Friday night and I just ate chicken. I think that was a song, or a poem. Hope your week went well I just realised it was Friday and must confess to exhaling a bit and gulping some more white wine, it’s been that sort of week.
A very short post tonight cos Time is Tight and we’ve got 48 Hours to look ahead to. I’ll stop with the blatant placement of Clash song titles immediately too.
We’re confronted with music lists all of the time, best albums ever, best drummers ever, best debut albums, best punk single and so on. I know they don’t ultimately prove much but I’ve always liked a list, it starts with league tables and bus schedules perhaps? We’ve debated before that all of these lists don’t really mean that much because taste is as they say a bloody personal thing. Some people support Chelsea for example and like to eat haggis. Rarely both, except Pat Nevin I would imagine. Still I wanted to share this list of ‘The 100 most influential albums’ to see how well you score and also what they consider those titles to be. Of course The Clash made the list (in no particular order) and equally expected was the choice of London Calling which is a sound enough decision. Also interesting is that of their peers only The Ramones and The Sex Pistols make the list. It’s fairly well represented from 1965 to present with a surprising number of less celebrated acts such as The Delgados (brilliant brilliant) and The Fall (same category). I was also happy to see Love Forever Changes on there, although I’d wager the list was made in the UK. Not many, barely any, of the more obscure American artists or Canadian, Australian etc.
I somehow have gathered 59 of those on the list. Let me know your score and share it here to see what we’re up against. I’d have Sandinista! and the first album in my top 100 also for obvious reasons. Here’s the link to see how many you own, it only takes a few minutes and will make you feel full of pride or perhaps even better make you consider going out and buying a few albums this weekend. The Wedding Present, Felt, Super Furry Animals, The Delgados and The The would be my suggestions.
Omissions from the lists should be directed to that site and not me. Thanks for dropping in, you can always keep current or communicate via the facebook page, twitter or get the blog sent direct to your inbox as a feed via the RSS. Have a good night, I’ll be back soon.