Top Ten albums – ever.

Right, this is a tough one; Ten Albums I can listen through in their whole glory, without skipping a single track. With Spotify links – because I want you to check them out. You’ll see that the list is (not surprisingly I’ll imagine) dominated by acoustic pop kinda stuff, but you may find a few surprises there as well. I have listened to some weird stuff in my life – don’t judge me! ;-P

I chose my Top Ten by thinking (long and hard) about albums I have actually listened through in full, many many times. Not neseccarily albums I still consider the BEST ones, but albums that have meant something to me once. Albums where I still to this day hear the beginning of the next song in my head before the song before it even finishes. Albums I have listened through with the lyrics and Thank You’s in front of me, and that still have the power to make me feel a certain way. Of course, relationships like that with whole albums happened more often when I was a kid – when buying albums (that or tape recording from the radio) was the only way of listen to music – and that’s why there are so many ‘oldies’ on the list. Not many recent albums have earned the same place in my ‘music library’ – it’s all about playlists and shuffle these days. I have started buying more albums recently though, especially those of artists I really like and respect, who aren’t necessary selling millions of records already. It’s just a nicer way to listen to music, I think.

Ah, I digress. Without further ado, here they are, in no particular order; My Top Ten Albums – ever. Enjoy.

  1. To Whom It May Concern (Unni Wilhelmsen) 1996: The one & only.
  2. Lucia (Velvet Belly) 2000: A lucky present from a dear friend.
  3. Tragic Kingdom (No Doubt) 1995: My “angry-cd” for many years.
  4. O (Damien Rice) 2003: My ticket to the land of acoustic beauty.
  5. The Score (Fugees) 1996: Back when Hip Hop was still Hip Hop.
  6. Grace (Jeff Buckley) 1994: Sigh… To think what could have been.
  7. R U Still Down (Remember Me) (2pac) 1997: My ticket to Hip Hop.
  8. Straight Down The Line (Return) 1988: Early heroes.
  9. 8701 (Usher) 1999: Before he became gross – or before I could see it.
  10. Justified (Justin Timberlake) 2002: It wasn’t just the curls.
So… Any surprises on there?
What about you? Would you be able to list ten albums that have had a great significance to you?


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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mile
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 19:37:24

    (In no particular order)

    1. Sesion Futura (Lucybell) 2001: My ticket to indie rock!
    2. Sam’s Town (The Killers) 2006: Love every single song.
    3. Oracular Spectacular (MGMT) 2007: My ticket to alternative/psychedelic music 🙂
    4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (The Flaming Lips) 2002: Because it’s so deliciously and refreshingly weird – in a good way.
    5. ODD BLOOD (Yeasayer) 2010: Because they mix EVERYTHING and EVERY genre in to this wonderful soup of awesomeness – just the way I like it.
    6. The English Riviera (Metronomy) 2011: One of my favorite albums so far this year.
    7. Native Speaker (Braids) 2011: another favorite this year. Psychedelic at its best.
    8. Broken Bells (Broken Bells) 2010: Just beautiful.
    9. Teen Dream (Beach House) 2010: favorite album from last year; chill, beautiful and dreamy, not to mention the sick voice of Victoria-freakin’Legrand 🙂
    10. Forget (Twin Shadow) 2010: 80’s inspired and nostalgic. I’m in love.

    ….This was hard (but very fun, I like lists too!). So many great albums out there!


    • audreywilsen
      Aug 28, 2011 @ 20:36:29


      You kinda did a different list though, with lots of new stuff… I want to do a list like that as well, because it actually represents my current music taste (this one really doesn’t..!), but this time it was all about the oldies. =)


  2. Marie
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 01:12:34

    Dæven Audrey, du er flink til å blogge ass:-)
    Håper alt står bra til med deg? Hvor er du enn i verden as we speak?

    KLem fra feletuppa!


    • audreywilsen
      Sep 20, 2011 @ 14:52:12

      Tihi, takk for det! 😀 Jeg prøver, men bloggen har blitt kraftig neglisjert de siste ukene… Jeg har nemlig ikke internett i den nye leiligheten enda…! Slightly iriterende…

      Jeg har det strålende, endelig i gang med andreåret på bacheloren min på LIPA. Det er så sinnsykt deilig å være tilbake!! Gleder meg bare til å komme ordentlig i gang med ting. Prøver å headhunte band om dagen, og kommer forhåpentligvis ordentlig i gang med øving og gigging ganske så snart. Også har jeg et lite (men stort) håp om å få med deg på en Oslo-gig en vakker dag… Du er jo feletuppe nr. 1!!!

      Du da, alt vel, travle dager?

      Klem fra Ødri. ;-P


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