Top 100 Album Challenge:
Have you ever been “nominated” by a friend or acquaintance on Facebook for one of these Top 10 Favorite Album challenges but struggle to create a list of your own? Have you sat there in the quiet ambiance of your room or office and been left struggling to find the words to type? You tremble to express just how much 10 albums meant to you over the course (in my case) 36 years of life!!! (triple emphasis) Well that’s me and that’s my story. This is why I haven’t exactly been so keen to commit to these “challenges” and would rather relegate it to my blog here than post it on Facebook/Social media.
So with my best foot forward I am going to attempt a “list” and try to gather thoughts together and try to somewhat assemble what I think are my favorite 100 albums. These are albums that have made an impact at some point in my life over 36 years. Yeah that’s right, I can’t do 10, because in 36 years, far more than just 10 albums have influenced me. So instead of doing just some lazy quickly slapped together “List” meant to impress friends and hipsters alike, I have decided to dive in a bit deeper. Below you’ll find a list of 100 albums that have influenced me at different points over the course of my life. These albums are not in any particular order or arrangement. I just posted them the best I could from memory. I tried to avoid my LastFm playlist because that throws me off every time. I have to consider that pre-2007 (when I signed up for LastFm) I listened to a lot of the below listed albums more heavily and at different times. So join with me and feel free to discuss your likes, dislikes, and general distaste for what I consider MY personal influential list. Remember folks, these are just the albums that impacted me most over the course of my life. No offense to any band or friend left off this list. I know there were handfuls of “independent” artists that have influenced my listening habits over the years but in respect of this overall list and what I listened to the most, I have included my selections below.
Also, before you start asking “why aren’t there very many “NEW” titles in your LIST?” It’s tough to organize so many albums that were listened to at lengths over the years and assemble them in some sort of list off of memory. I am excluding a lot of more recent releases just due to the fact that I haven’t spent quite nearly as much time with these albums (except for My Epic, EISM, The Hotshot Freight Train, etc.). Anyway, I hope you understand.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy.