05 November 2009

Eight Albums Everyone Should Own

Tom Petty once said that sequencing an album is just as hard and important as writing and performing the songs on an album. That's why he is anti single-song downloading. He says you often miss the bigger picture by listening to individual songs. If an artist masters the album well, it can tell a story - even without being a concept album (which I'm addicted to). I totally agree with what he's saying, although I still love the shuffle feature on my MP3 player.

So, I thought I'd share eight of my favorite albums. From start to finish, they rock, which makes them excellent examples of Tom Petty's point.

* Pearl Jam - Yield
* Lonestar - Lonestar
* My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade (concept album)
* Seven Mary Three - American Standard
* Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum
* Weezer - The Blue Album
* Highway Companion - Tom Petty
* Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack (this is a stretch, but it's my list, so it counts)

What's your favorite album?


B. said...

I love listening to the album all the way through, I don't even like buying singles because I want to hear the rest of the songs. I get upset when people buy the album and go straight to the hit song, I know that one I want to hear the rest of them.

Picking favorite albums for me is hard, you could ask me on back to back days and it might change but one of my all time favorites is Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magic.

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Sarah said...

Just about all of Tools albums are amazing "sets" of music, and what's even more cool is that they can almost be read as a continuations of the previous.

10,000 Days is one the the most amazing ever. The entire album has to do with Maynards mom, her death, etc. It's kind of surreal when you keep listening and figure it all out.

Ky (Two Pretzels) said...

I believe I've mentioned my love for The Lionel Richie before, no?


I've been wanting to try out Lady Antebellum. I shall give 'em a whirl.

Kay said...

Oh man. So many. But really my all-time all-time favorite is Radiohead's Kid A.

There's a bunch of others that are almost equally as good, including:

Thom Yorke - Eraser
The Dodos - Visitor
Cale Parks - Illuminated Manuscript
The U.S. Postal Service - Give Up

Iris Took said...

Tom Petty is so cool.

Guns N' Roses - Appetite.

Anonymous said...

I L-O-V-E that Seven Mary Three album. It Rocks...front back.

Anonymous said...

In no order.

White Album/Revolver/Sgt. Peppers


So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

Blue Album

Mental Jewelry/Throwing Copper


Full Moon Fever

Cracked Rear View (thats right... HOOTIE!)

Face to Face

I know i'm forgetting at least 1.


Anonymous said...

WHAT THE CRAP!!!! I TOtally forgot!! The Quintessential example of grunge!!!!

Flood by They Might Be Giants!!!!

How could I !!!

Oh yeah and Nirvana Nevermind is one of the best Albums ever, also a personal favorite.


wrestling kitties said...

FUN! I think I own all but one of those albums, and I agree all very awesome!

Mine (as of the moment, I know there are TONS more) but these I could listen to from beginning to end and have many times

1) Pink Floyd - Meddle

2) Dave Matthews Band Busted Stuff

3) Incubus - Make Yourself

4) Iron Maiden - The Number of The Beast

5) MCR The Black Parade

6) indigo girls - Become You

7) Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

8) Matchbox 20 - Yourself or Someone Like You

9) The Monkees - monkees

10) Frank Sinatra - Nothing But the Best (reminds me of my grandpa)