Wednesday, October 6, 2010

20 Albums

I saw this super neat list of Top 20 Most Influential Albums over at Kara's blog, Sunshine Cupcakes. If you haven't checked out her blog you totally should- she is hilarious. So I thought I'd do my own. Let me just say it was super hard to do this.

As I kept brainstorming more and more things came to mind. I decided to stick with albums that had an impact, not only on my musical tastes today, but also albums that inspire me- you know, the ones that give you that feeling in your gut. So here goes!

1. Smashing Pumpkins- Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness
2. Thursday- Full Collapse
3. Alice Cooper- Trash
4. Interpol- Turn on the Bright Lights
5. Saves The Day- Stay What you Are
6. Blink182*
7. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- Etiquette
8. Pedro the Lion- Winners Never Quit
9. Death Cab for Cutie- The Photo Album
10. Dashboard Confessional-
 Swiss Army Romance
11. Fischerspooner- #1
13. The Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
14. Bright Eyes- Lifted of The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
15. Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow
16. Mates of State- Our Constant Concern
17. Xiu Xiu- A promise/ Fabulous Muscles
18. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
19. Queen* 

20. Tilly and the Wall- Wild Like Children
21. Sufian Stevens- Illinoise

(*all albums :)

(I kinda bended the rules: ) What are your most influential albums??

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  1. Wow, so many of these are up there for me too!

    Bright Eyes, Cursive, Dashboard Confessional!

  2. I love yours!!!! We have similar tastes for sure :) Smashing Pumpkins and Interpol were very very close to making it on my list (Gish and Antics, for the record).

    Thanks for the sweet shout out dude, I <3 you

  3. In alphabetic order
    Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion; Strawberry Jam; Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished
    Arcade Fire- Funeral
    Beach Boys- Pet Sounds, Surfs Up
    Beatles- Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper's, Abbey Road
    Daft Punk- Discovery
    Fall Out Boy- From Under The Cork Tree
    Grizzly Bear- Yellow House, Veckatimest
    Killers- Hot Fuss
    Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin IV
    Madvillain- Madvillainy
    Neutral Milk Hotel- In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Panda Bear- Person Pitch
    System of a Down- Toxicity
    Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend

  4. good taste! i have so many that i love it's hard to narrow it down to ten {as crazy as that sounds}... but i'll give it a shot.

    1. coldplay.
    2. the weepies.
    3. she&him
    4. sufjan stevens
    5. andrew bird.
    6. ray lamontagne.
    7. frou frou.
    8. david crowder
    9. the avett brothers.
    10. mutemath
    11. spoon.
    12. teitur.
    13. carla bruni
    14. vampire weekend.

    ... i tried my hardest but i just couldn't fit it into just 10.

  5. Your list is interesting. I don't know who most of those bands are. How OLD am I?? But I agree with the Smashing Pumpkins and Queen.

    My list would include the Beatles (anything really), Coldplay "Parachutes", and the song "Best of You" by Foo Fighters.

    I'm sure there's more, but I'm a little slow today. :)

  6. Great choices Ladies! I loooove animal collective, panda bear, the weepies, she&him and spoon! Coldplay is a good one too. And the beatles and beach boys never go outta style.


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