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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, 11-30

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die1001 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

November 14, 2014 - Posted by | Music |

12 Comments »

  1. I’m still stuck in the ’60’s – except for Broadway musicals (I find out about the latest artists by watching The Voice!). I respect your goal of listening to all different types of music.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | November 14, 2014 | Reply

    • LOL! I find a lot of new songs on The Voice too! Do you have a favorite this season?

      Comment by stacybuckeye | November 19, 2014 | Reply

      • I just watched the top 12 go to 10. And, I have to say, that this is the widest range of talent I’ve seen in all of the seasons to date. I’ve got a couple that I might prefer. But almost any of them could win. How about you?

        Comment by Lloyd Russell | November 20, 2014

      • I like the range of talent this season too. Not crazy about the last save but I like the rest of them.

        Comment by stacybuckeye | November 20, 2014

  2. I really like Adele’s music. I always have to stop and listen when I come across one of her songs.

    I listen to a variety of music, depending on my mood.

    Comment by Literary Feline | November 14, 2014 | Reply

    • Adele is flawless. I listen to Amy and I end up feeling depressed but she makes me feel more than anyone else I’ve listened to so far. But Adele can do no wrong.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | November 19, 2014 | Reply

  3. My husband and I have many of the 70-80s hard rock albums, but nothing to listen to them on! Very few of them we replaced with CDs. I agree with you about Amy Winehouse. I love the Eagles and tried to get tickets to their History of the Eagles tour.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | November 14, 2014 | Reply

    • LOL about the Eagles. It was several years ago and Jason said that he’d gotten us 2nd row tickets to the Eagles (I only had to eat my way through an expensive meal with clients from work) and I asked him what they sang 🙂 At the concert I knew and loved every song! See, I’m clueless! They were fantastic in concert.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | November 19, 2014 | Reply

  4. Amy Winehouse was amazing. So sad that she didn’t live to reap the future rewards she surely would have received.

    Blondie has always been a favorite, ever since Heart of Glass was my favorite song in fifth grade. I’m really showing my age. 😉

    Adele is another one who is truly amazing. I could listen to her stuff for hours.

    Comment by thetruebookaddict | November 15, 2014 | Reply

    • Blondie was a fun find for me. I’m not sure how I missed her growing up!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | November 19, 2014 | Reply

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