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Friday, December 02, 2005

Top 10

After a little talking with some of my friends, we all decided to make a post about our personal Top 10 for music albums. So here are my favs in no particular order:
  1. Yourself or Someone Like You - Matchbox 20
    Start to finish no other album grips every emotion a young person has had as well as this album. While the music is not complex, the emotions, fears, joys, doubts and struggles are ones that every person has secretly dealt with.
  2. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
    Highlight of 90s Alternative Rock. Great droning guitars, poetic lyrics. This album helped me feel at home the whole time I was in Germany in highschool
  3. August and Everything After - Counting Crows
    Any album by the Crows is great. These guys just put so much into their music and you can listen to it end to end and then still want more.
  4. A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
    Particularly the first 5 songs. Coldplay mixes their sound incredibly well.
  5. The Ultimate Experience - Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi just blows me away. I can't listen to an album of his without longing to play my guitar and wishing that I possessed a smidgeon of his talent.
  6. This Side - Nickel Creek
    Folksy, Fun, and Honest. This album helps to prove why Nickel Creek is one of the best bands out there that simply can't be categorized.
  7. The Matrix Soundtrak - Various Artists
    Every time I hear anything from this soundtrack I want to race my car or kick some butt.
  8. Melancholie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
    The first 1.5 CDs are an amazing compilation. Although about half way thru the second you begin to see the demise of the Pumpkins.
  9. MTV Unplugged - Nirvana
    All the pain and agony of Kurt, just before he killed himself. This is Nirvana at their absolute best.
  10. You Gotta Go There to Come Back - Stereophonics
    Surprise find. Everything is so funky, fun, groovy, and just enjoyable. I can listen to this album on a loop and love every minute.
I didn't think that I'd be quite as much of a music junkie as this post seems to indicate, but when thinking of albums for this post I realized that there are a LOT of great CDs out there. Here is a small list of noteworthy albums that didn't quite make it.

Honorable Mentions:
  • Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
  • Poetry & Aeroplanes - Teitur
  • Awake is the New Sleep - Ben Lee
  • Self Titled - The Presidents of the United States of America
  • Joshua Tree - U2
  • Live at Luther College - Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
  • Delux - Better than Ezra
  • Self Titled - Collective Soul
  • Demon Days - Gorillaz
  • Cracked Rearview Mirror - Hootie and the Blowfish
  • Crossroads - Jon Bon Jovi
  • ZoSo - Led Zeppelin
  • Black Album - Metallica
  • Office Space Soundtrack
  • The Fat of the Land - Prodigy
  • Grave Diggers Union - Soul Asylum
  • Self Titled - Third Eye Blind

Special thanks to Monique for the inspiration for this thread of blogs.

1 comment:

Jon and Monique said...

I'm not quite as brave as you are, Matt Otis. Making a list of the best CDs ever would be a monumental undertaking. Haven't heard of a few of your 'select' bands...I guess I should give them a listen.