Hey I'm Eric, I'm 19 and I'm currently in transferring schools at the tail end of my gap year. I currently live in a suburb of Dallas but during the school year in live in Manhattan (Chelsea area) I've spent the past year traveling (not a ton though but enough to justify that statment), working and figuring out what I want to do with my life.
I'm not even going to lie, collecting records has taken a back seat to what is my main hobby now which is buying, selling and collecting designer clothes and streetwear. (If you're honestly interested in this check out /r/supremeclothing to get a general idea of this hobby). I'm also into analog photography and I strictly shoot analog, I also make somber contemporary r&b on the side. As for media I like I love Twin Peaks a lot, it's like my current obsession, um I don't watch too much TV expect Twin Peaks, honestly. I've seen Evangelion all the way though as well. My favorite movies are, The Virgin Suicides, Kids (1995), Mulholland Drive, Perfect Blue and Masculin Féminin (1966)
Going back to what I said about my collecting becoming a secondary hobby for me, I feel this is important to say as I feel like my record collection is super outdated and it doesn't reflect my current taste, it's mostly just stuff I liked in high school, and while I do I enjoy this stuff now, for the most part it's all stuff I just find alright now with very little of it in my current rotation. (I really hope this made sense). What I'm trying to say is while the collection is me,and I don't detest it's just not me in 2016 I don't like pop punk but I still like some post-hardcore and emo! (Like Title Fight and TWIABPAIANLATD are both great artists to me still!)
So what kind of music do I like? For the most part I listen to contemporary hip hop so, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Rae Stremmurd and Playboi Carti to name a few! (I'm not a fan of older hip hop though!) I really love somber and melancholy r&b, so think Partnextdoor and The Weeknd or Tory Lanez's Cruel intentions. I love slow fuzzy dreampop/left field pop influned r&B so think like How To Dress Well's first album, Keaton Henson's Behaving, orJames Blake!! I really like lo-fi and dream-pop music: Beach House, Julia Brown, stuff like that! I also really, really love slowcore and shoegaze! Bands like Pity Sex, Cigarettes after Sex, and My Bloody Valentine all have albums fall within my top 20 albums of all time. Also bedroom pop has a special place in my heart so think Orchid Tapes, and artists like Salvia Palth, and Wishing. I also love love French Ye-Ye and 80s JPOP! Also Itallians do it better is an amazing label but I couldn't fit it in naturally
My favorite albums of all time are The Weeknd - Kissland, The Radio Dept. - Passive Aggressive, Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreaks, The Cocteau Twins - Four Calendar Cafe and Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
Some of my favorite albums this year are the new: Pity Sex, Frank Ocean, Drake, Kanye West, Rae Strummed, Blood Orange and 1975 albums