You’ve gotta love Top 10s and Top 100s of any kind of list. It could be the top 10 best groin hits on YouTube, or 35 worst ways to avoid an ex.
It’s a way to scan through to see how many you agree with, and how many you think are absolutely out of the ballpark.
That’s why when Q Magazine released their Top 250 albums of the past 25 years, I was on that list like a mosquito in a blood bank.
Music is most likely the highest in opinionated ratings. Some lists have nothing you like (or heard), some list fit perfectly to your personality so well, you wonder if the author was spying on you.
It was a no brainer to put those albums together for y’all to look through. I saw a few albums I used to listen to religiously back in the day, and now I can’t believe I’m buying them again. Nostalgia has done wonders to my wallet on several occasions.
I can remember having to borrow a friend’s copy of ‘Songs for the Deaf’ by Queens of the Stone Age because my Discman (Old school!) ruined it after copious hours on ‘Repeat’. And of course ‘Sea Change’ by Beck got me through a lot of tough moments with the soothing acoustics.
It’s a real treat looking back at albums that remind you a little about yourself. Your pimply teen years of old Green Day with ‘Dookie’, or Nirvana’s appearance on ‘Unplugged’ that seemed to open their music to a wider world, thus ruining the whole point of grunge.
It also sported a lot of “Hey man, I liked them when they were still cool”. Such silly pish-posh hog wash, old chap. They were always cool. Obviously I’m not for saying pish-posh, but I’m no Kurt Cobain.
And for that I’m very happy, because Courtney Love…*shudder*.
But I implore you to browse through our jukebox list of golden moments in the last quarter century. And tell us a little bit about what albums helped you out during tough times, gave you the most laughs, or just made skipping work/school/family matters a lot more chilled out.
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