Would love to hear from you all on bands/artists/songs that have changed the way you listen to music or have touched you (appropriately or inappropriately) in a profound way. I'm not talking necessarily about bands that just put on a good show or have abundant talent, but those who draw your focus much more intensely. Sometimes an artist has a sound or way with words that becomes truly transformative in your life. I would expect this topic may have a lot of artists that I haven't heard of (or didn't get exposed to much), so I'm interested to see what comes of it. Edit: added option for individual songs since sometimes a song may hold a significant meaning even if the band wasn’t particularly impactful to you. As thread starter, here's one of mine: Manchester Orchestra. Alt-Rock band out of Atlanta. Lead singer/song writer was a preacher's kid, so many songs have a religious overtone but often from a questioning/darker tone. Lots of creative lyrics that often provide commentary on difficult situations. They had a few hits on the Billboard charts (which is where I first heard them), but they keep the tours pretty low-key. If I were to point a person to a few songs as an intro, I'd probably suggest "I Can Feel Your Pain" for it's raw emotion (written about a young female fan who passed from Cancer), and "The River" which is more typical of their sound.