The Most Important Band Of Your College Years

Neil Young (clockwise from upper left), fun., James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, early era R.E.M.

Neil Young (clockwise from upper left), fun., James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, early era R.E.M. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Few bands seem to matter to us as much as the ones we discover in our youth. It may be, in part, because we're the most open to new ideas and sounds when we're coming of age. But mostly it's just a time when we need the comfort and companionship of a favorite band the most - a group or artist that helps us make sense of the world and find our place in it.

If you follow our blog, you may have seen a recent post asking you to tell us about the most important band of your college years. We got a lot of great stories on the blog, and on our Soundcloud page, from people both reminiscing about their college years long gone by, and the college years they're currently living. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we share some of those stories and the bands that made a difference in people's lives when they needed it most.

The Most Important Band Of Your College Years

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The Kamikaze Hearts

  • Album: Seven More Wonders Of The World
  • Song: Beverly Hills
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R.E.M.

  • Album: Automatic for the People
  • Song: Drive

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Drive
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Automatic for the People
Artist
R.E.M.
Label
Warner Bros.

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Neil Young

  • Album: After the Gold Rush
  • Song: After the Gold Rush

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After the Gold Rush
Album
After the Gold Rush
Artist
Neil Young
Label
Reprise

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U2

  • Album: Rattle and Hum
  • Song: All I Want Is You

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All I Want Is You
Album
Rattle and Hum
Artist
U2
Label
Island
Released
2008

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Savage Garden

  • Album: Affirmation
  • Song: Crash and Burn

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Crash and Burn
Album
Affirmation
Artist
Savage Garden
Label
Columbia
Released
1999

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LCD Soundsystem

  • Album: This Is Happening
  • Song: All I Want

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All I Want
Album
This Is Happening
Artist
LCD Soundsystem
Label
Virgin
Released
2010

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Spirit

  • Album: Family That Plays Together
  • Song: I Got a Line on You

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I Got a Line on You
Album
Family That Plays Together
Artist
Spirit
Label
Sundazed
Released
1968

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fun.

  • Album: Some Nights
  • Song: We Are Young

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We Are Young
Album
Some Nights
Artist
Fun.
Label
Warner
Released
2012

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