Music Log 2022


It’s that time again!

Top Albums Heard So Far in No Particular Order:

  1. Soft Winds, Dorthy Ashby (1961, YouTube)
  2. Seven Steps to Heaven (1963, Barnes & Noble), Miles Davis
  3. After All (1969, YouTube), After All
  4. Funkadelic (1970, YouTube), Funkadelic
  5. Octopus (1972, YouTube), Gentle Giant
  6. Hitchhike to Rhome (1994, Public Library), Old 97’s
  7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966, Half Price Books), Simon & Garfunkel
  8. Farewell Andromeda (1973, Public Library), John Denver
  9. Foxtrot (1972, YouTube), Genesis
  10. Keep Your Soul Together (1973, YouTube), Freddie Hubbard
  11. High-Flying (1976, YouTube), Hiromasa Suzuki
  12. Whirlwind (1977, YouTube), Spin
  13. The Rick and Morty Soundtrack (2018, Barnes & Noble), Multiple Artists
  14. Desolation Angels (1979, Public Library), Bad Company
  15. Californication (1999, Public Library), Red Hot Chili Peppers
  16. Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (1993, Public Library), The Cranberries

January:

  1. True: Avicii by Avicii, Avicii (2014, Public Library)-5.5
  2. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, Ben Folds Five (2012, Public Library)-9.0
  3. Electriclarryland, Butthole Surfers (1996, Public Library)-7.0
  4. No Jacket Required, Phil Collins (1984/2016 re-release extra edition, Public Library-9.5
  5. Bottle It In, Kurt Vile (2018, Public Library)-9.5
  6. Filoxiny, Skinshape (2018, YouTube)-9.5
  7. Night Drive, Timecop1983 (2018, YouTube)-9.0
  8. VHS, CASTLEBEAT (2018, YouTube)-9.0
  9. Closer To Grey, Chromatics (2019, YouTube)-8.5
  10. Dawn FM (2022, YouTube), The Weeknd-9.5
  11. Mild Orange, Mild Orange (2020, YouTube)-9.5
  12. Jam Session, Charlie Parker (1952, YouTube)-9.0
  13. Miles Davis Meets Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1954, YouTube)-9.5
  14. Dorthy Ashby in a Minor Groove (1958, YouTube), Dorthy Ashby-9.0
  15. My Favorite Things (1961, YouTube), John Coltrane-9.0

February:

  1. (16) Soft Winds, Dorthy Ashby (1961, YouTube)-10.0
  2. (17) Dreams, Gabor Szabo (1968, YouTube)-9.0
  3. (18) Seven Steps to Heaven (1963, Barnes & Noble), Miles Davis-10.0
  4. (19) Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964, Barnes & Noble), Simon & Garfunkel-9.0
  5. (20) Rocky Mountain High (1972, Barnes & Noble), John Denver-9.5
  6. (21) After All (1969, YouTube), After All-10.0
  7. (22) Afreaka! (1970, YouTube), Demon Fuzz-9.0
  8. (23) Atom Heart Mother (1970, YouTube), Pink Floyd-9.5
  9. (24) Funkadelic (1970, YouTube), Funkadelic-10.0
  10. (25) Paesaggi (1971, YouTube), Piero Umiliani-9.5
  11. (26) Halcyon Days (2013, Public Library), Ellie Goulding-8.5

March:

  1. (27) Dreams of Impossibilities (1972, YouTube), Warm Dust-9.0
  2. (28) Ethiopian Knights (1972, YouTube), Donald Byrd-7.0.
  3. (29) Octopus (1972, YouTube), Gentle Giant-10.0
  4. (30) Natural Affair (2019, Public Library), The Growlers-7.5
  5. (31) When You See Yourself (2021, Public Library), Kings of Leon-6.5
  6. (32) Hitchhike to Rhome (1994, Public Library), Old 97’s-10.0
  7. (33) Green Balloon (2019, Public Library), Tank and the Bangas-9.0
  8. (34) Paradise (2016, Public Library), White Lung-8.0
  9. (35) Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966, Half Price Books) Simon & Garfunkel-10.0
  10. (36) No Need to Argue (1994, Public Library), The Cranberries-9.0
  11. (37) Farewell Andromeda (1973, Public Library), John Denver-10.0
  12. (38) Talking Dreams (2013, Public Library), Echosmith-8.0

