Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My 100 Favorite Albums

Listed in alphabetical order by the groups'/artists' names, i only allowed myself to pick one album per artist, except where a particular artist collaborated with someone else, as in my inclusion of an Eno album as well as an Eno/David Byrne album. I left off the artists' names because i thought it might be an interesting game for someone to try and guess them. Some are pretty easy, and i've already given you two hints.

Big Science
The Madcap Laughs
“The White Album”
3rd (Sister Lovers)
Hounds of Love
The Catherine Wheel
Paris, 1919
Mirror Man
The Cars
Ultra-Prophets of Thee Psychick Revolution
Combat Rock
Stealing Fire
Heaven or Las Vegas
Armed Forces
Dregs of the Earth
See Ruby Falls
Before and After Science
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Even From Here You Look Big
Live Love Larf & Loaf
peter gabriel I
What’s Going On?
Selling England by the Pound
The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles, and Fripp
Visions of Excess
Kew Rhone
Please Don’t Touch
When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease
Globe of Frogs
The Steve Howe Album
A Passion Play
Honky Chateau
Cowboys and Aliens
Double Fantasy
Big Plans for Everyone
Smell of a Friend
Catch a Fire
You Can Be Low
Like Hollywood
Meat Puppets II
Court and Spark
Son of Schmilsson
The Lion and the Cobra
Take Away/The Lure of Salvage
Junior Citizen
Two Wheels Good
Learning to Crawl
A Secret Wish
Fables of the Reconstruction
Country Life
Stronger Than Pride
Black Ship
The Walking
Desperate Straights
Underwater Moonlight
The Royal Scam
Mars Audiac Quintet
We Get There When We Do
Crisis? What Crisis?
Burning World
Remain in Light
The Colour of Spring
Songs from the Big Chair
Marquee Moon
The Wishing Chair
Easter Everywhere
Shoot Out the Lights
House Tornado
Against All Flags
Albedo 0.39
Velvet Underground and Nico
The Blind Leading the Naked
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Funky Little Demons
Rock Bottom
English Settlement
Close to the Edge
The Grand Wazoo


Kelly O said...

Velvet Underground and Nico: By VU! Well, that's one I got, anyway.

TFO said...

perhaps i can get some mileage out of this by posting the band/artist names separately.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Holy crap, someone else out there besides me loves Prefab Sprout?

TFO said...

oh yes i do love the Sprout. been lovin em since Two Wheel's Good. I worked at a record store just like you. It exploded my exposure to new music.

Bob said...

What a great list! I'll admit to googling a few of them because the title was so familiar but I couldn't quite get it. I can't figure out You Can Be Low or Hm, though.

TFO said...

Bob, You Can Be Low is by my friend Meghan's band Mavis Piggott, and Hm is Hajime Tachibana's post Plastics instrumental record that i love so much.