphex Twin broke down the walls, Eno put them back together in a strange, beautiful way. Next.