1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
I started working my through this book this past summer, mostly with Gage but sometimes not (original post here). I don’t know that any of you will really care to keep up with our travels through the music starting in the 1950’s but I thought I’d keep a record of it at least. I’m random in how I’m choosing the albums. I use the index and see which ones the library has so we’ve had a good mix of decades and genres.
And here are our thoughts what we’ve been listening to so far….
New girl crushes (me not Gage) – Blondie and Amy Winehouse. Seriously, I listened to Winehouse’s Back to Black countless times before I returned it to the library. She was amazing and it’s so sad when such talent is gone too soon. As for Blondie, I should have been more familiar since I was a little more aware of music back in high school, but I was clueless. I think Parallel Lives is the cd that Gage and I danced to the most this round.
Biggest difference of opinion – Tragic Songs of Life by The Louvin Brothers. To me-Screeching. To Gage-Hold me and let’s dance.
Not good for Gage’s young ears – Slim Shady by Eminem. I was listening to this one full blast when Jason and Gage came back from swimming and I got in trouble 😉 I wasn’t sad to stop it. I get his talent but the bad language ruins it for me.
Biggest Surprises – Elbow and TV on the Radio. I’d never heard of either of these bands and loved both albums (The Seldom Seen Kids and Dear Science) from first song to last. I’ve gone on to listen to Elbow’s other albums and liked them as well.
Two albums by the same name – Back to Black by Amy Winehouse and AC/DC. You Shook Me All Night Long and the rest of the AC/DC album brought back great memories of high school and you know already I fell in love with Amy Winehouse so this was a win/win!
Someone I actually saw in concert (this list is very small) – The Eagles. Enjoyed their concert in Cleveland a few years ago and really liked their two albums on the list, Hotel California and The Eagles.
My favorite album – 21 by Adele
See any of your favorites here? Anyone new?
List of the albums we listened to from the book(Back to Black and Highway to Hell by AC/DC, 21 by Adele, Pump and Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith, School’s Out by Alice Cooper, Among the Living by Antrax, Tidal by Fiona Apple, Funeral by Arcade Fire, Parallel Lives by Blondie, Eagles and Hotel California by The Eagles, Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow, The Marshal Mathers LP and The Slim Shady LP by Eminem, Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics, Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton, So and Melt by Peter Gabriel, Darklands and Psychocandy by The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tragic Songs of Life by the Louvin Brothers, Regatta de Blanc and Synchronicity by The Police, Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim and In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra, System of a Down by System of a Down, Dear Science by TV on the Radio, Back to Black by Amy Winehouse) 30/1001