Kurt and I saw the Bill Clinton records meme and had to make a post about it.
Choosing favorites is always a huge challenge for me. When it comes to things I love, I tend to get indecisive about what is really “best” when I’m looking at a group of favorites. The thing about music for me in particular is one day a certain artist might speak volumes to me and the next day is replaced by a completely different artist in a different genre. Music enjoyment for me is based on my mood and attitude, and willingness to listen completely to what I’m hearing. Those factors change so frequently that it’s tough to narrow down what are really my absolute top, top choices. Maybe it’s a bit narcissistic because part of it is I don’t want to limit myself to a few titles which define my music taste, but choices must be made! Let’s give it a shot.
In no order… my 13 favorite albums:
1.) Guero – Beck (2005)
2.) Eat a Peach (Deluxe) – Allman Brothers (1972)
3.) Help! – The Beatles (1965)
4.) 97′ Amsterdam – Phish (1997)
5.) Discovery – Daft Punk (2001)
6.) Black Sands (2010) / Dial M for Monkey(2003) – Bonobo
7.) Kind of Blue – Miles Davis (1959)
8.) Aja (1977) & Countdown to Ecstasy(1973) – Steely Dan
9.) Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine (1992)
10.) Born Sinner – J. Cole (2013)
11.) Take My Drum to England (2005) & Corporeal (2013) – Jon Kennedy