Friday, May 20, 2011

BCP Mixed Tapes - Top 10 Albums

On this weeks episode we discussed our top 5 favorite albums. As many of us (namely Matt) were on the verge of maddness trying to narrow it down to 5 albums, we decied to post our top 10 favorite ablums. As an additional treat, we've included our most disappointing album as well.

Kerry's Top 10

1. Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
2. Rumor and Sigh - Richard Thompson
3. Mervielles - Malice Mizer
4. Woodface - Crowded House
5. Child of the Sun - Mayte Garcia
6. Black Holes and Revelations - Muse
7. Where's Neil When You Need Him? - Various Artists
8. Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King - Dave Matthews Band
9. The Individualist - Todd Rundgren
10. Yes, Virginia... - The Dresden Dolls

Most Disappointing Album
Chickenfoot (self titled)

My reasoning - This band is made up of 4 great people! Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony from Van Halen (who I don't LOVE but enjoy), the phenomenal guitarist Joe Satriani, and Chad Smith, the drummer from Red Hot Chili Peppers. I heard of this supergroup and I was like "Whoa! This sounds crazy!" and when I got the album, it was... very mediocre. Didn't enjoy it that much, and I was sorely disappointed by it.


Matt's Top 10

1. Bare - Annie Lennox
2. Brandi Carlile - Brandi Carlile
3. These Four Wall - Shawn Colvin
4. Who Killed Amanda Palmer - Amanda Palmer
5. Body Talk - Robyn
6. Some People Have Real Problems - Sia
7. As I am - Alicia Keys
8. A Fine Frenzy - One Cell in the Sea
9. Love Travels - Angel Taylor <-- This album is AMAZING!
10. Hazards of Love - The Decemberists

Most Disappointing Album
The Reason - Hoobastank
My reasoning - I was in College when this album came out. The song The Reason BLEW up on the radio and I used to sing with it all the time in my car. Naturally, I had to buy the CD. I had no prior exposure to this band so I had no idea what they're prior music sounded like. Once I started listening to the album I quickly realzed that thye rest of the album sounded NOTHING like the title track. I HATE when albums are like that!! Every track sounded like angry grunge rock which is NOT my style during that time in my life. I was listening to albums by bands like Coldplay, Dredg, Acceptance and Marjorie Fair. Bleah! This album just pissed me off and I could never get over it. What can I say, I'm a Scorpio. ^_^


Justin's Top 10

2. Reel Big Fish - "Turn the Radio Off"
3. Rage Against the Machine - "Rage Against the Machine"
4. John Coltrane - "Giant Steps"
5. Run D.M.C. - "King of Rock"
6. Guns 'N Roses - "Appetite for Destruction"
7. Miles Davis - "Birth of the Cool"
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"
9. Vince Guaraldi Trio - "A Boy Named Charlie Brown"
10. Parliament - "Clones of Dr. Funkenstein"


Tressa's Top 10

1. Abby Road - The Beatles
2. Hello Nasty - The Beastie Boys
3. Black Holes and Revelations - Muse
4. OK Computer - Radiohead
5. The Battle of Los Angeles - Rage Against The Machine
6. The Blue Album - Weezer
7. Automatic for the People - R.E.M.
8. Band on the Run - Wings
9. Odelay - Beck
10. Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons

Most Disappointing Album
X&Y - Coldplay
My  reasoning - I loved Coldplay when they released Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head, and I was so psyched to hear their new album in 2005, X&Y....I was so so sooooo disappointed. The album just wasn't nearly as good as the previous, it felt hollow and uninspiring. It turned me off to them completely.


chicken pop pod said...

love Justin & Tressa's album picks =)

Unknown said...

Thanks for commenting! Tressa and Justin will have to have their big heads popped now. -Matt

Unknown said...

Thanks, glad to hear someone also has awesome taste in music!!!
NO POPPING MATT!! >_< -Tressa

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