A. I had a dream where i was made fun of for calling these things records instead of albums or CDs. Screw that. To me, they're records. I bought many of these o record and many are available on record to this day.
B. I amy not think of 20 just now. Check back throughout the day for more details and/or changing of my mind. I have not given this much thought.
C. Honest. I'm trying to philosophically move past this odd High Fidelity/VH1 listing mentality that seems to have drowned my very generation like a pop-tsunami. However, I want to prove that I'm a team player and so...(oh yeah, these are just records that GRABBED me for a time and shook me up. They are not always the BEST records, they just meant more to me than say, OK Computer or The Joshua Tree or It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back or Enter the 36 Chambers)....
1. Devotion & Doubt- Richard Buckner 2. 69 Love Songs- Magnetic Fields 3. Dry- PJ Harvey 4. If I Should Fall From Grace With God- The Pogues 5. Lifes Rich Pageant- REM 6. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road- Lucinda Williams 7. Blacklisted- Neko Case 8. Heartbreaker- Ryan Adams 9. More Adventurous- Rilo Kiley 10. New Day Rising- Husker Du 11.Workbook- Bob Mould 12.Boomtown- David + David 13.At the Ryman- Emmylou Harris 14.60 Watt Silver Lining- Mark Eitzel 15.Third/Sister Lovers- Big Star 16.Franks Wild Years- Tom Waits 17.Daydream Nation- Sonic Youth 18.Big Noise!- V/A (this cool mambo/afro-beat/jazz/gospel comp I bought at Collectibles in G'bor, NC) 19.There is No-One What Will Take Care of You- Palace Brothers 20.That Red & White album- The White Stripes
also gotta love that Postal Service, The Shins, the Johnny Cash American quartet, and that I'm Your Fan compilation of Leonard Cohen covers. Oh! and that great Wilco/Billy Bragg album of Woody Guthrie songs, the first one. Would also mention those great (and various) Elvis Costello re-issues and the re-release of the first four X albums - (good, good stuff).