A little break from politics now for fear of becoming predictable and or repetitive.

So, finally the list is here in all its subjective glory. A snapshot of my musical tastes now that by tomorrow will probably be out of date. I have stuck to albums I actually have on vinyl where possible. I also tried to steer clear of compilations because it’s a cop out really and because sometimes on the album itself there is that little gem which you would otherwise never have heard. With anything like this I think that such a list is more interesting to think about and construct than the actual list itself, I mean the difference between no. 50 and no. 34 is random and simply based on the whim of the way I was thinking at the time. Most of the stuff outside the Top 20 could be reshifted around as and when. I also avoided picking albums on the basis of one song only so that has meant that some of my favourite songs are not featured because I’m not that fussed about the rest of the album. Anyway for your interest and perusal here it is:

Firstly let’s start with a cop-out! The ones that didn’t quite make it.

60. Kraftwerk – Autobahn
59. Travis – The Invisible Band
58. Billy Joel – The Stranger
57. Robyn Hitchcock & The Eygyptians – Queen Elvis
56. The Sundays – Static & Silence
55. Sparks – Propaganda
54. The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good
53. The Cardigans – Gran Tourismo
52. Ian Dury & The Blockheads – New Boots & Panties
51. Texas – White on Blonde

The Big Top 50
50. The Doobie Brothers – The Captain & Me
49. The Police – Regatta de Blanc
48. REM – Out Of Time
47. Guns N Roses – Appetite For Destruction
46. James – Laid
45. Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow

44. Supertramp – Breakfast in America
43. Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy
42. Blondie – Parrallel Lines
41. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

40. Pearl Jam – Ten
39. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
38. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy – Draining the Glass
37. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
36. Die Ärtzte – Planet Punk
35. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

34. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
33. Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
32. Paul Weller – Wild Wood
31. Faith No More – Epic

30. That Petrol Emmotion – Chemicrazy
29. INXS – Kick
28. Lou Reed – Transformer
27. The Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
26. Ride – Nowhere

25. The Clash – Sandinista!
24. Jamiroquai – Emergency on Planet Earth
23. The Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks
22. Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Do It Yourself
21. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy

20. Starsailor – Love is Here
19. Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
18. The The – Naked Self
17. Queen – A Night At The Opera
16. The Beatles – Abbey Road

15. Dodgy – The Dodgy Album
14. Led Zeppelin – II
13. The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks
12. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?

11. Bob Dylan – Bringing it all Back Home

So That should start you speculating as to what is in the Top 10 and what order they might be in. C’mon what do you reckon? If anyone manages to get them all right I’ll feel so astonished as to feel obliged to give them some form of prize. Christ, 8/10 regardless of the order would surprise me. Haywood is in fact the only person I would expect would come even close.

Song Of The Day – INXS ~ Spy Of Love

Original Comments:

Pimme made this comment,
What–no Elvis, U2, or Deep Purple? ;^)
Visit me @ http://pimme.blog-city.com

[Redbaron responds – It only goes as far as 11, you’ll have to wait and see what is to come later]

comment added :: 10th November 2004, 22:01 GMT+01
moog made this comment,
i agree with pimme! perhaps you could take out either number 48 or 40, and put rattle and hum in..or are they all in the top ten? you cant have a top ten without elvis, u2, or REM at least..
have missed you mate!! 🙂
Visit me @ http://jealoustwin.blog-city.com/

[Redbaron responds – Ah, hmm yes you spotted that one then! Duly rectified! As for what is or isn’t in there well that’s for the discussion isn’t it, I think I have made my musical preferences clear before and there are blog entries to prove it!]

comment added :: 10th November 2004, 23:21 GMT+01
haywood made this comment,
descent list my young lad, here are my high and low points.
Good — RHCP, you made me proud!
Good — TWO zeps all ready!

Bad — Supertramp, so bad, at least there was no rush!
Bad — No SMITHS!!!!!

[Redbaron responds – I’ll let you into a secret matey, there’s more Zep to come. I will defend Supertramp because that’s a classic album by anyones definition. As for the Smiths another point very well made and actually if I was allowing greeatest hits then The Smiths would be in the Top 10 -but I don’t own any of the original albums yet. BTW I don’t mind a bit of Rush every now and again so ya boo!]

comment added :: 11th November 2004, 08:33 GMT+01
Rachel made this comment,
EXCELLENT choices. Love Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and many of the others. Supertramp is very good. I think my favourite song of theirs would be “It’s raining again.” Nice.
Good entry, mate. I’m not so fond of Bob Dylan’s ‘voice’ as I am with his songs. He’s an amazing writer.

Visit me @ http://palmysinfullbloom.blog-city.com

comment added :: 11th November 2004, 19:30 GMT+01
rayts made this comment,
hey Red,
you have a wonderful selection. So wonderful in fact that I did my own checking and see if my bets are on your list. Most them are here. Glad to know your digging the Chili Peppers, Sex Pistols, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, and the likes…

Anyway, I would like to take a shot at your top ten (not in order though)…

The Doors (The Doors)
Automatic For The People (R.E.M.)
Band of Gypsys (Jimi Hendrix)
Led Zep IV (Led Zeppelin)
The Who’s Next (The Who)
Blue Lines (Massive Attack)
Achtung Baby (U2)
Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stone)
Abbey Road (The Beatles)
Blonde On Blonde (Bob Dylan)

I am tempted to add more since there are other great albums to choose from so allow me to include more…

The Velvet Underground
Doolittle -The Pixies
Nevermind – Nirvana
Deep Purple – Machine Head & On
The Stooges – The Joshua Tree
OK Computer – Radiohead
Grace – Jeff Buckley
Ill Communication – Beastie Boys
VS – Pearl Jam
Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins
Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Dummy – Portishead

[Redbaron responds – Ooh Rayts you got 2 of the Top 10 there nice one!]

comment added :: 12th November 2004, 03:51 GMT+01