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Your Favorite Records

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by pelgudmir, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. pelgudmir

    Hard Luck Kid

    Hello all...

    Every year around this time, I try to update my list of all time favorite 250 records. I never really get it right before I give up on the comparisons and I always seem to forget something or make some decisions that I really question the next year, but it's a fun exercise. I take it seriously, to a point, but at some point I have to just give up. I'm usually pretty pleased with the order of the first 25 to 50 albums, though.

    Does anyone else do this? I'd love to see your lists, if you do.

    A few years ago, I dreamed of a music recommendation service that would involve members submitting their 50 favorite albums. Basically, the service would look at each persons list and find others who had the most similar lists and then recommend things that each person might have missed. I think that this sort of things could catch some interesting nuances and point people in the direction of things that they may have missed. Anyway, on to the ridiculous list.

    Favorites are not the same as best.

    2016's Top 250

    1 The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
    2 The Menzingers On The Impossible Past
    3 Sugar Copper Blue
    4 Nirvana Nevermind
    5 Bright Eyes Fevers and Mirrors
    6 The Gaslight Anthem Sink or Swim
    7 Two Stars Burning Sun Learning To Sleep Past These Cloud Covered Days
    8 Davison Nicholas Demos
    9 Turnover Peripheral Vision
    10 Bright Eyes Lifted... Or, The Story Is In The Soil... So Keep Your Ear to the Ground
    11 Davison Nicholas Home Is Where The Heart Is
    12 Eric's Trip Love Tara
    13 Weird Al Yankovic Polka Party
    14 Ramones Ramones
    15 The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
    16 Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
    17 Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York
    18 Blake Babies Sunburn
    19 Bob Dylan Greatest Hits Vol I
    20 Descendents Everything Sux
    21 Jawbreaker Dear You
    22 All Allroy For Prez
    23 Jessica Shrum 8-1-96 Demos
    24 Foo Fighters The Colour And The Shape
    25 Buddy Holly Twenty Golden Greats
    26 Nirvana In Utero
    27 Davison Nicholas One Step Closer
    28 Bright Eyes Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
    29 The Lawrence Arms Metropole
    30 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits
    31 The Hold Steady Boys And Girls In America
    32 Nirvana Bleach
    33 Junior Battles Idle Ages
    34 Spraynard Mabel
    35 Transit Listen and Forgive
    36 Dashboard Confessional The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most
    37 The Promise Ring Very Emergency
    38 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
    39 Bright Eyes Every Day And Every Night
    40 All Mass Nerder
    41 Van Halen Van Halen I
    42 Descendents Milo Goes To College
    43 Juliana Hatfield 3 Become What You Are
    44 My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
    45 Goo Goo Dolls Hold Me Up
    46 Weezer The Blue Album
    47 Bayside Bayside
    48 The Menzingers Rented World
    49 Bright Eyes/Son Ambulance Oh Holy Fools!
    50 Two Cow Garage Sweet Saint Me
    51 The Hold Steady Stay Positive
    52 Off With Their Heads Home
    53 Poison Open Up And Say... Aah!
    54 Sepultura Chaos AD
    55 Sugar File Under Easy Listening
    56 Donner Party Donner Party (s/t #2)
    57 Beach Slang The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
    58 Daytrader Twelve Years
    59 Blake Babies Rosy Jack World
    60 Today I Wait Today I Wait
    61 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes
    62 Dag Nasty Can I Say?
    63 Basement I Wish I Could Stay Here
    64 Weird Al Yankovic Weird Al Yankovic
    65 Bayside The Walking Wounded
    66 The Rocky Horror Show Original London Cast Recording
    67 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
    68 Ramones Leave Home
    69 Sex Pistols Nevermind The Bullocks... Here's the Sex Pistols
    70 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True
    71 All Allroy's Revenge
    72 Jimmy Eat World Futures
    73 The Swellers Good For Me
    74 Weezer Pinkerton
    75 The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me
    76 Juliana Hatfield Hey Babe
    77 Bright Eyes Letting Off The Happiness
    78 Davison Nicholas/Jessica Shrum Split
    79 The Presidents of The United States Of America The Presidents of The United States Of America
    80 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention We're Only In It For The Money
    81 The Frogs It's Only Right and Natural
    82 Ramones Rocket To Russia
    83 Ramones Adios Amigos
    84 Dashboard Confessional So Impossible EP
    85 Bayside Cult
    86 Green Day Dookie
    87 Metallica Master of Puppets
    88 Small Brown Bike Dead Reckoning
    89 The Backbeat Band Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    90 Def Leppard Hysteria
    91 Park Ave. When Jamie Went To London, We Broke Up
    92 Juliana Hatfield Only Everything
    93 The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
    94 The Hold Steady Separation Sunday
    95 The Wonder Years No Closer To Heaven
    96 Beastie Boys License To Ill
    97 Jimmy Eat World Clarity
    98 No Bragging Rights Cycles
    99 Ugly Kid Joe As Ugly As They Wanna Be
    100 Rollins Band The End Of Silence
    101 The Ataris So Long Astoria
    102 Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
    103 Red City Radio Titles
    104 Broadway Calls Oregon
    105 Weird Al Yankovic Bad Hair Day
    106 Grade Under The Radar
    107 Bright Eyes Four Winds EP
