Monday, February 22, 2010

50 for 50: Glorious, Glorious Vinyl

I did this all from memory on my lunch hour, so I'm sure that I've left something off of the list...and I was surprised how hard it was to narrow it down to 50. There's probably 50 more just as good (well, let's say almost as good) lurking in those cabinets.

And yes, I do own a turntable, one that has worked well for over 25 years now.

The 50 Greatest Albums I Own On Vinyl, But Not On CD

50. New York, Lou Reed
49. Drums & Wires, XTC
48. Pure Pop For Now People, Nick Lowe
47. The Blasters
46. Murmur, R.E.M.
45. King's Record Shop, Rosanne Cash
44. Hotel California, The Eagles
43. Live Bullet, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
42. Squeezing Out Sparks, Graham Parker & the Rumour
41. Off The Wall, Michael Jackson
40. Sign 'O The Times, Prince
39. Entertainment, Gang of Four
38. Talk Talk Talk, Psychedelic Furs
37. Katy Lied, Steely Dan
36. Damn the Torpedoes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
35. Honky Chateau, Elton John (the first album I bought with my own money)
34. Shoot Out The Lights, Richard and Linda Thompson
33. Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon
32. That's the Way of the World, Earth, Wind & Fire
31. How Will The Wolf Survive?, Los Lobos
30. Let It Be, The Replacements
29. Tonight's the Night, Neil Young
28. Cosmo's Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival
27. Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Frank Sinatra
26. Dirty Mind, Prince
25. Pretenders
24. Frontier Days, The Del Lords
23. Siren, Roxy Music
22. Los Angeles, X
21. Willie and the Poor Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder
19. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
18. Thriller, Michael Jackson
17. Document, R.E.M.
16. Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson
15. Late For The Sky, Jackson Browne
14. The B-52s
13. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young
12. Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen
11. The Basement Tapes, Bob Dylan and The Band
10. Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
9. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
8. Every Picture Tells A Story, Rod Stewart
7. Parallel Lines, Blondie
6. Peter Gabriel (third album, "melted face" cover)
5. Rocket to Russia, The Ramones
4. Warren Zevon
3. Purple Rain, Prince
2. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely
1. Abbey Road, The Beatles

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

Fantastic list, my friend. I'm so with you on your #1, too. BTW, I couldn't believe it, but Best Buy was selling some of these in their store in VINYL! Thanks for this.