I missed Kate’s Listography last week cuz I was sunning myself in Turkey Lurkey, so thought I’d redeem myself with this weeks entry.
Now when I first saw the theme, I thought, “Oh shit. I don’t know 5 albums by one band… Bugger” Then I realised it was 5 albums by 5 different bands. This, I can do. I’m even going to skip all the heavy metal stuff and plump for stuff you may have even heard of… Go me!
5. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977). I don’t know how I got to love this band but I do. I have it on vinyl and CD and I love it. In more recent years, FM remind me of my good friend Steph who lives nack in Stoke. She has such eclectic music tastes and this is one of those we both agree on and can sing and admire the music for ages. Brilliant.
4. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (1973). My favourite songs by Pink Floyd aren’t on this album, but as a whole, it’s one of my favourite albums by one of my favourite bands. Like, EVER. My mum had the original LP with the embossed prism and everything, then had it nicked. It’d be worth a small fortune now, the thieving bastards.
3. Muse – Showbiz (1999). This band are teh awesomes. I saw them back in 1999 on the Showbiz tour, before they made it big. I love them. Not so much now, but definitely back when they were lesser known. They talent of these 3 blokes is astounding. The noise, melody and music they can create is fantastic. I have seen them 5 times and they never cease to amaze me. Showbiz is by far their best album (personally) – a lot more raw and gritty with some amazing tracks on there, like Muscle Museum, Cave and Uno. Aceness in a CD it is.
2. Stone Temple Pilots – Thank You (2003). I know it’s a “Best Of” album, but it sums these guys up perfectly. I was never really into the more well known grungey bands like Nirvana, plumping instead, for the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam. Love it and this album has some of their best tracks on it.
1. Kerbdog – On the Turn (1997). I haven’t been able to listen to this album for yonks. Me no likey. I only had it on .m4e format and I have no way of playing it. Gutting. Kerbdog are an amazing band from the ’90s and this album is fantastic and was the one that got me into the band. The DJ at work played “Sally” last week and I was mega-impressed by his choice of song. He’s never played Kerbdog before and it reignited my love for them. Seriously, check them out.
There you go! There’s my top 5 albums and not a heavy metal album in sight! I’m impressed with myself.