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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Twenty Albums

Via Roger:

Rules: Create a non-objective list of your favorite albums of the last 20 years (anything released between 1990 and now), remember, this is your FAVORITES so, if Maroon 5’s Songs about Jane was your favorite album, that should be number 1, even if you feel Nevermind was a more influential album.


Sounds like fun, although I do quibble with the word "non-objective" up there. There is no such thing as an "objective" list of the Top X of anything, but that's neither here nor there. So, my top albums from the last twenty years? Hmmmmm....

Well, what the hey. Here's a list, in no particular order:

The Beatles Anthology (Probably cheating here, but it's my list)
The Village Lanterne, Blackmore's Night
Santiago, The Chieftains
The complete scores to The Lord of the Rings (all three)
Cleopatra, Alex North (the restoration by Varese Sarabande)
Hymns of the 49th Parallel, k.d. lang
Les Miserables: The Tenth Anniversary Concert from the Albert Hall
The three scores to the Star Wars prequels
Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo, Joe Hisaishi
Supernatural, Carlos Santana
The Rising, Bruce Springsteen
Live from the Ends of the Earth, Dougie MacLean
Home, Dixie Chicks
Any of Sir Colin Davis's live recordings of the music of Berlioz, with the London Symphony (particularly Les Troyens and Romeo et Juliette).


What are your favorite albums of the last twenty years?

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