“The thing is, that I hate the idea of only listening to five albums for the rest of my life, haha, but I decided to pick some of the albums that influenced me as a musician.” – Eddie Berg of Imminence, gets involved with Desert Island Discs and lets us in on some of the most influential albums in his collection.
Coldplay – Parachutes
This was the first album by Coldplay that I started listening to and that introduced me to the band. Looking back at it, I think this album laid the foundation for my taste in alternative rock music which later on had a huge influence on my own songwriting and progression towards popular music today. Somewhere in between emotional arena rock and pop, this album perfectly embodies a unique and timeless sound, together with beautiful melodies and lyrics. It’s a true work of art that never gets old.
Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
One of my all time favourites and an album that shaped my musical career in so many ways. First of all, Chester was the biggest reason I wanted to start singing/screaming in the first place. Hybrid Theory was also a gateway record for me into new-metal and a heavier style of music, leading me further into bands like Korn and Slipknot. This album is still to this date, a milestone in progressive and experimental metal and a proof that altrock has no boundaries on the big market.
Ed Sheeran – Multiply
Besides from being one of my guilty pleasures, Ed Sheeran was the first real reason I got more into pop music. The album has an amazing vibe, brilliant songwriting and truly heartfelt lyrics. It has been and is still a big inspiration to me as an artist.
Thirty Seconds To Mars – A Beautiful Lie
Massive soundtrack to my teenage years. ’A Beautiful Lie’ is another important influence in my youth where emotional altrock in arena size packaging had a big part in shaping our new album, This Is Goodbye.
John Mayer – Continuum
This is maybe not an album that particularly influenced me as a musician, but it’s definitely one of the best records to put on when you want to have a chill evening. The bluesy and mellow theme combined with great guitar playing and not to say vocals, is just perfect.”