Favorite Albums of all Time
(an ever-growing list...)
I was just going to put my top 20 here, then realized ...that's impossible. Highlighted in red are the cream of the crop, but all of these albums are monumental achievements to my ear. Those of you who know me will find some revealing guilty pleasures and a few suprises. If you'd like to find out more about any of these bands or albums, go to the AMG link at the end of the list.
"There are only two kinds of music - good and bad" - Duke Ellington
Jon Anderson, Olias of Sunhillow- The debut solo from Yes front man.
B-52's, Cosmic Thing - A shining crest for the goofy rockers.
Beat Farmers, Tales of the New West - defining cowboy punk with a wicked sense of humor
Beatles - All.....favorite: Revolver - hey, it's the Beatles
David Bowie - Changes One
Hounds of Love
Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick - I wish they had continued to sound like this-raw & edgy.
The Clash, London Calling
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies- not just because this is the first album I ever bought!
My Aim Is True
This Years Model
Duke Ellington & Count Basie, First Time! Count Meets the Duke
Fleetwood Mac, Mirage
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains of Wayne - the latest providers of pure power pop
So - The power packed pop suprise from Pete!
US - A darker view exploring relationships.
Peter Gabriel (1)- The solid and varied solo debut from former Genesis front man.
Hoodoo Gurus, Stoneage Romeos
Los Lobos, The Neighborhood
Nick Lowe, Pure Pop for Now People
Oliver!, Soundtrack - I must have listened to this 1,000 times when I was 10.
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, Architecture & Morality - electronic music with a heart? Yup.
Dark Side of the Moon
The Final Cut
The Police, Syncronicity
Lou Reed, New York - raw rock backing incredible lyrics
Life's Rich Pageant
Pleased To Meet Me
Roger Miller, Greatest Hits - somehow, I've always felt like this guy was my uncle.
Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers - Micks best vocals, Keith's great riffs...ahhhhh.
Chris Squire, Fish Out of Water - The best solo album to come from Yes
Supertramp, Crisis, What Crisis? - yes, these guys used to be good! Very cynical piece here.
More Songs about Buildings and Food
Speaking In Tongues
Tears for Fears,
Songs from the Big Chair
Sewing the Seeds of Love
Triumvirat, Sparticus - Great song writing on this prog. rock ELP clone
Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
Weather Report, Heavy Weather
Webb Wilder - Doo Dad
Who's Next - Powerful, loud, subtle, and heartfelt. Keith Moons greatest moments here.
Odds N' Sods
Nonsuch - Addictive medium tempo hooky pop with a brain.
Apple, Venus Vol. 1 - Same as above.
Skylarking - produced by Todd Rundgren with incredible results
Close to the Edge
Tales from Topographic Oceans
Going for the One
- The All Music Guide. Excellent source for album info........ANY album!