August 22, 2007

The A to Z of Glenn's Albums

I am stealing this from Aaron who borrowed it from Tom the Dog. I decided to take a little bit of a detour with my list though. I have decided to exclude my five favourite artists of all time - Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Björk, Janet Jackson and The Velvet Underground. The reason is that their albums were hogging the limelight! Bruce and Madonna had three, Janet and Björk two each and VU had one. And, besides, you guys surely already know the depraved depths my love for those guys go.

But even eliminating those guys it was incredibly hard. Some letters just had so many amazing albums. And I love at least 23 of the albums listed here and can't imagine my life without having known them. They've all touched me in some profound way (except some of the ones that were really hard, like Q and Z, which I obviously had to cheat for, my iTunes tells me I don't have any albums with those letters). Now, my list isn't anywhere near as "classic" as the other guys' though. They have AC/DC, Miles Davis, The Who, John Lennon and The Beatles. I have Yazoo. MmHmmm.


Arular, M.I.A.


Butterfly, Mariah Carey


Chemistry, Girls Aloud


Devin Dazzle & the Neon Fever, Felix da Housecat


Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair


Folklore, Nelly Furtado


Get Behind Me Satan, White Stripes


Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, FatBoy Slim


Ingénue, k.d.lang


Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette


Kish Kash, Basement Jaxx


Live Through This, Hole


The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill


Non Stop Erotic Caberet, Soft Cell


The Other Side of the Mirror, Stevie Nicks


Purple Rain, Prince


All Hail the Queen, Queen Latifah (1989)


Results, Liza Minnelli with the Pet Shop Boys


So, Peter Gabriel


Thylacine, Monique Brumby


Upstairs at Eric's, Yazoo


The Voice of Love, Julee Cruise


The Whitey Album, Ciccone Youth


X, INXS


Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP, Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Who's Zoomin' Who?, Aretha Franklin



And just for shits a giggles. Let's see if I can fill an entire A-Z of albums by Springsteen, Madonna, Jackson, Bjork and VU.

American Life, Madonna
Born in the USA, Bruce Springsteen
Control, Janet Jackson
Devils & Dust, Bruce Springsteen
Erotica, Madonna
F
Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ, Bruce Springsteen
Human Touch, Bruce Springsteen
I'm Breathless: Dick Tracy, Madonna
janet., Janet Jackson
K
Like a Prayer, Madonna
Music, Madonna
Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen
OST Evita, Madonna
Post, Bjork
Q
Ray of Light, Madonna
Selmasongs, Bjork
Tunnel of Love, Bruce Springsteen
U
The Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground
White Light/White Heat, The Velvet Underground
X
You Can Dance, Madonna
Z


That's all I can get I'm afraid. Only six letters to go, too!

2 comments:

Chris said...

Well, I think your choices cover a very wide range of different styles. That's definitely a plus. ;)

I think I should try this too, although I doubt I'll have an album for each letter.

J.D. said...

I've been trying to make one of these, but I always come up short, and apparently all my favorite albums start with B or L.