I was just buying some music online, picking and choosing the tacks off the albums. Although I love the ability to do that, it made me reflect on the death of the album as a thing unto itself. Which are the top five albums that have played major roles in your life? They don’t necessarily have to be folk (as you can tell from mine). For me, these were keystones that a lot of other music orbited around:
Midnight Radio by Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Dire Straits by Dire Straits
Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix
Highway 61 by Bob Dylan
Graceland by Paul Simon (shush- there’s a lot of good writing on this!)
What about you?