Monday, April 24, 2006

variety is the spice of life

Saturday night was spent in hour long sessions, hotly contesting top 5 lists. Russell, Jay, John, Sara and I each listed our top 5 albums - studio recorded, then live - then fought to the death for our favorites in order to compile a common top 5, all-time, desert island list. Results follow:

Top 5 Albums:
  1. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
  2. Dave Matthews, Crash
  3. Counting Crows, August and Everything After
  4. Damien Rice, O
  5. The Beatles, White Album

Top 5 Live Albums:

  1. Ben Folds Live
  2. Ben Harper, Live From Mars
  3. Pearl Jam, Live on Two Legs
  4. Indigo Girls, 12:00 Curfew
  5. Dave Matthews, Live at Luther College

You should know our personal top 5 lists included a bit more variety. Mine and Sara's especially had much less 90's college kid alternative on them. I'm bemoaning the lack of diversity in musical stylings that i'll have for the rest of my life, spent on an island. At least give me some bluegrass, people.

There is SO MUCH music in the world, and I want to listen to more of it. Seriously, what would be in your top 5?


Anonymous said...

That is a very difficult question to answer. I'll give it some thought. :)

JESS said...

In no particular Top 5 order...
"Revelations" Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
"Joan Baez in Concert Part 2" Joan Baez
"Phantom Moon" Duncan Sheik
"College Dropout" Kanye West
"Beneath These Fireworks" Matt Nathanson

Dana said...

just to keep conversation going, Dad says he'd definitely have Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger.

the list is growing.

Anonymous said...

FUNNY - maybe you should put one of your religious profs websites into it..... :)

Anonymous said...

man, i always forget - love, leah

Nicole said...

No Particular Order:

"Abbey Road" - The Beatles
"Diorama" - Silverchair
"Why Should the Fire Die" - Nickel Creek
"Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd
"Caedmon's Call" - Caedmon's Call

whew...that was tough!

Nicole said...

P.S. Who in the WORLD thought the White Album was the best The Beatles had to offer...not cool.

Dave Scott said...

Dave Scott's Top 5. (I have made no attempt to appear well-versed in the history of rock 'n' roll. I own many classics, but they're honestly not in MY Top 5):

"Aenima" -Tool
"Ten" -Pearl Jam
"OK Computer" -Radiohead
"Adam & Eve" -Catherine Wheel
"Lateralus" -Tool

Top 5 METAL Albums:

"Far Beyond Driven" -Pantera
"Seasons in the Abyss" -Slayer
"Master of Puppets" -Metallica
"Chaos AD" -Sepultura
"Obsolete" -Fear Factory

Beth said...

Top 5:
Magazine (Jump Little Children)
Tuesday Night Music Club (Sheryl Crow)
Back Home Again (John Denver)
White Blood Cells (The White Stripes)
Rock Steady (No Doubt)

Greatest Hits Albums*:
One (The Beatles)
James Taylor: Greatest Hits (James Taylor)
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (The Eagles)
Sounds of Summer (Beach Boys)
Films About Ghosts (Counting Crows)

*This list goes against Russell's original premise that no greatest hits, live albums or compilation/various artist albums could be included.
But whatever. I like greatest hits. It makes life easy. Plus, I'm old.

Damn your procrastination tools... I have papers to write!