- Ani DiFranco Knuckle Down -- all of her albums are excellent, but this one doesn't have a single skippable song; her guitar on "Modulation" and "Lag Time" is perfect; and the title song, without getting too deep, pretty much articulates my thoughts on what life is really all about.
- Fleetwood Mac Tusk -- all of FM's albums before-and-through the Stevie Nicks era are classics, but Tusk is really a stand-alone. For me, it represents some of the band's best work, and includes my favorite Stevie songs "Storms", "Sisters of the Moon", and "Beautiful Child".
- Grateful Dead American Beauty -- this is the album where one of my favorite songs of all time "Ripple" first appeared. This is an album I can play any day, for any mood.
- Me'Shell Ndegeocello Cookie: The Anthropological Mix Tape -- the first time I heard this album, I was blown away. ". . . you like to have money in your pocketbook/that's alright/ ya gotta lotta sense/runnin' thru your bones/and THAT's a'ight/you like to be in the know/with all the major figures/and/that's alright/you like to hang out and shake that thing/all night/and that's alright".
- Widespread Panic Ain't Life Grand -- I just love this jam music, and love Panic. The title song is among my favorites, and goes onto all of the lovey-dovey mix tapes I make for Sly B. It makes me think of living, just living. "Watching people roll by/Wonder where they're going/Hey what's your job/What're you knowing?"
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Sly B and I were rollin' to the sushi place yesterday and started talking about our favorite albums. We thought it would be fun if everyone wrote a post with their top 10 (or 5, or whatever) albums. Here are mine for today:
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