Top 15 Albums
September 15th, 2015 = Top 15 Day!
I’ll update this post with a bunch of links to fellow Top 15 lists as the day progresses.
LeBrain at mikeladano.com – Top 15 on the 15th
J at Resurrection Songs – Top 15 on the 15th
Uncle Meat – Top 15 on the 15th
Iron Tom Sharpe – Top 15 on the 15th
James at the KMA – Top 15 on the 15th
Sarca at Caught me Gaming – My Top 15 Music Albums of All Time
Deke at Arena Rock – DeKEs All Time Top 15 (Kinda,Sorta)
Geoff at the 1001 – Top 15 Albums
Aaron at the KMA – Top 15 on the 15th
Danica at Living a Beautiful Life – My Top 15 Albums of All Time
1537 from 1537 – Top 15 Books About Music
We Left This World Today – 15 is not enough…
Andytallman from A Hole in the Head – Top 15 Albums of All Time
Pop Culture Forays – Top 15 Albums
Brian from Boppin’s Blog – Top 15 on the 15th
Ovidiu Boar at Tangled Up In Music – Top 15 on the 15th
80sMetalMan – My Top 15 Albums
Jimmy at kingcrimsonblog – Top 15 on the 15th
Another Bad Conversation – My Top 15 on the 15th
Nick from Nick Green’s Reviews – Top 15 on the 15th
Zack at The Audible Stew – #top15onthe15th
Quirky T at The Guitar Train – The Guitar Train’s Top 15 Albums
Ian at The 80s Didn’t Suck – Top 15 Albums (plus 54 others)
In the Meantime (to borrow a great Spacehog tune), here’s my contribution.
Note-for-note, there are likely superior albums.
But as at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 14th, these are the ones that are either ingrained, are constantly in my listening rotation, or make me feel better about the world. In most cases, all of the above. Enjoy!
15. The Darkness – Permission To Land (2003)
The most fun record of the 21st Century thus far.
14. Bryan Adams – Into the Fire and Other Hot Tracks (1987)
My cassette has the studio album as program A and essentially a greatest hits as program B!
13. Billy Joel – Glass Houses (1980)
All For Leyna, Sleeping With the Television On, I’m shocked I see it as often as I do in the used bins.
12. The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)
The side B suite is magnificent. I’m not sure where my copy is, it’s absent for the photo-shoot!
11. The Cure – Wild Mood Swings (1996)
Cure purists would probably choose an earlier record but I especially adore this one.
10. Morrissey – Your Arsenal (1992)
My gateway to Moz…
9. The Smiths – The Queen is Dead (1986)
…and therefore also The Smiths
8. Sloan – Twice Removed (1994)
Sloooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnn! It goes deeper than its beauty.
7. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)
I had no use for the Beach Boys before I heard this. God Only Knows what I’d do without this one now.
6. The Tragically Hip – Fully Completely (1992)
A Hip essay is in the brainstorming stages as I type. Perhaps the most important band & album in my early music fan years.
5. Radiohead – The Bends (1995)
Thom sang “I wish I was…Bulletproof.” This album is pretty darn close.
4. Weezer – Pinkerton (1996)
On any given day, spots #2 & 4 might be reversed.
3. Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
One of those heavily praised records that is worthy of each & every accolade.
2. Weezer – Weezer (1994)
I like to keep a guitar tuned down half a step for when the weezer mood strikes (as it often does and should).
1. The Beatles – The Beatles (1968)
The Beatles is a flawed record. Paradoxically, its flaws make it that much more perfect.
Thanks for reading, writing, and participating!