Arlee Bird over at Tossing it Out has his own sort of blogfest going on today. The Favorite Album Blgofest.
I've often written about my passion for music, lyrics especially, so I decided to join.
My list is by no means what I consider the best albums of all time, just some of my favorites - for various reasons. Nor is the list in any particular order. I only thought of eleven (instead of fifteen), though I could go on forever.
1.) Madonna - Madonna. Yeah I went there. This was the borderline of my pre and early teens. I used to wear the clothes, the gloves, had the exact same horrible hair (only mine was natural, both in color and curl ;) ). And every time I skated onto the ice at my fave hangout, the DJ kicked up Lucky Star for me.
2.) The Grease Soundtrack - Mostly makes the list because, I swear I wore this record out. (Yep, I said record.) And, I still have the CD in my car changer on most days. I know, I'm hopelessly devoted.
3.) Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon Because, no all-time music list in history would be complete without this one. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly has brain damage.
4.) The Beatles Anthology - Yep. All three. Cause Hey Dude!, how could I pick one actual album originally recorded by the Fab Four? Don't go startin' a revolution about it.
5.) John Lennon, Double Fantasy - This was a cassette form, but I wore it out, too. Another that graces my CD changer often. I can see I'm losing you, no worries, I'm moving on.
6.) Led Zepplin, How the West was Won - This one may be a little too personal to share. Let's just say it involves, candlelight and romance. Try it; it's like climbing a stairway to heaven.
7.) Incubus, Make Yourself - It's a privilege to listen to this stellar album. Pardon me, but there could be consequences if you don't agree. If you haven't crawled out from under your rock and listened: make yourself.
8.) Incubus, Morning View - Is there an echo in here? Ahhhh, step under my umbrella, it's nice to know you. Warning: I'm about to gush. Brandon, the lyrical genius of my heart. Mike, guitar master extraodinaire. Let's not forget Kill, who brings it together with a saweet touch. Have you ever loved something too much to even explain its appeal? Okay, my love of all things Incubus is not just a phase, but I feel like I'm going in circles here. Are you in?
9.) The Essential Heart - Now that I've finished gushing about my magic man, Brandon, (god, if looks could kill - I tell ya), I feel I can move straight on to the next fave. These sisters kick ass, and make it look like it's nothin' at all. From the unchained melody Nancy rips on her guitar, to the chills I get every single time I hear Anne's voice kick it out - oy, they rock my world. Never out of my CD changer. Evah.
10.) Jewel, Pieces of You - This girl doesn't play foolish games. Not only can she write beautiful poetry, but she can sing it. Who's your daddy?
11.) Billy Joel, greatest Hits - Whew. No pressure or anything. This isn't just one of my faves - it's up there on all-time albums, period. The piano man is not only the entertainer of a lifetime, but a total big shot.
12.) Green Day, Dookie - From Billy Joel to burnout, Billy Joe. What can I say? I'm coming clean. this album is serious fun - and they put on a sweet live show!
13.) The Cure, Galore- It's a ride down Fascination Street as Robert Smith sings his wife a lovesong like no other. This album is just like heaven. Hot hot hot, even.
14.) The Eagles - I'd be a witchy woman if I said I could really only pick one album from these guys. I can't tell you why, but this is one of my all-time favorite bands.
15.) NIN, Pretty hate Machine - Ah. We come to my blog's namesake. The only time I'd ever heard anything like Nine Inch Nails was, well, never. Trent Reznor broke so many barriers with this album (and his follow-ups) it should be a sin, really. It would be a terrible lie to say I'm not sanctified when I listen to this album. After all, Trent said it best: there's nothing quite like the feel of something new.
WOW! I not only hit 15, but I have about 4 others that could have made the list - and that's just off the top of my head! But, I'll pass; it's seriously late and I have to get up to take the kiddos to school in the morning.
Thank you, Arlee. This was awesome-fun!
R-rated song coming up. You've been warned.