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Favorite Albums of a Post Baby Boomer
April 12, 2007
SYMPHONY #6 OP. 68 "PASTORAL" IN F MAJOR
[CLASSICAL] While the Ninth is currently his most popular the
upbeat, giddy Sixth has been a wonderful part of my Disney childhood.
Complementing the best part of the original Fantasia musical—the
unforgettable centaurs, fauns and drunken Dionysus frolicking in a
pastoral paradise wouldn't shimmy to any other swing. Today, it's my
[CLASSIC ROCK] Led Zeppelin is probably my favorite band, and these
songs made me move while I was still learning to be comfortable with
myself. I will always love the skilled slickness of Page's riffs and
Bonham's accompanying drums. As Robert Lynch said, "In the relatively
short history of the electric guitar in rock music, there have been few
who can be labeled as 'iconic.' Mr. Page is one of those select few.
His eclectic stylings, his compositional prowess, his studio mastery
and innovation, and his stage presentation were all areas where he
excelled like no other and foreshadowed many who have followed in his
wake." It's hard for me to not also put albums I, II, III and IV on
this list, but that might be overkill, even if they all make my lemon
drip. —Atlantic Records 1994
"FEAR OF MUSIC"
[NEW WAVE] All in all, I'd say I'm a rock fan with a flair for the
eclectic. Talking Heads were crazy! The '80's girl in me adores them
and their creativity. While I always skip "Heaven," "Animals" makes up
for it. Whenever the news gets to me this album brings me back to
reality. Who cares who's blowing whom, this is life during wartime!
—Warner Bros 1979
[HARD ROCK] Tool is wonderful in that dirty, stinking, rebel way.
You know, that
-in-the-house kind of smell. But hey, mom'll flush it all away so go
ahead and reek today, there might not be tomorrow. —Volcano 1996
[WORLD BEAT] Smooth and catchy this "world" music combines African,
hip-hop, and good taste in a palatable dollop of hip-shakin' delight.
Informed and informative, this band is sure to please the cynic, stoic,
epicurean and skeptic alike. Again, no specific album lends itself as
favorite but the sound is too pleasing to forget.
Favoritism is not usually a game I consider as I select a song, but
it's important to know what you like so I attempted to compile a few
albums that life wouldn't sound the same without. A life without love
is not worth living and a life without music is not worth hearing. Each
of our personal stories has its own soundtrack, so it's prudent to know
what beat your feet step to. MTW
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