Sep 13, 2010

Tag! 15 Albums

Day 317

A friend recently tagged me in a note on Facebook. She was inviting me to name 15 albums that I have listened to that will always stick with me and then she listed her 15 albums. I have done something like this before only with 15 movies.

Since I have no idea what I want to blog about today I thought I will steal this idea and post my list of albums. If you want to participate the rules are very simple. Take fifteen minutes and list the first fifteen albums you think of. Don't take too long to think about it.

Now before you judge me and poke fun or laugh, remember, these albums are NOT necessarily my favorite movies (although there are a few), these are albums that stuck with me; ones that I cannot shake and easily forget. They are not in any order.

Men at Work: Business as Usual
I have fond memories listening to this album when my sister and mom drove down from Canada down to Utah. I still listen to these guys, Colin Hay has such a unique voice.

Honeymoon Suite: Honeymoon Suite
This was the first album that I bought. Ah.... hair metal.

Alien 3 Original Score: Eliot Goldenthal
This must be one of my favorite scores since it was the first one that came to mind. I listen to this whenever I write. It has a unique blend of orchestration along with a set of interesting organic noises.

Queen: A Night of the Opera
One of the first Queen albums I bought. I cannot listen to just a song of this album by itself, I have to play the whole album.

Led Zepplien: Led Zepplin 4
This takes me back to my high school days when I first discovered them. Another album I like to listen the whole way through.

Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night
This was my gateway drug to the rest of Fleetwood Mac. I ended up knowing a lot of Fleetwood Mac. Who knew that my parents at the time were cool enough to listen to them?

U2: Zooropa
I still think this is the best U2 album. Definitely their most underrated album. And it has Johnny Cash singing on it.

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Growing up my parents introduced me to a ton of different music. They would often play classical music and "A Night at Bald Mountain" quickly became a favorite of my sister and I.

Pink Floyd: The Wall
I discovered Pink Floyd much later in life and I was blown away by this album. This one sticks with me.

Queen: The Miracle
It seems like Queen is split into two different bands. The earlier Queen sound and the later stuff. I am a fan of both but this is my favorite "later" stuff.

Rob Zombie: Hellbilly Deluxe
I think the only reason this came to mind is that I am preparing myself to go see his show next month. This was his first album that I took from my sister and never gave back. Oops.

Men Without Hats: Pop Goes the World
I must be thinking of albums that I listen to the whole way through because this one came to mind too. A very well put together album that can fit any mood.

Les Miserables: The Complete Symphonic Recording
This 3 CD set is the complete show. I don't know why this came to mind but it did. One of my favorite Broadway shows that I was lucky enough to see in person.

Sweeney Todd: Highlights
My sister raved about this show and she gave me the CD to listen to it. I had no idea what the crap I was listening to but I remember listening to it when I was alone and it was stormy outside and I almost peed my pants when that whistle went off.

Black Sabbath: Masters of Reality
Apparently my sister made an impact on what I listen to. Surprisingly this album is not as dark as people think. There are some very beautiful instrumentals and a very tender song. All around one of my favorite albums.
So what are yours?


  1. Very eclectic group. I can honestly say none of these would be on my list (since I don't own any of them) but many of them could be.

    Great post!

  2. So funny... the other day "Little Lies" came up on my MP3 player while I was running and I was remembering the first time I heard it was with you... goofing off and hanging out in your room with Josh and Jeremy. Interesting list... you definitely have a wide variety there!

  3. Great list! Here's mine (in no particular order):
    1) Michael Jackson "Thriller"
    2) The Eagles "Their Greatest Hits"
    3) The Doobie Brothers "Minute By Minute"
    4) John Mayer "Room For Squares"
    5) Carole King "Tapestry"
    6) "Into The Woods" Original Cast Recording
    7) "Company" 2006 Broadway Cast Recording
    8) The Doobie Brothers "Best Of The Doobies"
    9) Diana Krall "Quiet Nights"
    10) "Walk The Line" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    11) The Police "Synchronicity"
    12) Hall & Oates "Starting All Over Again"
    13) The 5 Browns "Brown In Blue"
    14) Michael Buble "It's Time"
    15) Henry Mancini "Greatest Hits"