Thursday, September 16, 2010

15 Albums

This post has been going around Facebook, basically name the first 15 albums that come to mind.  Well I was inspired to participate.  Here's my list:

1. The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
2. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
3. Joy Division - Closer
4. Tricky - Maxinquaye
5. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
6. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
7. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
8. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
9. The Smiths - The Smiths
10. John Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard
11. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
12. Mission of Burma - Vs.
13. Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room
14. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
15. Neil Young - Harvest


  1. word to your inclusion of maxinquaye here. one of the more restrained, erotic and re-listenable albums out there.


  2. Well said. I agree, I think what I particularly like is its restraint and flow.

    Good to hear from you!

  3. Great to see Marvin Gaye's masterpiece there ("Mercy Mercy Me" and the title song are brilliant songs) as it would place very high on my own list. Dylan, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and the Smiths are great choices too, as are all of these.

    Let's see, I'll try:

    1. Revolver - The Beatles
    2. Who's Next - The Who
    3. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
    4. What's Goin On? - Marvin Gaye
    5. XO - Elliot Smith
    6. The White Album - The Beatles
    7. Songs in the Key of Life - S. Wonder
    8. Something Else - The Kinks
    9. American Pie - Don McLean
    10.Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull
    11.Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
    12.Deju Vu - CSNY
    13.Songs of Leonard Cohen - L. Cohen
    14.Let It Be - The Beatles
    15.Tapestry - Carole King

  4. These would also make the list on another day (maybe tomorrow)!

    Bridge Over Troubled Water - S & G
    God Save the Queen - The Smiths
    Beggar's Banquet - The Stones
    Aqualung - Jethro Tull
    Sgt. Pepper's - The Beatles
    The Velvet Underground and Nico - V.U.
    Bookends - S & G
    Quadrophenia - The Who

  5. Sam, wonderful picks! I need to check out The Kinks album you mention. But I am also a huge fan of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, V.U., The Who, The Stones, CSNY, and Simon and Garfunkel albums you highlight.

    Great addition! Thanks so much, Sam.