April:

  1. (39) Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970, Public Library), Emerson, Lake & Palmer-7.5
  2. (40) Sob Rock (2021, Public Library), John Mayer-8.5
  3. (41) Foxtrot (1972, YouTube), Genesis-10.0
  4. (42) Taylor Swift (2006, Public Library), Taylor Swift-9.0
  5. (43) The Tractors (1994, Public Library), The Tractors-6.5
  6. (44) Mind over Matter (2014, Public Library), Young the Giant-9.0
  7. (45) Keep Your Soul Together (1973, YouTube), Freddie Hubbard-10.0
  8. (46) Thrust (1974, YouTube), Herbie Hancock-9.5
  9. (47) Alleycat (1975, YouTube), Nucleus-8.5
  10. (48) High-Flying (1976, YouTube), Hiromasa Suzuki-10.0
  11. (49) Juice (1976, YouTube), Ryo Kawasaki-9.5
  12. (50) Tattoo You (1981, Public Library), The Rolling Stones-9.5
  13. (51) Walk The Moon (2012, Public Library), Walk The Moon-3.0
  14. (52) Pacific Daydream (2017, Public Library), Weezer-7.5

May:

  1. (53) Yardbirds ’68 (1968, Public Library), The Yardbirds-8.0
  2. (54) Pharaoh (1977, YouTube), Pharoah Sanders-9.0
  3. (55) Whirlwind (1977, YouTube), Spin-10.0
  4. (56) Everything Is Wrong (1995, Half-Price Books), Moby-9.0
  5. (57) Live At Reeding (2009/1992, Half-Price Books), Nirvana-9.5
  6. (58) Kimono My House (1974, YouTube), Sparks-9.5
  7. (59) Suicide (1977, YouTube), Suicide-9.5
  8. (60) We’re Only In It For The Money (1968, Public Library), Frank Zappa-7.5
  9. (61) Dropout Boogie (2022, Target), The Black Keys-9.5
  10. (62) The Pavillion of Dreams (1978, YouTube), Harold Budd/Brian Eno
Continue reading “Music Log 2022”

Musical Madness: A Favorites Albums List


Image result for favorite albums gif

Favorite Albums in Some Order (list artists only once, no soundtracks or bests of allowed)

