Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kind of Like "High Fidelity," But Without Jack Black

So to what productive uses did I put my time tonight? Did I finish Heart of Darkness? Read for my exams? Continue the PhD program search? Wash the dishes?

No. I yanked every studio release off my cd rack and put them in order of my favorites. So not a complete waste of my time.

I'm presenting the list of all 99 here for you because, well, heck, why not? Perhaps one day I will be tempted to write a proper blog on the top ten or something. But until then, enjoy the list in an of itself.

Note: To avoid what could amount to months, if not years, worth of agonizing over which albums I like better, I made snap judgments. Plus, I was a bit tipsy. Furthermore, I reserve the right to change the order once I have given it more thought and/or sobered up.

98. Bob Dylan--Christmas in the Heart
97. ""--Good as I Been to You
96. Jakob Dylan--Seeing Things
95. Billy Bragg & Wilco--Mermaid Avenue Vol. II
94. Bob Dylan--Together Through Life
93. Pearl Jam--Ten
92. Train--Drops of Jupiter
91. Norah Jones--Come Away with Me
90. Jet--Get Born
89. The Wallflowers--Red Letter Days
88. Flogging Molly--Drunken Lullabies
87. U2--No Line on the Horizon
86. The Wallflowers--The Wallflowers
85. Billy Bragg--The Internationale
84. Tie: U2--Boy and War
83. The Traveling Wilburys--The Traveling Wilburys
82. The Killers--Hot Fuss
81. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes--Are a Drag
80. Bob Dylan--"Love and Theft"
79. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes--Love Their Country
78. Faculty Lounge--Faculty Lounge
77. Bob Dylan--Oh Mercy
76. ""--World Gone Wrong
75. Led Zeppelin--Led Zeppelin
74. The Raconteurs--Broken Boy Soldiers
73. Joni Mitchell--Court and Spark
72. Bob Dylan--Bob Dylan
71. U2--The Joshua Tree
70. Bob Dylan--Planet Waves
69. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young--Deja Vu
68. Crosby, Stills and Nash--Crosby, Stills and Nash
67. Bob Dylan--Nashville Skyline
66. Joni Mitchell--Ladies of the Canyon
65. Bruce Springsteen--Magic
64. Green Day--21st Century Breakdown
63. Bob Dylan--Street Legal
62. The Beatles--Magical Mystery Tour
61. The Rolling Stones--Beggars Banquet
60. Bob Dylan--Time Out of Mind
59. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes--Blow in the Wind
58. Green Day--Dookie
57. The Beatles--Beatles for Sale
56. The Wallflowers--Bringing Down the Horse
55. Simon and Garfunkel--Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
54. Bob Dylan--The Times They Are A-Changin'
53. Neil Young--Harvest
52. Bob Dylan--Another Side of Bob Dylan
51. Van Morrison--Moondance
50. Alanis Morissette--Jagged Little Pill
49. Foxboro Hot Tubs--Stop Drop and Roll!!!
48. Bob Dylan--Modern Times
47. David Bowie--Aladdin Sane
46. Nirvana--Nevermind
45. Carole King--Tapestry
44. Bruce Springsteen--Born to Run
43. The Beatles--Let It Be
42. ""--Please Please Me
41. Bob Dylan--Desire
40. U2--All That You Can't Leave Behind
39. Led Zeppelin--Led Zeppelin II
38. The Doors--The Doors
37. The Wallflowers--Rebel, Sweetheart
36. Simon and Garfunkel--Bookends
35. The Beatles--With the Beatles
34. Bob Dylan--John Wesley Harding
33. David Bowie--The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
32. The Sex Pistols--Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
31. The Wallflowers--(Breach)
30. Paul McCartney and Wings--Band on the Run
29. Led Zeppelin--Led Zeppelin IV (a.k.a. ZOSO)
28. The Beatles--Help!
27. Bob Dylan--The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
26. U2--How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
25. George Harrison--All Things Must Pass
24. The Rolling Stones--Exile on Main Street
23. ""--Sticky Fingers
22. Bruce Springsteen--We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
21. The Velvet Underground and Nico--The Velvet Underground and Nico
20. The Who--Who's Next
19. The Rolling Stones--Some Girls
18. The Beatles--A Hard Day's Night
17. Simon and Garfunkel--Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Fleetwood Mac--Rumors
15. Bob Dylan--Blood on the Tracks
14. The Rolling Stones--Let It Bleed
13. Green Day--American Idiot
12. The Beatles--Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
11. ""--The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album)
10. The Who--Tommy
9. David Bowie--Hunky Dory
8. U2--Achtung Baby
7. Bob Dylan--Bringing It All Back Home
6. The Beatles--Rubber Soul
5. Bob Dylan--Highway 61 Revisited
4. The Beatles--Abbey Road
3. The Clash--London Calling
2. Bob Dylan--Blonde on Blonde
1. The Beatles--Revolver

See one of your own favorites on the list? Appalled that I don't own White Light/White Heat? Outraged that Led Zeppelin only comes in at #75? Feel free to comment.

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