Top 20 albums of the last 20 years is a toughie. It excited and overwhelms me. And I have not time to post lately cos work has gotten bananas but it's music and it's friday and I cannot resist so here goes: (top of mind, no particular order)
Beck - Midnight Vultures (sing it loud while driving fast down the 401 at night!)
People Under The Stairs - O.S.T.
Radiohead - The Bends
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Pavement - Brighten The Corners
Outkast - Stankonia
Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk (not so secret guilty pleasure)
Bertrand Brugalat - The Sssound of
Pulp - Different Class
Bran Van 3000 - Glee
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Vs. Pink Robots
The White Stripes - Elephant/White Blood Cells (ugh, can't decide)
Nirvana - Nevermind
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Groove Armada - Vertigo
Nellie McKay - Get Away From Me
Jay Z - The Black Album
This list is probably 200% inaccurate as they are all top of mind and really reflect what I grab for long drives.. (ie. this weekend's roadtrip to Pittsburgh) but alas there are so many more that have shaped me. Including but not limited to The Verve, Tribe Called Quest Anthology, Whole Lotta Milka, The Breeders, The Talking Heads, Bjork, The Pixies (!!) and everything on Matador, Subpop, Quannum or Ninja Tune. Man, I could go on and on...
happy weekend y'all!