The List, 2008, #40-31

Here’s the latest tenth of my Top 100 All-time Favorites list for 2008…

40
REM 1987
Dead Letter Office
Chill bumps appear and I am frozen in the web they weave as they reveal their innermost selves with the outpouring of their hearts. Oddities records are often excellent.
39
Rolling Stones 1968
Beggars Banquet
Tell me the voice of Mr Hankey isn’t based on Mick’s vocals on "Dear Doctor".
38
Rolling Stones 1978
Some Girls
The last great Stones record. I bought this for my stepfather one Xmas.
37
Spoon 2002
Kill The Moonlight
Spoon makes songwriting sound easy.
36
Joni Mitchell 1971
Blue
So smart and funny. I wish nobody would ever sing "River" again.
35
Liz Phair 1993
Exile In Guyville
Even when I was twenty-three. Even at thirty-seven.
34
Neutral Milk Hotel 1998
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
A throbbing, wheezing, spitting, whirling, carnal, calliope ride.
33
Led Zeppelin 1975
Physical Graffiti
I could do without Kashmir.
32
The Beatles 1968
The Beatles (white album)
And now we’re all going to do our own thing. And luckily for you, we’re all good at it. Except that last bit.
31
Bob Dylan 1965
Highway 61 Revisited
Having proved that how you sing isn’t important, he goes on to teach that what you sing might not be so important, either.

And the histogram for #100-#31 looks like this:

(release dates of records listed so far, grouped into five-year spans)

Next exciting installment will be out on Wednesday Monday!

3 thoughts on “The List, 2008, #40-31

  1. Ugh

    Next exciting installment will be out on Wednesday Monday!

    Don’t know why, but I thought that was hilarious.

    Is Kill The Moonlight that good (better than Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga for example?).

    Also, ever go to the French Quarter Festival in Nawlins? I’m headed there today, should be fun.

    http://www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/

  2. cleek Post author

    Is Kill The Moonlight that good (better than Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga for example?).

    KTM is good, but Ga* will appear in the next installment, IIRC. so… Ga* is better (according to my calculations).

    Also, ever go to the French Quarter Festival in Nawlins?

    nope. does look like fun, tho.

  3. Rob Caldecott

    ‘Ga x5’ was my ‘Summer 2007’ album. I listened to it constantly, and then didn’t play it for months. Just had it on again, and it’s still brilliant. Phew! :)

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