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Albums I Look Forward To Regularly.

Not just songs (that would be a differant list) but entire albums I look forward to listening to on a regular basis. These are my standby's and I alwayse look on them with some sort of emotion whether it be love, happyness, mischeviousness or sorrow. These would be the albums I occationally can't imagine people not enjoying but then I remember that taste is subjective and I sigh. They are some of the albums that keep me loving music and keep me consuming new music at a rate not typical of the average person. In many cases the selections stay on my favorits list simply because they resorect old memories. These are not (in my opinion) deserving of praise so much as I've simply had the good fortune to have found them or they me. As alwayse with my lists if there is one you have not heard or are completely unfamiliar with feel free to consider it a rec. I have no doubt that much of my list would simply be considered old hat but the selections are from all across my life so some will be far newer than others. Unfortunatly my memory is so shitty from a half a life of abuse I regularly can't remember even a tenth of all the shit I love. I'm trying to stay away from stuff I found here or finally gave a listen because of you guys because that stuff just gets listed to death (as will some of these anyway). Have a wonderfull Fall day Sputbros and sputbroetts and Without further ado, in the order it poured out of my brain:
1Van Morrison
Astral Weeks

Van Morrison A.K.A. Van the man A.K.A George Ivan Morrison is hands down
my favorite musician. He is a one man show with a unique voice that cannot
be duplicated. For these reasons he is the only one who gets multiple slots
and I could have easily doubled the number of albums I posted. He is one
of the most covered artists and you probably aren't even aware of it.
2Van Morrison
3Van Morrison
Hard Nose The Highway
4Van Morrison
Saint Dominic's Preview
5MC Chris
Eating's Not Cheating

As legend has it he made is first album with the help of "MTV Music
Generator" and I honestly wouldn't doubt it. He is endlessly amusing to me
and he comes up with some great lines no matter how steeped in nerd life
they may be.
6Grand Buffet
Sparkle Classic

Similar to MC Chris they have great music with a high percentage of humor
but are far more abstract about it.
7Jethro Tull
Original Masters

It's a best of and it misses a ton of great songs but it was my introduction
to them and It will always have a place in my heart for that reason.
8Counting Crows
Across A Wire

These guys have a lot of great albums but this one is a stand out fr it's two different versions of their most popular songs from their first two albums.
9Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits

Like so many of the greatest hits that will proliferate in this list it is the
most memorable album cover that I can remember form my fathers album
collection. Dylan was my fathers favorite musician and for that reason I
didn't like him and even refused to listen to him until after my father passed
Hot Boxing

Just reminds me of hanging around with my friends back in the day.

Similar to the last one.
12Jack Johnson
Brushfire Fairytales

Reminds me of a lost friend I loved and meeting my wife.
13G. Love and Special sauce

collage radio music from when I should have been in collage. ;^)
14Bloodhound gang
Use Your Fingers

Whole everyone was shouting "The Roof, The Roof" we were saying "You're
Pretty When I'm Drunk".
Volume 2

These two pretty much have to go hand in hand. The prank calls on here
are some of the best. All I can say is Dog Fence.
16Blind Faith
Blind Faith

One of the most memorable album covers from my fathers collection and a
pretty great fucking album too.
17Paul simon

In 1986 my parents went on a cruse and came back with this album. I loved
it the first time I heard it and have had every lyric memorized for going on
30 years now.
18Simon and Garfunkel
Greatest Hits

This has to be one of the best selling best of albums of all time. Every track
is gold. I honestly don't think most people are even aware this duet put out
5 LP's prior to Paul going solo.
19 Leo Sayer
Just a Boy

Long Tall Glasses in one of my favorite upbeat songs of all time. I really
think this guy gets a raw deal but I've never heard any of his other albums
Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory

"John Barleycorn Must Die" is obviously the better album but Shoot Out just
has more memories for me and I always loved this cover.
21Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

IV is a great album but it has seriously been all but killed for me. When I
was growing up it was till very popular and was played on the cafeteria
jukebox at school EVERY DAY. Houses of the Holy has become my alternate
22The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Another favorite of my fathers. We would listen to this together many many
times over the years. I would always ask "not a live album huh" and he
would say "Nope" and I would just be confused by that until I was old
enough to figure out what ambiance was.
23Janis Joplin

Damn shame what this lady done did to herself.
24The Doors
The Best of The Doors

By the time CDs came out I think my father purchased best of albums
because A.) There were just to many albums he wanted but had a limited
budget to work with and B.) he had probably already purchased a bunch of
them in at least one other format and refused to repurchase an album.
There were exceptions to the rule of course e.g. Morrison, The Beatles and
25The Grateful Dead
Terrapin Station

A throw back to my more unsavory days but they really did have a lot of
great tunes. I guess if you put out enough shit some of it has to smell
sweet right?
Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
27Fleetwood Mac

This fucking album...
28David lee Roth

It was one of the first times I took a gamble and it payed off. I got it out of
a bargain bin and it ended up being better than I had expected.
Odd Fellows Rest

Passed on to me by a friend and I instantly loved it.
30Arrested Development
3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days...

