Sunday, January 27, 2013

The First 100 Albums That Occurred To Me, Roughly In The Order In Which They Occurred To Me

When I got out several pieces of paper and a pen to write down the 100 greatest albums of all time, these were the first 100 to occur to me.

The Beatles, Abbey Road
The Beatles, The Beatles (The White Album)
The Moody Blues, Seventh Sojourn
They Might Be Giants, Flood
They Might Be Giants, They Might Be Giants
Kirsty MacColl, Kite
The Beatles, Let It Be
The Beatles, Revolver
Scot Ninnemann, Moon June Spoon
Scot Ninnemann, Slight Change of Plans
Flip Nasty, Guitool
UFO Catcher, The Tale of a Sad And Lonely Boy Who Dreamed of Love
Kaptain Karl, Art Is A Lie, Baby
Kaptain Karl, The Chicago Tapes
Kaptain Karl, The Kepler Agenda
Jubilant Dogs, Abby
Prince, Purple Rain
Prince, Dirty Mind
Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends
Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water
Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds Five
Ben Folds, Rocking the Suburbs
Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan, Oh Mercy
Bob Dylan, Time Out Of Mind
Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan, Bringing it All Back Home
Bob Dylan, Desire
Bob Dylan, "Love And Theft"
Bob Dylan, Live 1966
Lou Reed, Transformer
Lou Reed, Set the Twilight Reeling
The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico
The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground, Loaded
Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville
Trip Shakespeare, Across the Universe
Trip Shakespeare, Lulu
Matt Wilson, Burnt White and Blue
The Beatles, Rubber Soul
Billy Bragg, Worker's Playtime
Billy Bragg, Don't Try This At Home
Joni Mitchell, Hejira
Joni Mitchell, Blue
Joni Mitchell, The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark
Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin' Simon
Paul Simon, Graceland
Paul Simon, Paul Simon's Concert in Central Park
Joni Mitchell, Ladies of the Canyon
Paul SImon, Hearts and Bones
John Coltrane, Giant Steps
John Coltrane, Africa/Brass
John Coltrane, Live at the Village Vanguard
Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Sarah McLachlan, Surfacing
Enya, Paint the Sky With Stars
Steve Miller Band, Greatest Hits 1974-1978
James Taylor, Greatest Hits
Gram Parsons, GP
Gram Parsons, Return of the Grevious Angel
The Minnesota Orchestra, The Complete Beethoven Symphonies
Les Miserables, Original Cast Recording
The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo
The Band, Music From Big Pink
The Band, The Band (The Brown Album)
Bob Dylan & The Band, The Basement Tapes
Paul McCartney (or whatever), Band on the Run
Billy Joel, The Stranger
Billy Joel, Turnstyles
Billy Joel, Cold Spring Harbor
Paul McCartney, Tug of War
Paul McCartney, Venus and Mars
Paul McCartney, Flowers in the Dirt
Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced?
Jimi Hendrix, Axis: Bold As Love
Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas
Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll: The Complete '50s Masters
Elvis Presley, From Nashville To Memphis: The Essential '60s Masters I
Elvis Presley, Promised Land
Elvis Presley, From Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee
Elvis Presley, Memories: The 1968 Comeback Special
Elvis Presley, Elvis Country
Elvis Presley, Moody Blue
Elvis Presley, That's The Way It Is
Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town
The Kinks, The Kinks are The Village Green Preservation Society
John Lennon, Imagine
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy
George Harrison, Brainwashed
George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
George Harrison, George Harrison
George Harrison, Could Nine
The Moody Blues, The Other Side of Life
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Dare To Be Stupid
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Alpocalypse
Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster
David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
David Bowie, Hunky Dory
David Bowie, Low
David Bowie, Heathen
David Bowie, Reality
David Bowie, Station To Station
The Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies
Falco, Falco3

And I think that was 100.

Next time I sat down/stuff I thought of immediately afterwards:

John Hartford, Areo-Plane
Guster, Keep It Together
Guns -N- Roses, Appettite For Destruction
The Carpenters, 1969-1973
Big Star, #1 Record/Radio City
Big Star, Third/Sister Lovers
Evan Johnson, How Could I Know
Colin Spring, How I Came To Cry These Tears of Cool
Trip Shakespeare, Volt
Semisonic, Feeling Strangely Fine
Ted Hawkins, The Final Tour

I thought about looking over my CD collection and adding anything I forgot, then cutting up the pieces of paper and physically assembling the absolutely definitive list, in order. But I'm 41 not 14.

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