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My Favorite albums

Who cares? :) I did this on a whim last night. I have a pretty large and very eclectic music collection. I have Linkin Park and Aphrodite's Child and Bob Dylan and Weather Report and Staind.. it's all over the place. There isn't alot of new music and you can read why here if you're interested. Last night I was wondering if I could pick not necessarily the BEST music - which is a completely subjective thing - but which recordings most personally influenced me - opened me up to new musical ideas. And of course, yes I do think these are all excellent recordings; the message (lyrics) in some cases are not in my opinion healthy or recommended.

In approximate guestimate not alot of analysis done here but these are looking back and placed in order of the time these people changed my musical life. There are large gaps in time - there are large gaps in time in which I felt most music on the radio just sucked great rotten eggs. These are not necessarily in order of release either; but about when I heard them. "It's all about me." :) Heh.. well, this is MY website!

King Crimson "In the Court of the Crimson King"

Fleetwood Mac "Future Games"

The Jimi Hendrix Experience "Are You experienced?"

[Niel Young and Tom Petty kept me sane during the disco era in the 80's]

The Velvet Underground "Loaded" - I dicovered this late in life

Billie Holliday "From the Original Decca Masters" I dicovered her late in life

Frank Zappa "Shiek Yerbouti"

The Clash "London Calling"

The Sugarcubes "life's too good"

Yo-Yo MA "Portrait of Yo-Yo Ma"

Cowboy Junkies "The Trinity Sessions"

Big Audio Dynamite "This is Big Audio Dynamite"

'Til Tuesday "Everything's Different Now"

Traveling Wilburys "VOL 1"

Liz Phair "Exile in Guyville"

Tori Amos "Boys for Pele" - I love her. I do. Her music is difficult but it is the most honest thing going almost anywhere on the planet. Almost. Anywhere.



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