15 Albums

The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you’ve heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

These are in no order, and are not necessarily my favorite albums, but are the ones I won’t forget.

Also, try to peg when I stopped listening to pop music. Maybe my next post should be “Children’s CDs You’ll Never Get Out of Your Head.”

1. Duran Duran, Rio

2. Def Leppard, Pyromania my first rock album

3. The Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Robert: ❤

4. Beatles, Abbey Road

5. Carrie Newcomer, Visions and Dreams her first solo album and the first one I heard

6. Carrie Newcomer, The Gathering of Spirits

7. Godspell Soundtrack

8. The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

9. U2, The Joshua Tree

10. Urban Cowboy Soundtrack

11. Indigo Girls

12. Kami Lyle, Blue Cinderella

13. Peter, Paul and Mary, 10 Years Together

14. Sting, Soul Cages (I wavered between this and the Police, Synchronicity, which is also great and high on the list, but decided to be authentic and less cool)

15. REM, Life’s Rich Pageant

Runner-up: John Denver and the Muppets, A Christmas Together

What would be on YOUR list?


3 thoughts on “15 Albums

  1. Asad S. Jafari says:

    First of all, let me say “Hell yeah!” (can I say “hell” around a pastor?).

    Here’s my list in no particular order:

    1. Megadeth, “Rust in Peace”
    2. Guns N Roses, “Appetite for Destruction”
    3. Dire Straits, “Brothers in Arms”
    4. The Police, “Synchronicity”
    5. Pink Floyd, “Dark Side of the Moon” & “The Final Cut”
    6. ABBA, “Gold” (Best of)
    7. Rossini, “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (with Joyce DiDonato as Rosina and Halasz conducting) – my first opera album
    8. Peter Gabriel, “So”
    9. Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Couldn’t Stand the Weather”
    10. U2, “Joshua Tree”
    11. Black Sabbath, “Paranoid”
    12. Run DMC, “Raising Hell”
    13. Iron Maiden, “Somewhere in Time”
    14. Led Zeppelin, “Led Zeppelin 4”
    15. 10,000 Maniacs, “Our Time in Eden”

    Honorable Mentions:

    Pet Shop Boys, “Actually”
    Bryn Terfel, “Tutto Mozart”
    Blues Brothers Soundtrack
    Metallica, “Master of Puppets”
    Beastie Boys, “License to Ill”
    James Taylor, “Greatest Hits 1 & 2”
    Lyle Lovett, “Lyle Lovett and his Large Band”
    Madonna, “The Immaculate Collection”
    Alice in Chains, “Jar of Flies”
    Black Crowes, “Shake Your Money Maker”
    Springsteen, “Live 1975-1985”
    Indigo Girls, “Rites of Passage
    INXS, “Kick”
    Nine Inch Nails, “Pretty Hate Machine”
    Nirvana, “Nevermind”
    Norah Jones, “Come Away With Me”
    Queen, “Classic Queen”
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Blood Sugar Sex Magic”

  2. David E says:

    Here’s 10:
    Beatles, Abbey Road
    Springsteen, Born to Run
    John Rutter’s Requiem
    REM, Automatic for the People
    James Taylor, Sweet Baby James
    10,000 Maniacs, Our Time in Eden
    David LaMotte, Good Tar
    Jackson Browne, Running on Empty
    Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
    Beach Boys, Pet Sounds

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