Since I enjoyed last weeks Music Monday, and I think others did too, I'm going to try and make this a weekly occurrence. This week we are looking at the albums that have been most influential to us. Feel free to post as many as you want. I'll start it off with an album that the majority of CFers have probably never heard of, but it's an extremely influential album to me. I've talked about this band before and I know there are a few fiercely loyal fans on here as well. The story begins in the early 90s. I was about 14 and I was really starting to find my own groove with music. But I still dove into the biggest library of music available to me... my older brothers CD collection. I owe a lot to my brother. He's 8 years older than me, so he provided a different perspective than the pop music on the radio. There's a lot of bands I wouldn't have heard of at a young age if it hadn't have been for my bro. This album is chief among those gems pulled from his CD pile. I actually ignored it for a while after he bought it. I didn't know the band and the album art seemed odd at first. After a while I decided to give it a shot and haven't looked back 311 - MUSIC WARNING: Adult Lyrics and themes Still one of my all time favorite albums. A combination of hard rock, hip-hop, and reggae, it opened my eyes to a lot of different styles. Some 311 fans prefer their later, more polished albums, but I always come back to MUSIC. The raw style of their first major label album is perfect to me. My favorite tracks are Welcome, Freak Out, Do You Right, and Fat Chance.