100 Records that Stuck With Me

Forever ago, I got tagged in a Facebook post that asked you to post 12 records that stuck with you, off the top of your head.  I don’t quite remember what was on my original list, but I did start a Wordpad file in which I named about 30 or so after my original 12.  I realized it was getting silly and stopped writing.  Then I’d run across it looking for something else, and I’d add five more.  And then today, I was off work and listening to a record I realized belonged on this list, so I decided to do something with it and get it to 100 to post on the blog.  So here we are.  And I’m very, very sorry about that.

Here’s 100 records that at some point in my life meant a lot to me.  Some of them still really, really, desperately do and hearing just a few notes from them take me back to specific years or events in my life.  Some of them are recent adds that maybe don’t belong on the list YET, but I think they will over time.  And I’m sure I could’ve gotten to 150 or 200 if I was extra bored…but I set a cut-off point, and I’m sticking with it. 🙂  I dropped the list into Excel to alphabetize it…which is why it’s nowhere near in correct alphabetical order.  Sorry about that, if it drives you as crazy as if does me…  No further explanations or excuses…  Here’s the list!

100 Records that Stuck With Me:

  1. …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Worlds Apart
  2. Aimee Mann – The Forgotten Arm
  3. Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill
  4. Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet
  5. ALL – Pummel
  6. Antony & the Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now
  7. Ben Folds & Nick Hornby – Lonely Avenue
  8. Big Star – #1 Record
  9. Bruce Springsteen – Live in Dublin
  10. Caedmon’s Call – Self-Titled
  11. Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick ’97
  12. David Bowie – Heathen
  13. David Bowie – Hours
  14. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  15. Denison Witmer – Of Joy and Sorrow
  16. Descendents – Everything Sucks
  17. Devin Townsend Band – Accelerated Evolution
  18. Dream Theater – Images & Words
  19. Drive-By Truckers – Decoration Day
  20. Elvis Costello – The Delivery Man
  21. Extreme – Waiting for the Punchline
  22. Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
  23. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
  24. Frank Black – Honeycomb
  25. Frank Zappa – Apostrophe
  26. Frank Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti
  27. Godspeed You ! Black Emporer – Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
  28. Hank Williams III – Lovesick, Broke, and Driftin’
  29. Hard Core Logo – Soundtrack
  30. Headstones – The Oracle of Hi-Fi
  31. Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power
  32. Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  33. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
  34. John Cougar Mellencamp – Scarecrow
  35. Johnny Cash – American IV
  36. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
  37. Leonard Cohen – Live in London
  38. Les Miserables – Soundtrack
  39. Live – The Distance to Here
  40. Lou Reed – Berlin
  41. Lou Reed – Set the Twilight Reeling
  42. Lou Reed – Transformer
  43. Madison Greene – Think the Dancers Mad
  44. Mark Lanegan – Field Songs
  45. Metallica – Master of Puppets
  46. Metric – Synthetica
  47. Michael Manring – Thonk
  48. Michael Penn – Mr. Hollywood Jr. 1947
  49. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
  50. Miranda Stone – 7 Deadly Sins
  51. Misfits – Famous Monsters
  52. Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News
  53. Motorhead – 1916
  54. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
  55. My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
  56. Neil Young – Harvest
  57. Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
  58. Old 97s – Drag It Up
  59. Over the Rhine – Ohio
  60. Pearl Jam – Ten
  61. Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
  62. Pete Townshend – The Iron Man
  63. Pink Floyd – The Wall
  64. Pixies – Surfer Rosa
  65. Queen – The Game
  66. Queen – A Kind of Magic
  67. Queen – Innuendo
  68. Queen – The Miracle
  69. Queensryche – Operation: Mindcrime
  70. Queensryche – Promised Land
  71. RAMONES – RAMONES
  72. Rich Mullins – The Jesus Record
  73. Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
  74. Rufus Wainwright – All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu
  75. Rush – Counterparts
  76. Sammy Hagar – Ten 13
  77. Sex Pistols – Nevermind the Bollocks…
  78. Shooter Jennings & Heirophant – Black Ribbons
  79. Slobberbone – Crow Pot Pie
  80. Son Volt – Trace
  81. Stone Sour – House of Gold and Bones (Pt. 1)
  82. Stone Temple Pilots – Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
  83. Styx – Kilroy Was Here
  84. Sufjan Stevens – Come on Feel the Illinoise
  85. The Beatles – Abbey Road
  86. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper
  87. The Clash – The Clash
  88. The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out
  89. The Drams – Jubilee Dive
  90. The Hold Steady – Heaven is Whenever
  91. The Kinks – Celluloid Heroes
  92. The National – High Violet
  93. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  94. The Who – Quadrophenia
  95. Tree by Leaf – Postcard from Rome
  96. U2 – Achtung Baby
  97. Van Halen – Balance
  98. Vigilantes of Love – Summershine
  99. West Side Story – Soundtrack
  100. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
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