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


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
Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ, Bruce Springsteen
Human Touch, Bruce Springsteen
I'm Breathless: Dick Tracy, Madonna
janet., Janet Jackson
Like a Prayer, Madonna
Music, Madonna
Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen
OST Evita, Madonna
Post, Bjork
Ray of Light, Madonna
Selmasongs, Bjork
Tunnel of Love, Bruce Springsteen
The Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground
White Light/White Heat, The Velvet Underground
You Can Dance, Madonna

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


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.