Monday, January 25, 2010

Good albums with good songs - a casual top 10

New media is changing the music industry and songwriting must be at its best to capture the largest piece of the market possible. Albums don't normally fly in an age when singles are being downloaded. Musicians have to tour to earn in an era when album sales don't get you the millions you desire.

Gone are the days when we'll get an album/LP consisting a good set of songs and not one single shitty song. Sometimes, consumers are compelled to download a song from an album, because the rest are not worth listening to, hence the album is not worth buying. In this entry, I shall try to give my take on what I think are my top 10 albums (of guitar-driven music).

Every music fan has his or her own preferences (see biases). And here's mine in no particular order. (I wanted to put in Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, but the guitars aren't as prominent in the songs in that album.)

- Return to Saturn by No Doubt
- Night on Earth by Rialto (tough call with Rialto)
- Dog Man Star by Suede (tough call with Coming Up)
- Black Market Music by Placebo (tough call with Without You I'm Nothing, and Sleeping With Ghosts)
- Origin of Symmetry by Muse
- Revolver by The Beatles (tough call with Abbey Road, Sgt Pepper, Rubber Soul, all having good sets too).
- Vapor Transmission by Orgy
- Mechanical Animals by Marilyn Manson (tough call with Anti-Christ Superstar)
- A Place in the Sun by Lit
- Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World

What's your top 10 list of music albums?

1 comment:

Illumination said...

No U2?

I'd recommend their album, Achtung Baby. hahaha. Nice list btw with Suede and Lit.