Re: My 20 Favorite Albums of All-Time
I hardly ever keep track of entire albums anymore. I have a rock-solid list of top 10 songs, but albums are harder to rank. I'm sure I don't have 20 favorites, but here are a few.
GNR - Appetite for Destruction. This album perfectly, *perfectly* captures the '80s hair metal scene, without the lipstick and pop-friendly, sanitized sheen. It's about drugs, booze, sex, hubris, and the dirty underbelly of a subculture built on debauchery. It rocks. It. Rocks. "It's So Easy" is the best, most perfect track on the album, followed by "Rocket Queen."
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill. Yeah, Paul's Boutique was mature, artistic, and experimental, and I liked it a lot. But Licensed to Ill was the best. It was so original when it came out -- a fresh combination of punk and rap that made both feel accessible, yet still unique. "The New Style" is my favorite.
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound. "Anthem" is right in their name, and that's what they do. Every track on this record just makes your heart explode. Subsequent albums have seemed derivative, but this one seemed honest and pure. Title track, "Great Expectations," and "Casanova, Baby" are the highest of all the high points.
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Last edited by Johnny Footstool; 10-22-2012 at 01:49 PM.