Middle school is a tight block for me because it's in between when I was first exposed to music via the radio/dad and when I got my first job at 15 and suddenly had money to actually go to concerts. Because of this and how bland radio playlists are there really aren't a lot of things that trigger flashbacks to that time period.
I was driving back from band practice one day and heard this shit on the radio. Waves of nostalgia came over me, yet I couldn't for the life of me figure out what song it was. Turns out it was Harvey Danger the goat screaming about having his legs cut off.
And because I was technically 14 in the ninth grade I got really into viking metal with friends.