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?