Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Albums I Love

** These albums accompany the post "My Obsession with the Compact Disc." Be sure to check it out!

Emily's Top Ten Albums | (Highlighted titles denote a Top Five)

Michelle Branch - Hotel Paper

Fell in love with her while living in Jacksonville, Florida.  I also love her album Spirit Room.

Deana Carter - Did I Shave My Legs for This

I was 15 years old when a boyfriend gave this to me for Valentine's Day.  That went to crap not long after but the albums's still around.

Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway

Starbucks' coworkers gave me a Target gift card and this is what I bought!

Dashboard Confessional - MTV Unplugged

A friend recommended this band to me at a party, and later that same night finally asked me out.  Lucky for him we married that next year.

Hope Floats

This movie was my favorite for ten or so years, and this soundtrack another love from the days before I could drive.

Live in X Lounge II -- 107.7 The X

My first plunge into alternative music.  It featured greats like "Remedy" by The Black Crowes and "Sunburn" by Fuel.

Thank you for touching my life, 107.7 The X;  you are dearly missed.

Matchbox 20 - Yourself or Someone Like You

The guy who sat in front of me in high school World History told me about this great new band. I would go on to see them three times in concert before I was 25 and have considered them my favorite band for almost half my life.

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

Does this even need an explanation? Who hasn't belted out You Oughtta Know at one point or another?

Shinedown - Leave a Whisper

Thank you, Doug Roske, for introducing me to Shinedown and Fall Out Boy before they were cool.  I don't know how many nights I cranked this out in my tiny Florida apartment, screaming along with Brent Smith while I got dressed to go out.

Train - Save Me San Francisco

"Drops of Jupiter" has long been one of my favorite songs, but a month after this album released I won tickets to a concert, got a front-row spot, and touched Pat Monohan's hand.  Say what you want about its overplay -- this album is kickass. 

** Don't forget to read the accompanying post: "My Obsession with the Compact Disc." 

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