Thursday, September 18, 2008

My 20 Essential Albums

I was thinking the other day that I needed to compile a list that Vin asked me about years ago. To really sit down and come up with my Top 20 essential albums. The 20 albums I would take with me to that fictional "desert island." So I sat down and thought about it and I have to admit it was tough. I have so many. Probably enough to do 100 but at least 50 essential "must have" albums. My criteria was that the album had to be produced and purchased from the artist not a compilation (or playlist - cause I don't do the I-pod thing) burned from other sources. This includes double albums, live recordings, and greatest hits too of course. I would love to hear your comments as well as your top 20 list as well. So here goes the 20 albums I cannot live without In order:






































































And the most essential album for me of all time is



I would love to hear what do you think...


-Doc

20 comments:

Doc said...

Five albums that JUST missed the cut:

George Thorogood - Let's Work Together

Guns-n-Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Phil Collins - Serious Hits Live

America's Greatest Hits

STYX - Return to Paradise

Dianne said...

Righteous List
But
No Beatles?

The Mountain Cat said...

I got Doc in the Led Zeppelin and PInk Floyd.....

Doc said...

Dianne - The only Beatles album I own is 'One' and it didn't make the list...


I got Doc in the Led Zeppelin and PInk Floyd.....

Correction = Vin got me into the Led Zep and The Who... NOT the Pink Floyd. A girl I dated named Mandy got me into Floyd.

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc, I thought 'It Would Take a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back' by Public Enemy would be on that list?

Dana said...

There was one that really surprised me: The Commodores - The Best of the Commodores The Millennium Collection

I thought for sure I was the only Commodores geek left in the world - nice to know I have company!

The Mountain Cat said...

Marvin...Marvin...Marvin...He was a friend of mine....


Personally I prefer Earth, Wind and Fire over The Commodores but good choice though Doccy.

Doc said...

I thought for sure I was the only Commodores geek left in the world - nice to know I have company!

As part of a musical ritual I have one of the songs on this CD I listen to every Sunday before the Carolina Panthers play - The Commodores were Bad to the bone !!

Doc said...

.....and Vinny guessed the song correctly too!

Knight said...

I would have to have that Pink Floyd album but beyond that we wouldn't match at all.

Jay said...

What no Dean Martin??

Hmmmm.. I think if I do a top 20 albums list it will be in a post. It would take a while to decide on which ones to put in there.

Karen said...

Doc - You are my hero. 2 Bon Jovi albums and Harry Chapin. I have chills.

I would have to throw in something by Bruce Springsteen and something by Barry Manilow.

Doc said...

Knight... I have a little bit of a hard edge on some of the music I like.

Jay... Do it... Make a Top 20 albums post... I tagged you... you're it!

Karen.... Not many folks remember Harry Chapin anymore. Sad... I am not huge on the Boss actually my favorite Bruce Springsteen song is really more famous in the version sung my Manfried Mann (and his Earth Band)

Bina said...

Okay, you have a few of MY fav's as well.

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
AC/DC Live
Prince - The Hits
Styx - Greatest Hits
Garth Brooks - Live Double CD Set
Duffy - Mercy
Little River Band (Can't remember the name of the Album (CD))
Loverboy
Jimmy Buffett - Beaches, Ballads, and ??? (I can't remember)
Aerosmith
Queen - Greatest Hits

My God. I can't think right now!

Bina said...

Oh yea! Guns & Roses!

Doc said...

I think Bina was searching for Beaches, Ballads, Boats, and Bars.... I agree but this doesn't meet my particular qualifications because it's a boxed set. It is a definitive collection of Jimmy up until the late 80s though!

Aunt Becky said...

I can see why we're friends now. Although I knew before. Because we're AWESOME.

As American as Apple Pie said...

Awesome list! I would agree with most of it and add my own flair. Can't think right now though.

ZenDenizen said...

I was surprised by the inclusion of Prince on that list, very cool.

jennifer said...

I could listen to your list except for Men At Work.... that one surprised me.

I would have to add some Beatles, Elton John, and maybe a little Johnny Cash's greatest hits (for those mellow moods)!