RIP Michael Jackson

June 25, 2009

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.”

Top Albums of All-Time (#5)

#5 – “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

  • hits like “Billy Jean”, “Beat It”, and “Pretty Young Thing”
  • this 1982 release is rather timelines… in fact, it’s #1 on many album listings
  • for the MTV-generation, MJ’s videos were always the coolest

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Top Albums of All-Time (#6)

#6 – “Greatest Hits Volume II” by Elton John

  • hits like “Pinball Wizard”, “Levon”, and “Philadelphia Freedom”
  • I know it’s another greatest hits compilation, but it’s my list, my rules
  • I remember this 8-track… the album cover is a permanent fixture in my mind
  • Still love the duet with Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

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Top Albums of All-Time (#7)

#7 – “Songs You Know By Heart” by Jimmy Buffett

  • yes, it’s a greatest hits release, but he’s an icon
  • hits like “Come Monday”, “Volcano”, “He Went to Paris”
  • Notable omission… “One Particular Harbor”
  • ageless, timeless, shoeless…

Top Albums of All-Time (#8)

#8 – “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns N’ Roses

  • hits like “Paradise City”, “Sweet Child of Mine”, “Mr Brownstone”
  • released in 1987, I was in middle school, going thru a Rock Phase
  • many of the lyrics were worse than PG-13 (sorry Mom)

Top Albums of All-Time (#9)

#9 – “Legend” by Bob Marley & the Wailers

  • hits like “Stir it Up”, “No Women No Cry”, “Three Little Birds”
  • released in 1984, I didn’t listen to it until years later
  • great traveling music, great for Fridays after work
  • it’s timeless, peaceful… stay of the drugs kids!

Top Albums of All-Time (#10)

OK, new blog topic… this one I’ll spread over several days.  I am going to share with you my top 10 albums of all-time.  This was much tougher than I originally expected… I’m sure I’ll include a long list of “Honorable Mentions” after naming the #1 album.  So, we’ll cover them in reverse order.

#10 – “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson

  • hits like “Miss You Much”, “Black Cat”, “Escapade”…
  • album was part of New Jack Swing genre
  • released in 1990, my sophomore year of high school
  • I was an MTV watching fool back in the day!