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    Thursday, February 19, 2009


    Facebook album meme

    There's a new meme running around Facebook about 25 albums that have shaped your musical tastes. Unfortunately, I don't know if I can even name 25 albums... and then there's the fact that since I got iTunes, I haven't bought anything but single songs.

    There's also the fact that this kind of thing isn't all that fun for me... as I've stated previously, I am hopelessly whitebread in my music tastes. Compared to my brother (who tagged me with his list), and all his tragically hip friends, I may as well just stop this post right here and save everyone the embarrassment of reading it.

    I'm also irritated by the fact that I have to post this list here instead of on Facebook, because Facebook's note-importing feature apparently dies after manually entering a note. Stupid Facebook.

    Anyway, I guess I'd better stop complaining and get to it. Oh, and there won't be any mention of the entire year I spent listening to Pink Floyd (other than this mention), because I now hate their songs with a passion and can't bear to listen to more than a few notes before changing the station. OK, Learning to Fly isn't so bad, but the rest drive me into a rage with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns.

    Um... where to start...

    High school (1985-1989):
    Huey Lewis and the News, Sports

    college (1990-1991):
    Prince, Purple Rain
    Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet

    post-college (1992-1995):
    Metallica, the "black" album
    Nirvana, Nevermind
    Guns & Roses, Appetite for Destruction
    Rush, 2112
    Queensryche, Empire

    Detroit (1996-2000):
    Blues Traveler, Four
    Ted Nugent, Hunt Music
    The Offspring, Smash
    Aerosmith, Big Ones
    Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell (best. album cover. EVAR)

    Oklahoma (2001-present):
    U2, The Joshua Tree
    Third Day, Offerings
    Rich Mullins, Songs
    MercyMe, Almost There


    I know that's not 25, but that's all I can think of. The rest of my music collection is singles. In keeping with my Johnny Whitebread Top 40's dreck collection, I have stuff from 3 Doors Down, Maroon 5, and the ultimate in godawful vanilla-as-they-come white boy rock, Nickelback. Let the jeering begin.

    Posted by Tom, 2/19/2009 7:32:09 AM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...