Yesterday on twitter someone asked me what my personal favourite rock album was, not something I had to think about for long, in that genre there are a couple of bands for me that really stand out. When I replied to the question Christian Mohn responded as well, he had a different album in mind and based on that he wrote an article with his top 10. (Recommended read for sure!) I figured I would go through the same exercise. Not easy considering I listen to many different types of music, and there are many many albums I really like. Just like Christian I looked at some of my play stats, but they don’t necessarily reveal how I feel about an album and partly are also the result of a phase and what is happening around me.
So I sat down and started listing albums, and then started removing albums from the list. I tried to include at least 1 album from every genre I listen to, but with a strong focus on rock / alternative music. Ow, if the youtube link isn’t working in the country you live in there’s not much I can do about it… Also, if you are here purely for technology articles I appreciate that as well, just skip the article.
Here we go.
10. Elvis – If I can Dream (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
This is where it all started for me, not this particular album, but Elvis in general. My parents were fans, and as they owned a bunch of records it was what I played first on my own record player. Compared to what my friends were listening back then, if they were even listening to anything, it was a bit different… not as “current”. I guess this is where it started for me. This album in particular stands out, it has most of my favourite songs, it was released in 2015. Yes 2015, they recorded new orchestral arrangements and combined that with earlier recorded vocals. It sounds amazing. My favourite song is definitely Bridge Over Troubled Water. (youtube / spotify) [Read more…] about My Personal Top 10 Albums of All Time