Quickie in response to David Luper

I posted this on Dave Luper’s site, then thought I’d move it here. Top ten albums from the last decade or so, inpo.

1. Radiohead: OK Computer
2. Jeff Buckley: Grace
3. U2: All That You Can’t Leave Behind
4. Rage Against the Machine: Evil Empire (from back in the day)
5. Elvis Costello: When I was Cruel (a sorbet, to clear the palate)
6. Wilco: Being There (or Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
7. Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
8. Stavesacre: Friction (because of PhilFest; thanks Paul!)
9. Dag: Righteous
10. Clutch: Clutch

Honorable Mentions for nostalgia’s sake: King’s X: Dogman.


2 thoughts on “Quickie in response to David Luper”

  1. Paul and I often have this discussion…what would we put on our Top 10 albums list? I still don’t know that I’m fully settled on mine, but here are the ones I know for sure (in no particular order)…

    – Stavesacre: Absolutes
    – Blindside: Silence
    – Copeland: Beneath Medicine Tree
    – Jars of Clay: Liquid
    – Kings X: Ear Candy
    – Sting:All This Time

    We always question whether or not “Greatest Hits” albums can be included. If so, I’d add Bon Jovi:Cross Roads and Def Leppard: The Vault to my list.

  2. i don’t know that i can tackle this list, but let’s just see. from the last decade, and in no particular order, and off the top of my head:
    1. the ray brown trio, live at starbucks
    2. beck, sea change
    3. flaming lips, transmissions from the satellite heart (um, actually, that might be too old…) scratch that—
    -the real #3- nada surf, let go (don’t judge them by “high/low”, “let go” is a whole different animal, and a phenomenonal album)
    4. blackalicious, blazing arrow
    5. jimmy eat world, clarity (i agree with luper on this one)
    6. (this is getting hard to stay in this decade…)
    7. radiohead, ok computer
    8. beastie boys, ill communication (strictly speaking, too old for this list…)
    9. (screw it, i already put at least one that’s too old) smashing pumpkins, siamese dream (this may just be nostalgia on my part, but i loved this album when i was a teenager.
    10. doves, last broadcast

    having typed it up, i’m not sure that i can stand behind it, but there it is…

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