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|My Favorite Albums, d (as of 2-20-09)|
Waaaay back in April of '07, I created my first list on Sputnikmusic: a list of my ten favorite albums at the time (the list still exists, if you're curious...). At the time, I had 80 or so full albums in my possession and what I thought was a very broad range of musical interests. Now, nearly two years and 5x more albums, I can see how far I've come since then (and how little I actually knew)...hence this list. 20 albums this time, generally in order with favorite songs from each and the top 10 from the old list for reference.
Wish You Were Here
(Previous album: System of a Down - 'Mezmerize') Favorite tracks: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond, pts. I-V," "Welcome To The Machine," "Wish You Were Here"
Tomorrow Come Today
(Previous album: same one) Favorite tracks: "Eviction Article," "Last Year's Nest," "Handful of Redemption," "Management and Labor"
|3||He Is Legend|
I Am Hollywood
(Previous album: Eminem - 'The Slim Shady LP') Favorite tracks: "Eating a Book," "China White," "Dinner With A Gypsy," "I Am Hollywood"
(Previous album: same one) Favorite tracks: "Caught A Glimpse," "Pitiful," "Sleepwalking," "The Endings," "You Can Hide It"
In The Court of the Crimson King
(Previous album: Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'By The Way') Favorite Tracks: "21st Century Schizoid Man," "Epitaph," "The Court of the Crimson King"
The Alchemy Index: Vols. I and II...
(Previous album: Demon Hunter - 'Summer of Darkness') Favorite tracks: "Firebreather," "Burn The Fleet," "Digital Sea," "Open Water," "Night Diving"
(Previous album: Linkin Park - 'Meteora') Favorite tracks: "Life's A Bitch," "The World Is Yours," "Represent," "It Ain't Hard To Tell"
|8||Fair To Midland|
Fables From A Mayfly
(Previous album: Bad Religion - 'The Empire Strikes First') Favorite tracks: "Dance of the Manatee," "Kyla Cries Cologne," "April Fools and Eggmen," "Upgrade^ Brigade," "Say When"
(Previous album: Eminem - 'The Eminem Show') Favorite tracks: "Someone Else's Arms," "This Is The Countdown," "Painless," "Cover Me," "Anything"
The Empire Strikes First
(Previous album: Bad Religion - 'The Gray Race') Favorite tracks: "Sinister Rouge," "Los Angeles Is Burning," "Let Them Eat War," "Beyond Electric Dreams," "Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever"
Origin of Symmetry
Favorite tracks: "New Born," "Bliss," "Hyper Music," "Plug In Baby," "Citizen Erased"
Mapping An Invisible World
Favorite tracks: "God and Mars," "Gravity," Mirrors," "It's Not Over"
Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory
Favorite tracks: "Strange Deja Vu," "Fatal Tragedy," "Through Her Eyes," "The Dance of Eternity"
Favorite tracks: "Polarized," "Here and Now," "Fire," "Organism," "It's Digestable"
|15||Jimmy Eat World|
Favorite tracks: "Futures," "Just Tonight," "Work," "The World We Know," "Pain"
|16||Asheru and Blue Black|
Favorite tracks: "Truly Unique," "Dear You," "Smiley (The Woh, Woh Song)," "Soon Come," "Elevator Music"
Favorite tracks: "Digital Bath," "Elite," "Knife Party," "Passenger," "Change (In The House of Flies)"
The Marshall Mathers LP
Favorite tracks: "Stan," "The Way I Am," "The Real Slim Shady," "Bitch Please II," "Criminal"
|19||Third Eye Blind|
Third Eye Blind
Favorite tracks: "Losing A Whole Year," "Semi-Charmed Life," "Graduate," "Good For You," "London"
Summer of Darkness
Favorite tracks: "Not Ready To Die," "The Awakening," "My Heartstrings Come Undone," "Less Than Nothing," "I Play Dead"
|Bubbling at #21 is 'By The Way' by Red Hot Chili Peppers.|
Obviously, this is an ever-changing list. As I discover new music and grow as a person, my preferences change (for example, 'Mezmerize' was number one on the first list but doesn't even make an appearance on here). Heck, even day to day my love for albums can change. But I think it's pretty solid, in this order, to show what my favorite albums are.
|So much win|
|1 is my favorite album as well.|
|Odd how your previous all time fav isn't even on the list anymore.|
|not really, I can easily see how Mezmerize could be forgotten.|
|Wish You Were Here is my favorite as well.|
however, while there's a lot of stuff here I don't know, I wouldn't put any of the others I know in my list. they're good though (except probably for Metropolis).
and hell, King Crimson have lots of better albums, I don't see why it's always this one that gets all the love.
|#3 is in my top three as well. I Am Hollywood owns.|
|That it is, TNB. For a little while, it really was my favorite album, but coming in third out of 380 ain't bad. Can't wait for their new one!|
'Mezmerize' is probably in the top 25, along with 'By The Way' and a few others that were on the list before but not now. It was amazing when it came out, but I think I played it too much back then, and now I hardly listen to it anymore.
And ITCOTCK gets my love because its the first (and so far only) album by them I've listened to, and it's one of the best things I've heard in music. Even if I listened to a different album (perhaps 'Red'), and thought it was better, it'd probably take a very long time for it to usurp "...Crimson King" as my favorite.