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List #100 - 22 Years In The Making

My Best of List that took 22 years to make. I'm 22 years old for clarification, and since the apocalypse didn't happen, I thought I'd end the year on a best of list.
1Radiohead
OK Computer


While it may not be #1 anymore, it is truly the album that got me thinking that there is something more to music than the radio. I've listened to this more times than anything else on this list (save #2), and it is the standard on which I judge all good albums by: stand-outs, track progression, theme, relevance, emotional impact, message, and just putting on in the car to listen to. My favorite song ever, Let Down, is on it too.
2Blink-182
Enema of the State


No it's not in the top 10 anymore. Probably mid teens, but this is the first album I ever listened to backwards and forwards. I've listened to this album more than the rest combined, and have listened to Adam's song more than my own voice. It's childish, its repetitive, its power chords, its pop punk. It was the beginning.
3Have A Nice Life
Deathconsciousness


The feeling of being alone, not in an empty room, but in a dense crowd. There are words to describe an experience as deep and emotional as the sensation of connecting to this album. I cannot find them. It was there for my lowest low, and told me I could go lower. It was in the depths of my greatest depression that I found the inspiration to move the Earth.
4Sigur Ros
( )


What is post-rock? Post-modernism? Post-emotion? I believe that being speechless is the greatest way to respect an album without lyrics. No words are necessary.
5Converge
Jane Doe


These waves of you are unforgiving, pushing past me and spilling through the banks. And I fall, faster than light and faster than time. That's how the memory works, at least in the dark where I'm searching for meaning. When I'm just searching for something. I want out. Out of every awkward day, out of every tongue-tied loss. I want out. Out of the burdening night sweats, out of the rising seas of blood. Lost in you like Saturday nights, searching the streets with bedroom eyes. Just dying to be saved. Run on girl, run on.
6Circle Takes the Square
As the Roots Undo


Each day we search for an answer, be it simple or eternal. For a screamo record, I have never witnessed lyrics so dense and metaphoric. This album is the search for salvation and self-awakening. The circle of this path, mimics the eye of a hurricane. Perfectly imperfect, like a storm. Rejoice.
7 John Frusciante
Niadra Lades and Usually Just A T-Shirt


The importance of the album is more important than the longevity of the music. The songs on this album have given me experience I will never forget... if only I could remember them better. I often act as if I cannot understand the pains that dwell beneath the surface. The feelings drugs and alcohol cloud in a murkiness inside the mind. I do. Not anyone's in particular, but when a man screaming gibberish through a microphone while strumming an acoustic guitar hits you like a ton of bricks, one must ask: "Am I sane?" The answer may be different for everyone, yet I no longer see a divide between the glee of laughter and the sorrowing of crying. My smile is a rifle, won't you give it a try?
8 Lynyrd Skynyrd
(Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd)


There may be rock and roll classics on here, yet that means nothing. Yes, Free Bird and Simple Man stick out, but so do Poison Whiskey and I Ain't the One. To me, this is the music that brings me back home to Texas, fills my glass full of Whiskey, cleans the gun I own, and lets me remember the girls I've dated with a smile. Music evolves like the mind and the heart, but I always want to remember where I came from.
9Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea


This one has "Pitchfork" written all over it, but I don't care. I was always a snob when it came to the tone of my music. Never a big acoustic fan, it was always the some sounding music about the same topics. Boy was I wrong when I heard this. The title track is the first chord progression I ever learned, King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1 the second. Boy does it feel good to be indie.
10GZA/Genius
Liquid Swords


This is with out a doubt the most definitive hip hop album ever written. It cuts you, it fights you, but it bleeds with you. Each track is a story, each chorus is a commentary. The beats are among the best, the sound is raw and real. GZA points out that "No, it doesn't feel good to be a gangsta."
11Black Sabbath
Master of Reality
12Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
13Drudkh
Autumn Aurora
14Nick Drake
Pink Moon
15King Crimson
Red
16Off Minor
The Heat Death of the Universe
17Cynic
Focus
18Ulver
Bergtatt
19Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me
20maudlin of the Well
Bath
21Wolves in the Throne Room
Diadem of 12 Stars
22Disillusion
Back to Times of Splendor
23Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse
24Eluvium
Copia
25Pg. 99
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