I want to preface this list and post by reiterating the first word of the title: Opinion. All of these thoughts are my own and completely subjective.
- Led Zeppelin III – Led Zeppelin
- Animals – Pink Floyd
- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs – Derek and the Dominoes
- At Filmore East – The Allman Brothers
- Live at the Regal – B.B King
- Sketches of Brunswick East – King Gizzard
- Kind of Blue – Miles Davis
- Deja Vu – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
- Strangers in the Night – UFO
- El Camino – The Black Keys
While planning this post, I realized that many of my favorite albums ever are over twice my age. Which caused me to realize that the music we call “Classic” is more than just good music that older people remember fondly. It represents another chapter of art and aestheticism of a different generation.
I think this list is a pretty good representation of what my favorite albums are and what kind of music I listen to regularly. However, it occurs to me that this list probably changes everyday, and I think that’s a good thing. I think it’s very possible to have a favorite album, song, artist, or what have you. But, I’m not really sure if its very important information. Because, while I do love those albums, I have not listened to some of them cover to cover in a very long time. The criteria of my favorite albums is based on how easy it is to just turn them on when I don’t know what to listen to.
For example: Layla is a fantastic album, but there are some filler songs that aren’t so interesting. But the album flows so well that you could put it on while doing something and it would be over before you’d know it. That’s why I include it so highly on my list, because it represents a perfect leisure to me if I were to be doing something, but if i were to stop and listen closely, I would always be moved by the composition.