Sleeping With Sirens singer Kellin Quinn looks back on his youth and shares his nine favorite albums from when he was a teenager.

Every path to being a successful musician is different, but it almost always starts the same — with a childhood passion for music as early influences and inspirations begin to take root. And now that more than a decade has passed since Sleeping With Sirens issued their debut album, With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear, the alt-rock act's sound has evolved quite a lot, which makes throwing it back to Quinn's teen years all the more intriguing.

There's certainly some of the usual suspects present here — who on earth could possibly have a career in this scene without obsessing over Blink-182 while growing up? Beyond that, there's at least a couple of surprises, too (we were a bit surprised, at least), and we've got some unique insight into a crucial part of Quinn's life.

While you're scrolling through his album picks, make sure to hit play on "Crosses" below, which is off Sleeping With Sirens' new album, Total Collapse. The record drops on Oct. 14 through Sumerian Records and you can get your copy here.

Sleeping With Sirens, "Crosses" (ft. Underoath's Spencer Chamberlain)

Sleeping With Sirens' Kellin Quinn: My 10 Favorite Albums When I Was a Teenager

The Sleeping With Sirens singer throws it back to the albums that dominated his teen years.

Gallery Credit: Kellin Quinn

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