This was supposed to be a 5-part series, but frankly there were only a handful of albums since 1995 (post-college) that I have absolutely loved. So I decided to combine those with my DID (Desert Island Discs; you know, the music you would have to listen to for the rest of your life should you crash land on an island, a la Lost) in the same post.
Here are the CDs which have been on shuffle in my car for the last few years…I know, random.
Matt N is a given, but this particular CD…is just special to me. I will finally openly admit to being a fan of JT (although I don’t love his second effort as much). Missy is a dirty bird, and this CD makes me both laugh and want to dance, every time. As for the Boss – of his entire body of work, this album simply resonates the most with me.
And now, on to my 12 Favorite Albums of All Time, in order of release date.
I am not going to elaborate or articulate how and why each makes the list; there are significant emotional connections and life experiences attached to each, and even I don’t share everything in this space…
Suzanne Vega: Suzanne Vega (1985)
Paul Simon: Graceland (1986)
U2: Joshua Tree (1987)
Melissa Etheridge: Brave and Crazy (1989)
George Michael: Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 (1990)
Indigo Girls: Nomads Indians Saints (1990)
Depeche Mode: Violator (1990)
kd lang: Ingenue (1992)
Peter Gabriel: Us (1992)
Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow (1996)
Music from the Motion Picture: Garden State (2004)
Green Day: American Idiot (2004)
Apparently I was not enamored with music from 1997-2003, and it also seems that very little has touched my soul since 2004. Let’s hope that something spectacular this way comes, sooner rather than later.
Do you have Desert Island Disc lists, or have I been playing this game alone in my head for years?Read More