Pitchfork People’s List


Pitchfork is running a poll called the People’s List where anyone can login and vote for at least 20 and as many as 100 of their favorite albums from 1996-2011.  I made my list mostly based upon albums from my own 2009 ranking of my 100 favorite albums of all time.  Numbers 1-52 retain the…

Meme: 15 Albums


Tagged for another music related-meme on Facebook by a different friend. The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you’ve heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Should be easy, no?  I promise not to look at my…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 10-1


Yikes! I’ve reached the top ten.  It should be noted that I actually considered 12 albums as being good enough to be number one, but only one could qualify.  Or you could look at as a 12-way tie. Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 100 Favorite Albums of…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 20-11


Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 80-71. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 70-61. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 60-51. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 50-41. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 40-31. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 30-21. 20. Graceland by Paul Simon (1986)…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (30-21)


Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 80-71. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 70-61. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 60-51. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 50-41. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 40-31. 30. Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg & Wilco (1998) An English singer/songwriter/radical…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (40-31)


Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 80-71. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 70-61. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 60-51. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 50-41. 40. Rubber Soul by The Beatles (1966) Picking Beatles’ albums for this list is challenging.  How do I…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (50-41)


Part six of my top 100 albums of all time. Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 80-71. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 70-61. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 60-51. 50. The Trinity Session by The Cowboy Junkies (1988) I’m sure that there are…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (60-51)


Part five of my top 100 albums of all time. Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 80-71. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 70-61. 60. The Remix Album…Diamonds Are Forever by Shirley Bassey (2000) If this list of favorite albums confirms anything it’s that…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (70-61)


Part four of my top 100 albums of all time. Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 80-71. 70. Hot by Squirrel Nut Zippers (1996) The swing revival was a fun addition to the Nineties’ music scene, and SNZ stand out as a band…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (80-71)


Part three of my top 100 albums of all time. Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 80. Other Voices, Other Rooms by Nanci Griffith (1993) Another good example of the artist-as-interpreter with Griffith covering folk classics and obscure nuggets will the help of an all-star cast of collaborating…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (90-81)


Part two of my top 100 albums of all time. Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 90. An Droichead Beag — Mighty Session (1998) I picked up this cassette on my travels to Dingle in 1998.  This is a great collection of Irish traditional and contemporary music from one of the nation’s top music…

100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (100-91)


Following up on my 100 Favorite Books of All-Time project, I now embark on another 10-week project to countdown my 100 Favorite Albums of all-time.  By albums I mean collections of popular music (my eclectic tastes defy genres) regardless of format – vinyl LP’s, cassettes, CD’s, or digital formats, I’ve listened to them all. Please…