I guess I should just hurry up and post the rest of these before you guys lose interest. Behold: 40 – 31.
40 – Metallica – Kill ‘Em All
Hey guys, remember when Metallica was good? It’s been a while. But they sure were good in 1983.
39 Motley Crue – Theatre of Pain
I know a lot of people refer to this album as “Theatre of Shame” but I really like it. It might be a little anthemic at times but it was 1985.
38 – Bob Marley – Exodus
The song “Exodus” is almost an epic. This album moves almost like a symphony, it has a flow and seems like one whole piece. It one of those albums that I don’t like to take apart, but listen to in order.
37 – Obituary – Cause of Death
I know that “Slowly We Rot” is supposed to be their best album, but I like “Cause of Death”. I absolutely love their cover of “Circle of the Tyrants” and I always use “Body Bags” as the song in my head when I’m trying to figure out 60 beats per minute. My music theory teachers in college would be so proud.
36 – U2 – War
U2 fans are going to get mad at me but to me this album is what was good about U2 before Bono decided he was Jesus. Come on, think about “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” and then think about “Beautiful Day”. You have to love a band with angst. Now Bono is just a megalomaniac. Anyway, feelings for Bono aside, “War” is a great album.
35 – Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes
That’s right. You heard me. I am a girl. Let’s move on.
34 – Stone Temple Pilots – No. 4
I really like this band and I really like their other albums too. I have no idea why this one is my favorite. I went through a phase where I pretty much listened to this album nonstop for a month. “I got You”, “Church on Tuesday” and especially “Sour Girl” are my favorites.
33 – Helmet – Meantime
I like to tell you when I like albums that Gabe hates, but he loves this one too. He wishes more bands were like Helmet. One time I saw Helmet live and I was very struck how they all looked exactly like regular guys. If one of them had jumped into the crowd he could have blended in and nobody would have known which one he was. In regards to the music – it’s heavy, it’s simple and it’s good.
32 – Van Halen – 1984
Hey, you guys know that riff from the beginning of “Drop Dead Legs”? Yeah, that part is awesome.
31 – The Jesus Mary Chain – Honey’s Dead
I can’t really speak intelligently on The Jesus Mary Chain, this is the only one of their albums I’ve ever owned. From what I understand it is a little bit different from their other stuff. This is one of those albums that I was exposed to when I worked at a record store. It is dancy and dark at the same time. You don’t get that much.