  1. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (70s, prog rock)
  2. Blood On The Tracks, Bob Dylan (70s, folk rock)
  3. Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division (70s, post punk)
  4. Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin (70s, metal/hard rock)
  5. In Utero, Nirvana (90s, grunge)
  6. Straight Out of Compton, NWA (80s, rap)
  7. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash (60s, country)
  8. War, U2 (80s, alternative rock)
  9. We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse (2000s, alternative rock)
  10. Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones (70s, hard rock)Image result for Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd gif
  11. Making Movies, Dire Straits (80s, country rock)
  12. Parachutes, Coldplay (2000s, alternative rock)
  13. Born To Die, Lana Del Rey (2000s, pop rock)
  14. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes, Death Cab For Cutie (2000s, alternative rock)
  15. In Rainbows, Radiohead (2000s, alternative rock)
  16. My Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kayne West (2000s, rap)
  17. Loveless, My Bloody Valentine (90s, alternative rock)
  18. Autoamerican, Blondie (80s, pop rock)
  19. Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles (60s, psychedelic rock)
  20. The Woods, Sleater-Kinney (2000s, alternative rock)
  21. Axis: Bold As Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (60s, psychedelic rock)Image result for Making Movies Dire Straits gif
  22. Hunky Dory, David Bowie (70s, glam rock)
  23. Invisible Touch, Genesis (80s, alternative rock)
  24. Murmur, R.E.M. (80s, alternative rock)
  25. Turn On the Bright Lights, Interpol (2000s, alternative rock)
  26. Ghost in the Machine, The Police (80s, pop rock)
  27. Saturdays=Youth, M83 (2000s, electronica)
  28. Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon (70s, pop rock)
  29. Damn The Torpedoes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (70s, hard rock)
  30. No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away, Mew (2000s, pop electronica rock)
  31. Who’s Next, The Who (70s, hard rock)Image result for Hunky Dory David Bowie gif
  32. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, Oasis (90s, alternative rock)
  33. In Pieces, Garth Brooks (90s, country)
  34. Rumors, Fleetwood Mac (70s, pop rock)
  35. The Chronic, Dr. Dre (90s, rap)
  36. Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen (80s, folk rock)
  37. License to Ill, The Beastie Boys (80s, rap rock)
  38. The Battle of Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine (90s, rap rock)
  39. Pure Heroine, Lorde (2000s, pop)
  40. This Time, Dwight Yoakam (90s, country)
  41. More Songs About Buildings and Food, The Talking Heads (70s, pop rock)Image result for What's The Story Morning Glory Oasis Gif
  42. The Surbubs, Arcade Fire (2000s, alternative rock)
  43. Sandinista, The Clash (70s, punk)
  44. Moving Pictures, Rush (80s, prog rock)
  45. Welcome Interstate Managers, Fountains of Wayne (2000s, pop rock)
  46. The Hurting, Tears For Fear (80s, New Wave)
  47. Magic Potion, The Black Keys (2000s, blues rock)
  48. The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, Ben Folds Five (2000s, pop rock)
  49. Plastic Beach, Gorillaz (2000s, rap rock)
  50. Sports, Huey Lewis and the News (80s, pop rock)
  51. Sam’s Town, The Killers (2000s, alternative rock)Image result for The Suburbs Arcade Fire Gif
  52. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, Sex Pistols (70s, punk)
  53. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, The Flaming Lips (2000s, electronica rock)
  54. Zuma, Neil Young and Crazy Horse (70s, folk rock)
  55. Thriller, Michael Jackson (80s, pop rock)
  56. Violator, Depeche Mode (80s, alternative rock)
  57. Omni, Minus The Bear (2000s, alternative rock)
  58. Chutes Too Narrow, The Shins (2000s, pop rock)
  59. Shields, Grizzly Bear (2000s, alternative rock)
  60. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis (50s, jazz)
  61. Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth (80s, alternative rock)Image result for Never Mind The Bollocks Here Comes The Sex Pistols Sex Pistols Gif
  62. Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew Bird (2000s, folk rock)
  63. Loaded, The Velvet Underground (70s, hard rock)
  64. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Smashing Pumpkins (90s, alternative rock)
  65. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco (2000s, folk rock)
  66. Secret Diary, College (2000s, electronica)
  67. Boxer, The National (2000s, pop rock)
  68. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel (90s, pop rock)
  69. Oracular Spectacular, MGMT (2000s, electronica rock)
  70. Sound of Silver, LCD Soundsystem (2000s, electronica rock)
  71. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Devo (70s, post punk)Image result for Armchair Apocrypha Andrew Bird Gif
  72. Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order (80s, New Wave)
  73. 4 X 4=12, deadmau5 (2000s, electronica)
  74. Discovery, Daft Punk (2000s, electronica)
  75. Moondance, Van Morrison (70s, rock)
  76. 18, Moby (2000s, electronica)
  77. Toys in the Attic, Aerosmith (70s, hard rock)
  78. Manners, Passion Pit (2000s, electronica pop)
  79. Blink-182, Blink-182 (2000s, alternative rock)
  80. Under The Iron Sea, Keane (2000s, rock)
  81. Dead Can Dance, Dead Can Dance (80s, post punk)Image result for Power Corruption and Lies New Order gif
  82. Paranoid, Black Sabbath (70s, heavy metal)
  83. Night Moves, Bob Seager and the Silver Bullet Band (70s, hard rock)
  84. For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver (2000s, folk)
  85. Fragile, Yes (70s, prog rock)
  86. Dizzy Up The Girl, Goo Goo Dolls (90s, alternative rock)
  87. Broken Bells, Broken Bells (2000s, electronica pop rock)
  88. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend (2000s, alternative rock)
  89. Give Up, The Postal Service (2000s, electronica rock pop)
  90. Odelay, Beck (90s, alternative rock)
  91. Songs For the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age (2000s, heavy metal)Image result for Paranoid Black Sabbath gif
  92. Illinois, Surjan Stevens (2000s, pop folk)
  93. A Blessing and a Curse, Drive By Truckers (2000s, country rock)
  94. Kill ‘Em All, Metallica (80s, heavy metal)
  95. Days of Future Passed, The Moody Blues (60s, psychedelic rock)
  96. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes (2000s, folk)
  97. Z, My Morning Jacket (2000s, alternative rock)
  98. To Bring You My Love, PJ Harvey (90s, alternative rock)
  99. You Forgot It in People, Broken Social Scene (2000s, alternative rock)
  100. Transference, Spoon (2000s, alternative rock

