Wednesday, September 15, 2010

15 significant albums in 15 minutes (or less)

Here's a fun one making the rounds on the ol' Fbook which I'm breaking out into the land of the greater internets...

The "rules" are to take 15 minutes and list 15 albums that will "always stick with you." Speed is of the essence, so here we go. It's 6:26pm and I'm listing:

1. Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet
2. Perfecta - Adam Again
3. The Freewheeling Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
4. Achtung Baby - U2
5. The Ultimate Experience - Jimi Hendrix
6. Gold - Bob Marley
7. Rocket and a Bomb/Strip Cycle - Michael Knott
8. 88 - 77's
9. No Nations - Jets Overhead
10. OK Comptuer/Kid A - Radiohead
11. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
12. Call Me - Al Green
13. Abbey Road - The Beatles
14. Cake - Fashion Nugget
15. Gold Greatest Hits - Zamfir
16. Neil Young - 12 Greatest Hits

It's now 6:32 and already there's more I'd like to list (The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, Matt Mays' Terminal Romance ...), but I've already hit my 15 (plus one).

Don't be afraid to play it loud.


Michael Krahn said...

1. Adam Again - Dig
2. Michael Knott - Rocket and a Bomb
3. Old 97s - Satellite Rides
4. Counting Crows - August and...
5. Counting Crows - Recovering the Satellites
6. The Crucified - Pillars of Humanity
7. Indigo Girls - Swamp Ophelia
8. Vigilantes of Love - Audible Sigh
9. Ron Sexsmith - Other Songs
10. Mark Heard - Second Hand
11. Jan Krist - Wing and a Prayer
12. Brandi Carlile - self-titled
13. Pearl Jam - Vs. (aka 5 Against 1)
14. Bob Dylan - self-titled (1962)
15. Patty Griffin - 1000 Kisses
16. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions
17. Ryan Adams - Gold
18. Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues

James Kingsley said...

nicely done.

this is probably the first time in history that Jan Krist and Public Enemy have inhabited the same list.

And it was a tough call for me between Dig and Perfecta. In truth, Dig resonates a bit more with me, but Perfecta is so achingly beautiful I had to go with it.

Michael Krahn said...

A few more:

Bruce Cockburn - The Charity of Night (my goodness, how could I have forgotten that one!?)

Blue Rodeo - The Days In Between

Elvis Costello - The Delivery Man

Hawksley Workman - For Him and the Girls

Nirvana - In Utero

James Kingsley said...

nice! i really enjoy costello's "when i was cruel" as well. those two albums had such a good edge to them.