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18Jan 09So after trying to bring myself to actually post something, either on this site, or the wordpress site myself and a buddy sent up (it was supposed to be a hockey blog; we were calling ourselves Carkner and Yushkevich, which was a total dig on the trade rumor moron known as Eklund), I've come to realize that I just can't bring myself to keep up a blog with ANY sort of regularity. So here I am posting the first thing on here in about 5 months. And that's pretty much all I've got right now.
Seeing as I have this great blog space that's gone completely unused since August 06 when I first signed up, I figure I should make some use out of it. I figure I may as well use the review system, as well, seeing the only game I've reviewed up to this point is Devil Dice for the PSX (which, by the way, is criminally underrated).
That's it, really, I can't think of anything else...
Whenever I can't think of anything to write about, my usual standby is a list of something. So in this particular case, I'll write about my top 5 albums ever. This fluctuates according to what I'm usually listening to at the moment but there are a couple albums out there that are permanent fixtures in the top 5 and always have been. Feel free to reply with your top 5, too.
5. Smashing Pumpkins - "Siamese Dream"
This is one of the albums that's been a staple in my collection since I got it a good 12 years ago, and it's one that I can always go back to and listen all the way through. Alot of people might have picked "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" if they were going to put a Pumpkins album on their Top 5, and I might have as well, IF it had been a single disc, but as it stands, all the good tracks are too spaced out over 2 CDs with too much filler in between. But anyway, Siamese Dream: so many good songs on this album, but Cherub Rock stands above all of them; just an amazing track.
4. Pink Floyd - "Dark Side of the Moon"
This album spent a combined 17 years on the Billboard charts. With the way the music industry is now, that's a record that will never fall. This is another album I can listen to all the way through; since it's a concept album and all the songs are related to one another, the only real way TO listen to it is all the way through.
3. Coldplay - "A Rush of Blood to the Head"
When I first picked this album up, I thought it was alright, but it steadily grew on me to the point where it's number 3 for me. That and seeing them live twice last year (they are AWESOME live). The first five songs on the CD are absolute classics, just one after the other, with "The Scientist" being the one that stands out the most. This album (along with a few others) is the one of the only ones released in the last five years that can even hold a candle to the classics, but that's the state of music these days. I blame hip hop...
2. The Beatles - "Rubber Soul"
The first of the two "transition" albums for the Beatles (the second of course being "Revolver") that took the band from a pop phenomenon to the full-on psychedelic and ground breaking band responsible for work like Sgt. Pepper and the White Album. McCartney and Lennon really came into their own as songwriters in this album, with the results being classics with decidedly darker themes than past work, like "Norwegian Wood", "Nowhere Man" and "In My Life". Harrison's first notable track (Think For Yourself) is on this one as well.
1. U2 - "Achtung Baby"
Best. Album. Ever.
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