Image result for Illinois, Sufjan Stevens gif

Music Log 2016


tumblr_inline_mzxqvkj4051sohk3w

Okay let’s try this again. And I’m not bothering with months or anything. Just a straight list. Out of 10 score for all discs.

Top 10 Albums Of The Year:

1. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel-10.0
2. Tusk, Fleetwood Mac-10.0
3. Moondance, Van Morrison-10.0
4. Horses, Patti Smith-10.0
5. Fear Of A Black Planet, Public Enemy-10.0
6. Sandinista!, The Clash-10.0
7. The Wall, Pink Floyd-10.0
8. Quadrophenia, The Who-10.0
9. “Heroes”, David Bowie-9.5
10. Secret Diary, College-9.5

1. The Hurting, Tears For Fears-9.0
2. Secret Diary, College-9.5
3. The Cars, The Cars-9.0
4. Elvis Costello: The First Ten Years, Elvis Costello-9.5
5. Four, Bloc Party-5.5
6. El Pintor, Interpol-8.5
7. Vitalogy, Pearl Jam-8.0
8.  Emotional Rescue , The Rolling Stones-7.0
9. Neck of the Woods, Silversun Pickups-8.0
10. Tunnel of Love, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band-9.0
11. Next Day, David Bowie-8.5
12. Boxer, The National-9.5
13. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel-10.0
14. The Voyager, Jenny Lewis-9.0
15. Sandinista!, The Clash-10.0

tumblr_ny8fmmlarw1uukgmzo1_500

16. Beggar’s Banquet, The Rolling Stones-9.0
17. Aladdin Sane, David Bowie-9.0
18. Young Americans, David Bowie-7.5
19. “Heroes”, David Bowie-9.5
20. Lodger, David Bowie-9.0
21. Kintsugi, Death Cab For Cutie-7.5
22. Centipede Hz, Animal Collective-4.0
23. Underneath the Rainbow, Black Lips-7.5
24. Low, David Bowie-9.0
25. Tusk, Fleetwood Mac-10.0
26. Especially For You, The Smithereens-9.5
27. Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage The Elephant-7.5
28. Lungs, Florence + The Machine-8.0
29. Pablo Honey, Radiohead –7.0
30. Apartment Life, Ivy –9.0

music-gif-music-30778615-500-220

31. Young & Old, Tennis –7.5
32. Human Performance, Parquet Courts –9.0
33. Abacab, Genesis –8.5
34. Brothers In Arms, Dire Straights –9.0
35. Yours, Dreamily,, The Arcs –8.0
36. Pioneers Who Got Scalped , Devo –9.5
37. Yeezus, Kayne West-9.0
38. Outlandos d’Amour, The Police-9.5
39. The Sound of The Smiths, The Smiths-9.0
40. The Mouse and the Mask, Danger Doom-9.5
41. Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara-8.0
42. Thank Your Lucky Stars , Beach House-9.0
43. Quadrophenia, The Who-10.0
44. This Is All Yours, Alt-J-8.5
45. Nashville Skyline, Bob Dylan-9.5

