Saturday, 9 February 2013

The great Top 52 Album Tweetathon

Just over a month ago some of the finest musical minds on twitter (and me, @boxofpeppers) compiled their Top 50 album lists.
I thought you might like to see my list. Obviously it's just a snapshot. I've already changed my mind about some of the albums that made the list, along with some of the ones that missed out (how could I have forgotten about 'Tapestry' for example) and as I shortlisted 52 albums I've shown all 52, so you can see the two that just missed out.
There's also a longlist, which I may (or may not) include in a blog one day. The photograph above shows one batch of albums considered for movement from long to shortlist. (Why not see how many of them you can name!)
1
Back in your life
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
2
Grand Prix
Teenage Fanclub
3
Metamatic
John Foxx
4
Hunky Dory
David Bowie
5
Trans-Europe Express
Kraftwerk
6
Sign 'o' The Times
Prince
7
London Calling
The Clash
8
My Beauty
Kevin Rowland
9
Tin Drum
Japan
10
Queen of Denmark
John Grant
11
Travelogue
The Human League
12
For your pleasure
Roxy Music
13
808s and Heartbreak
Kanye West
14
The Sophtware Slump
Grandaddy
15
Moon Safari
Air
16
Songs to remember
Scritti Politti
17
Out of the blue
Electric Light Orchestra
18
Closer
Joy Division
19
Jordan:The Comeback
Prefab Sprout
20
Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys
21
Songs from Northern Britain
Teenage Fanclub
22
The Man Machine
Kraftwerk
23
I'm wide awake it's morning
Bright Eyes
24
Yoshimi battles the pink robots
The Flaming lips
25
Construction time again
Depeche Mode
26
Germfree Adolescents
X-Ray Spex
27
Roxy Music
Roxy Music
28
Upstairs at Eric's
Yazoo
29
Modern Lovers Live
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
30
Translucence
Poly Styrene
31
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
The Go Team
32
Abbey Road
The Beatles
33
Tupelo Honey
Van Morrison
34
The Smiths
The Smiths
35
Salutation Road
Martin Stephenson and The Daintees
36
Relations
Kathryn Williams
37
Licensed to Ill
The Beastie Boys
38
Sandinista
The Clash
39
Dummy
Portishead
40
Raising Hell
Run DMC
41
Loss
Mull Historical Society
42
The Lamb lies down on Broadway
Genesis
43
Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls
Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls
44
The age of plastic
The Buggles
45
69 Love Songs
The Magnetic Fields
46
Before and after science
Brian Eno
47
Street  Sounds NY v LA Beats
Various
48
New Wave
The Auteurs
49
3 feet high and rising
De La Soul
50
Tron Legacy (soundtrack)
Daft Punk
51
Sound-on-sound
Bill Nelson's Red Noise
52
The Archandroid
Janelle Monae