Latest Time-Wasting Activity of a Record Geek
Well, I could write about the Cubs signing Jeromy Burnitz (.247, 21 hr in 126 games, is what I'm thinking he'll provide), but instead...well, for the last month I've been engaged in the ULTIMATE rock and roll geek activity: rating my favorite albums and songs.
Like, who cares, right? Well, it's a cool diagnostic activity...gets me to going back to things I've always loved and seeing if I still love them as much. Anyhoo, I plucked out 50 top albums, and here are the ten that didn't quite make it--i.e, they're 51-60. Eep.
Beatles, With the Beatles
Beatles, The Beatles (White Album)
Big Star's 3rd (Sister Lovers)
John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band
Terry Riley, A Rainbow in Curved Air
Traffic, Mr. Fantasy
The Velvet Underground and Nico (So sue me. I like the 3rd album a lot better. Never had much time for side two of this one.)
XTC, Black Sea
CD-shaped words, in brickbat and valentine form, through cyberwindows are always welcome.
Love on y'all.