Top 10 List for the best albums that came out that year. I started to think about what the Top 10 Albums of all time would be. A few albums came instantly to mind. I jotted down about half of them with ready reasons as to why they were the "perfect album". Then I created a list of bands and albums I thought should be on the list. But when I compared the two, there was a chasm of difference. So I really pondered over the last few.
But here it is! Squeee If you are an avid music lover like I am, these albums (ok ok CDs) you should own and play voraciously! Click on the titles to buy or get them here: Top 10 Albums all Audiophiles Should Own
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle
It took me several years to find this gem. This was back in the early days of the internet. The reason... Charlie Mingus on bass (who is my bass idol). I had heard of an album he did with Max Roach and had to seek it out. The combination of Mingus and Roach is the best rhythm section in the verse. It's proof god exists.
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
It's hard to choose just one perfect David Bowie album. So I went with the one that had my favourite songs on it. It also happens to have wildly popular songs on it.
"Life on Mars"
Alter Bridge - III
Alter Bridge's III encompasses the range of human emotions. The lyrics are deeply personal. The combination of words and music touches the soul.
HURT - Vol. 1
Vol. 1 is an emotionally charged album. Every song on Vol. 1 is perfect!
Here is "Falls Appart"
No. 6Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline
Dark Adrenaline is a great heavy metal album. It rocks when it needs to. Head bangs when it needs to. And is danceable where it needs to be. It's the perfect work out album!
"Trip the Darkness" from 2012s Dark Adrenaline
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
A perfect composition. John Coltrane with McCoy Tyner on piano. You don't have to like The Sound of Music to appreciate how infinitely wonderful this song is. All you can saw is WOW!!
"My Favorite Things" live in Belgium 1965
Rage Against the Machine - Battle of Los Angeles
RATM always had their front foot forward when releasing music. Battle of Los Angeles is a socially conscious album full of scathing lyrics and blistering compositions. It's as relevant today as it was in 1999.
Metallica - Master of Puppets
It's Metallica. It's Master of Puppets. Classic. Heavy Metal. Nuff Said!
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
To be honest, this and the No. 1 album came to mind at the same time. I laughed out loud. Then went with this as my No. 2 pick. Fun Facts. Dark Side of the Moon was on the Billboard charts for 751 consecutive weeks, from 1973 to 1988. It reappeared in 1991 and has spent a total of 881 non-consecutive weeks on the charts. It's sold over 50 million copies since it's release. Yeah, it's THAT good!"Money"
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Iconic. Psychedelic. Haunting. The seminal rock opera. Every song tells a compelling story. Every song you connect to on a personal level. Perfection personified.
"Another Brick in the Wall"