Over time, there have many great musical artists and from each artist comes an assortment of songs that become an album. In theory the sum of an album should be equal or greater than its parts (songs). If only this were true. Today, with streaming audio, and the ability to buy/download single songs, the allure and importance of the album has waned. Artists might release several EP’s before they release a full length album.
Growing up, I had to roll the dice and hope that each album I saved for would be as good as the song I heard on the radio. Sadly, that was not always the case. Domo arigato Mr. Roboto!
However, some artists do indeed get it right and below is a list of 25 albums you might not know but you should own. This collection does not include live albums or greatest hits.
Also, I do not include any type of review for the below artists/albums. This is in an effort to allow you to form you own opinion, keep the blog reading to an acceptable time, and selfishly save me time writing the blog itself.
Twenty Five albums you should own! (In no particular order):
|Alexi Murdoch||Time Without Consequences|
|Animal Liberation Orchestra||Fly Between Falls|
|Ben Harper||Welcome to the Cruel World|
|The Black Keys||Attack and Release|
|Citizen Cope||The Clarence Greenwood Recordings|
|Chris Whitley||Living with the Law|
|The Dead Weather||Horehound|
|Drive-By Truckers||Brighter Than Creation’s Dark|
|Elliott Smith||From a Basement on the Hill|
|Sonic Youth||Daydream Nation|
|Jason Isbell||Sirens of the Ditch|
|Jeffrey Foucault||Stripping Cane|
|John Butler Trio||Sunrise Over Sea|
|Joseph Arthur||Come To Where I’m From|
|My Morning Jacket||The Tennessee Fire|
|A Perfect Circle||Mer De Noms|
|The Raconteurs||Broken Boy Soldiers|
|Slaid Cleaves||Broke Down|
|Tom Petty||She’s the One|
|The Tragically Hip||Fully Completely|
|Joe Purdy||Only Four Seasons|
|Neko Case||Middle Cyclone|
|Iron & Wine||Our Endless Numbered Days|
Great music awaits!