So you’re stranded on a desert island. Or rather, the gents of Hippo Campus are stranded on a desert island. If they could only bring three albums to listen to on endless island repeat, which ones would make the cut? In making their decisions, they weigh entertainment value against the more “serious,” enduring impact of certain albums.

The decision is difficult, wrought with many questions. But they persist. And one by one, each band member shares an answer. Also, if you would choose a Hippo Campus album as one of your top three, then step inside the studio with the band as they record their debut.

Drum roll, please… Their top 3 revealed.

JAKE LUPPEN

White AlbumBeatles

House of the HolyLed Zeppelin

Wincing the Night AwayThe Shins

NATHAN STOCKER

Masao Sen

Bruised OrangeJohn Prine

Shrek Soundtrack

ZACH SUTTON

Go Tell Fire to the Mountains– WU LYF

Tog PebblesWay Yes

A Winged Victory From the SullenA Winged Victory From the Sullen

WHISTLER ALLEN

RevolverBeatles

This Will Destroy YouThis Will Destroy You

Beach Boys Greatest HitsBeach Boys