20/20 Roundup Props to Stu who actually went and tallied everything up for the happyrobot posts: 20 Best of the 20 of 20
This was an awesome, fun project. Thanks to everyone who played along!
GSONET Roundup This whole idea was stolen from another website I frequent (where oddly, a good number of robot folks lurk as well). EricS took all of our lists and used some Village Voice or Spin Magazine endorsed system for figuring these things out. So, that list looked like this: In parenthesis next to each title is the number of individuals who ranked that title somewhere in their top 20.
1 Pixies - Surfer Rosa (7) 2 Nirvana - Nevermind (6) 3 REM - Life's Rich Pageant (6) 4 Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (5) 5 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (5) 6 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (6) 7 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (5) 8 Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions (4) 9 Radiohead - OK Computer (5) 10 The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (4) 11 Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (4) 12 Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand (4) 13 De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising (5) 14 Pixies - Doolittle (4) 15 U2 - The Joshua Tree (4) 16 The Cure - Head On The Door (3) 17 Weezer - Blue Album (3) 18 Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (3) 19 Crowded House - Woodface (3) 20 Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet (4)
My top twenty favorite albums of the last twenty years... Here are all the happyrobot lists for archival purposes! (plus some extra at the bottom)
Kristen said I had to send you 20 albums from the last 20 years that put their boot to me bum. In alphabetical order, it would go something like this:
American Music Club - Mercury Bjork - Debut David Byrne - Grown Backwards The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Deathcab for Cutie - Transatlanticism DJ Shadow - Endtroducing Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin Peter Gabriel - So Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights Midnight Oil - Red Sails in the Sunset Morrissey - Viva Hate Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville Radiohead - The Bends REM - Reckoning The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me The Smiths - The Queen is Dead William Shatner - Has Been Talking Heads - Speaking in Tounges U2 - Unforgettable Fire