Category: Music

Purple Rain album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #49 (“Purple Rain”)

As I pulled together my list of my 100 albums, I definitely wrestled with a few of the choices. Where to rank certain albums, whether…

The Smiths ‎– The Queen Is Dead album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #50 (“The Queen is Dead”)

The Smiths didn’t last long, but they left behind an amazing legacy and incredible impact. By the time the band recorded The Queen is Dead…

Fleetwood Mac Rumors album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #51 (“Rumors”)

Rumors is an album I’m not really aware of being introduced to at any specific point. Fleetwood Mac’s defining album was just ever-present when I…

Details by Frou Frou album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #52 (“Details”)

Were it not for Zach Braff, I might have missed out on Frou Frou, The Shins, and missed Colin Hay’s solo career. So it’s a…

Black Celebration by Depeche Mode album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #53 (“Black Celebration”)

No instruments were harmed in the making of this album. Well, no instruments were used in the making of this album, anyway. I kid, of…

Duran Duran The Singles album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #55 (“Duran Duran: The Singles 81-85”)

This next entry may be cheating, slightly. Does a box set count as an “album?” Let’s ask the judges if they’ll allow it. Oh, right….

Our Time in Eden album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #57 (“Our Time in Eden”)

I like a lot of the Natalie Merchant-era 10,000 Maniacs catalog, her final studio album with the band is far and away my favorite. Our…

Frank Zappa album cover Apostrophe(')

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #58 (“Apostrophe(‘)”)

Great googly moogly! Frank Zappa‘s Apostrophe(‘) fills me with unmitigated joy every time I listen to it. Apostrophe(‘), particularly the “Yellow Snow Suite” on the…

Black Snake Diamond Role album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #59 (“Black Snake Diamond Röle”)

The first solo Robyn Hitchcock album, Black Snake Diamond Röle, literally opened a new world of music for me. A friend in high school declared…

Album cover "Copper Blue" by Sugar

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #60 (“Copper Blue”)

Sugar‘s debut album, Copper Blue is a fusion of metal and melody, full of joyful noise and irresistible poppy compositions. Sugar is Bob Mould‘s follow-up…