So as I was stuck in a car for seven and a half hours this past weekend on the way to my older sisters wedding, and I couldn’t help but think “Good lord, I wish I had some good music to listen to“. My aunt and uncle drove my mom and I so I had no control over the radio, and while my uncle’s taste in music wasn’t terrible, there is only so many times I can put up with listening to “the crocodile rock”.
So here are my top ten albums that I could listen to over and over again, from beginning to finish, and never grow tired of them. These aren’t the best albums ever or the most talented, but simply the albums that over the years I have come to see as a perfect listening experience for myself. Feel free to disagree or feel free to agree. I won’t give you any wordy write ups about each album, but instead I’ll just put a lyric or two from each album beneath it’s album cover.
“I go out to work on Monday morning
Tuesday I go off to honeymoon
I’ll be back again before it’s time for sunny-down,
I’ll be lazing on a Sunday afternoon”
HIT THE JUMP FOR THE REST IF YA FEEL LIKE IT!!
“‘Cause I don’t care where I belong no more
What we share or not I will ignore
And I won’t waste my time fitting in
‘Cause I don’t think contrast is a sin”
“Oh, I heard a sick sad voice (Oh),
It was honesty, I turned to her and said,
We need to be medicated;
And you’re the prescription,
For a forced out vision
If you’re with me, send the critics to hell
with the sound of our voices”
“All my X’s live with hexes.
This is why I hang
Myself with jealousy upon a fencepost half mast.
Fashion: war between
The guilty and the guilty and the guilty and the guilty
And the teen.
Not throwing stones at you anymore.
Your name’s in lights and I don’t wonder
“When I wake up early in the morning,
Lift my head, I’m still yawning.
When I’m in the middle of a dream,
Stay in bed, float up stream.
Please don’t wake me, no don’t shake me,
Leave me where I am
I’m only sleeping.”
“Like a bad star, I’m falling faster down to her
She’s the only one who knows what it is to burn”
“God hasn’t always been listening to me
Hell has a way with the prose
Give me the strength
Give me the strength now to choose
It’s in your nature to fear
Fearing the cracks in the earth”
WELL CONSIDERING THIS IS AN INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM THERE ARE NO LYRICS!!
“Clipside of the pinkeye flight
I’m not the percent you think survives
I need sanctuary in the pages of this book
Gestating with all the other rats
Nurse said that my skin will need a graft
I am of pockmarked shapes
The vermin you need to loathe”
“With a palmful of stars
I throw them like dice
I shake them like dice
And throw them on the table
Until the desired constellation appears
And I ask myself:
How am I going to make it right?“