My Favourite Albums

In this mp3 age, many people have stopped listening to albums, and just download their favourite songs by the artists. I can see how this makes sense, but for some reason (OCD) I cannot do that. My itunes and ipod (product placement) only have ALBUMS. Thus, I thought I’d share with everyone (all three of you) a list of my favourite albums of all time (NB: I’ve limited it to one album per artist…). I’ll also give what I think are the best albums of the 80s, 90s and 00s. If there’s an album here that you’ve never listened to, then PLEASE, do yourself a favour and listen to it.

In alphabetical order:

Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Beck – Sea Change
Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I See A Darkness
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Cure – Pornography
The Dears – No Cities Left
The Decemberists – Picaresque
Deftones – Adrenaline
Depeche Mode – Violator
Destroyer –  Streethawk – A Seduction
Elliott Smith – Either/Or
The Fiery Furnaces – Blueberry Boat
The Flaming Lips – Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
Frog Eyes – Ego Scriptor
Grandaddy – Under the Western Freeway
Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights
Joanna Newsom – Ys
The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
Matthew Good Band – The Audio of Being
The Microphones – The Glow Pt. 2
Modest Mouse – This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Neutral Milk Hotel – The Aeroplane Over the Sea
The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
Of Montreal – Satanic Panic in the Attic
The Organ – Grab that Gun
Pavement – Wowee Zowee
The Pixies – Purple Tape
Radiohead – OK Computer
Silverchair – Diorama
Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
The Strokes – Is This It?
Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
Tool – Aenima
Weezer – Pinkerton
The White Stripes – Elephant
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wolf Parade – Apologies to the Queen Mary
Xiu Xiu – Dear God, I Hate Myself

and now, drumroll please: what I think are the best albums of the 80s, 90s and 00s:
80s: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
90s: Neutral Milk Hotel – Aeroplane Over the Sea
00s: Joanna Newsom – Ys


About dontdontoperate

28 year old originally from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. H.B.Sc. from UofT with a major in chemistry and a double minor in philosophy and math. M.Sc. from UofT in physiology and neuroscience. Finished my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at McMaster in the fall of 2013.
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