Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by noWaxJim (2013)
AKA 100 LPs to Save When the World Caves In, or at least the 100 I currently have with me in my pocket squashed onto my iPhone (and hence carry everywhere). Inspired in equal parts by John Peel, my mother, countless friends I've met over the years and music magazines/internet sites. My chart is hardly definitive (strictly one album per act, no compilations - which is a pain in the arse as this means Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, The Vaselines and Talulah Gosh unfortunately get the boot), and by no means representative of 'the greatest' albums per se, but certainly indicitive of the LPs that mean the most to me right now. Think of me as an anorak-clad indie-popper with dreadlocks, buffalo sandals, ripped jeans and a set of glowsticks and you'd get some sort of idea of not only my musical tastes, but why I now let my wife choose my wardrobe. And if like some you think this chart is a little too diverse for it's own good... seriously, live a little, try new things, get out more and stop listening to Dad Rock (apart from Crosby, Stills and Nash). Constantly on the hunt for something new to make my soul sing, so if you think you can help, drop me a line... Jimmy, May 2013.
Chart updated: 05/04/2013 19:01 (Created: 11/04/2010 14:06). Chart size: 100 albums.
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|PICK - Young Generation Dub; FIRST HEARD: Uni. I lay my love of all Jamaican music (yes, even Sean Paul) firmly at my mother's door. She was a massive Prince Buster fan. Dub came eventually, and this proved to be the start of a very beautiful love affair.|
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Oh wow this chart is really fantastic. Love the diversity.
Great list, you absolutely put a lot of work into the list. Plus any list that includes Loveless makes me smile
Your notes are really impressive. This melodic-harmonic triumvirate may be complemented by The House of Love - Fontana Album, 1990. Many more try to follow, proving a primary role of these mentioned. I tried to show such a time sequence in the field of orchestral, polyphonic approach. Pet sounds stands first, then comes Sgt. Pepper, two decades passing - The soft bulletin and Illinoise.
Not exactly my tastes. Been trying to listen to 3 out of your top 4 for the last few years - i.e. Pet Sounds, Loveless and the Ramones and cant get into any of the 3 and just dont know if I like their sound & style. Still I have not given up and in all fairness only listened to bits of them. There is just so music to listen to and so little years left one has to prioritize. If there is a heaven I wonder will we get to properly listen to 'everything' one day. Surely we will, if we make it that is :)
Still one of my favorites on the site, the only chart I've seen with Tomboy in the top 10, I respect the hell out of that.
Interesting chart. Lot of different albums which I have not heard. Enjoy the stories behind each album
Not only is the album selection crazy various and really awesome (there's lots that I haven't heard of), you writing about your first listen on every album is amazing. I don't know if I could remember all that. Clearly every single album on this chart is extremely personal, and that's fantastic. Great chart.
looks ordinary at the first
but actually very very epic chart, I like it
@AMS - interesting point about MPP. I would say given the simplicity you allude to re. Loveless then Panda Bear's Tomboy would be a more natural step. Being a huge Animal Collective fan (seeing them for the 7th time at Field Day in 10 days) I adore MPP, but as Strawberry Jam was the first album of theirs I truly loved, coupled with Noah Lennox's Brain Wilson-esque sense of harmony and melody, Tomboy joins Loveless and Pet Sounds in my all-time triumphant triumvirate.
Distinctive chart. Melodic themes of Loveless are simple songs, as Kevin Shields said, the comparison is mbv, in his own words, impressionistic approach. In this context Pet sounds and Loveless linked together form a sequence - different standards of expression in different decades. The next step is Merriweather Post Pavilion.
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