Monday, October 16, 2006

Did Your Favorites Make The List?

Hell, I like lists. I like writing them, reading them, debating them, etc.

Well, here's a peach from 2005: "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die."

1001!!! That's a lot of reading.

Expect more commentary in the near future (I just stumbled upon this).

UPDATE: The list has passed my initial credibility check. Neil Young is fairly well represented: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, Harvest, On the Beach, Tonight's the Night, Rust Never Sleeps, Ragged Glory, plus Buffalo Springfield – Again and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà vu

I'd certainly add Zuma and Freedom, at least (probably Sleeps With Angels also). Oh shit, and Live Rust...but, anyway, it's a respectable level of representation.


Blogger mat said...

I think I made it through the whole list, but my eyes are about to fall out! Definately some excellent choices, though I am sorry to say, a lot I have never heard of. Just a couple of minor beefs at first glance: Where is Waylon Jennings? They have Willie, Johnny, and Merle, but no Waylon?? He was the best of the bunch in my opinion. Three Dexy's Midnight Runners albums??? Maybe they were more popular overseas, but I cannot recall a single song by them except that stupid Come on Eilleen thing. And just so you don't think I have forsaken my old college faves, where is Motley Crue? :)

6:02 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

Hmmm; just four R.E.M. albums.

Am I a wuss if I include Harvest Moon? I love that album, for sentimental reasons ... and it's good.

6:08 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Mat: I agree in principle that Waylon would seem to be an omission, but am not familiar enough with his individual LPs to make the case. As for the Crue, no self-respecting critic will admit to liking them, which never bodes well for these list scenarios. (Hence, your smiley face)

Beth: Not a wuss at all. I agree that HM is a candidate. But, hell, I wouldn't want to be greedy (wink, wink). 4 albums is WAY too few for REM. I agree with the 4 they picked, but would add Lifes Rich Pageant and Fables of the Reconstruction, at least.

6:38 AM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

If your favorite's can't make this list then your tastes must run towards the bizarre.


1:09 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Jeremy said...

They included Megadeth's "Rust in Peace". Thank God I listened to that album before I kick it.

6:55 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

Haahnster, I'm swooning over your Fables mention; that album is so overlooked ... as is New Adventures in Hi-Fi.

1:18 PM, October 19, 2006  

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