Top ten favorite albums?
Friday, December 23, 2016
Someone asked that question on fb, and i saw it at about 5 am and came up with this list. The top 5 haven't changed in ages, and I'm not sure if it's true any more, what with not having listened to the U2 album in ages. The second 5...2 or 3 of those probably deserve higher placement, but I'm not sure what they might replace.
Just out of the running, a Miles Davis fusion era effort (probably Bitches Brew), Simple Things by Zero 7 (perfect chill out album for me), and Metallica's "Master of Puppets", which has made a top ten in a previous edition.
Funny thing, there's nothing on this list from after 2002, and barely 2002 at that (the Green Carnation album was released on January 8, 2002). I'm wondering if that has to do with listening habits changing over the years, perhaps stemming from many of these albums being in a small collection of CDs from when I switched over to that medium, and therefore getting listened to over and over again. Dunno, really. But Even with the advantage of daylight, and a few more hours of idle thought, I'm not sure what albums from the last 15 years would knock any of these efforts out of the running.
I have a top 5 that hasn't changed in forever, but I can't even think of what should be in the second 5. Making something up for now, reserve the right to change it later.
1) Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase
2) U2 - The Joshua Tree
3) Dream Theater - Images and Words
4) peter Gabriel - So
5) Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
6) Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness
7) Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Gray
8) Opeth - Blackwater Park
9) Vanden Plas - The God Thing
10) Freddy Jones Band - Waiting for the Night
Oh, and in the kind of news that this space is supposed to be used for: I'm still fat. Just got done with a couple of weeks of in clinic work, so maybe, I'll get a chance to start exercising, but that thought gets thrown out when, after a 1.5ish hour commute home, I eat dinner and fall asleep before 8 PM. I'm sure the severe sleep apnea that has now been officially diagnosed plays some role in that, but since it was pretty much a foregone conclusion prior to the sleep study I did last month, not sure why I should be more tired now. Kinda looking forward, kinda not to getting fitted up with a CPAP machine, to see if it really helps. I'm a side sleeper, and the one my mom has seems to preclude that kind of sprawl. Also wondering if I can get a darth vader looking mask rather than boring plastic headgear.