|Current music:||City of Angels by the Distillers|
Wow! This has bothered me! How pathetic is that? I don't want to leave something out and remember it later. Or forget something that I shouldn't forget. So I'll give it my best shot. Trying to think back, not just remember recent stuff that I love. It'll probably be mostly albums that have inspired me the most. I'll do them alphabettically by the first name of the band/artist. Here goes...
1. The Doors - The Doors (debut, 1967)
This album really does have it all. From the pop songs like Break On Through and Light My Fire, to the bluesy Backdoor Man, the Doors started a change in California's trend of psychedelic bands like the Dead and Jefferson. And broke the barrier of with the epic The End. The most poetic album I've ever heard. End of the Night and Crystal Ship are two more great cuts from the album.
2. Fiona Apple - Tidal (debut, 1996)
Wow! she was a teen when this album was made. I've felt a connection to her ever since I first listened to this album. We have a few similarities in our background. I still can't listen to Sullen Girl without tearing up. An excellent mix of beautiful piano playing and emotional lyrics. I'm still praying for the day when tweens and young teens listen to this album instead of Britina. She has the soothing voice of an angel.
3. Jeff Buckley - Grace (debut, 1994)
This debut from musician Tim Buckley's son was amazing! The most alluring part of this album was the potential it showed for follow ups. Sadly, Buckley drowned in an offshoot of the Mighty Miss in 1997. He was compared to a folky Robert Plant alot. The haunting 'Hallelujuh' cover is the highlight of the album to me, with 'Last Goodbye' right up there. There have been a few other EP's released of some of his recordings, but this album hinted at greatness.
4. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
This album to me proved that Radiohead was here to stay. They've taken such leaps in ever album they've released. They can take me from one extreme to another in a matter of minutes, then throw me back down. They could have easily became an MTV band after 'Creep', but resisted, unlike alot of bands. Thom Yorke has one of the most amazing/miserable voices I've heard, and the Greenwood brothers are great on this effort.
5. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bullocks Here's the Sex Pistols (I think it was 1977)
The most controversial, and possibly influential albums of the 70's, NMtBHtSP challenged many aspects of Britains society. The Pistols are probalby the most recognized punk band of all time, thanks to this album. Johnny Rotten sounds like a sarcastic maniac, and Glen Matlock on bass (replaced after the album's release by Sid Vicious) is very expressive. 'Anarchy in the U.K.' is the Pisols at there absolute best. Probably not an album for people with 'radio friendly' tastes.
And there they are. There are alot that I had to leave off, but those are probably a good start to my top five.