More Lists

Bear said to put it back, so here it is:

I be lovin’ me some lists. Especially the music ones. So, after listing your top 10 current picks, I ask: what are your top 20 albums of ALL TIME????? (Imagine the booming echo) These should be the most important albums in your life, not just a list of what you believe to be the most important albums in the history of rock. And in no particular order, of course. For me? Check it:

  1. Radiohead – OK Computer/Kid A/Hail to the Thief (I know, I’m cheating.)
  2. U2 – Achtung Baby/Rattle and Hum/Wide Awake in America (Still cheating…)
  3. Pixies – Doolittle/Trompe le Monde/Surfer Rosa (Will continue to cheat. Get over it.)
  4. Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots/Soft Bulletin
  5. Toad the Wet Sprocket – Dulcinea
  6. Whiskeytown – Pneumonia
  7. Chris Whitley – Dirt Floor/Terra Incognita
  8. Wilco – Summerteeth/Being There/Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  9. Replacements – Pleased to Meet Me/Tim/All Shook Down
  10. Elliot Smith – Figure 8/XO
  11. Smiths – Louder Than Bombs/Peel Sessions/The Queen is Dead/Strangeways, Here We Come
  12. Old Dirty Bastard – N***A PLEASE/Return to the 36 Chambers, the 37th Chamber
  13. Beatles – White Album/Revolver/Sgt. Pepper
  14. Depeche Mode – Violator
  15. Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour of Bewilderbeast
  16. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
  17. John Frusciante – To Record Only Water for Ten Days
  18. R.E.M. – Automatic For the People
  19. Coldplay – Parachutes/Rush of Blood to the Head
  20. Kashmir – Zitilites

Ok, so I bent the rules. A LOT. Meh.

11 thoughts on “More Lists

  1. Dude, why didn’t you just call this the top 20 bands/artist in your life? You gots about 60 albums on there.


    Leave it up. It was interesting. I was about to post a couple of my top albums. Certainly not 20, but a couple that have either had a great impact or that never get old.

  3. Are you going to take that abuse hordak?

    I say, “Hordak: Attack!”

    (Someone had to say that eventually. Admit it, you’ve all been thinking the same thing.)

    1. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
    2. Weezer – Blue Album
    3. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
    4. Police – Outlandos d’Amore
    5. B.O.C. – Cultosaurus Erectus
    6. Beta Band – 3 E.P.s
    7. AC/DC – Back in Black
    8. Bo Hansson – Magician’s Hat
    9. Supergrass – I Should Coco
    10. Rush – Farewell to Kings
    11. Velvet Underground – Loaded
    12. Joy Division – Closer
    13. Ween – Pod
    14. Roxy Music – Siren
    15. Ian Brown – Unfinshed Monkey Business
    16. Q.O.T.S.A. – Q.O.T.S.A.
    17. TMBG – Apollo 18
    18. The Cars – The Cars
    19. Green Day – Dookie
    20. Reldni – Long Trip to South Point (Not technically an album…but I was going to list Tits at my #20, so I figured this was better.)
  4. Since I can’t sleep, here is my top ten list.

    1. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
    2. Helium – The Dirt of Luck
    3. Pixies – Doolittle
    4. RZA/GZA –Liquid Swords
    5. Oasis –Definitely Maybe
    6. Afghan Whigs – Black Love
    7. Cramps – Flamejob
    8. Quintron –These Hands of Mine
    9. International Noise Conspiracy – Survival Sickness
    10. Folk Implosion – One Part Lullaby

    Honorable Mentions:

    The Police – Everything they ever did except ‘Mother’ and ‘Friends’ The Moldy Peaches : The Moldy Peaches Afghan Whigs -1965, Congregation, Up in It, Uptown Avondale Daft Punk –Homework Sonic Youth – Dirty, Goo Cardigans- Gran Turisimo Comp.- Let them eat Jellybeans Clinic –Walking with Thee Beta Band -3EP’s Ian Brown – Unfinished Monkey Business Counting Crows –August and Everything After Twilight Singers – Twilight as Played By the Twilight Singers Elliot Smith – Figure 8

    Mind you, I don’t actually listen to many full albums. I’m a piece by piece MP3 fellow. But these albums are some of my favorites.

  5. I thought I wasn’t going to answer this question because I couldn’t make up my mind. But the thought has been bugging me for weeks now. I still can’t say what the top 20 albums I either like only part of an album or like most of an artist’s albums about equally. So, instead, in roughly chronological order, here are the top 30 musicians who influenced my musical interests over the years:

    1. Early teens:
      1. Peter, Paul, & Mary
      2. Joni Mitchell
      3. Simon & Garfunkle
    2. High School:
      1. Belly
      2. Aerosmith
      3. REM
      4. Breeders
    3. Early College:
      1. Tori Amos
      2. Counting Crows
      3. BOC
      4. Portishead
      5. Squirrel Nut Zippers
      6. Ash
      7. Failure
    4. Late College:
      1. Seely
      2. Rasputina
      3. The Muffs
      4. Sneaker Pimps (especially on account of “How Do” which they lifted from the Wicker Man soundtrack).
      5. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
      6. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    5. Reading Squalor:
      1. The Aquabats
      2. Tuscadero
      3. Jimmy Castor Bunch
      4. Zap Mama
    6. The Married Life:
      1. Pentangle
      2. OutKast
      3. Astrud Gilberto, Jobin, et al
      4. Gordon Lightfoot
      5. Nellie Mckay
      6. Les Baxter

    Alot of others too, but these are the ones I keep comming back to over the years.

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