I liked their message and took a gamble on an album that payed off in
31Fear Factory

Same as Crowbar, it was passed on to me by a friend and I instantly loved it.
32Nine Inch Nails

Already listening to Ministry, SP and dead kennedys, NIN was the new kid
on the block and we liked the direction he was headed in. I've listened to
and at one time owned at least one copy of almost everything he's ever put

Short and sweet I like hearing where a band I like comes from.

Same as with Opiate.
The Day the Country Died

Showed up in our group as a random cassette tape and we loved its Raw
visceral nature immediately. This reminds me more than almost any other
album save NIN and Ministry of my early and mid teen years.
The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste

Can't even begin to properly explain how much I love the world these guys
opened up to me.
3710000 Maniacs
Our Time In Eden

Great fucking album, nuff said.
New Adventures In Hi - Fi
39Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

Any of her first three albums could go here. She was wonderfully unique
and was pushing the boundaries of Alt music at the time.

Any of her first three albums could go here. She was wonderfully unique
and was pushing the boundaries of Alt music at the time.
41Aphex Twin
Richard D. James Album

I can't begin to add up the number of hours I spent digging through used
record store's bins looking for albums that were tossed away by people
because he wasn't what they had expected.
42Rollins Band

Bad ass album
43Bad Religion

This may have been my first taste if Bad Religion. It may not have been but
this was the first album of theirs that I absolutely loved. To this day it is still
my favorite. It reminds me of shooting down back roads with my buddy Kev
on our way to or from somewhere hoping to find a way to kill some time. If
anyone remembers my "Army Recruiters Office" story this is that same guy.
44Pop Will Eat Itself
Dos Dedos Mis Amigos

This goes hand in hand with Generator. My buddy Kev introduced me to this
one and it conjures the same memories for me.
45Alice in Chains

I remember this coming out and it was a big deal if you had it.
46Annie Lennox

IMO she has one of the greatest voices of the last century and she is
criminally looked over in general.
47Black Box

Not sure how this popped into my head but I do have the CD and it really is
a great album... or was.
48Creeper Lagoon
Take Back The Universe And Give Me Yesterday

I've put this in a lot of lists lately and I'll leave it at that.
Fine Print At The Bottom

I had completely forgotten about this album until Ty put it in a list a few
days ago. I used to play the shit out of this album. If you like Third wave or
Punk this is a must have IMO. It really leans more toward punk with some
brass than it does Ska IMO.
50Steve Winwood
Back in the High Life

It was standard radio fare when I was growing up but it had the distinction
of being good.
51Bob Seger
Against the Wind

Same as the last description.
52Moody Blues
On the Threshold of a Dream

This album was key to how I look at music these days.
53Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mother's Milk

One of the first albums I ever purchased on CD.
54Jimmy Buffett
Changes in Latitude, Changes is Attitude

This album is criminally neglected. If you can get over the fact that he
compares everything to a life of sailing then you will be rewarded with
some terrific music and some great stories.
55Tenacious D
Tenacious D
56 Jackson Browne
The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne

This is hands down one of the best "best of" albums there is. There is a
very good chance you have heard something of Jackson Browne's without
ever even finding out it was his. The guy does have some stuff you can do
without but this album has some absolute musts on it.
57The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole

Either this or "Better Living Through Chemistry" was my gateway Electronica album. I can't even remember half the Electronica albums I have
but there is a pretty good chance it started with this one.
58Steve Miller Band
Greatest Hits 1974-1978

I don't think there were more than a handful of people in my High School
that didn't have this album in there car. It was just one of those albums
that if no one could agree on what to listen to then Steve Miller band was
going in and everyone was fine with it.
59Creedence Clearwater Revival
Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits

If you're not familiar with their catalog this is a good place to start.
60Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
So Far

This is one of those rare instances where (like Simon and Garfunkel) the
greatest hits is more popular than most of their LPs. This is an iconic album
cover that is recognized by people who aren't even fans of the band.
61Neil Young

Classic album is Classic... 5/5

one of my first forays into hard rock and it's been one of my favorites ever
Ruby Red

One of the most popular Indie alt-rock bands of the 90's they were quickly
forgotten as there "sound" was left behind in the late 90's. They were a
great live band if any of you were ever lucky enough to have seen them.
Music Is Rotted One Note

Description would be similar to the one for Aphex Twin except that AT led
me here.

These guys were pretty popular for about a minute and I'm surprised they
don't get rec'd a little more often on here.
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