I think I love Julie Miller on this song more than Patty Griffin.
This album will scare babies but I’ll probably forget about it before mine arrives. To me, it just sounds like all their other albums.
Chris Thile is the Justin Timberlake of the Bluegrass world.
Jake Armerding is my family’s folk-child, though he may not know who we are. When other artists begin covering his songs we know he’s grown. Welcome back Jake.
When I first heard Shelby Lynne I thought she was a old veteran soul singer and was surprised to learn she was a spry 40 year old. Maybe I was thinking about Loretta.
We saw Tift at Merlfest in 2009 and for some reason called her Pippy. This album doesn’t quite stand up to her last one.
Their bio says it best: “District 97 is the only Progressive Rock band in the world to feature an American Idol finalist and a Chicago Symphony Orchestra virtuoso cellist.” It’s about as far removed from Carrie Underwood as possible.
Every Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden album since Fear of the Dark has sort of blended together to me. I like this one, but it will never stand out as one of their greats.
I don’t know why I like Joanna Newsom. There’s something very pretentious about a harp-playing pop singer releasing a 3-disc album but iTunes doesn’t lie; I listed to this album a lot. I can hear this song being used in one of those Honda commercials geared towards recent college grads with newly-acquired disposable Indie money.
Tobias is helping to keep 80s metal alive. He’s still operating under the 1988 album-creation rule dictating that a power ballad must follow the first rockin’ single. I raise my lighter to him (not my iPhone, but a true fire-making device).
So there it is. Paste your top 10, or 20, or 30 albums into the comments if you’re willing but keep it honest. The iCarly soundtrack may top the list, but I won’t tell Chris Hanson. However, if I discover you’ve played with the results to flaunt your hipness, I’ll return the snow you’ve just shoveled to its original home on your driveway. Just create a playlist for all albums released in 2010 and sort by play count.
Out of curiosity I did the same thing for 1973, a year in the height of prog-rock’s popularity. The results aren’t a true indication of my favorite albums of the year and the ordering is almost meaningless, but it’s an honest look at what I’ve listened to most in the past 8 years from 1973. It obviously doesn’t take into account the 300 times I listened to Dark Side of the Moon in 1994, but it should. I hope Steve Jobs reads this and begins working on a brain-to-iTunes integration for accurate play counts. Unfortunately Steve typically only reads the first half of my blog and gets bored.
- Genesis “Selling England By The Pound”
- Renaissance “Ashes Are Buring”
- Paul Simon “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
- Le Orme “Felona E Serona”
- Billy Joel “Cold Spring Harbor”
- Gentle Giant “In A Glass House”
- Gentle Giant “Octopus”
- Billy Joel “Piano Man”
- Elton John “Caribou”
- Elton John “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player”
- Black Sabbath “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”
- Campo Di Marte “Campo Di Marte”
- Led Zepplin “Houses of the Holy”
- Aerosmith “Aerosmith”
- Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon”
- Yes “Tales from Topographic Oceans”
- Todd Rundgren”A Wizard, A True Star”
- Focus “Focus III”
- Jesse Colin Young “Song for Juli”
- Nektar “Remember the Future”