Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Scott's top 10 Albums of all Time:

 I have had a few good freinds lately on facebook ask what my top albums of all time (most influential on me) are so I thought I would make it official on The Orange's new blog. So Paul Levins, this one is for you!

1. The Orange "a sonic collection of short..."  ha ha  just we go for real.

1. Nirvana, Nevermind

2. Hi-Fi Drowning, Rounds the Rosa (absolutely brilliant album)

3. Pink Floyd, Darkside of the Moon

4. Tripping Daisy, I'm an elastic firecracker

5. Dandy Warhols. Thirteen tales from urban Bohemia

6. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Give it Back

7. Foo Fighters, Self Titled

8. Incubus, Make Yourself

9. Toadies, Rubberneck

10. The Beatles, pretty much all of them

11. Deftones, Around the Fur

I know I listed 11, but those are albums that I continue to listen to pretty regularly. Especially Hi Fi Drowning's Rounds the Rosa. That album is rare, ellusive, hard to find and I buy every copy of it I find and have for the past 5 years. You may be able to download it on Amazon or on their myspace. Honestly if I lost my copies, I would be willing to pay $1000 for another. It's that good.
See you at Trees Friday Night!


  1. Wow Scott, I'm flabbergasted that someone as passionate about music as you managed to whittle you list down to 11; that couldn't have been easy. I tried to distill my album collection (1,000s) into 10 desert island records, and I damn near had a panic attack. A list of my top 20 just gave me a headache. So, in lieu of attempting once more this task that has proved impossible, I would like instead to offer you a different list: my favorite album from each year in the (IMO) greatest decade for rock and roll, the 1970s.

    1970: The Doors - Morrison Hotel
    1971: Led Zeppelin IV
    1972: David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    1973: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    1974: Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night
    1975: Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (Possibly my favorite song from the whole decade was released this year as well, Foghat's extended jam "Slow Ride" off the phenomenal Fool for the City.)
    1976: Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
    1977: Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
    1978: The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
    1979: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes

    And to round it out to an odd 11, my favorite album of all time is Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. I've never listened to Hi-Fi Drowning, but I just ordered a used copy from Amazon ($2.99 after shipping, btw) on the strength of the one song I could track down, "The Saint's Id." I can't wait to hear the rest of it!

  2. Ten years later - still glad people are enjoying 'rounds the rosa'.