A friend asked me to put together a list of my 11 most influential albums. The task is completely impossible. After thinking about it for a week, I was up to 65 albums that are absolutely vital for me to mention in that conversation.

I figured posting about it would be the perfect time to plug my upcoming interview on Your Local Note where we’ll be discussing the band, the music we love and our social justice hang ups. Interview will air live at 7:30pm on Oct 1st. PLEASE check it out.

I seriously think about these albums all the time when I’m writing (I even linked to a few songs I should have written). If I have to choose 11 with the greatest influence it’s the ten pictured above and a 54 way tie between:

11. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
12. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
13. Stereo - Paul Westerberg
14. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello
15. Le Tigre - Le Tigre
16. Hearts of Oak - Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
17. After The Goldrush - Neil Young
18. The Band - The Band
19. Greetings From Asbury Park - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
20. There’s No Place Like America Today - Curtis Mayfield
21. The Hot Rock - Sleater-Kinney
22. Lolita Nation - Game Theory
23. Bee Thousand - Guided By Voices
24. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
25. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement
26. Good Ol’ Boys - Randy Newman
27. White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground28. Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga - Spoon
29. The Moon & Antarctica - Modest Mouse
30. Chutes Too Narrow - The Shins
31. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
32. Doolittle - The Pixies
33. Pleased to Meet Me - The Replacements
34. Horses - Patti Smith
35. Black Woman - Sonny Sharrock
36. Figure 8 - Elliott Smith37. Advisory Committee - Mirah
38. Change - The Dismemberment Plan
39. One Chord to Another - Sloan
40. In Utero - Nirvana
41. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
42. Reckoning - REM
43. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
44. Cloud 9 - George Harrison
45. Lost in Space- Aimee Mann
46. Can You Still Feel? - Jason Falkner
47. Siamese Dream - The Smashing Pumpkins
48. The Stooges - The Stooges
49. Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
50. ‘77 - The Talking Heads
51. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
52. Can’t Buy A Thrill - Steely Dan
53. The Head on the Door - The Cure
54. Being There - Wilco
55. OK Computer - Radiohead
56. Ugly - Screaming Females
57. Blue - Joni Mitchell
58. We Have The Facts and We’re Voting Yes - Death Cab for Cutie
59. Marshall Crenshaw - Field Day
60. Living With War - Neil Young
61. Electric Ladyland - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
62. Imagine - John Lennon
63. Tarnation - Alec Stewart
64. Let it Be - The Replacements
65. The Times They Are a-Changin’ - Bob Dylan

(might as well make it 70 at this point)

66. Alien Lanes - Guided By Voices
67. Blood & Chocolate - Elvis Costello
68. Music from Big Pink - The Band
69. Sail Away - Randy Newman
70. Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel


https://www.facebook.com/events/467122653402437/Three Philly songster extraordinaires join forces to free you from the capitalist horror of Black Friday. “Musician’s musicians” Sonja Sofya, Midwestern Exposure, and I Am Not The Universe explore a range of styles from sticky-sweet harmonic murder ballads to roots blues blowouts to politically sensitive power pop.  Have yourself a pre-listen in anticipation of the splendid time guaranteed for all:Sonja Sofyahttp://sonjasofya.bandcamp.com/ I Am Not The Universe: Home Page:http://www.bandcamp.com/iamnottheuniverse Midwestern Exposure - We are a Folk / Blues Rock 3 https://www.facebook.com/MidwesternExposure

https://www.facebook.com/events/467122653402437/

Three Philly songster extraordinaires join forces to free you from the capitalist horror of Black Friday. “Musician’s musicians” Sonja Sofya, Midwestern Exposure, and I Am Not The Universe explore a range of styles from sticky-sweet harmonic murder ballads to roots blues blowouts to politically sensitive power pop.

Have yourself a pre-listen in anticipation of the splendid time guaranteed for all:

Sonja Sofya
http://sonjasofya.bandcamp.com/

I Am Not The Universe:
Home Page:
http://www.bandcamp.com/
iamnottheuniverse

Midwestern Exposure - We are a Folk / Blues Rock 3 

https://www.facebook.com/
MidwesternExposure

2013: A hard year for tragic heroes. Tonight I’m playing as Cheap Trick in a pre-planned Halloween rock and roll show, but if it were any other night I’d make tonight a tribute to one of my favorite songwriters: Lou Reed, dead at the age of 71.

Reblog if you are a women who is offended by the lyrics in Blurred Lines

petitedeath:

carryonstarkid:

I will be writing a sociological research paper about the effects of the lyrics in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.

Please reblog this if you are a female who finds the lyrics of this song offensive or upsetting.

The equal post for men can be found here.

498 is not much. I know like every woman or girl here (and even many men) are

I’m a cisgender male who finds the song offensive both as a supporter of feminism and as a musician.

(via pearly-sweetcake)