Known for their catchy tunes and infectious guitar riffs, The Sounds are tearing up the music scene on a global scale. Instead of rising to the top through scandalous gossip and outlandish statements, the Swedish quintet is doing it by album. Dying To Say This To You was a teasing yet pure rock n’ roll dance party while their latest release, Crossing The Rubicon, is a nostalgically gratifying trip to the 80s’ and back. Such proclaimed success may be a bold statement, but The Sounds have the swagger and skill to back it up.
Here’s guitarist Felix Rodriguez’s list of…
Queen – A Night At The Opera
When I heard “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the first time, I knew the song would live with me forever and that a song like that would never be written again.
Queen – A Day At The Races
A killer album that has great songs and genius artwork.
Public Enemy – Apocalypse 91’…The Enemy Strikes Black
When I heard “Can’t Truss It”, I had to know more about them because I liked rap before, but this took it to another level.
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
They had it all: the songs, the attitude, the lyrics, you name it.
Chess – Chess The Musical
The songs are all written by Bjorn and Benny from ABBA so that’s maybe why it’s so catchy.
Metallica – The Black Album
I know all their albums in my sleep but it was The Black Album that opened my eyes and made me a Metallica fan.
Suede – Suede
I was totally a Suede fan. They were my idols at that time and I wanted to look like them and play like them.
Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land
When they released this album it was the coolest shit because it combined electronic/techno with totally f*cked up rock parts and insane lyrics.
Scotch – Evolution
This album is NUTS!!! It has a song called “Disco Band” and it starts with a dude coughing to the beat of some drums.
Gipsy Kings – Gipsy Kings
This music makes me happy because it’s beautiful music and it reminds me of when I was a kid.