    108 Captain We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
    109 The Swellers Ups and Downsizing
    110 Devo Greatest Hits
    111 Pearl Jam Ten
    112 I Am The Avalanche Wolverines
    113 Further Seems Forever The Moon Is Down
    114 The Get Up Kids Something to Write Home About
    115 All Pummel
    116 Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing
    117 Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
    118 The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
    119 Architects Lost Together/Lost Forever
    120 I Am The Avalanche Avalanche United
    121 Madonna Madonna
    122 Propaghandi How To Clean Everything
    123 Ramones Acid Eaters
    124 Minor Threat Out Of Step
    125 Desaparecidos Payola
    126 The Wonder Years Suburbia, I've Given You All... And Now I'm Nothing
    127 Daylight Jar
    128 Dashboard Confessional The Swiss Army Romance
    129 Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again
    130 Citizen Youth
    131 Elliott Smith Either/Or
    132 Hole Live Through This
    133 Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
    134 Weird Al Yankovic Dare To Be Stupid
    135 Descendents I Don't Want To Grow Up
    136 The Ataris Blue Skies Broken Hearts Next Twelve Exits
    137 Fireworks Oh Common Life
    138 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan
    139 Weird Al Yankovic Running With Scissors
    140 Descendents ALL
    141 The Gaslight Anthem Senor and The Queen EP
    142 Two Stars Burning Sun/The Nain Rouge/Today I Wait Not By Name...
    143 Basement Colourmeinkindness
    144 Nirvana Incesticide
    145 Spit For Athena Piss Is Perfect
    146 Pentimento I, No Longer
    147 Greta No Biting
    148 The Promise Ring Nothing Feels Good
    149 Blake Babies Earwig
    150 Guns N' Roses G N' R Lies
    151 My Chemical Romance Danger Days...
    152 Basement Promise Everything
    153 All Allroy Sez
    154 Joe Jackson Look Sharp
    155 Modern Baseball Holy Ghost
    156 The Breeders Last Splash
    157 Weird Al Yankovic UHF
    158 Polar Bear Club Death Chorus
    159 Elvis Costello This Year's Model
    160 Liz Phair Exile In Guyville
    161 Daytrader Last Days Of Rome
    162 Dashboard Confessional A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar...
    163 The Lawrence Arms Oh Calcutta!
    164 Metallica And Justice For All
    165 Broadway Calls Good Views, Bad News
    166 Basement Songs About The Weather
    167 The Promise Ring The Horse Latitudes
    168 Weird Al Yankovic Even Worse
    169 Foo Fighters Wasting Light
    170 The Frogs My Daughter the Broad
    171 Against Me Shape Shift With Me
    172 The Cure Boys Don't Cry
    173 Gang Of Four A Brief History Of The Twentieth Century
    174 Two Stars Burning Sun The Depression Diet
    175 Dillinger Four Civil War
    176 Meat Puppets II
    177 The Undertones Peel Sessions
    178 Nick Drake Pink Moon
    179 Boy Sets Fire This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice Is Being Born
    180 Spit For Athena Extermina
    181 The Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt
    182 Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction
    183 The Menzingers Chamberlain Waits
    184 Two Cow Garage The Death Of The Self Preservation Society
    185 Against Me! New Wave
    186 All Breaking Things
    187 Bob Dylan The Times They Are A Changin'
    188 Defeater Travels
    189 Bloodhound Gang One Fierce Beer Coaster
    190 The Wonder Years The Upsides
    191 The Hold Steady Heaven Is Whenever
    192 Defeater Lost Ground
    193 Down By Law Fly The Flag
    194 Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union
    195 Bear Vs. Shark Right Now, You're In The Best of Hands
    196 Spit for Athena Demo
    197 Cursive Domestica
    198 Brothers Black Friday
    199 Black Flag Damaged
    200 Red City Radio S/T
    201 My Chemical Romance Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
    202 The Who Maximum R & B
    203 Helmet Meantime
    204 Henry Rollins Hot Animal Machine
    205 Thoughts of Ionesco The Tripych Session
    206 Spit For Athena Spit For Athena
    207 Bayside Vacancy
    208 Hundredth Free
    209 The Lawrence Arms Apathy and Exhaustion
    210 The Queers Beat Off
    211 Two Cow Garage Speaking In Cursive
    212 Nada Surf The Proximity Effect
    213 Lovesick Discography - s/t
    214 Rainer Maria Past Worn Searching
    215 The Dead Milkmen Big Lizard In My Backyard
    216 Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat
    217 Rollins Band Hard Volume
    218 Off With Their Heads In Desolation
    219 Down by Law Down By Law
    220 Touche Amore Is Survived By
    221 Small Brown Bike Our Own Wars
    222 Bright Eyes Cassadaga
    223 Juliana Hatfield Bed
    224 Bayside Shudder
    225 Against Me! White Crosses
    226 The Promise Ring 30 Degrees Everywhere
    227 Have Mercy The Earth Pushed Back
    228 The Zeros 4 3 2 1 The Zeros!
    229 Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
    230 Elvis Costello Armed Forces
    231 Senses Fail Let It Enfold You
    232 Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
    233 Bright Eyes Collection Of Songs
    234 Beach Slang A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings
    235 Title Fight Floral Green
    236 The Swellers Running Out Of Places To Go
    237 Bayside Sirens and Condolences
    238 Architects All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
    239 Bayside Killing Time
    240 Tim Barry Rivanna Junction
    241 The Ataris End Is Forever
    242 The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams
    243 Ramones Mondo Bizarro
    244 Amy Arena Amy Arena
    245 Dan Bryk Lover's Leap
    246 Ugly Kid Joe America's Least Wanted
    247 Descendents Enjoy
    248 Minutemen Joy
    249 The Swellers My Everest
    250 Minutemen Paranoid Time