My 15 Albums

So, my brother has taken to tweeting his memes instead of tagging people in facebook. I’ve posted this on facebook, but I I’ll probably just post this type of stuff here (at least the memes I find interesting). So here goes:

Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of, musically shaped your world.

  1. The Police – Synchronicity – 1983 (1983-1984)
  2. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II – 1969 (1985, 1987)
  3. Paul Simon – Graceland – 1986 (1986-1987)
  4. REM – Fables of the Reconstruction – 1985 (1988)
  5. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique – 1989 (1991, 1995, 2000, 2009)
  6. Sonic Youth – Dirty 1992 (1992)
  7. The Master Musicians of Jajouka – Apocalypse Across the Sky – 1992 (1993)
  8. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless – 1991 (1993)
  9. David Byrne and Brian Eno – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – 1981 (1994)
  10. John Coltrane – Blue Train – 1957 (1995)
  11. Stereolab – Transient Random Noise Bursts with Announcements – 1993 (1995)
  12. David Bowie – Hunky Dory – 1971 (1996)
  13. Radiohead – O.K. Computer – 1997 (1997-1999)
  14. Mississippi Fred McDowell – The First Recordings – 1997 (2001)
  15. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? – 2007 (2007-2008)

I feel badly for not including too many albums from the last 8 years. The problem is I just haven’t had enough time to determine whether or not they have a profound effect on me. These are the albums that I keep going back to time and again.

Update: I’ve created a Spotify playlist with 8 of my 15 favorite albums (the other 7 aren’t available on Spotify).