tumblr_n9hao0h1cc1t5c6u6o1_500

46. Human After All, Daft Punk-9.0
47. Untitled Unmastered, Kendrick Lamar-9.0
48. Fear Of A Black Planet, Public Enemy-10.0
49. Education, Education, Education & War, Kaiser Chiefs-6.5
50. Let England Shake, PJ Harvey-7.0
51. Random Access Memories, Daft Punk-8.0
52. Gossamer, Passion Pit-8.0
53. Midnight Sun, Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger-8.0
54. Sunbathing Animal, Parquet Courts-8.5
55. Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins-9.5
56. Toys In The Attic, Aerosmith-9.5
57. Violator, Depeche Mode-9.5
58. New Morning, Bob Dylan-9.0
59. Vacation, The Go-Gos-8.0
60. Paul’s Boutique, The Beastie Boys-9.0

61. Pretty Hate Machine, Nine Inch Nails-9.0
62. Moondance, Van Morrison-10.0
63. The 1975, The 1975-9.0
64. I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, The 1975-7.5
65. Between The Buttons, The Rolling Stones-8.0
66. Marry Me, St. Vincent-8.5
67. A Quick One, The Who-8.5
68. White Light/White Heat, The Velvet Underground-9.5
69. Controversy, Prince-9.5
70. Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Red Hot Chili Peppers-8.0
71. Hands of Glory, Andrew Bird-7.0
72. The Pretender, Jackson Browne-9.0
73. Destroyed, Moby-9.0
74. The River, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band-9.0
75. Lazaretto, Jack White-8.5

waynes-world-queen-singing-car-music

76. Ocean Rain, Echo & the Bunnymen-9.0
77. Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac-9.5
78. Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane-9.0
79. Heart Shaped World, Chris Isaak-9.5
80. So, Peter Gabriel-9.0
81. Hello Nasty, Beastie Boys-8.0
82. Horses, Patti Smith-10.0
83. Comedown Machine, The Strokes-6.5
84. L.A. Woman, The Doors-9.0
85. Speaking In Tongues, The Talking Heads-8.5
86. To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar-9.5
87. Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble-9.0
88. My Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kayne West-9.5
89. Takk, Sigur Ros-9.0
90. Strange Days, The Doors-9.0

91. A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead-9.5
92. Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002, The Cranberries-9.0
93. Dead Can Dance, Dead Can Dance-8.5
94. Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt-7.5
95. Strangers To Ourselves, Modest Mouse-7.0
96. Room For Squares, John Mayer-8.5
97. Sunflower, The Beach Boys-6.0
98. Motion, Calvin Harris-8.5
99. Catch a Fire, Bob Marley and the Wailers-9.5
100. Dirty Mind, Prince-9.0
101. The Wall, Pink Floyd-10.0

Favorite Bands


All Time Favorite Bands (Currently):

1. Led Zeppelin-Favorite Song: Over The Hills and Far Away


2. Joy Division-Favorite Song: Transmission


3. The Clash-Favorite Song: Police On My Back


4. U2-Favorite Song: Surrender


5. Creedence Clearwater Revival-Favorite Song: Ramble Tamble


6. Genesis-Favorite Song: In Too Deep


7. The Beatles-Favorite Song: Strawberry Fields Forever


8. Radiohead-Favorite Song: Jigsaw Falling Into Place


9. Blondie-Favorite Song: Live It Up


10. The Rolling Stones-Favorite Song: Gimme Shelter

Favorite Songs: Part XVI


Genesis is one of the best bands of the 70s and 80s. They are fantastic, and in this video the entire group is still altogether-Peter Gabriel was still the front man, but Phil Collins was slowly taking over. “A Trick of The Tail” is a witty and fun piece, and I love how the video manages to work in some trippy moments. Just listen to the guitar and piano work, too. Bloody fantastic.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